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The Power of Stories of New Americans for Young Listeners

AudioFile was delighted to host a conversation about the power of immigrant stories of New Arrivals and New Americans, and how listening to those stories as audiobooks can...

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Rediscovering the Classics on Audio

A few years ago, AudioFile reached out to its reviewers asking if any of us would like to listen to some “classic” literature. I responded, “Sure, yeah, I...

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Listening to Poetry on Audio

April is a seasonal wellspring of floral pleasantries that undoubtedly draws many of us outdoors. It is often considered a time of rebirth and newness. April is also National...

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A Dickens of Davids! Celebrating the Narrators of David Copperfield

AudioFile was delighted to host a live conversation with four celebrated narrators of DAVID COPPERFIELD. Martin Jarvis, Simon Vance, Derek Perkins, and Nicholas Boulton each had...

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Narrator Kathleen McInerney on A SIMPLE MURDER

Narrator Kathleen McInerney has been narrating Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder mysteries for years now. In this video, she shares her thoughts on A SIMPLE MURDER, a...

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Listen-Alikes—Audiobook Pairs for Kids & Teens

These listen-alike pairings focus on Own Voices, featuring titles in which many of the authors and narrators speak from their own diverse backgrounds and perspectives, a term...

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Narrator Sura Siu on KLARA AND THE SUN

In this video, narrator Sura Siu shares her insights into the themes of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's newest novel, KLARA AND THE SUN. Artificial Friend Klara may not be...

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Young Adult Audie Awards Judges Chat

Every year, the Audio Publishers Association's Audie Awards make for a joyous celebration of all of the work and heart that goes into making excellent audiobooks. In a...

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Narrator David Sadzin on NOT LIGHT, BUT FIRE

In this video, narrator David Sadzin shares why he found Matthew R. Kay's book about his experiences discussing race in the classroom, NOT LIGHT, BUT FIRE,...

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Narrator Karen Chilton on THE PROPHETS

In this video, narrator Karen Chilton shares why THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones, Jr, drew on every skill she has as a narrator. This powerful debut novel depicts a love story set...

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In conversation with narrator Nicholas Boulton

In a bonus edition of Behind the Mic, actor and narrator Nicholas Boulton joins host Jo Reed to discuss his narrations of classics, historical romances, and more....

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Narrator Edoardo Ballerini on MARTIN EDEN

In this video, narrator Edoardo Ballerini shares why Jack London's 1909 semiautobiographical novel MARTIN EDEN, recently made into an award-winning Italian feature film...

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In the Studio: A PROMISED LAND

AudioFile spoke with Dan Zitt, SVP Content Production at Penguin Random House Audio and producer and director of the audiobook of President Obama's A PROMISED LAND, about...

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Narrator Shaun Taylor-Corbett on THE BRAVE

Shaun Taylor-Corbett shares his thoughts on narrating THE BRAVE, James Bird's moving audiobook for young listeners, in this video. Twelve-year-old Collin has a form of...

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Narrator Amir Abdullah on THE UNSPOKEN

In his video, narrator Amir Abdullah shares why he connected with Ian K. Smith's new mystery audiobook set in Chicago. In THE UNSPOKEN, Abdullah depicts...

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Behind the Mic with 2020 Best Audiobooks Narrators

AudioFile's editors were thrilled to celebrate the 2020 Best Audiobooks this  December. Special highlights were the interviews spotlighting narrators whose work earned...

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Narrator John Lee on THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE

John Lee brings the polish and expressiveness of a gifted narrator—one who performs a perfectly credible Churchill voice—to THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE, Erik...

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In Conversation with Narrator Frankie Corzo

In a bonus edition of Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine, narrator Frankie Corzo joins host Jo Reed to talk about her audiobooks, including MEXICAN GOTHIC. Silvia...

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Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt on RAYBEARER
Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt shares her thoughts on recording Jordan Ifueko's RAYBEARER. Listeners meet Tarisai as a lonely younger girl growing up with a distant mother, and we...
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In Conversation with Narrator Robert Bathurst
Narrator and actor Robert Bathurst joins host Jo Reed for a conversation about his journey to audiobook narration and his performances of the much-loved mystery audiobook series...
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Narrator Alma Cuervo on Afterlife
Narrator Alma Cuervo’s warm, even-keeled performance guides listeners through the interwoven themes of love, loss, and compassion in this beautifully wrought novel by poet and...
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Narrator Ron Butler on King and the Dragonflies
Narrator Ron Butler tells listeners about Kacen Callender's moving children's audiobook KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES. Kingston is a Black tween living in Louisiana and coping with his...
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Narrator Almarie Guerra on MISS METEOR
Almarie Guerra is one half of the narration team that brings MISS METEOR to life on audio. Almarie and Kyla Garcia portray estranged best friends Lita and Chicky. They find their...
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AudioFile Magazine Presents Mysterious Voices
AudioFile Magazine was delighted to host a live discussion with four award-winning mystery narrators. Imogen Church, Je Nie Fleming, JD Jackson, and Kate Reading joined moderator...
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Narrator Joe Jameson on Boyfriend Material
In this video, Joe Jameson shares why he enjoyed narrating Alexis Hall's charming and witty contemporary romance BOYFRIEND MATERIAL and the joys of having good dialogue to work...
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Actress and Narrator Yetide Badaki on Storytelling and the Alchemy of Audiobooks

Nigerian-American writer, producer, and actress Yetide Badaki, well known for acting in the TV series “This Is Us” and “American Gods,” comes from a...

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Narrator Moira Quirk on Harrow the Ninth

Lesbian necromancers in space! Moira Quirk lent her many talents to narrating last year's hit SFF novel GIDEON THE NINTH, one of AudioFile's 2019 Best...

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Narrator Henry Leyva on Paul Doiron's Maine Warden Mysteries
Take a trip to Maine with Paul Doiron's Maine warden series. Henry Leyva has been narrating this mystery series for ten years now, and in the latest entry, ONE LAST LIE, warden...
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In Conversation with SANDMAN Producer Dirk Maggs

On today's bonus episode of Behind the Mic, we're featuring a conversation between host Jo Reed and Dirk Maggs. If you love audio theater, then you know the work of Dirk...

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Narrator Erin Bennett on 28 SUMMERS
If you want to hold onto that summer feeling for a little while longer, you'll want to listen to this love story that unfolds over 28 years. Narrator Erin Bennett shares her...
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Narrator Jake Abel on Stephenie Meyer's MIDNIGHT SUN
Actor Jake Abel narrated Stephenie Meyer's newest audiobook, MIDNIGHT SUN, which tells the tale of TWILIGHT, but from vampire Edward Cullen's point of view. Jake tells us about his...
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AudioFile Teases New Romances - Hear from Favorite Romance Narrators
Last week, AudioFile was delighted to host a live (and lively!) conversation with four romance narrators to learn more about their craft and to hear excerpts from new and upcoming...
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Narrator Jennifer Jill Araya on Salty, Bitter, Sweet

When high schooler Isa joins an intense cooking competition in France, narrator Jennifer Jill Araya shows her skill with accents as she brings the international competitors and...

