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AudioFile is the best way to discover more about audiobooks. We review and recommend the best listening, most interesting performances, and what audiobooks are worth your listening time. We review nearly 400 audiobooks every 60 days, feature narrator and author profiles, and award exceptional performances with AudioFile's Earphones Awards. We'll help you find your next great listen.

AudioFile's Mission

Since 1992  we have reviewed audiobooks, original audio programs, and spoken-word programs. Our focus is the audio presentation, not the critique of the written material and we explore audiobook listening as a unique experience. Let us help you discover the best, most interesting and entertaining titles with:

Reviews: honest critiques that focus on the audio presentation
Upcoming Audiobook Titles: the most complete lists (by subject) you'll find anywhere
Earphones Awards Winners: the Best of the Best  
Interviews: learn more about the narrators & their art; hear authors talk about their audiobooks
Audiobooks & Literacy:  connecting literacy & audiobooks for parents, teachers and librarians

Explore AudioFile in print, through e-newsletters, browse our Websites or participate in one of our unique audiobook programs.


Robin F. Whitten  Editor/Founder
Michele L. Cobb  Publisher
Jennifer M. Dowell  Managing Editor
Elizabeth K. Dodge  Review Editor
Jennifer Steele  Art Director
Leslie Dillon  Associate Editor
Joanne Simoneau  Editorial Assistant
Alisha Langerman Editorial Assistant
Jessica Lockhart  Sound Reviews Editor
Cheryl Gray  Customer Service


Contributing Editors:
Caitlin Augusta, Francisca Goldsmith, Priscilla Grant, Sharon Grover, S.J. Henschel, Aurelia C. Scott, Steven E. Steinbock, Thomas Walken

Contributors, Vol. 25, No. 3:
Jen Forbus, Randy O'Brien, Peter Quayle, Susie Wilde, Daniel Willingham

Reviewers 

AudioFile reviewers are professionals in the information, education, and performance fields. Each issue of AudioFile lists the reviewers of the month's titles. All reviews are signed.

A.A. Allison Adams, Educator, ME 
A.B. Anna Broome, Audiophile, ME 
A.C.P. Anne Cole Pierce, Audiophile, FL
A.C.S. Aurelia C. Scott, Writer, ME 
A.D.M. Alan Minskoff, Educator, ID
A.F. Adrienne Furness, Maplewood Community Library, NY 

A.G.H. Anita Horning, Audiophile, GA 
A.H. Anne Hart, Writer, CA 
A.L.C. Amanda Costello, Writer, ME

A.L.H. Albert L. Holtz, Journalist, MI
A.M.D. A.M. Dow, Educator, ME 
A.R. Ann Ritchie, Educator, MA
A.S. Andrea Smith, Librarian, MN
A.W. Archa Wachowicz, Librarian, NY 
A.Z.W. Asher Wismer, Audiophile, ME 

B.E.K. Bridget Keown, Audiophile, MA

B.E.K. Bridget Keown, Audiophile, MA
B.G. Beth Gutcheon, Writer, NY
B.H. Beth Henkes, Bookseller, WA
B.H.B. Brita H. Bonechi, Audiophile, ME
B.H.C. Benjamin Cheever, Writer, NY
B.J.P. Bonnie J. Powell, Audiophile, NJ
B.D.J. Brad Jackson, Writer, UK
B.P. Brian Price, Producer, SD
B.X.M. Barry Miller, Librarian, TX


C.A. Caitlin Augusta, Librarian, CT
C.A.T. Catherine Thompson, Audiophile, UK
C.B.L. Candace B. Levy, Editor, PA
C.E.W Catherine Witmer, Writer, ON
C.R.A. Carolyn Angus, Librarian, CA

D.A.W. David A. Walton, Writer, PA
D.B. Dan Bortolotti, Writer, ON
D.C.O. Diana Orgain, Writer, CA
D.E.M. Dale E. McGarrigle, Writer, ME

D.G. Donna Gerardo, Bookseller, ME
D.J. Dan Jarvis, Librarian, MA
D.J.B. Dan J. Bernard, Radio Producer, ME
D.J.M. Donna J. Miller, Journalist, OH
D.J.P. Dede Perkins, Writer, ME
D.J.S. Daniel J. Siegel, Audiophile, PA 
D.L.G. Diana Granger, Librarian, WI
D.L.M. Denise L. Marchionda, Writer, MA
D.M.H. David M. Harris, Writer, TN
D.M.W. Danielle M. Walters, Writer, SC
D.P.D. Denise Perry Donavin, Lincoln Township Public Library, MI 
D.L.M. Denise L. Marchionda, Writer, MA
D.P.M. Diane Monnier, Montgomery County Public Libraries, MD
D.R.W. Don Wismer, Cary Memorial Library, ME 
D.T.H. Diana Tixier Herald, Librarian, CO
D.Z. Denise Zajkowski, Librarian, IL


