Self: On Living

Kerry Egan offers listeners the gifts of love, courage, kindness, and laughter in ON LIVING, her memoir about serving as a hospice chaplain.

written and narrated by Kerry Egan
Penguin Audio/Books on Tape
AudioFile Earphones Award

Bringing a light and listenable touch to the reading of her much-praised memoir, Egan shares her story and those of many clients, and finds joy and hope amid the phase of life called “dying”.  Don’t be put off by this audiobook’s mention of hospice. Our Contributing Editor, Aurelia C. Scott, not only gave the audiobook an AudioFile Earphones Award, she also put it among her personal “best listening” of the year.

Interested in more books like ON LIVING?  Check out Atul Gawande’s BEING MORTAL.


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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 Audio

Marina Adair starts debuts her new Sequoia Lake series. Narrator Renee Raudman hits another one out of the park in this small-town romance with a big heart. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, here.

RT Book Reviews print edition review. 

Wyoming Brave

Diana Palmer,  Read by Todd McLaren
Brilliance Audio

Narrator Todd McLaren takes the listener to an isolated Wyoming ranch where Meredith Grayling is hiding from a contract killer in Diana Palmer’s latest audiobook in the Long Tall Texan series. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, here.

RT Book Reviews print edition review.

The Ladies' Room
Carolyn Brown, Read by Donna Postel
Brilliance Audio

A single-title contemporary audiobook romance from Carolyn Brown. Narrator Donna Postel creates a glowing narration in this whimsical Southern tale about life’s unpredictable twists and turns. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, here.

The Scottish Duke

Karen Ranney, read by Tim Campbell
Harper Audio

Tim Campbell’s agreeable narration should satisfy a wide audience looking for a tale with both seductive scenes and classic romance. Come for the explicit scenes but stay for a conventional love story reminiscent of Shakespeare’s TAMING OF THE SHREW. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s audiobook review, here.

RT Book Reviews print edition review.

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 tells us his take-away on MISTER MONKEY by Francine Prose.

“You need to enjoy where you are at. No matter the situation you are in. You are there for a reason.” —Narrator Kirby Heyborne

Mister Monkey

by Francine Prose, read by Kirby Heyborne and Nan McNamara
Harper Audio
Earphones Award Winner

The balance and dynamic of two narrators in this smart, funny audiobook got our attention. And Kirby Heyborne — who is smart and funny in real life — seemed the perfect casting. Teamed with Nan McNamara, listeners have a treat ahead. Listen to a sound clip of Kirby and read AudioFile’s full review HERE.

Kirby has also performed many audiobooks for teens and families! Explore them in his audiography of titles.

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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 definitely has a lock on private investigator and psychologist Maisie Dobbs along with the portraits of her familiar friends and colleagues.

” My first audiobook was the first Maisie Dobbs. . . .and I’ve started work on the next one.” —Narrator Orlagh Cassidy

Journey to MunichJOURNEY TO MUNICH
Jacqueline Winspear, Read by Orlagh Cassidy
Harper Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award

In JOURNEY TO MUNICH new circumstances challenge Maisie as she’s sent to Munich during Hitler’s early rise to power. A good deal of backstory is supplied to help listeners enter the series. It’s hard to have a favorite, but this 12th title in the series could be mine. Listen to a sound clip from JOURNEY TO MUNICH, and read AudioFile’s full review here.

Orlagh Cassidy

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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 applies them to life. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Peter Ganim.

“This was a highlight–it isn’t often you get to narrate a title by someone you hold in personal regard.”—Narrator Peter Ganim

32 Yolks32 YOLKS
Eric Ripert, read by Peter Ganim
Random House Audio /Books on Tape
Earphones Award Winner

Celebrated in the memoir category in AudioFile’s  2016 BEST AUDIOBOOKS. The subtitle intrigues us, “From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line,” learn how Eric Ripert followed his passion, toiling amid the highly competitive world of cooking—his culinary and media lives emerge. Listen to a sound clip of Peter from 32 YOLKS and read AudioFile’s full review here.

Peter Ganim
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