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AudioFile, the magazine for people who love audiobooks, is indispensable for anyone who enjoys spoken-word audio. We review nearly 400 audiobooks every 60 days, feature narrator and author profiles, and award exceptional performances with AudioFile's Earphones Awards.

Reviews: honest critiques that focus on the audio presentation
New Releases: the most complete list you'll find anywhere
Interviews: authors and narrators like Stephen King and Toni Morrison
News and Product Information
Listening Librarians: special focus for teachers and librarians
Resources: information for buying and locating audiobooks


Robin F. Whitten Editor/Publisher
Michele L. Cobb Publisher
Patricia E. Stickney Financial Officer
Jennifer M. Dowell Managing Editor
Elizabeth K. Dodge Review Editor
Jennifer Steele Art Director
Alisha Langerman Editorial Assistant
Joanne Simoneau Editorial Assistant
Megan Hiller Customer Service


Contributing Editors:
Priscilla Grant, S.J. Henschel, Aurelia C. Scott, Steven E. Steinbock, Thomas Walken

Contributors, Vol. 22, No. 4:
Kevin Brusie, Jessie C. Grearson, Stefan Rudnicki

AudioFile's Mission

AudioFile reviews unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary, and dramatizations in the spoken-word format. Our focus is the audio presentation, not the critique of the written material.

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.

Reviewers (as of 06/27/08)

A.A. Allison Adams, AudioFile, ME 
A.B. Anna Broome, Audiophile, ME 
A.C.P. Anne Cole Pierce, Audiophile, MI
A.C.S. Aurelia C. Scott, Writer, ME 
A.F. Adrienne Furness, Maplewood Community Library, NY 
A.G.H. Anita Horning, Audiophile, GA 
A.H. Anne Hart, Writer, CA 
A.L.H. Albert L. Holtz, Journalist, MI
A.M.D. A.M. Dow, Educator, ME 
A.R. Ann Ritchie, Educator, MA
A.W. Archa Wachowicz, Librarian, NY 
A.Z.W. Asher Wismer, Audiophile, ME 
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.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.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. Danielle Medina, Writer, CA
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
E.B.A. Erin Bunn Allen, Librarian, NC
E.D.H. Eric Hunley, Writer, VA
E.D.R. Eric Randall, Journalist, NY
E.E.M. Ellen Myrick, Bookseller, TN
E.J.F. Elizabeth Fraser, Calgary Public Library, AB
E.K.D. Elizabeth Dodge, AudioFile, ME
E.R.F. Elizabeth Fox, Librarian, SD
E.S. Erica Silverman, Writer, CA 
F.L.F. Fern Frusti, Librarian, RI
G.D.W. Gail D. Welborn, Writer, WA
G.H. Glenn Hopp, Educator, TX
G.O. Gwen Osborne, Journalist, IL
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, MA
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.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.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.T.B. Karen T. Bilton, Librarian, NJ
K.T.J. Kristi Jemtegaard, Librarian, VA
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.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.H. Mary Dalton Howard, Educator, NJ
M.F.D. Mary Devine, Journalist, ME
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.M.C. Marta M. Crisp, Writer, PA
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, Educational Consultant, 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.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.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, Johnson County Daily Journal, 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.S. Susan Stavropoulos, Librarian, ME
S.C.A. Susan C. Awe, Librarian, NM
S.D. Susan Dunman, Librarian, KY
S.D.D. Scott D. Danielson, Audiophile, ID
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.S.R. Susan S. Rosenzweig, Educator, RI
S.W. Susie Wilde, Writer, NC
T.B. Toni Buzzeo, Librarian, ME
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.W. Thomas Walken, Writer, NC
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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