Audio Book Contractors. P.O. Box 40115, Washington D.C. 20016. (Free brochure.) E. Nesbit's Five Children and It, 3 hrs. $24.50; The Phoenix and the Carpet, approx. 4 hrs. $26.

Caedmon, 1995 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023. 800-223-0420. (Free catalogue.) African Village Folktales, three cassettes sold separately, 40-48 mins. each; Chinese Fairy Tales, 41 mins.; The Twelve Labors of Heracles, 59 mins.; The Children of Odin: Northern Myths, 48 mins.; all the above are $8.98.

Listen for Pleasure. 417 Center St. Lewiston, N.Y. 14092. 800-962-5200. Audio Editions. P.O. Box 998, Burlingame, Calif. 94011. 800-231- 4261. (Free catalogues.) Both sell: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; The House at Pooh Corner; Ring of Bright Water. All are mono, 2 hrs., and $15.95.

The Mind's Eye. Box 6727, San Francisco, Calif. 94101. 800-227-2020. (Free catalogue.) Canned Laughter: Two hour-long cassettes per can; $14.95 each or the 7 can set for $99. The Home Front: 8 cassette gift box; approx. 51/2 hours; $49.95.

Random House AudioBooks. 209 E. 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022. Sold in book and audio stores. The Good War; approx. 3 hrs.; $14.95.

Recorded Books. 6306 Aaron La., Clinton, Md. 20735. 800-638-1304. Maryland residents: 868-7856. (Free catalogue.) Rents and sells. The Night of the Tiger, 2 hrs.; The Breathing Method, 3 hrs. Each is $14.95 or $5.95 for 30-day rental. Skeleton Crew, 20 stories on 90-min. cassettes, $9.95 each.

G.K. Hall Audio Books, 70 Lincoln St., Boston Mass. 02111. 800-343-2806. (Free catalogue.) Lord Peter Views the Body, 7 hrs., 9 mins. $39.95.

Bookcassettes. Brilliance Corporation, 235 Fulton St., Suite 207, P.O. Box 114, Grand Haven, Mich. 49417. (Free brochure.) Deadlock, 7 hrs. 48 mins.; $14.95; On Wings of Eagles, 12 hrs., $16.95.

Warner Audio Publishing, 599 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10012. (Free catalogue.) Cassettes sold in bookstores and as Waldentapes. Night Shift, nine stories on six hour-long cassettes, $34.95.

Norwood Industries, Inc. (Silver Sound Productions) 3828 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84115. 801-262-0800. (Free catalogue.) XLP Player/Recorder, $119.95; Huckleberry Finn, 9 hrs., 31 mins., $14.95; Remembering Kennedy/One Brief Shining Moment, 10 hrs., 44 mins., $14.95; The Monkey Wrench Gang, 14 hrs., 25 mins., $17.95.

Nightingale-Conant, 7300 N. Lehigh Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60648. 800-323-5552. (Free catalogue). The Achilles Syndrome: Turning Your Weaknesses into Strengths, $45; The Psychology of Winning, $45.

Sound Ideas/Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10020. Cassettes sold in bookstores. How to Enjoy Wine, $7.95; How to Make Love to a Man, $7.95; both 45-60 mins.

Books on Tape, Box 7900, Newport Beach Calif. 92660. 800-626-3333. Offers an extensive list of rental tapes.