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We celebrate Women’s History Month & that provides a great reason to spotlight mystery audiobooks featuring strong women...
03/21/2022
Celebrating Women's History Month with Mystery Audiobooks

We celebrate Women’s History Month & that provides a great reason to spotlight mystery audiobooks featuring strong women protagonists in historical settings https://bit.ly/37AHuuv

While March 8, 2022, marked International Women’s Day, we celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March, which provides a great reason to spotlight mystery audiobooks that feature strong women protagonists in historical settings. When one thinks of women, history, and mystery, the fir...

"How do I bring the wolfness to my voice? How do I bring a giant serpent to my voice? Or Odin, that larger-than-life cha...
03/20/2022
Narrator Jayne Entwistle on THE WITCH'S HEART

"How do I bring the wolfness to my voice? How do I bring a giant serpent to my voice? Or Odin, that larger-than-life character?"—Narrator Jayne Entwistle https://bit.ly/3JyavW4

Narrator Jayne Entwistle tells AudioFile listeners about THE WITCH'S HEART by Genevieve Gornichec—an Earphones Award winner and a 2022 Audies finalist in Fantasy. A mother's fierce and heartbreaking love for her children plays out against the vast, vibrant backdrop of Norse mythology.

REEL - the 2022 Audie Award Winner in Romance
03/15/2022
REEL - the 2022 Audie Award Winner in Romance

REEL - the 2022 Audie Award Winner in Romance

The Romance Audie Award, first given in 2005, recognizes the winning romance audiobook’s distinction in narration, production, and content. Combine superlative narration with crisp and detail-oriented production and a story listeners will fall in love with, and you have this year’s winne...

Join narrators Soneela Nankani, Bahni Turpin, Arthur Morey & Julia Whelan to hear about the making of #audiobooks that  ...
03/15/2022

Join narrators Soneela Nankani, Bahni Turpin, Arthur Morey & Julia Whelan to hear about the making of #audiobooks that AudioFile Magazine & Libro.FM eagerly anticipate this spring. Step into the booth with live readings, and join the Q & A with the narrators, hosted by AudioFile Magazine and moderated by Michele Cobb. Register for this free webinar happening Monday March 28 at 1 pm ET at https://bit.ly/3tYrgms

A trio of great audiobook suggestions featuring the Southern US
03/10/2022
Listening to Complex Southern Stories

A trio of great audiobook suggestions featuring the Southern US

I’ve lived in New England my whole life, and even though my dad grew up in Texas, I don’t have much of a personal connection to the South. Perhaps this is why I’m drawn to stories about the region. As a lifelong northerner, I’m always striving to become more knowledgeable abo...

Celebrating the 2022 Audie Awards
03/09/2022
Celebrating the 2022 Audie Awards

Celebrating the 2022 Audie Awards

Congratulations to all of the 2022 Audie Award winners! The competition for the annual awards given by the Audio Publishers Association is a year-long process that involves more than 200 judges and 15,000 hours of listening. The result is 126 Finalists in 25 categories, and the final step, 25 winner...

The 27th Audie Awards: And the winner in the mystery category is . . .
03/07/2022
The 27th Audie Awards: And the winner in the mystery category is . . .

The 27th Audie Awards: And the winner in the mystery category is . . .

The 27th annual Audie Award winners were announced at the virtual Audies gala on Friday evening, March 4. The Audies are the annual awards given by the Audio Publishers Association to recognize the best audiobooks. It’s hard for me to believe that the last major live event I attended was the A...

Celebrate the Audie Awards of 2022 right here!  Congratulations to all: winners, finalists, narrators, authors, publishe...
03/05/2022
AudioFile, Discover the World of Audiobooks

Celebrate the Audie Awards of 2022 right here! Congratulations to all: winners, finalists, narrators, authors, publishers, judges, and most of all listeners! https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/audies/

Explore great audio book listening with AudioFile recommendations and reviews. We help you find your next great audiobook. Independent reviews help you discover the best narrators, great listening, and spoken word programs worth your listening time. We talk all audiobooks, all the time.

