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Have you listened? Get our Best Audiobooks of the Year for 2020 into your queue!
12/16/2020

Have you listened? Get our Best Audiobooks of the Year for 2020 into your queue!

“Even though I did this before we all locked down for COVID . . . it is interesting to be stuck at home with your family...
12/13/2020
Narrator John Lee on THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE - AudioFile Magazine Blog

“Even though I did this before we all locked down for COVID . . . it is interesting to be stuck at home with your family and realizing that those dynamics and tensions and joys affect the way that you lead your daily life—in this case, a man whose daily life involved actually trying to defeat the Nazis and save Britain from being overwhelmed.”—Narrator John Lee https://bit.ly/3mf5mpg

Narrator John Lee tells listeners about recording Erik Larson's history audiobook THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE in his narrator video.

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12/10/2020

AudioFile Magazine's cover photo

Love this comment on the value found by listeners in our reviews! Thank you Chris Abernathy!
12/06/2020

Love this comment on the value found by listeners in our reviews! Thank you Chris Abernathy!

When I'm deciding how to spend my Audible credits for my own listening pleasure I start by looking to AudioFile Magazine and their excellent reviews. Their Best Audiobooks of 2020 list is out now and it's not just the books you would see in a best selling list. John Muir released "The Yosemite" in 1912 and this audiobook adaption by Nick McArdle and Naxos was released this past March. It has a grand total of four ratings and zero reviews on Audible (that will soon change) but the Audiofile reviewers looked past that and put it on their list alongside audiobooks with thousands of ratings and reviews. If you want to get the very best for your audiobook money, check the reviews at Audiofile Magazine. You'll discover some great work that otherwise might be overlooked.

It’s a treat to discover more about Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series from the Earphones Award- and Audie Award-wi...
12/05/2020
In Conversation with Narrator Robert Bathurst - AudioFile Magazine Blog

It’s a treat to discover more about Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series from the Earphones Award- and Audie Award-winning narrator Robert Bathurst. Listen in as we continue our celebration of our choices for 2020's Best Audiobooks! https://bit.ly/36HHmXm

Mystery audiobook fans adore spending time with Louise Pennys Inspector Gamache. Hear more about the series from award-winning narrator Robert Bathurst.

Our choices for Best Mystery Audiobooks in 2020
12/04/2020

Our choices for Best Mystery Audiobooks in 2020

AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2020
12/03/2020
AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2020

AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2020

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured lis…

11/21/2020
Behind the Mic: Ron Butler on King and the Dragonflies

“Listen. This story will break your heart, but I promise you, it will put it back together in the most wonderful way” narrator Ronnie Butler Jr. talks about narrating this year's National Book Award winning youth title by Kacen Callender https://youtu.be/PwfqA1zXYSE

Narrator Ron Butler shares his thoughts on narrating KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES, Kacen Callender's National Book Award-winning book for children. Ron Butler's ...

"Audiobook lovers agree that Dion’s performances create an immersive listening experience no matter the genre or target ...
11/18/2020
5 Questions with Narrator Dion Graham - AudioFile Magazine Blog

"Audiobook lovers agree that Dion’s performances create an immersive listening experience no matter the genre or target audience," says Beth Fish in her interview with him today on our blog

My guest this month is none other than narrator Dion Graham. Discover 5 of his best audiobooks and read on for his answers to 5 of my quesitons.