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Narrator Frankie Corzo on Mexican Gothic
Narrator Frankie Corzo takes listeners behind the scenes of MEXICAN GOTHIC, Silvia Moreno-Garcia's newest horror audiobook. Set in the 1950s, it's a story that transports listeners...
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Interview with Golden Voice Narrator Emily Woo Zeller
Actor and narrator Emily Woo Zeller was inducted as an AudioFile Golden Voice this June. She is a marvel of a narrator with the ability to bring listeners into the story and...
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In Conversation with Golden Voice Narrator Arthur Morey
Today we are celebrating narrator Arthur Morey, who joined the ranks of AudioFile's Golden Voice narrators this June. He is known for his exceptional narrations of histories,...
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In Conversation with Golden Voice Narrator Ramón de Ocampo
Ramón de Ocampo is one of AudioFile’s 2020 Golden Voices. He skillfully narrates a range of titles, including bestselling series for children, powerful works of historical...
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In Conversation with Golden Voice Narrator JD Jackson
JD Jackson is one of AudioFile’s 2020 Golden Voices, and he is a skilled and versatile narrator with a long list of impressive credits to his name. Listen in to JD's conversation...
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In Conversation with Actor and Narrator Steven Weber
Jo Reed speaks with actor and narrator Steven Weber in our newest bonus episode of AudioFile's podcast, "Behind the Mic." Steven is known for his roles in “How to Get Away with...
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Narrator Alison Larkin on the Children's Classic The Secret Garden
Narrator Alison Larkin expertly introduces this classic Yorkshire story to a new generation and shares why THE SECRET GARDEN might just be the perfect audiobook for family...
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Narrator Jason Culp on John Updike's In The Beauty of the Lilies
In this video, narrator Jason Culp tells AudioFile listeners about IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES, Updike's novel in which Clarence Wilmot, a thoughtful clergyman in 1910 Paterson,...
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SYNC Audiobooks for Teens 2020 Is Here!
AudioFile is pleased to announce the launch of our 11th annual SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program! This summer we are partnering with OverDrive and audiobook publishers to share 13...
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Narrator Robin Miles on THE CITY WE BECAME

Robin Miles gives voice to everything New York in N.K. Jemisin's THE CITY WE BECAME, a fantastical celebration of the city's spirit. Channeling a bit of that spirit...

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Narrator Fred Berman on THE K TEAM
Author David Rosenfelt is back with another canine companion on the case, and this time he's launching a new mystery series. Narrator Fred Berman shares his insights into THE K...
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Narrator Natalie Naudus on the Captivating Fantasy Night Spinner
In the video below, narrator Natalie Naudus shares why she was so riveted by Addie Thorley's NIGHT SPINNER, a retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with a flawed and complex...
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16 Amazing Middle Grade Listen-Alikes
What do you listen to when you've heard all of the Harry Potter and Rick Riordan audiobooks multiple times? We've paired up 16 excellent audiobooks for ages 8-12+, titles that...
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Narrator Nancy Wu on The Majesties
Tiffany Tsao's opulent thriller THE MAJESTIES captivates as it follows the fates of a Chinese Indonesian family living in Jakarta. In the video below, narrator Nancy Wu explains...
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In Conversation with Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
AudioFile’s Josephine Reed spoke with author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds about STAMPED, a remix of Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE...
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Narrator Will Damron on the harrowing true story of LABYRINTH OF ICE
Narrator Will Damron recounts the gruesome true story of the Greely Polar expedition in LABYRINTH OF ICE by Buddy Levy. Will's narration captures the essence of life on a ship...
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Author Nic Stone and Narrator Dion Graham on the impact of DEAR MARTIN
Author Nic Stone and narrator Dion Graham make a powerful team. Stone’s newest audiobook CLEAN GETAWAY came out this winter, and it’s another Earphones Award winner narrated by...
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Narrator Nicol Zanzarella on LOVE LETTERING: Discover Love and New York City

Narrator Nicol Zanzarella shares what she loved about narrating Kate Clayborn's LOVE LETTERING, a delightful contemporary romance set in New York City. Meg is a hand...

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Author Daniel José Older on the Power of Writing and the Spoken Word
We were thrilled to feature this interview with Daniel José Older in our February/March 2020 issue of AudioFile Magazine. AudioFile contributor Jessie Grearson spoke with Older...
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Narrator Allyson Johnson on Mildred D. Taylor's Unforgettable Series
In the video below, Allyson Johnson talks about the delights and challenges of narrating a long-running historical fiction series. With ALL THE DAYS PAST, ALL THE DAYS TO COME, the...
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In Conversation with Narrator Jim Dale
If you ask an audiobook listener about their favorite audiobooks, odds are good that they'll say they adored Jim Dale’s narration of the HARRY POTTER series. What many listeners...
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Author Tim O'Brien on the Challenges and Rewards of Fatherhood—and of Narrating
We featured our interview with author Tim O'Brien in the December 2019/January 2020 issue of AudioFile Magazine. O'Brien's newest audiobook, dedicated to his sons, is a memoir, a...
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Author Mackenzi Lee and Narrator Christian Coulson on The Gentleman's Guide to Getting Lucky
Anyone who loved Percy and Monty in Mackenzi Lee's YA novel THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE will want to hear THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO GETTING LUCKY, a sweet, brief...
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Narrators Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner on Supernova
Marissa Meyer's Renegades series comes to a dramatic end in SUPERNOVA. Narrators Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner have co-narrated all three audiobooks in the trilogy, starting with...
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Narrator Oliver Wyman on Loki: Where Mischief Lies
Narrator Oliver Wyman embodies everyone’s favorite trickster god in LOKI: WHERE MISCHIEF LIES , an exciting origin story for Marvel’s Loki of Asgard written by Mackenzi Lee. When...
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In the Studio: Author Stephen Chbosky on Imaginary Friend
AudioFile spoke with film director Stephen Chbosky, author of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, about the process of creating the audiobook of his new horror novel IMAGINARY...
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Narrator Christina Delaine on Karen Kelly's Historical Fiction Bethlehem
Satisfy your historical fiction cravings with BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly. Set in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the novel shifts in time from the steel-boom era of 1918 to 1962. Joanna's...
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Narrator Imogen Church on Ruth Ware's Latest Audiobook Thriller
Imogen Church has narrated all five of Ruth Ware's thrillers, and she shares with us why she loved Ware's latest, THE TURN OF THE KEY, an unsettling update of Henry James's THE...
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Narrator Jason Culp on Emma Donoghue's Literary Drama AKIN
In this new literary drama from the author of ROOM, a retired professor finds himself responsible for an 11-year-old relative, and together they uncover family secrets in the...
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Narrator Dion Graham on Marlon James's Fantasy Epic Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Golden Voice narrator Dion Graham gives listeners insights into one of this year's biggest fantasy novels as he introduces us to the first in Marlon James's new trilogy, BLACK...
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Narrator Thom Rivera on All The Crooked Saints
AudioFile is delighted to feature Maggie Stiefvater's ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS as part of our free summer audiobook program SYNC Audiobooks for Teens. In 1962, a disc jockey fleeing...
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Good Omens and Good Audiobooks: The Best of Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s fantastic worlds are an absolute delight on audio, and listeners are especially lucky to get to experience his work this way. Not only is there so much to...