The Best Audiobooks: the 2022 Audie Awards
03/03/2022
The Best Audiobooks: the 2022 Audie Awards

The Best Audiobooks: the 2022 Audie Awards

The best audiobooks of the year, according to the judges of the 2022 Audie awards—the Oscars of the audiobook industry.

Cheers to the 2022 Audie Awards Romance Finalists
03/01/2022
Cheers to the 2022 Audie Awards Romance Finalists

Cheers to the 2022 Audie Awards Romance Finalists

The Audie Awards are The Oscars for audiobook lovers. The Audies, administered by the Audio Publishers Association, recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” Each year, finalists are announced in various categories, including Romance, with the winners of each c...

Fall in Love With These 10 February Audiobook Favorites
02/28/2022
Fall in Love With These 10 February Audiobook Favorites

Fall in Love With These 10 February Audiobook Favorites

Every month, AudioFile Magazine reviewers and editors select the best new audiobooks just for BookTrib’s readers. This month, listeners will exercise their minds with a history of women's fitness trailblazers, feel charmed by Regency-era flirtation, travel to a UFO crash site and more. So, grab yo...

AudioFile's Editors Pick 10 Big Audiobooks for March
02/23/2022
AudioFile's Editors Pick 10 Big Audiobooks for March

AudioFile's Editors Pick 10 Big Audiobooks for March

Celebrities are the name of the game this month—memoirs from Harvey Fierstein and Hannah Gadsby, a middle-grade novel from John Cho, and a mystery from Dolly Parton herself are among our most anticipated audiobooks for March.

This week sample recent audiobooks in the mystery subgenre of amateur sleuths https://bit.ly/3sTl6nf
02/21/2022
Amateur Sleuths Shine in These Audiobooks

This week sample recent audiobooks in the mystery subgenre of amateur sleuths https://bit.ly/3sTl6nf

Unhampered by the constraints of the police or the private investigator, amateur sleuths can be anyone—and do just about anything. As you can see from a small sampling of recent audiobooks in this sub-genre, the amateur sleuth can arise from any career, from a maid to a wedding planner to a jo...

Audiofile Magazine's Podcast Series Season 3 Features "Pride and Prejudice"
02/19/2022
Audiofile Magazine's Podcast Series Season 3 Features "Pride and Prejudice"

Audiofile Magazine's Podcast Series Season 3 Features "Pride and Prejudice"

AudioFile Magazine, the #1 source globally of audiobook reviews, announces that the third season of the popular Audiobook Break podcast will feature Jane Austen’s universally-acknowledged Pride and Prejudice as narrated by the gifted comedienne, Alison Larkin. The magazine is notable for its revie...

"If you are looking for high-quality children’s and teen literature, these audiobooks deliver!"
02/18/2022
2022 Odyssey and Newbery Winners

"If you are looking for high-quality children’s and teen literature, these audiobooks deliver!"

Besides AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks, the ALA Youth Media Awards are my favorite annual awards. Chosen by a committee of librarians, the Odyssey Award recognizes excellence in audiobook production for children and/or young adults. And the Newbery Medal recognizes the most distinguished contribu...

Jane Austen Takes Over Audiobook Break Season 3
02/15/2022
Jane Austen Takes Over Audiobook Break Season 3

Jane Austen Takes Over Audiobook Break Season 3

Jane Austen’s arch dialogue and sly wit were meant to be read aloud. Indeed, the author often “narrated” her own works to her family to hear their reaction to her writing and to provide her parents and siblings hours of auditory entertainment. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is Austen’s....

