Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
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Editors and reviewers from AudioFile Magazine give their recommendations for the best audiobook listening Monday thru Friday. Find your next great audiobook. Plus bonus episodes of in-depth conversations with the best voices in the audiobook world.
||CleanWILD FIRE by Ann Cleeves, read by Kenny Blyth||In this episode, we talk about one of the audiobooks that the popular BBC TV series “Shetland” is based on. This title is the conclusion of an eight-book series featuring DI Jimmy Perez. If you saw this BBC miniseries, we promise these audiobooks...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTILL LIVES by Maria Hummel, read by Tavia Gilbert||Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club, Hello Sunshine, selected this thriller, and Reese calls it “the ultimate mystery… the suspense will keep you up all night.” AudioFile editors listened to this mystery set in the flashy, sinister Los Angeles art...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVOX by Christina Dalcher, read by Julia Whelan||For fans of frighteningly believable stories, don’t miss today’s recommendation—a debut novel. We imagine ourselves in a world where half the population is allowed to speak only 100 words a day. For fans of THE HANDMAID’S TALE but better....||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan, read by Lynn Chen||With the release of the blockbuster movie, we revisit the romp of the audiobook version written by Kevin Kwan. The satire of the novel is at the heart of the story and part of the fun. Narrator Chen enlivens a broad cast of characters. Don’t blame...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPIECES OF HER by Karin Slaughter, read by Kathleen Early||Here’s an audiobook that snares us in a labyrinthine web of lies, deceits, betrayals, and truths that span decades. This engrossing listen explores relationships and secrets between mothers and daughters and will have you glued to your earphones....||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE PRISON LETTERS OF NELSON MANDELA by Nelson Mandela, Sahm Venter [Ed.], read by Atandwa Kani||With 2018 marking the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, AudioFile discusses THE PRISON LETTERS OF NELSON MANDELA. Narrator Atandwa Kani played young Mandela in the film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” and more recently acted in “Black...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE GREAT BELIEVERS by Rebecca Makkai, read by Michael Crouch||A Pride-month breakout book.Two stories run parallel throughout this thoughtful audiobook, one unfolding during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in Chicago and the other taking place in a more contemporary time in Paris. A listen with strong...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeVar Burton Interview||Today on a special bonus episode of Behind the Mic, we talk with actor LeVar Burton. You know LeVar from “Roots,” as the host of “Reading Rainbow,” and now as host of the podcast “LeVar Burton Reads.” LeVar considered Fred Rogers a friend...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE MIDDLEMAN by Olen Steinhauer read by Ari Fliakos||America is primed for this political thriller about a polarizing president. THE MIDDLEMAN is an Earphones Award-winning novel of suspense by Olen Steinhauer. Narrator Ari Fliakos connects to literary work using emotional intimacy. This podcast...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE OUTSIDER by Stephen King, read by Will Patton||Don’t listen to this podcast in the dark! AudioFile shares an excerpt from Stephen King’s very creepy THE OUTSIDER, read by Will Patton. As we expect from the King and Patton combination, the emotional intensity makes this audiobook a subtle...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHARBOR ME by Jacqueline Woodson, read by N'Jameh Camara, Toshi Widoff-Woodson, Jacqueline Woodson, Jose Carrera, Dean Flanagan, Angel Romero, Mikelle Wright- Matos||AudioFile editors recommend HARBOR ME, the new middle-grade title from acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson. In this audiobook, Woodson narrates as the teacher of a group of 6 students brought together in an experimental classroom to talk — without...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE OTHER WOMAN by Daniel Silva, read by George Guidall||Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCLOCK DANCE by Anne Tyler, read by Kimberly Farr||Beautifully written and performed, Anne Tyler’s novel CLOCK DANCE reminds us families come in all shapes and sizes. Humorous and relatable, Kimberly Farr’s performance inspired our reviewer to tell us, “Get this...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanROBIN by Dave Itzkoff, narrated by Fred Berman and Dave Itzkoff||With a new documentary about Robin Williams just out on HBO, AudioFile reviews ROBIN by Dave Itzkoff, narrated by Fred Berman and Dave Itzkoff. This biography captures the depth of Robin Williams, both the humor and the tragedy of this beloved...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE GOOD NEIGHBOR by Maxwell King, read by LeVar Burton||With the theatrical release of the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” AudioFile looks at THE GOOD NEIGHBOR by Maxwell King, a book and audio honoring Fred Rogers. LeVar Burton, actor and host of the award-winning children’s series...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine||WHAT TO READ AND WHY by Francine Prose, read by Allyson Johnson||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Get Your Next Great Audiobook
I'm very excited that AudioFile Magazine has this new podcast!
This is a very good format, too - bite-sized daily interviews and recommendations, with bonus monthly feature-length interviews. Looking forward to many great listens!
Best audiobook recommendations!
If you're in doubt for what to choose as your next listen, AudioFile magazine is a wonderful resource. Audiobooks are not cheap (nor should they be) and you want honest, educated recommendations to help you make your choice. AudioFile reviewers work hard to provide honest, thorough reviews. Not all reviews are good, not all are bad, but they are candid. Added bonuses are behind-the-scenes interviews with authors, narrators and other audiobook industry professionals.
Love listening to audiobooks! A podcast ABOUT audiobooks is a natural.