Silberfisch bei Hörbuch Hamburg

The Publishing House and its History

Children’s and young adult audiobook publisher »Silberfisch« (Silver Fish) was founded in 2007 under the Hörbuch Hamburg umbrella, along the banks of the Elbe. Thanks to a careful selection of materials and a consistently high level of quality productions the publisher has been very successful from the start.


Every year, Silberfisch releases about 100 titles—from classic narration to audio drama. The program embraces a good mix of entertainment, high quality literature, and exciting nonfiction for all age groups.

Alongside classics by Michael Ende, Judith Kerr, Max Kruse and Otfried Preußler one can find contemporary children’s and young adult audiobooks by Isabel Abedi, Marc-Uwe Kling, Martin Muser, Andreas Steinhöfel, Oliver Scherz, Saša Stanišić, Uwe Timm, and Juli Zeh.

Strong characters and series, like ›Die Schule der magischen Tiere‹ (The School of Magic Animals), ›Conni‹, ›Pixi‹, ›Der kleine Rabe Socke‹ (Sock the Crow), ›Die kleine Hummel Bommel‹ (Bobbles, the Little Bumblebee), ›Das magische Baumhaus‹ (Magic Tree House), ›Bitte nicht öffnen‹(Please Do not Open) and ›Der kleine Siebenschläfer‹ (Fat Little Dormouse), complete the program.

In fall 2021 Saša Stanišić’s first audio book for children will be published by Silberfisch. One day panda Not-Peter blows into a bamboo cane and discovers the sound of music. Surely he needs to found a »Panda-Pand« at once! With his deeply-felt love of language and a special touch to his voice, Saša Stanišić shows us that he is not only a great writer, but also a wonderfully contemplative and humorous reader of narratives.

Furthermore, a new audio book by Marc-Uwe Kling ensssssures life never gets boring: In »Das NEINhorn und die SchLANGEWEILE & Prinzessin Popelkopf« (The NOicorn and the BOaREDOM & Princess Boogerhead) the stubborn NOicorn resists the dreary BOaREDOM and a bewitched princess fights her fate. Both stories are staged with sound and groovy quirky music by Boris Löbsack. As a bonus the CD contains live-readings.

The hilarious fun continues in »Freddy und Flo gruseln sich vor gar nix!« (Freddy and Flo fear nothing!), the first children’s book by Maria Kling. In an apartment building next to a graveyard vampires, werewolves, witches and recently the siblings Freddy and Flo live under the same roof. The creepy crime story is read by Marc-Uwe Kling, in his distinctive voice—funny as well as spooky.

Otfried Preußler’s classics »Die kleine Hexe« (The Little Witch), »Der kleine Wassermann« (The Little Water Sprite) and »Das kleine Gespenst« (The Little Ghost) are popular (audio) books among kids all over the world – now they are newly interpreted and produced by Gudrun Hartmann (adaption), Robert Schoen (direction) and Hendrik Albrecht (music). Various excellent actors and actresses guarantee fabulous entertainment on Brocken Mountain, in the mill pond and in Castle Eulenstein.

Fresh audiobook supply of ›Die Schule der magischen Tiere‹ (The School of Magic Animals) will again be at hand for thousands of fans. Andreas Fröhlich reads the twelfth volume of the series in his familiar warm-hearted voice. In »Voll das Chaos!« (Full-on Chaos!) Miss Cornfield’s students have to prove to the magic circle that Mr. Morrison manages his magic pet shop with care and responsibility. Moreover, the new holiday adventure of »Hatice und Mette-Maja« will be published as an audio drama, sounds of the sea and seal noises included!

With »Keeper of the Lost Cities« a new epic fantasy series will be launched. Be aware of potential addiction! Twelve-year-old Sophie is a mind reader and does not fit into the ordinary human world. When she gets to know that in truth she is an elf, her new life at a magical school starts. But great dangers await her in the elves’ world … Star reader David Nathan accompanies the listeners on a fantastically fantastic adventure.

Artists and actors

Our multi-faceted, award-winning group of actors and fiction readers include: Andreas Fröhlich, Charly Hübner, Christoph Maria Herbst, Sascha Icks, Stefan Kaminski, Julia Nachtmann, Eva Mattes, Oliver Rohrbeck, Katharina Thalbach, Gert Heidenreich, David Nathan and Jens Wawrczeck.


Silberfisch audiobooks are regularly listed on the radio station hr2-Best Audiobooks monthly list for children and young adults and decorated audio book of the month by the German Academy for Children’s and Young People’s Literature.

The German audiobook award in the category »Best children’s audiobook« was awarded to Silberfisch in 2019, as well as the children’s audio book audience award of German booksellers HÖRkulino (2nd place) 2021.

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Hörbuch Hamburg HHV GmbH

Paul-Nevermann-Platz 5
22765 Hamburg
Tel. (040) 897 207 8-0
Fax (040) 897 207 8-10


Phone +49 (0)40 897 20 78-0

Contact Person

Managing Director Johannes Stricker

Sales/Distribution Carlsen Verlag Sales & Distribution

Program Director Dörte Brunotte (-21)

Editorial Department Lea Warnke (-20)

Public Relations Dörthe Gaettens (-15)