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5 Questions with Scott Brick

5 Questions with Narrator Scott Brick

5 Questions with Scott Brick

Today’s guest narrator is the voice of some of my favorite series. If you’ve ever listened to a book by Brad Meltzer, Clive Cussler, or Nelson DeMille, then you’re already familiar with audiobook star Scott Brick. Scott has also guided listeners through history, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy, gaining fans across the genres.

I look to Scott for a vibrant, engaging delivery that holds my attention from the moment I hit play to the very last second of the audiobook, from action-packed thrillers to well-researched biography. I especially appreciate his impeccable sense of timing and the way he can pump up chase scenes, draw out the suspense, and linger over descriptive prose, all of which builds strong connections between listener and author.

Don’t take my word for it, though. Download one of today’s recommended audiobooks and hear for yourself. Read more…

Let Audiobooks Transport You

Let Audiobooks Transport You to Mysterious Places

Let Audiobooks Transport You

Living in NYC, in the pandemic’s epicenter, under a stay-at-home mandate, I find myself thinking about the things I am missing most: Once I get past hugging and playing with my grandchildren, my mind goes to traveling. Getting on airplanes was a regular part of my pre-Covid work life. The last flight I took was back from Atlanta on the 6th of March. Then everything shut down. Unlike many folks who find travel a nuisance, I have always loved the entire experience, from the flight itself to being in a place with new sites, sounds, foods, and people.

Now, like everyone else, my wings have been clipped, and I am relying on audiobooks to transport me to new places. Below is a selection of audiobooks that take us to intriguing locations around the world. These listens engage us in mysterious doings and reveal the real people and customs that are less visible to tourists. And one of the keys to doing so is the power of the narrator to perform different accents, making the experience feel more genuine. Read more…

Fred Berman

Narrator Fred Berman on THE K TEAM

Author David Rosenfelt is back with another canine companion on the case, and this time he’s launching a new mystery series. Narrator Fred Berman shares his insights into THE K TEAM, Rosenfelt’s new spin-off from the Andy Carpenter series. Hear more about this sharp, smart, dog-friendly audiobook thriller in Fred’s video.

“It’s a first-person narrative, which is my favorite type of book to narrate, because it’s the most actable. You can just dig in and live as the character.”—Narrator Fred Berman

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7 Audiobooks about Kindness and Caring

7 Kids’ Audiobooks About Kindness and Caring

7 Audiobooks about Kindness and Caring

As we are all social distancing, we might not be able to visit others or invite them over for meals, but we can let people know that we care in lots of ways. Maybe write a letter or send a care package to an older relative. Or decorate your door or leave a thank you note for a delivery person, or even start a “wishtree” in your neighborhood. Or maybe most importantly, be patient with the people sharing your close quarters right now. We all could use a little extra kindness, so I hope these audiobooks provide a jumping-off point to help your family come up with new ways to be kind and care for others. Read more…

7 Romances Set in the Great Outdoors

7 Romances Set in the Great Outdoors

7 Romances Set in the Great Outdoors

On the plus side, we here in the Northeast are still allowed to go for walks . . . I think. I wear my mask on my strolls around the neighborhood, and I notice everyone is very polite about crossing the street when they see someone, far in the distance, coming their way. Even getting some fresh air feels like an Indiana Jones-worthy quest these days.

So, from the comfort (hopefully) of our homes, let’s enjoy romance audiobooks that take advantage of the great outdoors, from Colorado to Maine and beyond. Even if we can’t hike, bike, or stroll right now, we can remember, imagine, and hear tell of such ancient customs. And there’s something fun about finding different ways to replicate the experiences we most cherish, isn’t there? I’m thinking of the man who ran an entire marathon in his backyard. It makes life special to think creatively, so let’s get started! Read more…