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 from author Sherry Thomas.

“Charlotte loves to eat, and there are the most wonderful descriptions of food—so delicious!”—Narrator Kate Reading

A Study in Scarlet Women

Sherry Thomas, read by Kate Reading
Blackstone Audio
Earphones Award Winner

The novel is centered around Charlotte Holmes, and listeners learn about this remarkable young woman with a gift for “discernment” and for getting into trouble. Kate Reading’s aristocratic British voices are spot-on, depicting characters who are funny, touching, romantic, suspenseful, haughty, old, young, wealthy, or poor. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here!

For more Holmes, check out the new anthology ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, edited by Laurie R. King. Kate Reading join an ensemble of favorite narrators in this collection of short stories that relate to the original Sherlock Holmes.

And for more audiobooks by Kate Reading, explore her audiography of titles.

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Tease: When All the Girls Have Gone

As women in a secret investment club go missing, Claire and Max race the clock to locate a killer. Narrator Amanda Leigh Cobb matches Jayne Ann Krentz’s no-nonsense style in this tightly-plotted mystery with a second-chance romance.

When All The Girls Have Gone

When All the Girls Have Gone
Jayne Ann Krentz, read by Amanda Leigh Cobb
Recorded Books

Narrator Amanda Leigh Cobb chronicles Charlotte Sawyer’s glorious escape from her staid comfort zone in Krentz’s romantic suspense novel. Charlotte convinces private investigator Max Cutler to collaborate as she seeks answers about her missing sister Jocelyn’s murky investment club. This is a great mystery, even if you don’t figure out “who done it” until the very end. [Trigger warning: a few moderately detailed episodes of sexual violence.] Hear a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here.

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Essential Listening: Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches and sermons

Martin Luther King Jr.
by Martin Luther King, Jr., Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard, Peter Holloran [Eds.],
read by Martin Luther King, Jr., Keith David, Jay Gregory, et al.
Hachette Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award

Many of us listen to digital audiobooks for our on-the-go lives, but this CD set should be on every listener’s shelf. Originally released as A CALL TO CONSCIENCE and A KNOCK AT MIDNIGHT, the speeches and recordings are introduced by ministers, activists, and world leaders, providing historical context and balance to the live sound recordings of Dr. King. The box set is more than the disks with photos, quotes and liner notes. Hear a sound clip and read our full review here.

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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 goes Behind the Mic to hear Peter’s comments.

“Ideas to give employees the power to render themselves happy or unhappy.”—Narrator Peter Berkrot

How To Be A Great Boss

Gino Wickman, Rene Boer, read by Peter Berkrot
Tantor Media

With ideas as well practical tips and tools for how to engage your team and develop productive relationships at work, HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS will be a useful listening exercise for SELF SUNDAY, or any day. Peter keeps it real and positive.  Read AudioFile’s full review HERE.

More audiobooks narrated by Peter? Check them out here.

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 special connection is to his recording of Mary Stewart’s classic THE CRYSTAL CAVE.

“Maybe some of Merlin’s magic rubbed off.”—Narrator Derek Perkins

The Crystal Cave

Mary Stewart, read by Derek Perkins
Blackstone Audio
Earphones Award Winner

It’s hard to believe this classic of Arthurian literature had never have been recorded before, but now we can be entertained by the combination of Mary Stewart’s storytelling and Derek’s keen ability to spin the tale for audiobook listeners. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review.

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