Captivating and compelling listening all around — but who will win?
As fans of mystery audiobooks, we’re looking forward to this year’s Audie Awards and are excited to share the nominees for the Mystery and Thriller/Suspense categories. If you missed any of these audiobooks, there are a still couple of months for you to listen and root for your favorites before the winners are announced on May 31. Do you think Louise Penny and Robert Bathurst will take home an Audie this year? They were nominated for A GREAT RECKONING last year, but didn’t take home the prize. What about Harlan Coben and Steven Weber, nominated for HOME? Will the winner also have an AudioFile Earphones Award, like MAGPIE MURDERS or THE CHEMIST? Listen to clips of all the nominees in the 2018 Mystery and Thriller/Suspense categories and place your bets, theoretical or otherwise. Read more…
Janet Evanovich goes beyond her quirky characters . . . to zombies, and a boa constrictor. No worries, Lorelei King has it handled!
Lorelei King knows what Janet Evanovich’s listeners love about the Stephanie Plum audiobooks, and you can tell when you listen. Lorelei’s fabulous skill brings alive all of the lovable and despicable characters and will make you laugh out loud — and so will her Behind the Mic video for HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR.
“It has all the things you’ve come to expect from Janet—the quirky humor, the zany characters, and it has a boa constrictor, it has zombies . . . what more could you want?”—Narrator Lorelei King
How does Snow White look from here? The Evil Queen’s POV
Join AudioFile Behind the Mic with narrator Kim Mai Guest — she talks about the fascinating characters she got to portray in FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, an Earphones Award-winning young adult novel from Julie C. Dao.
“You travel across this magical, mythical land with these amazing characters . . . evil demons, beautiful women, thoughtful interesting emperors.”—Narrator Kim Mai Guest
Narrator Kathleen Gati takes listeners Behind the Mic for Katherine Arden’s newest fantasy audiobook
Listen in as Kathleen Gati takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic to learn more about her narration of THE GIRL IN THE TOWER. The second in author Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy is perfect listening for the season!
“It’s intriguing, it’s a fabulous fantasy fable, and it’s dark and sexy. I think you’ll enjoy it.”—Narrator Kathleen Gati
Listen in as Christina Delaine tells of narrating Bradford Morrow’s sweeping historical novel
Narrator Christina Delaine takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic for her narration of THE PRAGUE SONATA. Bradford Morrow’s moving novel tells of a mysterious musical score that connects two women across history.
“I loved these women. They are humbling and awe-inspiring. I miss hanging out with them—they were fine company to keep.”— Narrator Christina Delaine
Lament for textile worker, balladeer, and union organizer Ella Mae Wiggins
Narrator Karen White takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic to share her thoughts on the narration of THE LAST BALLAD. This Earphones Award winner by Wiley Cash revolves around Ella Mae Wiggins, a forgotten heroine of history.
“The story resonates so deeply with all the social justice issues that we are still wrangling with today.” —Narrator Karen White