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Best AudioFile Magazine podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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AudioFile provides selected news and reviews of recent releases of audiobooks from the most recent issue of AudioFile Magazine.
 
Find your next great audiobook on our podcast, Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine. Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile Editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. All in 6 minutes or less. It’s short, sweet, and just what your ears need. Got a bit more time? Listen to the bonus episode featuring conversations with the best voices in the audiobook industry.
 
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Jessie and John Frémont captured the country’s attention in the 1800s, and Steve Inskeep’s enthusiasm and keen insights into their story are apparent in his audiobook narration. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss America’s first political couple on today’s episode. John Frémont was one of the United States’s leading explorers in th…
 
Listening With Artist Owen Gildersleeve; Reviews: YA ListeningBy Sandi Henschel
 
A young woman has put her soul at risk by bargaining with a monster. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed what impressed her about narrator Angela Dawe’s performance in this audiobook full of myth and magic. Enna has struck a deal with a creature, Maekallus, and when he fails in his mission and finds himself trapped in the human realm, the…
 
Carmen Maria Machado narrates her memoir chronicling an abusive relationship with her former girlfriend with a steady, vulnerable voice. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly share their thoughts on a compelling memoir from the National Book Award finalist (HER BODY & OTHER PARTIES). Machado and her then-girlfriend, “the Woman from the Dream …
 
Host Jo Reed welcomes Golden Voice narrator Jim Dale to Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine for a conversation about his audiobook narration and his extraordinary career in the entertainment industry. Jim Dale has narrated 40 audiobooks, including the Harry Potter series, treasured classics, the audiobook musical SPIN, and the worldwide bestsell…
 
Bahni Turpin draws listeners back into the world of Orïsha, where Maji warriors and a corrupt monarchy battle to determine the fate of the kingdom. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed about diving back into this dynamic new young adult audiobook from Tomi Adeyemi. Bahni truly excels in conveying all of the raw emotion, with Reaper Zélie a…
 
Meg is known as the “Planner of Park Slope” and is getting great recognition for the hand-lettering career she loves. Then why is everything going so wrong? Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about a shared love for literary love letters to New York, and all the reasons this audiobook should be your next listen. Nicol Zanzarella’s pla…
 
Scoob has just jumped aboard his G’ma’s Winnebago for a road trip like no other — at least, that’s what Scoob thinks. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed all about Nic Stone’s latest audiobook, narrated by Dion Graham. It has the perfect mix of humor and emotions, powerful writing, and complex lessons about personal and political injustic…
 
A memorable debut novel on race, privilege, and money. AudioFile’s Michele Cobb tells host Jo Reed why she loved listening to this gripping audiobook. Nicole Lewis’s lively pacing and vivid characterizations enliven the story. Emira is an African American babysitter who is briefly and falsely accused of kidnapping her young charge. Lewis superbly c…
 
The story of how Prince’s memoir came to be is in many ways as compelling as the brief portion of his story we get in this audiobook. AudioFile’s Michele Cobb and host Jo Reed discuss this incomplete memoir. Dan Piepenbring’s introduction, which he narrates, tells of how he came to work with Prince on his memoir, and the tragedy of Prince’s death b…
 
A stirring audiobook, this novel about the aftermath of a fictional school shooting is told from multiple points of view. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb talk about how the second person narration of this shooting at a southern college provides the distance required to listen. Both the dialogue and narrative are tightly written, and narra…
 
A heart-wrenching graphic memoir adapted for audio for the first time. AudioFile’s Michele Cobb and host Jo Reed discuss this audiobook that doesn’t hold back. Graphic memoirs and graphic novels are such visual mediums, and this audiobook adaptation with more than 40 performers works to bring the story to vivid life. When he was 3 years old, Krosoc…
 
Listening With Artist Owen Gildersleeve; Reviews: YA ListeningBy Sandi Henschel
 
Listeners will feel like they’re hearing true crime. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Steph Cha’s gripping mystery and the compelling dual narration of Greta Jung and Glenn Davis. Set in the aftermath of a police shooting of a black teenager in L.A., this is an audiobook that packs an emotional punch. No matter the scene, listeners…
 
AudioFile’s Robin Whitten and host Jo Reed discuss Susan Bennett’s narration of this multilayered novel on audio. In 1940, a young artist faces hostility from the people of Edenton, North Carolina, when she is hired to paint a mural in the post office. In 2018, a woman just out of prison uncovers disturbing details and sinister events while restori…
 
Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Michelangelo’s masterpieces and this new audiobook from art historian Wallace. British actor Simon Callow’s magnificent basso profundo voice recounts the many projects this prolific sculptor, artist, and architect designed and executed. The book is centered around the last 20 years of Michelangelo’…
 