E.A.B. Erin Broderick, Educator, MA
E.B.A. Erin Bunn Allen, Librarian, NC

E.C. Emily Calkins, Librarian, WA
E.D.H. Eric Hunley, Writer, VA
E.D.R. Eric Randall, Journalist, NY
E.E. Elizabeth Ellis, Editor, TN

E.E.M. Ellen Myrick, Bookseller, TN
E.E.S. Elaine Sumner, Librarian, RI

E.J.F. Elizabeth Fraser, Calgary Public Library, AB
E.K.D. Elizabeth Dodge, AudioFile, ME
E.N. Elizabeth Nelson, Librarian, IL
E.M.C. Emily Childress-Campbell, Librarian, NC

E.R.F. Elizabeth Fox, Librarian, SD
E.S. Erica Silverman, Writer, CA 

F.C. Federico Cheever, Educator, CO
F.G. Frederick
 Greenhalgh, Writer-Producer, ME
F.L.F. Fern Frusti, Librarian, RI
F.M.R.G. Francisca Goldsmith, 
AudioFile, ME


G.D. Geri Diorio, Librarian, CT
G.D.W. Gail D. Welborn, Writer, WA
G.H. Glenn Hopp, Educator, TX
G.O. Gwen Osborne, Journalist, IL
G.S.D. Gretchen Doege, Writer, WI

G.T.B. Greg T. Beatty, University of Phoenix Online, WA

H.L.S. Heather L. Savelle, Educator, MA 

J.B.B. James Baxter, Writer, ONT
J.A.H. Joseph A. Harris, M.D., Audiophile, CA
J.A.S. James A. Stewart, Writer, PA
J.B.G. Judy B. Gummere, Lake Forest Public Library, IL
J.C.G. Jessie Grearson, Writer, ME
J.D.P. Julie Pringle, Fairfax County Library, VA
J.E.M. Joyce E. McCarty, Audiophile, VA
J.F. Jen Forbus, Book Blogger, OH

J.F.M. Jeni Menendez, Audiophile, ME
J.G.K. Julie Kreft, Librarian, OK
J.J.B. Jenan Jones Benson, Writer, NC
J.K.R. Jennifer Reed, Librarian, MA
J.L. Jonathan Lowe, Writer, AZ
J.L.C. Joseph Carlson, Educator, CA
J.L.K. Jen Karsbaek, Book Blogger, IL
J.M. Jessica Miller, New Britain Public Library, CT

J.M.D. Jennifer M. Dowell, AudioFile, ME
J.S.H. Joe Harrington, Writer, ME
J.M.S. Julie M. Scordato, Marysville Public Library, OH
J.P. Jocelyn Pollard, Theater Director, ME
J.P.M. Joseph Menta, Audiophile, PA
J.S.K. Julie Kreft, Librarian, OK
J.T. Jessica Teel, Writer, AK
J.W. John Wurzelmann, Writer, NC

K.A.T. Karyl Thorn, Audiophile, CA
K.C. Kirsten Cappy, Bookseller, ME
K.M. Kirk McElhearn, Writer, FR
K.M.D. Karen Demers, Wilbraham Public Library, MA
K.M.P. Katie Polley, Librarian, MN
K.T.B. Karen T. Bilton, Librarian, NJ

K.T.J. Kristi Jemtegaard, Librarian, VA
K.J.P. Kate Pullen, Writer, Spain
K.S.B. Kate Budries,
Librarian, NC
K.W. Kathryn Weiss, Audiophile, MN


L.B. Liam Brennan, Writer, MB
L.B.F. Leslie B. Fine, Educator, NY
L.C. Louise Collins, Producer, PA
L.D.H. Lizette Hannegan, Librarian, VA

L.E. Lance Eaton, Writer, MA
L.H. Lizette Hannegan, Librarian, MD
L.T. Lisa Taylor, Librarian, FL

L.V.B. Lisa V. Blake, Audiophile, ME

M.A.M. Melody A. Moxley, Rowan ­­Public Library, NC
M.B. Marc Bona, Editor, OH
M.B.B. Molly Butler Bailey, Audiophile, ME
M.B.K. Miriam B. Kahn, Librarian, OH
M.C. Mike Comer, Audiophile, ME
M.D. Maria Dietrich, Librarian, WI
M.D.H. Mary Dalton Howard, Educator, NJ

M.F. Maya Fleischmann, Writer, VA
M.F.D. Mary Devine, Journalist, ME
M.F.R. Marziah Rashid, Writer, UAE
M.F.T. Mary Thompson, Audiophile, OR

