Self: Put Your Intuition to Work

How to Supercharge Your Inner Wisdom to Think Fast and Make Great Decisions

Personal and workplace decision-making can be a mercurial process. AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Hillary Huber to hear her thoughts about her accessible performance of Lynn Robinson’s authoritative guide to trusting your intuition.

“Success is based on so many decisions throughout each day.”—Hillary Huber

Put Your Intuition To Work
PUT YOUR INTUITION TO WORK

Lynn A. Robinson, read by Hillary Huber
Vibrance Press

We all like good, actionable ideas to help our day, and our lives, go better. When an audiobook narrator connects listeners to those ideas, it’s a win-win. Hillary Huber helps us absorb Lynn Robinson’s approach to using our inner wisdom. Listen to a sound clip and read our review here.

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Behind the Mic: Age of Myth

The author of the popular Riyria books launches a new series.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Tim Gerard Reynolds—narrator of not only Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Chronicles and Riyria Revelations, but this first book in the Legend of the First Empire series, AGE OF MYTH. Is he sharing the secrets of the story?

“I got to work closely with Michael on this new series on things like characterization.”—Tim Gerard Reynolds

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Michael J. Sullivan, read by Tim Gerard Reynolds
Recorded Books
Earphones Award Winner

What an opportunity for a narrator to collaborate with an author on the performance of a new series! Tim Gerard Reynolds jumps back 3000 years to Book 1 of Sullivan’s new Legends of the First Empire series and grabs an Earphones Award right off.  Listen to sound clip and read our review here.

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Solve: The Woman in Cabin 10

Mystery awaits aboard a small cruise ship

Your next cruise vacation may never be the same. Imogen Church delivers a full measure of travel writer Lo Blacklock’s paranoia and ambiguity in THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10.

The Woman in Cabin 10
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10
Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church
Simon & Schuster Audio
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Narrator Imogen Church maintains an atmosphere of ambiguity and paranoia in this cleverly plotted mystery. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

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Behind the Mic: The Abundance

Essays by Annie Dillard

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.

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Listeners may also want to explore Dillard’s autobiographical works, THE WRITING LIFE and AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

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Solve: The City of Mirrors

The final title in The Passage trilogy

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

On Homecoming and Belonging—by journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger

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

An audiobook best appreciated by knowing very little about the plot before starting

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
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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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Solve: Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Not exactly a cozy, but a historical mystery worth your listening time

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

LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE
by Amy Stewart, read by Christina Moore
Recorded Books
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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Behind the Mic: The Arabs

A sweeping history of the Arab peoples and nations

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

The Arabs
THE ARABS
by Eugene Rogan, read by Derek Perkins
Tantor Audio
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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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Solve: The Wreckage

Today’s selection from Michael Robotham will give your Monday a thrill

Sean Barrett knows the territory of THE WRECKAGE after several Robotham thrillers featuring Joseph O’Loughlin and here, ex-detective Vincent Ruiz. Barrett brings a rich, value-adding performance to  Robotham’s complex new tale.

The Wreckage
THE WRECKAGE
by Michael Robotham, read by Sean Barrett
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Barrett handles a UN Assembly of accents with effortless polish, and his pacing as the two plots race side by side is irresistible. Listen to a sound clip and read our review HERE.

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