Dive into a new series with characters from Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle. AudioFile’s Robin Whitten and host Jo Reed discuss this much anticipated spin-off series which does not disappoint, especially with the return of narrator Will Patton. Patton is totally in his element, narrating with a creepy, suspenseful, almost mournful tone that takes listener…
 
Grab a front-row seat for a live performance by the incomparable Alan Cumming. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this entertaining audiobook from the talented entertainer, recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City. Cumming is superb as he sings and monologues and doesn’t shy away from politics. His natural charm an…
 
The Year in Audiobooks, 2019; 7,8,9; 5 Questions for Narrator Mark Deakins; Reviews: Sci Fi/Fantasy/HorrorBy Sandi Henschel
 
AudioFile’s Robin Whitten and host host Jo Reed discuss veteran travel writer Paul Theroux’s immersive look at Mexico, enlivened on audio by narrator Joseph Balderrama. Theroux’s journey through Mexico is enlightening and thorough, including border towns that are sites of high tension, neighborhoods of Mexico City, and rural areas of Oaxaca. Balder…
 
Mo Rocca is delightfully obsessed with underappreciated dead people—and dragons. AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith tells host Jo Reed why he enjoyed listening to author Rocca share a seemingly endless supply of interesting facts and observations. Rocca’s naturally enthusiastic performance enhances the drama and entertainment value of his excellent researc…
 
A superb audio adaptation of the 2017 Tony Award-winning play, OSLO. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss this L.A. Theatre Works production that stands the complex issue of Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy on its head. The play reveals that high-wire diplomacy is a very human process, and is performed by an outstanding cast of internat…
 
Listen to a new biography about Susan Sontag, of the most interesting thinkers of her time. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss this audiobook narrated with empathy by Tavia Gilbert. Author Benjamin Moser isn’t afraid to draw a true picture of Sontag’s thoughts and life, which were both extraordinarily complex. Listeners gain a deep…
 
A fast-moving story of love, hate, and redemption. AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discusses David Baldacci’s latest audiobook with host Jo Reed. A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT is narrated by a talented duo. Brittany Pressley portrays a troubled FBI agent Atlee, whose idyllic childhood was interrupted by her sister’s kidnapping. And now, a serial killer is on the…
 
The Year in Audiobooks, 2019, 5,6;Reviews: Mystery & Suspense; Behind the Mic: George GuidallBy Sandi Henschel
 
A collection of short stories performed by narrators as diverse and vivid as the stories themselves. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss the magic of short stories. Every year the Best American Short Stories make for a vibrant collection, and hearing these stories on audio with perfectly paired narrators is a delight. Whether charac…
 
A hilarious and heartfelt historical romance. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed about all the many reasons she loved MY FAKE RAKE, including Zara Hampton-Brown’s delightful narration. Lady Grace is a herpetologist more comfortable in the library than the ballroom after a disastrous debut. When she suddenly has to find a husband, she and…
 
Celebrate the new year and freedom with a new children’s audiobook on tradition, family, and remembrance. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the Haitian Kompa music, the subtle sound effects, and Bahni Turpin’s skilled narration that mix together so well. Every year, Ti Gran makes FREEDOM SOUP to celebrate the Haitian Revolution, a…
 
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Star Wars fans are flocking to the big screen this week to see THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed about how RESISTANCE REBORN tells the story of what came after THE LAST JEDI — and how Marc Thompson’s endless well of voices combined with immersive sound effects makes for…
 
Activist Greta Thunberg has inspired millions around the world. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss this audiobook of the 16-year-old’s collected speeches, narrated with her clear passion and understanding of the urgency of climate change. It is an inspiring audiobook for listeners of any age, but particularly for any young person w…
 
Feature: The Year in Audiobooks, 2019, 3,4; Reviews: RomanceBy Sandi Henschel
 
Immerse yourself in this love letter to the power of stories. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed about becoming swept up in Erin Morgenstern’s latest audiobook. Listeners meet Zachary Ezra Rawlins, new media graduate student and son of a fortune-teller, as he discovers a mysterious book tucked away in the school library. Zachary travels …
 
A romance with an intriguing concept—men reading romance novels to help their own relationships. AudioFile Publisher Michele Cobb and host Jo Reed discuss why this romance works so well on audio. Andrew Eiden reads the contemporary narrative about Gavin’s attempts to save his failing marriage, and Maxwell Caulfield narrates as the Count in the Rege…
 
