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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 in Cabin 10
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10
Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church
Simon & Schuster Audio
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Narrator Imogen Church maintains an atmosphere of ambiguity and paranoia in this cleverly plotted mystery. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

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Self: Parenting Advice

Though my children are both grown, listening to these audios had the curious effect of taking some pressure off of me, as well as reminding me of a few things I could adjust in my approach to my children and grandchildren.

The Happy Kid Handbook THE HAPPY KID HANDBOOK: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World
Katie Hurley, read by Kate Rudd
Lessons to help parents become more laid-back and confident.

American Girls AMERICAN GIRLS: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
Nancy Jo Sales, read by Therese Plummer
Frightening research into how digital connections shape our daughters’ lives.

Becoming the Kind Father BECOMING THE KIND FATHER: A Son’s Journey
Calvin Sandborn, read by Michael Puttonen
Moving account of how one man broke the cycle of paternal abuse.

How To Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy StepsHOW TO RUIN YOUR CHILD IN 7 EASY STEPS: Tame Your Vices, Nurture Their Virtues
Patrick M. Quinn, Ken Roach, read by Tom Hatting
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Pointed advice based on the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Virtues.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
Laura Markham, read by Xe Sands
A message of quiet empowerment.

Good listening and bon courage!

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This post has been edited from its original longer form in the print issue of AudioFile Magazine, June/July 2016.

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 ABUNDANCE.

“The collection is in a class by itself—so artistically crafted and poetically written.” -Susan Ericksen

The Abundance
THE ABUNDANCE
by Annie Dillard, read by Susan Ericksen
Brilliance Audio
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We are fans of Annie Dillard’s luminous essays that mix keen observation, spirituality, history, and lyrical storytelling. This collection from the author of TEACHING A STONE TO TALK and PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK gives an abundance of thoughtful, engaging listening on such an array of topics. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

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Listeners may also want to explore Dillard’s autobiographical works, THE WRITING LIFE and AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

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Tease: A Buccaneer at Heart

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Stephanie Laurens‘s Adventurers Quartet has many fans, and Steve West’s narrations win the heart and loyalties of even more.

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by Stephanie Laurens, read by Steve West
Blackstone Audio
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Capt. Frobisher encounters Miss Eileen Hopkins in an African port and is deterred from making his way home to come to her aid to find her brother. They plunge into the jungle with only their talents and inner strengths to aid them—and with the courage of their hearts as their guide. Read our full reviews of Books 1 through 3: THE LADY’S COMMAND, A BUCCANEER AT HEART, and THE DAREDEVIL SNARED.

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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 intensifies the drama.

The City of Mirrors

 THE CITY OF MIRRORS
Justin Cronin, read by Scott Brick
Random House Audio

After a century in postapocalyptic Texas, people have become complacent about the “virals” (vampires) beyond the walls of the cities and have begun to move outside. Scott Brick shines as a narrator—especially with his prodigious ability to deliver fast-paced dialogue and action. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

AudioFile had a chance to go Behind the Mic with narrator Scott Brick to hear about his experience with Justin Cronin’s trilogy.

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