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Creeping through October with Ghosts, Vampires, and Viruses

October Audiobook Mysteries: Ghosts, Vampires, and Viruses

Creeping through October with Ghosts, Vampires, and Viruses

Fellow mystery audiophiles, before I dive into my creepy recommendations for the Halloween season, I want to call your attention to a very special FREE event that you are all invited to: On October 27 from 12 noon to 1 pm (ET), Michele Cobb, Publisher of AudioFile Magazine, will be moderating a live Zoom conversation with four award-winning mystery narrators:  JD Jackson, Imogen Church, Kate Reading, and Je Nie Fleming. You can register here, and you can even submit questions beforehand. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from these talented performers about their experiences narrating mysteries. I know I will be there.

Mysterious Voices Event

Now for the business of scaring the pants off of you! How do you frighten people when we are already living in such scary times? Read more…

Narrator Moira Quirk on Harrow the Ninth

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 Audiobooks—Quirk describes her approach to narrating GIDEON as “a country house murder mixed with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.” Now she’s back with HARROW THE NINTH, Tamsyn Muir’s mind-bending sequel—”an M.C. Escher-designed funhouse.”

“There’s the same snark, the same characters, the same enticing sentence structure and delicious vocabulary.”–Narrator Moira Quirk

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The Audiobooks Of Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith’s Audiobooks Offer Comfort, Reflection, and Art

The Audiobooks Of Zadie Smith

English author Zadie Smith’s luminous new collection of essays, INTIMATIONS, should be kept close to hand so that you can reach for it when you need to reflect, find comfort, or be slapped kindly upside the head. Begun at the start of the pandemic and finished just after the killing of George Floyd, the six short pieces are loosely set in New York City, where Smith is a tenured professor of fiction at New York University, and center on life during “our global humbling.” Read more…

Take a Virtual Trip with 5 Contemporary Romance Audiobooks

Take a Virtual Trip with 5 Contemporary Romance Audiobooks

Take a Virtual Trip with 5 Contemporary Romance Audiobooks

Many people are missing traveling during this time of COVID-19. It’s not quite the same, but why not take a virtual trip with these five contemporary romances on audio? Read more…

Narrator Henry Leyva on One Last Lie

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 Mike Bowditch tries to help the father figure in his life as he wends his way through the woods to find closure on an old case. In this video, Henry Leyva shares why he enjoys getting to see the world through Mike Bowditch’s eyes.

“The book is a wonderful representation of Paul Doiron at his best, writing about the characters of Maine, the beauty of Maine and its wilderness, and this wonderful character, Mike Bowditch.”–Narrator Henry Leyva

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