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Author Elizabeth Acevedo on the Power of Writing and the Magic of Narration
AudioFile Magazine was delighted to feature an interview with author Elizabeth Acevedo in our June issue of the magazine. Also in June, Acevedo was honored with the Carnegie Medal,...
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Podcast Interview with Golden Voice Narrator January LaVoy

Golden Voice January LaVoy is a skilled narrator who draws listeners into whatever she's performing, whether it's a thrilling mystery or a compelling...

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P.I. Jackson Brodie is Back: Author Kate Atkinson & Narrator Jason Isaacs on BIG SKY
It's been eight years since Kate Atkinson's last audiobook featuring her semiretired, terminally lonely British P.I. Jackson Brodie. Actor Jason Isaacs, who starred in the BBC...
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Interview with Golden Voice narrator Scott Brick

Narrator Scott Brick is celebrating 20 years of audiobook recording this June. He was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2004, and whether he's narrating science...

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Hear AudioFile's 5 New Golden Voices
AudioFile is pleased to celebrate five new Golden Voices with our lifetime achievement honor for narrators—January LaVoy, Edoardo Ballerini, Bahni Turpin, Johnny Heller, and...
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Transforming a Graphic Novel Into an Audiobook
AudioFile spoke with Dreamscape Media publisher Tammy Faxel and Deyan Audio’s Khai Dattoli and Bryan Lincoln about adapting and producing Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin's graphic...
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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo: Bringing the author and narrator together
Once Genie Lo’s only concerns were college applications—that is, until the ancient Chinese Monkey King got involved. AudioFile was delighted to feature THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO...
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Narrator Rob Shapiro on Why Nathan Englander's Kaddish.com Resonates
KADDISH.COM is the rare and extraordinary audiobook that reaches new heights because of the narrator's flawless performance. Rob Shapiro delivers Nathan Englander's material...
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Finding the Heart of Bill Konigsberg's New YA Audiobook with Narrator Anthony Rey Perez

In Bill Konigsberg's latest novel for teens, THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS, Max and Jordan meet by chance when Jordan and his mom are trying, and failing, to get their...

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Celebrating Women's History with Narrators Tavia Gilbert and Suzanne Toren

Celebrated audiobook narrators Suzanne Toren and Tavia Gilbert join us for a bonus episode to share their experiences narrating a wide range of history written by and about...

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Suzy Jackson on Brandon Sanderson's Skyward
Narrator Suzy Jackson is an exceptional match for this high-stakes, battle-driven space opera—the first installment in a new YA series from author Brandon Sanderson. Suzy inhabits...
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Kathleen Gati on Mother Country
In MOTHER COUNTRY, Kathleen Gati narrates the story of Nadia, a Ukrainian woman who is struggling to make her way in the U.S. and to bring her daughter to this country. Her quest...
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Julia Whelan: Actor, Writer, and Audie Award-Winning Narrator

Narrator Julia Whelan brought home the 2019 Audie Awards for Best Female Narrator and Autobiography/Memoir for her narration of Tara Westover’s EDUCATED, a memoir that has...

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David Shih on The Banished Immortal
For fans of history, culture, and poetry, this will be a title that lingers on the playlist to return to time and again. Author Ha Jin explores the life of eighth-century Chinese...
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Narrator Robin Miles on the Humility of Walking in Someone Else's Shoes

In our podcast interview with Robin Miles, we learn about her process for preparing to narrate an audiobook, why it can be worth taking risks with accents, and the humility...

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Christopher Gebauer on The Unteachables
Christopher Gebauer and a full cast bring the unruly classroom of THE UNTEACHABLES to life. Christopher gives voice to high-energy Mateo, one of the students in this...
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Corey Allen on Friday Black
Corey Allen narrates Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's moving collection of short stories, FRIDAY BLACK. The themes of these stories include the power divide, minimum-wage work, racism,...
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Karissa Vacker on Jessica Barry's Freefall
After a private plane crashes into a mountainside in Colorado, Allison awakens to find the pilot dead and her instincts on high alert. Then she runs. In FREEFALL, narrator Karissa...
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Adriana Trigiani and a Sweeping Novel about the 1940s Big Band Era
Novelist Adriana Trigiani joins us to talk about her latest audiobook, TONY'S WIFE, and narrator Edoardo Ballerini's engaging performance. In a story about the music of the last...
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Joel Froomkin on All That Jazz
Narrator Joel Froomkin loves Broadway, and he jumped at the chance to narrate ALL THAT JAZZ: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago by one of his favorite authors, Ethan...
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Adenrele Ojo on Josephine Baker
Adenrele Ojo loved experiencing Josephine Baker's life through narrating Sherry Jones's historical fiction about the groundbreaking entertainer, civil rights champion, and possible...
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In the Studio with I LOVE LUCY

Go behind the scenes of making an audio drama as Susan Loewenberg, producing director of L.A. Theatre Works, tells us about their new production of I LOVE LUCY: A Funny...

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Elisabeth Rodgers on Vendetta
Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers shares insights into VENDETTA, a new thriller from the author of the Eve Duncan and Kendra Michaels series. Don't worry, Elisabeth doesn't have any...
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Heath Miller on SPACE OPERA

Heath Miller narrated the zany sci-fi novel SPACE OPERA, one of our 2018 Best Audiobooks in Science Fiction & Fantasy. How zany? Sentient races compete for glory in a...

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Fiona Hardingham on THE LONG-LOST HOME

Fiona Hardingham narrates THE LONG-LOST HOME, the final audiobook in Maryrose Wood’s The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, with exuberance, charm, and...

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January LaVoy on ELIZA HAMILTON

January LaVoy narrated an impeccably researched biography of the philanthropist and unsung hero married to Alexander Hamilton, one of our 2018 Best Audiobooks in Biography &...

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Best Romance Audiobooks of 2018
AudioFile is excited to share the Best Romance Audiobooks of 2018! Explore the list below, and watch our video with Saskia Maarleveld video on narrating IT HAPPENED IN THE...
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Sunil Malhotra on I HAVE LOST MY WAY

Sunil Malhotra's narration for I HAVE LOST MY WAY earned him a spot on our Best Young Adult Audiobooks of 2018 list, along with his co-narrators Michael Crouch and Nicole...

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Michael Crouch on OLIVER LOVING

Michael Crouch's narration earned him a spot on AudioFile's 2018 Best Fiction Audiobooks list. OLIVER LOVING is a brilliant, propulsive novel about a life-changing...