Fans of Demi Moore’s acting will want to immerse themselves in this velvety listening experience. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss the surprising emotional revelations in this Hollywood A-lister’s honest reflection on her life. The author’s low timbre and raspy voice guide us through her turbulent life and reveal juicy details from…
 
Chase elite airline status with comedian and actor John Hodgman leading the way. His collection of humorous essays, many addressing travel and the trappings of life post-fame, is a delight. AudioFile publisher Michele Cobb tells host Jo Reed all the reasons she connected with this listen, including all of her time spent in airport lounges. Publishe…
 
The author is as candid in this memoir as she is in her viral comedy specials. AudioFile publisher Michele Cobb tells host Jo Reed about relating to the challenges and rewards of being a working mother supported by a husband who is willing to take on non-traditional roles. Filled with laughs, this honest celebrity biography read by the author and h…
 
Feature: The Year in Audiobooks, 2019, 1,2; Reviews: FictionBy Sandi Henschel
 
Augusten Burroughs divulges his witchy truth in this offbeat memoir. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile publisher Michele Cobb delve into the author’s unusual childhood and discover how witchcraft has continuously intervened in his life. The author narrates with a sharply articulated wry drawl, and an ensemble cast reads the parts of key female family memb…
 
Adjoa Andoh’s skilled narrations landed her on AudioFile’s 2019 Best Audiobooks list twice! She joins Robin Whitten to discuss her 2019 Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror winner, Ann Leckie’s THE RAVEN TOWER. This fantasy tale is full of powerful gods, complex political machinations, and revenge. Find out what special preparation is needed to narrate a…
 
Sandhya Menon’s THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE is on AudioFile’s list of 2019 Best Young Adult Audiobooks. Narrator Vikas Adam joins AudioFile’s Michele Cobb to share what he loved about co-narrating this YA audiobook romance along with Soneela Nankani. Vikas gives voice to the mixed feelings of Ashish Patel, a high school basketball star who has …
 
We continue our 2019 Best Audiobooks celebrations with Children & Family Listening. Anthony Rey Perez narrated Carlos Hernandez’s SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE, an audiobook that blends realistic and fantastic events—and plenty of humor and heart. Anthony joined AudioFile’s Robin Whitten to talk about narrating complex books for kids and teen lis…
 
GIDEON THE NINTH is a highly original listen, and it’s one of our 2019 Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Audiobooks. Join narrator Moira Quirk and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten for insights into Tamsyn Muir’s audiobook packed full of unusual characters, both living and dead. Moira says, “I looked at it as a country house murder, but in space, and a little …
 
Reviews: Drama and Classics; Feature: Tease; Reviews: RomanceBy Sandi Henschel
 
JD Jackson’s narration of Attica Locke’s HEAVEN, MY HOME has earned a spot on the 2019 Best Mystery Audiobooks list. JD joins AudioFile’s Michele Cobb to talk about his narration of this new mystery and Locke’s 2017 Best Audiobook winner, BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD. Both audiobooks are centered around Texas Ranger Darren Mathews, a man with a rocky marriag…
 
Narrator George Newbern joines AudioFile’s Michele Cobb for a discussion of Rick Atkinson’s newest history, THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. This engaging listen is one of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Biography & History Audiobooks and is the first in a planned trilogy about the American Revolution. Listen fo…
 
Narrator Rupert Degas joins AudioFile’s Robin Whitten to talk about narrating THE AYE-AYE AND I, English naturalist Gerald Durell’s memoir of his adventures in Madagascar. Rupert Degas beautifully channels Durrell’s voice, personality, and enthusiasm. Listen as he shares what he loved about narrating all of Durrell’s memoirs of travels around the w…
 
What makes THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ such a powerful listen? Narrator Frankie Corzo joins AudioFile publisher Michele Cobb to share her thoughts on Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s important work, one of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Audiobooks. This timely audiobook, which required special preparation, tells the harrowing story of Aida’s journey across th…
 
In a special episode of Behind the Mic, narrator Jason Culp joins AudioFile editor Robin Whitten to talk about his work on Emma Donoghue’s AKIN, which is one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks in the Fiction, Poetry, and Drama category. Hear Jason’s thoughts on narrating this latest novel from the author of ROOM, and add this audiobook to your wish lis…
 
Reviews: Young Adult Listening; Author Interview: Neil GaimanBy Sandi Henschel
 
Discover this year’s best audiobook listening! Join AudioFile editor Robin Whitten and host Jo Reed to get a peek behind the scenes into the making of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Audiobooks list. Why are these 53 audiobooks on our list, and why do we think they’re the best listening around? It’s a slightly impossible task to choose from the 2,500 audiobo…
 
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