"More than 90 writers contributed essays, poems, and interviews to create this historical snapshot [which is] diverse in...
11/15/2020
ALONE TOGETHER by Jennifer Haupt Ed Read by Edoardo Ballerini January LaVoy Dion Graham Julia Whelan Thérèse Plummer and a Full Cast | Audiobook Review | AudioFile Magazine

"More than 90 writers contributed essays, poems, and interviews to create this historical snapshot [which is] diverse in sensibility and form and is enhanced by the performances of similarly diverse narrators, who also worked gratis so that income from the production can provide relief for independent booksellers who are economically affected by COVID"

AudioFile Audiobook Review: More than 90 writers contributed essays, poems, and interviews to create this historical snapshot of how a group of authors are living through the cur

“I just recommend it to absolutely everyone—definitely high school kids for sure, but also any adult who wants to rememb...
11/01/2020
Almarie Guerra on MISS METEOR

“I just recommend it to absolutely everyone—definitely high school kids for sure, but also any adult who wants to remember what that time was like.”—Narrator Almarie Guerra https://youtu.be/U6ptzLn2nXI

Narrator Almarie Guerra gives audiobook listeners insights into narrating MISS METEOR, which she co-narrated with Kyla Garcia. Their dynamic and expressive v...

Want to catch up with the #MysteriousVoices webinar we hosted earlier this week? We heard from Imogen Church, JD Jackson...
10/31/2020
AudioFile Magazine presents - Mysterious Voices

Want to catch up with the #MysteriousVoices webinar we hosted earlier this week? We heard from Imogen Church, JD Jackson, Je Nie Fleming & Kate Reading all about the season's new suspense books they narrated by Ruth Ware, Rachel Howzell hall, Nate Larsen & Samantha Norman's completion of the late Ariana Franklin's series https://youtu.be/q3z-vGOrx4c

AudioFile Magazine hosts four suspense narrators to tell audiobook listeners all about the behind the scenes magic needed to make mysterious audiobooks come ...

Something new to hear from Dion Graham and Maryrose Wood
10/20/2020
Alice’s Farm by Maryrose Wood, Read by Dion Graham

Something new to hear from Dion Graham and Maryrose Wood

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured lis…

“There’s the same snark, the same characters, the same enticing sentence structure and delicious vocabulary.”–Narrator M...
10/17/2020
Behind the Mic: Moira Quirk on Harrow the Ninth

“There’s the same snark, the same characters, the same enticing sentence structure and delicious vocabulary.”–Narrator Moira Quirk

Moira Quirk shares her thoughts on narrating HARROW THE NINTH, Tamsyn Muir's thrilling and complex sequel to GIDEON THE NINTH. For more on the audiobook, rea...

10/10/2020
Behind the Mic: Henry Leyva on One Last Lie

Listen in as Henry Leyva shares how he worked to bring Paul Doiron's latest to listening readers

Henry Leyva shares his thoughts on narrating ONE LAST LIE, the newest book in Paul Doiron's mystery series. Maine warden Mike Bowditch tries to help his fath...

Desert Notebooks by Ben Ehrenreich, Read by David Bendena
10/07/2020
Desert Notebooks by Ben Ehrenreich, Read by David Bendena

Desert Notebooks by Ben Ehrenreich, Read by David Bendena

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured lis…

10 Editors’ Picks from September’s Best Audiobooks
09/25/2020
10 Editors’ Picks from September’s Best Audiobooks

10 Editors’ Picks from September’s Best Audiobooks

Every month, AudioFile Magazine reviewers and editors select the best new audiobooks — from memoirs to satire, historical fiction to mystery and cultural commentary. These listening recommendations offer plenty of variety, inspiration and escape. Queue up these audiobooks.

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Read by Robin Miles
09/12/2020
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Read by Robin Miles