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AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of 2018
We're excited to share AudioFile Magazine's 2018 Best Audiobooks — our picks of the 50 best audiobooks of the year in 9 categories. Browse our media-rich E-Zine (PDF) to check out...
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Frankie Corzo on Merci Suárez Changes Gears
Frankie Corzo takes AudioFile's listeners Behind the Mic to share her connection to Meg Medina's middle-grade novel MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS and what it meant for her to record...
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David Grann's The Old Man and the Gun
Narrator Mark Deakins takes AudioFile listeners behind the scenes of David Grann's THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, a collection of three of Grann's New Yorker articles. The title story,...
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Running into the Dark: A Motivational Memoir
Will you be following along with the New York City Marathon this weekend? Author Jason Romero and narrator Gary Galone share the story behind RUNNING INTO THE DARK, a motivational...
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Halloween Staff Picks
Happy Halloween! In honor of this holiday that's all about candy and scaring each other with creepy stories, we're sharing frightening audiobooks to get you in the Halloween mood....
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Beautiful Country Burn Again: The Long Con of American Politics
Narrator Ron Butler takes AudioFile listeners behind the scenes with his comments on recording Ben Fountain's BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BURN AGAIN: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution,...
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This Audiobook Lives Up to its Title: Fear
In our newest narrator video, Robert Petkoff gives us his thoughts on recording the book and audiobook everyone is talking about: FEAR: Trump in the White House by Bob...
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Sopranos Veteran Michael Imperioli & Music Legend Lou Reed
How did Sopranos veteran Michael Imperioli come to write and perform his first novel—a coming-of-age drama about a young man and his friendship with rock god Lou Reed? In this...
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What Is The Happiness Curve of our Lives?
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Robert Fass, who shares insights into his recent audiobook project, THE HAPPINESS CURVE. Jonathan Rauch explores how age affects...
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Lisa Flanagan and Naomi Novik Spin the Perfect Tale
In AudioFile's latest narrator video, Lisa Flanagan tells us why she's so intrigued by the shades of gray in Naomi Novik's fairy tale retelling, SPINNING SILVER. Her insights will...
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Banned Books Week Staff Picks
Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. This year, the Banned Books Week Coalition chose the theme "Banning Books Silences Stories" to remind everyone...
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Spies, the CIA, and Intelligence Gathering—the Real Story
In this new narrator video with Paul Michael, we go Behind the Mic to get his take on what's fascinating about A BROTHERHOOD OF SPIES, Monte Reel's behind-the-scenes chronicle of...
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Kirby Heyborne on Ray Bradbury
Kirby Heyborne loves Ray Bradbury, and his enthusiasm about narrating A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY is infectious. Listen as he shares insights into and excitement over this collection...
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LeVar Burton Interview on Behind the Mic
You know actor LeVar Burton from "Reading Rainbow," "Roots," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and more. He's also an audiobook narrator, and he hosts a podcast narrating short...
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Anne Tyler Connects Listeners to the American Family

Narrator Kimberly Farr goes Behind the Mic with AudioFile to share her thoughts about recording Anne Tyler's new novel CLOCK DANCE, which once more explores the...

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Old-Fashioned Adventure Is Listening Pleasure
In this Behind the Mic video, narrator Peter Noble reminds us of the pleasure of old-fashioned adventure stories. He introduces us to British author Katherine Rundell and THE...
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Staff Picks for Back to School
The last weeks of summer are slipping by, and even though we aren't all tied to the academic calendar, there's something about the last days of August that makes us think about...
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Back to School
Six recent education audiobooks offer insights into the changing experience of school and college today, from how parents can choose the best education method for their children to...
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THE DEATH OF TRUTH: A Rousing Call to Action

In AudioFile's latest visit Behind the Mic, we hear from narrator Tavia Gilbert as she shares insights on narrating Michiko Kakutani's significant new work, THE DEATH OF...

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7 Audiobooks to Knit To
Knitting and audiobooks go hand in hand – or rather, hand in ear. Your hands may be occupied working on your latest project, but unless you’re doing something really complicated...
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New Audiobook Biography of Robin Williams
Narrator Fred Berman takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic to share about narrating ROBIN, Dave Itzkoff's biography of late comedian Robin...
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Michael David Axtell on narrating The Gunners
Michael David Axtell takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic to hear more about THE GUNNERS, Rebecca Kauffman's story of friendship, betrayal, love, and...
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Plug Into Christopher Buckley's THE JUDGE HUNTER
Narrator James Langton takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic in his video to share some of the challenges and ambiguity he discovered in the recording of THE JUDGE HUNTER by...
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July Audiobook Summer Staff Picks
This past weekend, narrators, producers, and the AudioFile staff gathered by the sea for a day of sunshine and perfectly cooked lobsters. One thing is for sure — we had a lot of...
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P.J. Ochlan on Lawn Boy
Settle back in your favorite lawn chair as AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with P.J. Ochlan, who he shares his experience narrating LAWN BOY by Jonathan...
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Explore the Surprising Black History of Tudor England
We take a walk back into history with narrator Corrie James in today's Behind the Mic video. With insights on narrating Miranda Kaufmann's historical work BLACK TUDORS, Corrie...
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Jesse Ball's spare style makes CENSUS great storytelling
AudioFile is Behind the Mic in this video with narrator Chris Andrew Ciulla as he shares what it was like recording CENSUS by Jesse Ball. Ball's high-concept blending of memoir and...
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Robbie Daymond on The Burning Maze
Gather all the Rick Riordan and Percy Jackson fans as AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Robbie Daymond, who shares his insights on Riordan's latest, THE BURNING MAZE. The...
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Love Audiobooks in June
In honor of Audiobook Month, we've been spending June rounding up audiobook listening insights from our team of professional reviewers. And we've found that many of our reviewers,...
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An Audiobook Mystery Both Dark and Light: Private Lies
AudioFile is Behind the Mic again with narrator Amy Landon, who shares what she loved about narrating PRIVATE LIES, a hilarious noir mystery with sparkling dialogue and an...
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7 Audiobooks for Summer Listening
Today marks the official first day of summer — what better day to share our summer audiobook listening recommendations? AudioFile happens to be located in Maine, aka Vacationland...
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Explore Ancient & Contemporary Egypt in The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
Edoardo Ballerini brings listeners Behind the Mic to share his thoughts about narrating THE LAST WATCHMAN OF OLD CAIRO, an audiobook where his narration is as magical as the story...
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Arthur Morey on Hersh's Reporter

Take a moment to go Behind the Mic with narrator Arthur Morey as he shares intriguing insights on recording REPORTER, the memoir of investigative reporter Seymour Hersh....