"Love is more complex and varied than I knew in 3rd grade, but as my selections this month confirm, it’s worth the risk"...
02/11/2022

"Love is more complex and varied than I knew in 3rd grade, but as my selections this month confirm, it’s worth the risk" https://bit.ly/3Jcd2EG

Hearing Immigrant Stories
02/09/2022
Hearing Immigrant Stories

Hearing Immigrant Stories

There are so many wonderful books featuring immigrant stories that picking only three for this month’s column felt nearly impossible. These three are all fantastic audiobooks, and they all tell very different stories about being an immigrant in the U.S. But they’re also about as far apar...

"Settle in with your box of chocolates, plug in your earphones, and enjoy the love . . . and murders"
02/08/2022
Love in Mystery Audiobooks — From Drama to Laughter

"Settle in with your box of chocolates, plug in your earphones, and enjoy the love . . . and murders"

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and love is in the air. So I present for your listening pleasure a collection of mystery/thrillers that involve a variety of relationships. Settle in with your box of chocolates, plug in your earphones, and enjoy the love . . . and murders.

"I make a list of words. Have I ever actually read these out loud? No, I haven't. But is it War-rick in England? Is it W...
02/04/2022
In Conversation with Narrator Davina Porter, Voice of Outlander

"I make a list of words. Have I ever actually read these out loud? No, I haven't. But is it War-rick in England? Is it War-wick in Rhode Island? It depends where you are and who is saying it."

Davina Porter is a Golden Voice narrator, well loved for voicing Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series and many more. She is known for her attention to detail, keen intelligence, subtle characterizations, and a range of voices and accents. In this bonus episode of Behind the Mic, Davina Porter tel...

Psst...you lookin for this? https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/audies/ #AUDIES2022 #finalists
02/03/2022
AudioFile, Discover the World of Audiobooks

Psst...you lookin for this? https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/audies/ #AUDIES2022 #finalists

Explore great audio book listening with AudioFile recommendations and reviews. We help you find your next great audiobook. Independent reviews help you discover the best narrators, great listening, and spoken word programs worth your listening time. We talk all audiobooks, all the time.

If you missed it you can catch up now!
01/27/2022
Hearing History with Black Voices

If you missed it you can catch up now!

Listen in on a moving and lively conversation with four excellent narrators on bringing history to life for listeners. Narrators Leon Nixon, Robin Miles, Di...

"February’s biggest news might be the next fantasy audiobook from Marlon James and read by Golden Voice Bahni Turpin—who...
01/26/2022
10 February Audiobook Picks from AudioFile's Editors

"February’s biggest news might be the next fantasy audiobook from Marlon James and read by Golden Voice Bahni Turpin—who also narrates two more titles featured in this month’s selections. We also look forward to new fiction, several titles for middle-grade and teen listeners, and Brené Brown’s latest, just in time for Valentine’s Day"

February’s biggest news might be the next fantasy audiobook from Marlon James and read by Golden Voice Bahni Turpin—who also narrates two more titles among this month’s selections. We also look forward to new fiction, several titles for middle-grade and teen listeners, and Bren&eac...

