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 Legend of the First Empire series, AGE OF MYTH. Is he sharing the secrets of the story?

“I got to work closely with Michael on this new series on things like characterization.”—Tim Gerard Reynolds

Age of MythAGE OF MYTH
Michael J. Sullivan, read by Tim Gerard Reynolds
Recorded Books
Earphones Award Winner

What an opportunity for a narrator to collaborate with an author on the performance of a new series! Tim Gerard Reynolds jumps back 3000 years to Book 1 of Sullivan’s new Legends of the First Empire series and grabs an Earphones Award right off.  Listen to sound clip and read our review here.


Browse Tim’s audiography here!

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Tease: October New Releases

October 4th, 2016:

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Rebecca Zanetti, read by Karen White

Nichole Chase, read by Saskia Maarleveld & Will Damron

Debbie Macomber, read by Suzanne Elise Freeman

October 11th, 2016:


Meagan Erickson, read by Marc Bachmann

Tamra Baumann, read by Kate Rudd

October 18th, 2016:

Black Diamond

Susannah Sandlin, read by Elizabeth Godley

Michelle Major, read by Natalie Duke

October 25th, 2016:

Taking Charge

Ruth Cardello, read by Natalie Ross

Christi Caldwell, read by Tim Campbell

Helen Hardt, read by Kendall Taylor

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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
Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church
Simon & Schuster Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award

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.

Browse our newest mystery reviews to find your next great listen!

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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
AudioFile Earphones Award
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
by Annie Dillard, read by Susan Ericksen
Brilliance Audio
Earphones Award Winner

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.

Susan Eriksen
Photo by Peter Beck

Find more audiobooks narrated by Susan in her audiography!

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

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