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Love Audiobooks
While we celebrate fantastic audiobooks all year long, we're never ones to say no to a party. Since June is Audiobook Month, all month long we're sharing why we love audiobooks...
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Second Star to the Left and Straight On 'Til . . . a Steampunk Twist on Peter Pan: Everland
This week we have a special double feature—narrators Fiona Hardingham and Steve West take us Behind the Mic with EVERLAND — the narrator duo alternate chapters between the points...
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Life Goes on Until it Doesn't—Love and Second Chances
This visit Behind the Mic brings us a chat with Khristine Hvam, co-narrator of EXTRAORDINARY MEANS. Author Robyn Schneider sets a stage in a not-so-distant future, when a virulent...
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What We're Listening to Now
Every month we like to feature some of what our AudioFile editors are listening to, both to review and for fun! The warmer weather means we're excited to be listening in the garden...
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What Are We Doing Here? Marilynne Robinson's cultural criticism
In our latest Behind the Mic, narrator Carrington MacDuffie shares her experience narrating WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? Essays by Marilynne...
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Rogue Security Unit activates All Systems Red
Narrator Kevin R. Free has convinced us to listen to ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells, a Nebula & Hugo Awards finalist told by "Murderbot," a depressed rogue security unit....
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Truth: We'll just massage a few facts
This week on Behind the Mic we're hearing the full truth, and nothing but the truth, about narrating Hector Macdonald's TRUTH. https://youtu.be/Syj9GposmcE "Hector Macdonald...
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Simon Vance on Audiobook Classics
Simon Vance narrates many of our favorite children's classics, including Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which he also fondly remembers performing as a kid. Listen as he...
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Ripped from the Headlines: I'll Be Gone in the Dark
With the breaking news that the police in California have arrested a suspect in the cases detailed by Michelle McNamara in I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, the book is suddenly even more...
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The Future of Humanity: What is our destiny beyond earth?
Narrator Feodor Chin takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic to learn about THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY — and much like Feodor, we don't remember much of high school physics, but are...
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What We're Loving Right Now
Our Staff Picks this month represent our own wide and varied listening tastes. We'd love to hear from AudioFile listeners, too — what are you listening to now? Share below in the...
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Do you believe in magic? A young boy, an old magician, a love spell.
Narrator Jonathan Davis goes Behind the Mic with AudioFile to tell us about THE TRICK, an Earphones Award-winning audiobook written by Emanuel...
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A kingdom where the coin of the realm is blood . . . hear more about Sara Holland's new fantasy Everless
Let AudioFile take you BEHIND THE MIC with narrator Eileen Stevens, narrator of the new YA fantasy EVERLESS by Sara Holland. Eileen shares some thoughts with...
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Do you love Sherlock Holmes? Hear more about A Study in Charlotte
Listen in as narrator Graham Halstead goes Behind the Mic to tell us about narrating A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE, a contemporary mystery about Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, the...
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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Adam Grupper takes listeners Behind the Mic to talk about his narration of THE COLOR OF LAW, Richard Rothstein's examination of discriminatory laws limiting housing for...
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The Woman in the Window
Ann Marie Lee is the narrator behind the audiobook thriller THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, written by A.J. Finn. It's an intense story full of twists and surprises—listeners won't be...
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Behind the Mic: Force of Nature
Go with us Behind the Mic to speak with Australian narrator Stephen Shanahan. Stephen is the voice behind FORCE OF NATURE, Jane Harper's intense mystery audiobook. Stephen's...
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Solve: Staff Picks and Mystery Favorites
A lot of us here at AudioFile happen to be mystery fans, so for our inaugural staff picks post, of course we had to share the thrillers that have been keeping us glued to our...
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Behind the Mic: Openly Straight
Narrator Pete Cross takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic to share his narration of Bill Konigsberg's funny and sweet audiobook for teens, OPENLY...
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Behind the Mic: Our Turn
Join narrator Laurel Lefkow as she takes listeners Behind the Mic to discuss Kirstine Stewart's timely audiobook, OUR TURN.  She delivers a powerful message with quiet...
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Solve: Audie Award Nominees for Mysteries and Thrillers
As fans of mystery audiobooks, we're looking forward to this year's Audie Awards and are excited to share the nominees for the Mystery and Thriller/Suspense categories. If you...
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Behind the Mic: Whiplash
Listen in as narrator James Anderson Foster shares what he loves about Joi Ito and Jeff Howe's WHIPLASH: How to Survive Our Faster Future in this Behind the Mic video. James's...
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Behind the Mic: Hardcore Twenty-Four
Lorelei King knows what Janet Evanovich's listeners love about the Stephanie Plum audiobooks, and you can tell when you listen. Lorelei's fabulous skill brings alive all of the...
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Behind the Mic: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Join AudioFile Behind the Mic with narrator Kim Mai Guest — she talks about the fascinating characters she got to portray in FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, an Earphones...
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Behind the Mic: The Girl in the Tower
Listen in as Kathleen Gati takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic to learn more about her narration of THE GIRL IN THE TOWER. The second in author Katherine Arden's Winternight...
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Behind the Mic: The Prague Sonata
Narrator Christina Delaine takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic for her narration of THE PRAGUE SONATA. Bradford Morrow's moving novel tells of a mysterious musical score that...
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Behind the Mic: Before the Devil Breaks You
Narrator January LaVoy shares why she loves Libba Bray's Diviners series in her Behind the Mic video on the latest in the series, BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS...
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Behind the Mic: The Last Ballad
Narrator Karen White takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic to share her thoughts on the narration of THE LAST BALLAD. This Earphones Award winner by Wiley Cash revolves around...
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Behind the Mic: Own It
Listen in as Ellen Archer shares her experience with narrating OWN IT by Sallie  Krawcheck with AudioFile readers. In this Behind the Mic video we learn more about this empowering...
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Behind the Mic: The Ethan I Was Before
Narrator Kirby Heyborne takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic to hear more about his narration of THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE from Ali Standish. Let this audiobook grab your...
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Behind the Mic: Hello, Universe
AudioFile magazine goes Behind the Mic with Ramon de Ocampo to learn about his narration of HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly.  A wonderful coming of age story with keen...
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Behind the Mic: The Golden House
Vikas Adam takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic to talk about the pleasure of narrating Salman Rushdie's THE GOLDEN HOUSE, which is honored on our 2017 Best of the Year Fiction...
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Behind the Mic: Turtles All the Way Down
Narrator Kate Rudd takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic for one of the most anticipated young adult novel this year—John Green's TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. Kate's expressive...
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The Download: Joe Hill and Strange Weather
Listen to a conversation between Joe Hill and Dennis Boutsikaris on recording Joe Hill's latest audiobook, STRANGE WEATHER. Boutsikaris reads Hill's Aloft in this new collection of...
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Behind the Mic: The Room of White Fire