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Paradise by Laura Maria Censabella, is one AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of January! -- Medalion Rahimi, Jeff Marlow
THE VANISHED COLLECTION wins acclaim as an audiobook as well as print: "Narrator Allyson Johnson brings just the right amount of warmth and sympathy to this intriguing memoir by Pauline Baer de Perignon ... a fascinating journey into her family's past. Johnson's clear voice is punctuated by French and provides subtle voices for various family members and curators. When the search becomes personal, Johnson's steady pacing keeps listeners rooting for Pauline's ultimate success."—AudioFile Magazine https://audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/208654/
Queen Lucia is the first of six novels in the popular Mapp and Lucia series about idle women in the 1920s and their need for social dominance over their communities. Written in 1920, Queen Lucia is outrageous, touching, and funny. It's an affectionate and satirical portrait of how the idle rich of a very English village, where snobbery is an art, amuse themselves. Listen to Queen Lucia, written by E. F. Benson and beautifully narrated by Helen Lloyd. Available now: https://amzn.to/3GRMjfW . . . Audiobooks Helen Lloyd Audio #audiobooks #audiobook #narration #audiobooklove #narrators #efbenson #helenlloyd #amazon #audible #audiblebooks #worldwar1 #audiofilemagazine #audiobooklovers #booklovers #classics #classicbooks #QueenLucia #mappandlucia #riseholme #englishvillage #publicdomain #1900s #roaring20s AudioFile Magazine
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Need more great romance series to listen to? Then read this article from AudioFile Magazine with recommendations, including the Third Shift series by Suleikha Snyder! http://ow.ly/eEFs50HxWJ5 series narrated by Shiloh Grey.
"Listeners looking for a quick, enjoyable audiobook should look no further than this romantic story narrated by Tanya Eby - Narrator & Writer . . . Eby's performance is filled with warmth, adding to its charming small-town feel." - AudioFile Magazine on SAY YOU'LL STAY #audiobook
This inspiring autobiography by Helen Keller is an account of her life from age 7 to 21. Her story demonstrates the challenges of becoming educated after losing her sight and hearing as a small child. She exhibited wisdom beyond her years and her keen observations give us insight into the world around her. Through her words, we see how much, and how little, life has changed since 1900, all of it from the perspective of one whose physical restraints most of us cannot truly comprehend. If you want to learn more about Helen Keller, check out the audiobook skillfully narrated by Amy Johnson. Available now: https://amzn.to/3tyUgTx . . . Audiobooks AudioFile Magazine #AmyJohnson #amazon #audible #audiobooklove #audiobook #classics #helenkeller #annesullivan #narrators #thehumanvoice #voiceacting #historical #audiobooklovers #autobiographies #publicdomain #autobiography #books #audiblebooks #autobiographiesbywomen #womenauthors
Register today for AudioFile Magazine's FREE LIVE TALK on 1/25 featuring Robin Miles, narrator of 'You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays' by Zora Neale Hurston (on sale 1/18)! https://bit.ly/32ca2aW
Just in case you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I wanted to share the collection of First Lines of 2022 from AudioFile Magazine. 🤩 Check out this fun celebration of the new year and creativity that highlights first lines from #audiobooknarrators and the authored works that will be coming your way in audio. 🤩 Use https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/articles/listening-ahead-toasting-the-first-lines-of-2022/ and see if you can find some of your favorite narrators or authors! • • • • • #FirstLines2022 #narrators #authors #audio #audiobooks
Join AudioFile Magazine on 25 January, 12pm–1pm Eastern Time, for a free LIVE talk, 'Hearing History with Black Voices', featuring Leon Nixon, the narrator of 'My Bo***ge and My Freedom' by Frederick Douglass. Step into the booth with live readings, and join the Q&A with the narrators! Register: https://bit.ly/32ca2aW 'My Bo***ge and My Freedom' audiobook: https://adbl.co/3ffRPN5
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” At 27, Henry David Thoreau built a tiny, one-room cabin in the woods on land owned by his friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and began his two-year experiment in frugality on the shore of Walden Pond. This insightful book is the result. Listen to Walden Or, Life in the Woods, beautifully narrated by Linda Jones. Available now: https://amzn.to/3t1rwT8 . . . . Linda Jones Audiobooks AudioFile Magazine #audiobookstagram #narration #narrators #audiobooklovers #audiblebooks #amazon #classics #walden #HenryDavidThoreau #RalphWaldoEmerson #waldenpond
“Cooper is compelling…” – AudioFile Magazine Generous praise from AudioFile, in a lovely review of my narration for Roger Deakin’s free-swimming classic, “Waterlog” for Tantor Audio. This title was a true joy to narrate, as well as being a genre-defining book if ever there was! Full of British humour and hints for quiet subversion… 😎 "Mike Cooper’s enthusiasm and wry British tones capture the luminous wonders of this reissued nature classic." I'll take that - thank you. You'll find Waterlog wherever you get your audiobooks!