M.G. Mark Garvey, Editor, OH
M.H.N. Mary H. Nino, Librarian, CA
M.J.B. Michael Bandler, Writer, MD
M.J.R. Michelle J. Robb, Educator, OH
M.L.C. Michael Coulter, Educator, PA
M.L.R. Mark Rippy, Educator, AK

M.M.C. Marta M. Crisp, Writer, PA
M.M.G. Michelle Goggins, Audiophile, MT

M.M.O. Melissa Orth, Curtis Memorial Library, ME
M.O. Michael Ollove, Baltimore Sun, MD
M.O.B. Mary O’Brien, Educator, ME
M.R. Mohana Rajakumar, Qatar University, Qatar
M.R.E. Martie Ramm Engle, Educator, CA
M.R.P. Morgan Pershing, Librarian, CA
M.S. Michael Sangiacomo, Plain Dealer, OH
M.S.W. Merry White, Librarian, UT
M.T. Matthew Tiffany, Writer, ME
M.T.B. M. Tracy Brigden, Editor, NY
M.T.F. Michael T. Fein, Librarian, VA
M.T.P Maria Palacio, Lee County Library System, FL

N.E.M. Nancy E. McCarty, Educator, PA 
​N.J.B. Nicholas Beishline, Educator, PA

N.L. Nancy Lowe, Writer, SC
N.M.C. Nancy M. Campbell, Audiophile, WA

P.B.J. Paul Janeczko, Poet, ME
P.E.F. Paul E. Ferrari, Educator, NY
P.G. Priscilla Grant, Writer, ME

P.H.M. Pamela Misenheimer, Writer, NC
P.R. Phyllis Rogers, Educator, ME 
P.W. Preston Wilson, Educator, NY

R.A.P. Rachel Astarte Piccione, Audiophile, NY
R.B.T. Roger Tashjian, Bookseller, NJ
R.C.G. Richard C. Gotshall, Retired Journalist, IN
R.E.F. Ruth Ferguson, Audiophile, TX
R.E.K. Robert E. Krug, Audiophile, ME
R.F. Rebecca Feind, Librarian, CA
R.F.W. Robin F. Whitten, AudioFile, ME 
R.G.M. Robert Munro, Radio Reading Service, NC
R.H.H. Ruth Heespelink, Librarian, MA 
R.I.G. Robert I. Grundfest, Educator, NJ
R.L.L. Ruth L. Lind, Editor, ME
R.M. Betsy Massar, Audiophile, CA
R.O. Randy O’Brien, Educator, TN
R.Q.D. Rachel Davis, Librarian, ME
R.R. Rochelle Ratner, Writer, NY
R.S.E. Rosemary Erb, Audiophile, ME
R.W.S. Richard W. Stim, Producer, CA 

S.B. Stephanie Baker, Audiophile, MA
S.B.S. Susan Stavropoulos, Librarian, ME
S.B.T. Sarah Bean Thompson, Springfield-Greene County Library, MO

S.C.A. Susan C. Awe, Librarian, NM
S.D. Susan Dunman, Librarian, KY
S.D.D. Scott D. Danielson, Audiophile, ID
S.E.G. Sara E. Grimm, Librarian, IL

S.E.H. Stephen Hirshon, Audiophile, ME
S.E.S. Steven E. Steinbock, Writer, ME
S.G. Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library, WI
S.G.B. Susan G. Baird, Librarian, IL
S.J.H. S.J. Henschel, Editor, NY
S.K. Sheldon Kaye, Librarian, FL
S.K.P. Susan Peterson, Educator, NH
S.M. Sheri Melnick, Writer, PA
S.M.M. Steve M. MacDonald, Writer, MA
S.M.W. Sorah Wismer, Audiophile, ME
S.P.C. Stephen Cummings, Audiophile, IA
S.S.R. Susan S. Rosenzweig, Educator, RI

S.W. Susie Wilde, Writer, NC

T.B. Toni Buzzeo, Librarian, ME
T.E.C. Traci Currie, Educator MI

T.F. Thomas Fine, Editor, NY
T.H. Ted Hipple, Educator, TN
T.J.M. Thomas J. Miller, Audiophile, OR
T.J.W. Tom Walukonis, Writer, NJ
T.M.D. Teresa DiGenova, Audiophile, MD
T.W. Thomas Walken, Writer, NC

W.A.G. William A. Giwertz, Educator, CA

W.L.S. Wende L. Sairio, Librarian, ME
W.M. William Mingin, Writer, NJ
W.V.S. Wendy VanScheetz, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH

​Y.R. Yuri Rasovsky, Producer, CA

AudioFile awards Earphones to truly exceptional presentations that excel in all the following criteria:
     

  • Narrative voice and style
  • Vocal characterizations
  • Appropriateness for the audio format
  • Enhancement of the text

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