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Will Damron to hear more about his narration of  THE ROOM OF WHITE FIRE, a new thriller from T. Jefferson...
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Behind the Mic: Kitchen Chinese
Narrator Emily Woo Zeller takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic—and onto a streetcar in Hong Kong—to tell us more about her narration of KITCHEN CHINESE: Food, Family, and Finding...
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Behind the Mic: Genuine Fraud
Join AudioFile as we go Behind the Mic with Rebecca Soler to hear about her narration of the suspenseful, gripping GENUINE FRAUD from E. Lockhart. She shares a tip for listeners,...
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Behind the Mic: The World Remade
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with Rob Shapiro to hear about narrating THE WORLD REMADE and the lessons he took away from this powerful history of World War I written by G.J....
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Behind the Mic: A Mind At Play
Jonathan Yen takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic to hear more on his narration of A MIND AT PLAY, a new biography of the father of the Information Age, Claude...
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Behind the Mic: Grant
When we go Behind the Mic with a narrator, we always learn something. Today with Mark Bramhall, we get some perspective on his epic narration of GRANT, Ron Chernow's biography of...
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Behind the Mic: Say You're Sorry
Narrator Cris Dukehart takes us Behind the Mic to share with AudioFile readers how narrating for Melinda Leigh has changed her life. SAY YOU'RE SORRY is the first in a suspenseful...
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Behind the Mic: Arrowood
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with Malk Williams to hear more about his narration of ARROWOOD by Mick Finlay. We hear about the memorable characters Malk takes on in Finlay's first...
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Behind the Mic: Becoming Bonnie
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Susan Bennett  to hear her insights on narrating BECOMING BONNIE. On the 50th anniversary of Arthur Penn's iconic 1967 film BONNIE AND...
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Behind the Mic: The Yid
AudioFile went Behind the Mic to hear from Peter Berkrot about narrating THE YID, written by Paul Goldberg. Peter tells us that as he prepared for the narration, it brought back...
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Behind the Mic: The Stone Sky
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to learn about Robin Miles's narration of the final novel in the Broken Earth trilogy, THE STONE SKY. Robin has narrated all three audiobooks in the...
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Behind the Mic: The Destroyers
Listen in as narrator Graham Halstead goes Behind the Mic with AudioFile to fill us in on THE DESTROYERS, Christopher Bollen's thoroughly engrossing literary thriller set in the...
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Behind the Mic: Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary
Today AudioFile is going Behind the Mic with Alison Larkin to learn about her narration of a beloved classic mystery from Agatha Christie in honor of Agatha Christie's birthday....
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Behind the Mic: The Reason You're Alive
AudioFile is Behind the Mic again with narrator R.C. Bray as he gives us some motivation to listen to  THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE  by Matthew Quick. Think Jack Nicholson in "As Good...
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Behind the Mic: Dragon Teeth
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with Golden Voice narrator Scott Brick to hear his excitement for recording  DRAGON TEETH, by Michael Crichton. Scott knows Crichton's dinosaur...
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The Download: 6 Picks for the End-of-Summer Road Trip
Summer is a time to hit the road, and a good audiobook can go a long way towards making car trips not just bearable, but enjoyable. Some are actually stories about road trips. Join...
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The Download: In Conversation with James Patterson and Edoardo Ballerini
Our team here at AudioFile Magazine is excited to introduce you to our latest venture, The Download! We're going to be highlighting new audiobooks for you to discover, talking to...
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Behind the Mic: The Great Passage
AudioFile Magazine goes Behind the Mic with Brian Nishii to hear more about his narration of THE GREAT PASSAGE  by Shion Miura. Brian gives a delightful entrée to listeners to...
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Behind the Mic: Honestly Ben
AudioFile Magazine goes Behind the Mic with Dan Bittner to hear about his narration of HONESTLY BEN, an Earphones Award winner. Bill Konigsberg's novel is a complex portrait of...
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Behind the Mic: Perfect Little World
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear from Thérèse Plummer on her narration of PERFECT LITTLE WORLD by Kevin Wilson, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner. We're introduced to this...
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Behind the Mic: Dirty
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear from narrator Andi Arndt about recording the Audie Award-winning title DIRTY by Kylie Scott. Andi has recorded eleven audiobooks with Kylie,...
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Celebrating 25 years of AudioFile Magazine
We're celebrating AudioFile's 25th anniversary this June (which also happens to be Audiobook Month!), and we'd love to have you join us! AudioFile started in 1992 as a source of...
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Congratulations to the 2017 Audie Awards Winners!
The 22nd Audie Awards took place last night in New York City, and winners took home the prestigious audiobook award recognizing excellence in 29 categories. We wanted to give a...
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Tease: Wicked Abyss
Robert Petkoff has narrated Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series for all 17 audiobooks, much to the delight of AudioFile's reviewers! In the newest installment, WICKED ABYSS,...
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Tease: Steve West - RT Romance Narrator Award winner!
Congratulations to Steve West, the winner of RT Book Reviews Romance Novel Narrator award given by AudioFile! Steve won the award for his narration of A BUCCANEER AT HEART....
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The Handmaid's Tale Revisited—Audiobook Edition Updated
Margaret Atwood's 1985 classic dystopian novel THE HANDMAID'S TALE debuts April 2017 as a streaming series on Hulu.com. The book has been a bestseller for decades, but has had a...
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Behind the Mic: If Not for You
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Khristine Hvam about recording the latest in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series, IF NOT FOR YOU. Khristine speaks with such heart...
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Behind the Mic: The Confident Parent
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Susan Boyce, who appealingly delivers author Jane Scott's calm wisdom and accessible ideas from THE CONFIDENT...
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Behind the Mic: Idaho
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Justine Eyre about a beautiful new novel. As Justine tells us, Emily Ruskovich's IDAHO "flirts with poetry as she describes the...
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Behind the Mic: Hoodoo
AudioFile went Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Ron Butler about the 'magic' of his performance of HOODOO by Ronald L. Smith. Magic indeed, you'll come under Ron's spell to...
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20 Exceptional Audiobooks to Kick-start Your Family Listening
Audiobooks and kids make a great match. Intimate and exciting performances from dynamic voices can help bring the stories to life in new ways. We’ve made some great matches for...
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Behind the Mic: Mockingbird
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Nicole Poole. She filmed her comment in her hometown library . . . shhhh . . . adding a bit of eerie mystery to telling us about...
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Behind the Mic: The Risen
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Richard Ferrone. We knew that Richard's gravelly voice and keen sense for haunting suspense would be perfect for Ron Rash's THE...
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John Lee - Interview with a Golden Voice
When Golden Voice Narrator John Lee agreed to hop onto Goodreads for a narrator interview, we couldn't believe our luck! John Lee is famous for his resonant voice, thoughtful...
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Behind the Mic: Expiration Day
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Gabrielle de Cuir, and we hear how this powerful audiobook has the potential to strike chords within us all. William Campbell Powell's...
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Tease: Lord of the Privateers
AudioFile went Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Steve West just after he completed the 4th audiobook in Stephanie Laurens's The Adventurers Quartet, LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS....
