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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
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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Tease: A Buccaneer at Heart

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Stephanie Laurens‘s Adventurers Quartet has many fans, and Steve West’s narrations win the heart and loyalties of even more.

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by Stephanie Laurens, read by Steve West
Blackstone Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Capt. Frobisher encounters Miss Eileen Hopkins in an African port and is deterred from making his way home to come to her aid to find her brother. They plunge into the jungle with only their talents and inner strengths to aid them—and with the courage of their hearts as their guide. Read our full reviews of Books 1 through 3: THE LADY’S COMMAND, A BUCCANEER AT HEART, and THE DAREDEVIL SNARED.

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Solve: The City of Mirrors

Scott Brick’s expressive delivery of Justin Cronin’s trilogy has gained fans starting with the momentum of THE PASSAGE. Brick injects emotion into even the smallest subplot and intensifies the drama.

The City of Mirrors

 THE CITY OF MIRRORS
Justin Cronin, read by Scott Brick
Random House Audio

After a century in postapocalyptic Texas, people have become complacent about the “virals” (vampires) beyond the walls of the cities and have begun to move outside. Scott Brick shines as a narrator—especially with his prodigious ability to deliver fast-paced dialogue and action. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

AudioFile had a chance to go Behind the Mic with narrator Scott Brick to hear about his experience with Justin Cronin’s trilogy.

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Self: Tribe

What can we learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning? The author of WAR, Sebastian Junger uses his experience and observations to examine the misalignment of the culture at home and the military experience.

Tribe
TRIBE
by Sebastian Junger, read by the Author
Hachette Audio

Journalist Junger delivers his audiobook with forceful and emotional conviction. Combining history, psychology, and social observations, Junger gives listeners thought-provoking points of view. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

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Behind the Mic: Lily and the Octopus

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
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.

Michael Urie
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