AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with Michael Urie as he tells us more about LILY AND THE OCTOPUS. We love Michael’s clear connection to this audiobook. Listeners need know only that Steven Rowley’s debut is a beautiful love story.
“Steven Rowley has created something so true, so real.”—Michael Urie
LILY AND THE OCTOPUS
by Steven Rowley, read by Michael Urie
Simon & Schuster Audio
Earphones Award Winner
We loved the title (and jacket art) even before we heard Michael Urie’s performance. Now that we have, we want to share Michael’s heartfelt comments and his brilliant connection to the performance. You can also listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.
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Some Romance choices from James Patterson’s Bookshots series, and other audiobook titles to charm your September listening hours.
THE BOURBON THIEF
by Tiffany Reisz, read by Kim Staunton
Harlequin Audio/Blackstone Audio
Cooper and Paris fight over million-dollar bourbon in Louisville, Kentucky.
FIRE BOUND: Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, Book 5
by Christine Feehan, read by Carol Monda
Lissa Piner joins her supernatural powers with Casmir Prakenskii’s to fight a European crime ring.
This series finale title pairs the Duke of Stanbrook with music instructor Dora Debbins in a second-chance-at-love story.
SWEET TOMORROWS: A Rose Harbor novel
Debbie Macomber, read by Lorelei King
Random House Audio/Books On Tape
This series-ending story brings tough choices for Jo Marie Rose and her Inn guest, Emily Gaffney.
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Set in pre-WWI New Jersey and New York, Constance Kopp’s appointment as a deputy sheriff is challenged, and the spirited Kopp sisters are again making their own way as crime fighters.
LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE
by Amy Stewart, read by Christina Moore
AudioFile Earphones Award
Christina Moore’s narration continues to shine in this sequel to GIRL WAITS WITH GUN. Moore captures Constance’s personality perfectly, at times vulnerable, but more often a strong and determined turn of the century woman who feels she has finally found her calling. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.
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If clutter is the common cold of American life, here are some audiobook ideas for a cure.
MESS: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act
Barry Yourgrau, read by Peter Brook
A personal journey and broad survey of how people tackle clutter.
SPARK JOY: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying up
Marie Kondo, read by Sumalee Montano
A category system and Zen-like wisdom to keep your home organized.
THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
Gretchen Rubin, read by Gretchen Rubin
Inspiring memoir on creating space for happiness in your life.
THE ART OF GRACE: On Moving Well Through Life
Sarah L. Kaufman, read by Christina Delaine
Sublime reflections on bringing grace and order back into your life.
More Listens To Simplify Your Life
THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life
Gail Blanke, read by Gail Blanke
How all that clutter keeps you from your best life.
7: AN EXPERIMENTAL MUTINY AGAINST EXCESS
Jen Hatmaker, read by Rebecca Gallagher
Bold steps to help you shed the stuff you don’t really need.
LIVE HAPPY: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy
Deborah K. Heisz, read by Karen White
How everyday practices can clear the way for lasting happiness.
LIGHTEN UP: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier With Less
Peter Walsh, read by John Lee
People are happiest when they simplify their lives.
100 WAYS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
Joyce Meyer, read by Sandra McCollom
Clutter and confusion are conditions that can be fixed.
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Narrator Derek Perkins always brings a fluency and engagement to even the most challenging titles and subjects, including history. Derek goes Behind the Mic for AudioFile and gives us some insight into his preparation for Eugene Rogan’s THE ARABS.
“Much of Professor Rogan’s history—which goes from the 16th century to today—is from the Arab perspective.”— Derek Perkins
by Eugene Rogan, read by Derek Perkins
Earphones Award Winner
When our reviewer says that a history is “as dramatic and fraught as any novel,” we know that is accessible listening. Listen to a sound sample of Derek’s well-researched pronunciations from THE ARABS, here.
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