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Read by Robin Miles

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured lis…

Turn to us for a bunch of grape audiobook listening suggestions
09/02/2020

Turn to us for a bunch of grape audiobook listening suggestions

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Thank you AudioFile for this great review of a fascinating look into space especially considering how many more projectiles will be heading up thanks to Elon Musk:
Love your magazine! I enjoyed reading it every day while recording my latest audiobook, "The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees," at iconic DuArt Media Services in New York (for Recorded Books). Pithy, well-written reviews--a treat! Just signed up for your newsletter too.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Of course you can! The Fourth Courier is now available as an audiobook. Selected by Bookstr as 1 of 5 best books set in Europe published this year AND 1 of 5 books picked to honor Stonewall’s 50th anniversary!
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It's out on my birthday! Download The New Adventures of Johnny Dollar: Volume 1 Audiobook The New Adventures of Johnny Dollar: Volume 1 Audiobook, by Joe Bevilacqua Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover Author: Joe Bevilacqua Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua Publisher: A Joe Bev Production LLC Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: 0 hours and 00 min. Series: The New Adventures of Johnny Dollar Series Release Date: January 2019 ISBN: 9781982647858 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Regular Price: $15.95 Add to Cart — or — FlexPass™ Price: $12.95 $7.95 for new members! Add to Cart ( learn more ) Add to Wish List Share this audiobook with a friend on Twitter! Share this audiobook with a friend on Facebook! Share this audiobook with a friend on Google Plus! Email a link to this audiobook to a friend! Publisher Description The original Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama that aired on CBS Radio from February 18, 1949 to September 30, 1962. The best known incarnation was with Bob Bailey starring in “the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account—America’s fabulous freelance insurance investigator.” There were 809 episodes, plus two not-for-broadcast auditions, in the twelve-year run, and more than 720 still exist today out of 886 total performances. Actors who portrayed Johnny Dollar: Dick Powell (audition show in 1948) Charles Russell (February 1949 to January 1950) Edmond O’Brien (February 1950 to September 1952) John Lund (November 1952 to September 1954) Gerald Mohr (audition show in 1955) Bob Bailey (October 1955 to November 1960) Bob Readick (December 1960 to June 1961) Mandel Kramer (June 1961 to September 1962) Joe Bev (2018 to 2019) This first new volume includes: The Suicidal Bicycle Matter The Clever Chemist Matter The Where the Elite Meet to Eat Matter The Thelma Ibsen Matter The Jack Benny Matter The Murder Is a Merry-Go-Round Matter The Expose Matter Plus sample chapters of upcoming Joe Bev Productions, including new episodes of The Lone Ranger, Sherlock Holmes, and The Green Lama. Download and start listening now!
Today, I begin the recording of my 1,000th audiobook. And just in time to celebrate this event, Audiofile Magazine has published this profile. I'm so grateful, both for the article AND my 23 years as a narrator. You can read it, here - https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/narrators/sean-pratt/
Coming out January 2, 2019! The New Adventures of Johnny Dollar by Joe Bev (c) (p) 2019 Joe Bev Productions, LLC Description: For the first time since 1962, Joe Bev has produced a series bringing back the old time radio favorite, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. The original Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama that aired on CBS Radio from February 18, 1949 to September 30, 1962. The best-known incarnation with Bob Bailey starring in "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." There were 809 episodes (plus two not-for-broadcast auditions) in the 12-year run, and more than 720 still exist today out of 886 total performances. Actors who portrayed Johnny Dollar Dick Powell (Audition show in 1948) Charles Russell (February 1949 - January 1950) Edmond O'Brien (February 1950 - September 1952) John Lund (November 1952 - September 1954) Gerald Mohr (Audition show in 1955) Bob Bailey (October 1955 - November 1960) Bob Readick (December 1960 - June 1961) Mandel Kramer (June 1961 - September 1962) Joe Bev (2018-19) This first new volume includes: 1. The Suicidal Bicycle Matter 2. The Clever Chemist Matter 3. The Where the Elite Meet to Eat Matter 4. The Thelma Ibsen Matter 5. The Jack Benny Matter 6. The Murder is a Merry-Go-Round Matter 7. The Expose Matter Plus, sample chapters of upcoming Joe Bev Productions, including new episodes of The Lone Ranger, Sherlock Holmes and The Green Lama. Biography: Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is a public radio producer and radio theater dramatist. However, his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film and television, as a producer, director, writer, author, actor, journalist, documentarian, and even cartoonist. He has created more than 400 audio titles, distributed by Blackstone since 2008.
... and the water was warm enough to swim in!