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Behind the Mic: Blood for Blood
We're tempted by the emotional roller coaster of this teen title, BLOOD FOR BLOOD. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Christa Lewis to hear more about the sequel to WOLF...
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In the Studio: The Hero with A Thousand Faces
Three narrators: John Lee, Arthur Morey & Susan Denaker were cast to record Joseph Campbell's iconic work, THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES. [caption id="attachment_8238"...
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Behind the Mic: The Case Against Sugar
Before you are halfway through that super-sized box of Valentine's candy you might check out AudioFile's Behind the Mic chat with Mike Chamberlain. You'll be surprised to hear some...
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Behind the Mic: Girl in Pieces
Follow AudioFile Behind the Mic to hear narrator Julia Whelan talk about why GIRL IN PIECES is such a powerful listening experience. Absorbing and dark, it's also filled with...
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Solve: A Study in Scarlet Women
Not your grandfather's Holmes . . . AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Kate Reading. We learn something surprising and delicious about the new Lady Sherlock series...
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Self: How to Be a Great Boss
Narrator Peter Berkrot's positive tone suits Gino Wickman and Rene Boer's audio guide HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS that can help listeners with their outlook for a new year. AudioFile...
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Behind the Mic: The Crystal Cave
Tales of Camelot of King Arthur and Merlin are perennial favorites for readers and listeners of all ages. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Derek Perkins to hear what his...
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AudiOpinion: Simon Vance & Alan Moore
If you're inclined to enjoy longer posts try our AudiOpinion from narrator Simon Vance. [caption id="attachment_7367" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Simon Vance with Alan...
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Tease: Audiobook Reviews
Newest romance audiobook reviews from AudioFile with companion print reviews from RT Book Reviews IT STARTED WITH A KISS Marina Adair, Read by Renee Raudman Brilliance...
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Behind the Mic: Mister Monkey
An off-off-off-off Broadway children’s musical about a pet chimpanzee sets the stage for some great listening. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Kirby Heyborne as he...
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Solve: Maisie Dobbs
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear narrator Orlagh Cassidy talk about Jacqueline Winspear's enduring series. It’s a knack to keep a long-running series fresh, and Orlagh...
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Self: 32 Yolks
Peter Ganim's beautiful and moving narration of Eric Ripert's 32 YOLKS reveals moments of horror, heartbreak, joy, and inspiration as a young boy learns lessons about food and...
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Behind the Mic: The City of Mirrors
Patient Zero: "So you want to know who I am. You want to know my story." AudioFile goes behind the mic with narrator Scott Brick as he shares some of the artistic choices he...
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Tease: December New Releases
December 6th, 2016 ISLAND OF GLASS Nora Roberts, read by Saskia Maarleveld Brilliance Audio CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU Miranda Llasson, read by Amy McFadden Brilliance Audio THE...
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Self: Take Pride
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Coleen Marlo, narrator of TAKE PRIDE. Listeners get an eye-opening examination of the uniquely human emotion of pride from author Jessica...
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Behind the Mic: The Last Days of Night
It's not hard to explain why the race to produce a workable lightbulb makes this audiobook a gripping historical novel. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Johnathan...
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Solve: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
We want this Solve to have a bit of a light touch, and Flavia de Luce always makes us smile. AudioFile is Behind the Mic with narrator Jayne Entwistle. She knows 12-year-old...
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Self: The Book of Human Emotions
Can we find the words for all the emotions we feel? AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Suzanne Toren to hear about her experience narrating THE BOOK OF HUMAN...
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Behind the Mic: Cruel Beautiful World
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Xe (pronounced "EK-see") Sands to tell us about her experience narrating Caroline Leavitt's CRUEL BEAUTIFUL...
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Solve: Cry of Thunder
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Johnny Heller to hear about Kolchak: The Night Stalker doing a little time-travel and getting wrapped up with Sherlock Holmes. CRY OF...
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Self: Frientimacy
Women's friendships are the key to everything. Shasta Nelson's advice begins with a description of intimacy that will resonate with everyone. Narrator Robin Eller makes us believe...
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Behind the Mic: Grayling's Song
We know that narrator Katherine Kellgren can weave spells with her versatile voice and her prodigious narration talents. As AudioFile goes Behind the Mic, we learn about another of...
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Davina Porter: The voice behind the Outlander series
AudioFile Magazine spoke with Davina Porter, narrator of the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, published by Recorded Books. [caption id="attachment_5633" align="aligncenter"...
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Behind the Mic: The Mothers
When we heard Adenrele Ojo perform Brit Bennett's novel about three teenagers as their lives intertwine, we knew that listeners should get this audiobook on their must-lists....
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Solve: The Deal
We've been talking about the Strand Originals Series all month—these audiobook shorts deliver mystery in small bites. Great suspense, terrific authors, and intriguing...
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Self: Love Warrior
Author-narrator Glennon Doyle Melton bravely and expressively shares her struggles—with addiction, love, intimacy, and self-truth. LOVE WARRIOR written and narrated by Glennon...
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Behind the Mic: Eileen
Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan takes listeners straight into EILEEN, the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award-winning debut novel by Ottessa Moshfegh: "This is the story of how I...
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Solve: Those Who Wish Me Dead
Robert Petkoff knows the territory well—Michael Koryta territory that is.  And, he knows the characters. Listen to Robert Behind the Mic with AudioFile as he tells us about...
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Self: The Mind Club
How do we, as individuals and in groups, communicate thoughts and feelings? How do we arouse empathy from others? Narrator David Marantz went Behind The Mic with AudioFile to tell...
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Behind the Mic: Hidden Figures
AudioFile finds narrator Robin Miles Behind the Mic in Harlem as she tells us about her appreciation of Margot Lee Shetterly's HIDDEN FIGURES: The American Dream and the Untold...
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Solve: Strand Originals
// The Mulholland Books Strand Original Series is a smorgasbord of tasty audiobook shorts for mystery and crime lovers. With variations in length, subgenre, and narration...
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Behind the Mic: Grace
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with Lisa Renee Pitts who tells us what it was like to record GRACE, Natashia Deón's searing...
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Solve: 5 Dangerous Dames
Mysteries get a lot of attention from AudioFile Editors, and this month we're taking a look at the "dangerous dames" of audiobooks. Here are just a few of our favorites—let us know...
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Self: Put Your Intuition to Work
Personal and workplace decision-making can be a mercurial process. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Hillary Huber to hear her thoughts about her accessible performance...
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Behind the Mic: Age of Myth
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Tim Gerard Reynolds—narrator of not only Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Chronicles and Riyria Revelations, but this first book in the...
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Solve: The Woman in Cabin 10
Your next cruise vacation may never be the same. Imogen Church delivers a full measure of travel writer Lo Blacklock's paranoia and ambiguity in THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10. THE WOMAN...
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Behind the Mic: The Abundance
