Home

Behind the Mic: The Assistants

Narrator Jorjeana Marie goes behind the mic for AudioFile Magazine to tell us why it was fun to get to know the hilarious cast in Camille Perri’s THE ASSISTANTS. She shares the secrets of her balancing act of humor, perfect pacing, and the multi-accented New York characters. Just think what might happen when underpaid assistants take a Robin Hood approach to the distribution of wealth.

“I loved that this book was set in New York, and the cast of characters was amazing. It’s kind of an anti-hero story.” -Jorjeana Marie

The AssistantsTHE ASSISTANTS
by Camille Perri, read by Jorjeana Marie
Penguin Audio
Earphones Award Winner

We first spotted this title because of its setting within a New York media empire and the rich possibilities for satire. Jorjeana Marie dives into the performance much as any executive assistant would—savvy and smart, and willing to take risks. In a world of underpaid assistants with crushing debt among the richest executives, there are always opportunities. Have fun listening to this one! To hear a sound clip and read our full review, click HERE.

Jorjeana Marie
To find more audiobooks narrated by Jorjeana, click HERE.

Solve: All Is Not Forgotten

Can traumatic memories be wiped away? We might think this is a good idea, but is it? The brutal first chapter in Wendy Walker’s thriller is not for the faint of heart.

All Is Not Forgotten

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN
by Wendy Walker, read by Dylan Baker
AudioFile Earphones Award

As a woman recovers physically from an assault, she’s given a controversial drug to wipe it from her memory. But can its emotional effects really be wiped clean—just like that? Narrator Dylan Baker builds the tension and the fraught family relationships. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

Best Audiobooks 2016AudioFile
2016 Best Audiobooks
Award Winner

Behind the Mic: Version Control

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk to January LaVoy about VERSION CONTROL. January’s enthusiasm for this story of science and science fiction draws us in. Listen to hear more about this blending of science and society.

“What surprised me the most about this book was that it is classified as science fiction but I would say that it is the definition of diversity.” Narrator January LaVoy

Version Control

VERSION CONTROL
by Dexter Palmer, read by January LaVoy
AudioFile Earphones Award
AudioFile Best Audiobooks 2016

Time travel has a powerful allure. January LaVoy propels the narrative drive and delivers all the subtle nuance of Dexter Palmer’s take that’s full of our modern technology. Phillip and Rebecca have survived personal tragedy. Phillip, a physicist, directs  a project creating a “causality violation” device—for most of us, that’s a time machine. Rebecca, who works for an online dating site, has a pervasive feeling that something is not right. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.

January LaVoy by Jordan Matter
January Lavoy by Jordan Matter

Explore January LaVoy’s audiography to find more audiobooks to love.


Best Audiobooks 2016AudioFile
2016 Best Audiobooks
Award Winner

Solve: The Deal

Part of a terrific new collection of short stories we are finding irresistible! What sort of deal is it—does this thief get a treasure or a curse?

The Deal
THE DEAL

by Michael Palmer, read by Fleet Cooper
Hachette Audio

A petty criminal finds himself face to face with an old woman during a robbery. This brief gem in Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series is a dazzling sparkler any mystery fan will appreciate. Listen to a sound clip and read the full review here.

Browse our newest mystery reviews any time to find your next great listen.

Behind the Mic: Rise of The Rocket Girls

Narrator Erin Bennett shares her fascination with the “rocket era” that intrigues many of us. Erin has a special connection to the space program through a childhood friend, now an astronaut, and lets AudioFile Magazine in on a very special “launch” of the RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS audiobook in this Behind the Mic video.

“Before there were computers, there were women who computed. The women at JPL.”—Narrator Erin Bennett

Rise of the Rocket Girls

RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS
by Nathalia Holt, read by Erin Bennett
Hachette Audio

The excitement of rocket launches and space exploration intrigues us—and makes for great listening. Most histories of the rocket era during and after WWII focus on the achievements of men. This audiobook corrects that bias by telling the stories of brilliant women, known as “human computers,” who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and made our space and missile defense programs possible. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

To find more audiobooks narrated by Erin, click here.

Best Audiobooks 2016AudioFile
2016 Best Audiobooks
Award Winner