AudioFile asked narrator Susan Ericksen to go Behind the Mic to tell us about her experience narrating Dillard's carefully chosen and juxtaposed essays collected in THE...
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Solve: The City of Mirrors
Scott Brick’s expressive delivery of Justin Cronin's trilogy has gained fans starting with the momentum of THE PASSAGE. Brick injects emotion into even the smallest subplot and...
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Self: Tribe
What can we learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning? The author of WAR, Sebastian Junger uses his experience and observations...
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Behind the Mic: Lily and the Octopus
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with Michael Urie as he tells us more about LILY AND THE OCTOPUS. We love Michael's clear connection to this audiobook. Listeners need know only that...
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Solve: Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Set in pre-WWI New Jersey and New York, Constance Kopp's appointment as a deputy sheriff is challenged, and the spirited Kopp sisters are again making their own way as crime...
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Behind the Mic: The Arabs
Narrator Derek Perkins always brings a fluency and engagement to even the most challenging titles and subjects, including history. Derek goes Behind the Mic for AudioFile and gives...
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Solve: The Wreckage
Sean Barrett knows the territory of THE WRECKAGE after several Robotham thrillers featuring Joseph O'Loughlin and here, ex-detective Vincent Ruiz. Barrett brings a rich,...
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Self: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Do the things around you bring you joy? Find the secret, and the method behind making it so—listen to  THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP. Narrator Emily Woo Zeller goes Behind...
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Behind the Mic: Vinegar Girl
Narrator Kirsten Potter speaks to us from her backstage dressing room as AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear more about her audiobook performance of Anne Tyler's VINEGAR...
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Solve: A Great Reckoning
Robert Bathurst is a new voice to Louise Penny's series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, but listen to the distinctive and delightful stamp he puts on the characters. A GREAT...
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In the Studio: American Gods
Neil Gaiman and an ensemble of talented narrators created the full-cast audiobook production of AMERICAN GODS. AMERICAN GODS, 10th Anniversary Edition with Full Cast Listen to a...
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Solve: All the Missing Girls
Small towns always seem to have secrets, and Cooley Ridge is no exception. Rebekkah Ross uses a coolly detached voice to narrate this spellbinding mystery--told backwards, starting...
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Behind the Mic: Save Me a Seat
Narrators Josh Hurley and Vikas Adam go Behind the Mic for AudioFile and give us a dual perspective on SAVE ME A SEAT as two boys start school at Einstein...
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Behind the Mic: The Greatest
In an exclusive extra, AudioFile reviewer Mike Sangiacomo tells us about meeting Muhammad Ali—in Baghdad—in 1990. I spent some time with Muhammad Ali in the most unlikely...
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Solve: Under the Harrow
Flynn Berry charges every word of this taut thriller with action and drama and narrator Fiona Hardingham delivers the intriguing characters and evocative descriptions. UNDER THE...
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Behind the Mic: Out of My League
Narrator Robert Fass takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic and tells us about bringing alive the baseball classic, OUT OF MY LEAGUE, when George Plimpton went behind the...
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Solve: You Will Know Me
A high-stakes family drama set in the world of competitive gymnastics. Abbott delivers an education about “amateur” sports in America and the hidden costs of ambition. YOU WILL...
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Behind the Mic: The House at the Edge of Night
Narrator Edoardo Ballerini transports listeners to the curious Sicilian island of Castellamara. He shares with AudioFile why this literary gem, THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF...
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Solve: Dark Matter
Is this a dream or real life? Can Jason get back to his real life, or is this it? This novel explores how the person we become is defined by the events we encounter. DARK...
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Behind the Mic: How Women Decide
Narrator Susan Boyce goes Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine and tells us a little of what surprised her in narrating HOW WOMEN DECIDE. https://youtu.be/4oYWCX14fw8 All the...
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Solve: Killer Look
Behind the scenes of New York's fashion industry—models and mayhem! Manhattan DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike and Mercer take it on. KILLER LOOK by Linda Fairstein, read by...
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Behind the Mic: Sunday's on the Phone to Monday
Talented narrator Julia Whelan shares her warm and heartfelt praise for Christine Reilly's debut novel, SUNDAY'S ON THE PHONE TO MONDAY. As AudioFile Magazine goes Behind the Mic,...
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Solve: Guilty Minds
How high up the political ladder will private intelligence operative Nick Heller need to go? GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder, read by Holter Graham Penguin Audio Narrator Holter...
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Behind the Mic: The Assistants
Narrator Jorjeana Marie goes behind the mic for AudioFile Magazine to tell us why it was fun to get to know the hilarious cast in Camille Perri's THE ASSISTANTS. She shares the...
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Solve: All Is Not Forgotten
Can traumatic memories be wiped away? We might think this is a good idea, but is it? The brutal first chapter in Wendy Walker's thriller is not for the faint of heart. ALL IS NOT...
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Behind the Mic: Version Control
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk to January LaVoy about VERSION CONTROL. January's enthusiasm for this story of science and science fiction draws us in. Listen to hear more...
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Solve: The Deal
Part of a terrific new collection of short stories we are finding irresistible! What sort of deal is it—does this thief get a treasure or a curse? THE DEAL by Michael Palmer, read...
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Behind the Mic: Rise of The Rocket Girls
Narrator Erin Bennett shares her fascination with the "rocket era" that intrigues many of us. Erin has a special connection to the space program through a childhood friend, now an...
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Solve: End of Watch
There are lots of thrillers out there, and Stephen King is a superstar, but our reviewer calls this "among King's creepiest"—just how creepy is that?! I guess you'll have to listen...
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Behind the Mic: Everybody's Fool
Narrator Mark Bramhall recently stepped into his dressing room between performances of Dancing at Lughnasa to give AudioFile Magazine a Behind the Mic perspective of reading...
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Solve: I Let You Go
Deftly performed by two narrators, this story of a detective's search for the hit-and-run killer of a little boy will keep you listening. I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh, read by...
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Behind the Mic: As Close to Us as Breathing
Behind the Mic for AudioFile Magazine today, narrator Janet Metzger entices us into wanting to know more about AS CLOSE TO US AS BREATHING and to soak up the atmosphere of a beach...
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Solve: Charcoal Joe
From DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS to CHARCOAL JOE, Walter Mosley just keeps writing mysteries that are great to listen to. Longtime Mosley fans and new ones alike will take another drive...
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Behind the Mic: Miller's Valley
Narrator Brittany Pressley shares her appreciation of Anna Quindlen's involving story, MILLER'S VALLEY, with AudioFile...
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Solve: Death at Breakfast
Cozy mystery fans, take note of Beth Gutcheon's series debut. With characters as colorful as the fall foliage, this is a story listeners won't want to miss. DEATH AT BREAKFAST by...
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Behind the Mic: In the Land of Armadillos
Narrator Elizabeth Wiley goes Behind the Mic for AudioFile this week. Elizabeth draws us to the magic that Helen Maryles Shankman brings to listeners in IN THE LAND OF...
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Solve: A Hero of France
From the many terrific suspense, thrillers and mystery audiobooks we review, this week we're keen on the latest from spy master Alan Furst where "ordinary people fight the...
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