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BRASS

This audiobook presents unsparing parallel portrayals of a mother and her daughter: Elsie, whose rocky relationship with an Albanian immigrant leads …

Audiobooks

CENSUS by Jesse Ball Read by Chris Andrew Ciulla | Audiobook Review

Narrator Chris Ciulla uses the gentle tone of a person telling a folktale in this allegorical story of a man who, upon finding out that he's dying, …

Audiobooks

BLUE DREAMS by Lauren Slater Read by Betsy Foldes-Meiman | Audiobook Review

Psychologist Lauren Slater presents a fascinating history of psychiatry and psychopharmacology juxtaposed with anecdotes of her own struggles with …

Audiobooks

BEAST by Paul Kingsnorth Read by Simon Vance | Audiobook Review

Simon Vance has made of this dark, lyrical Kafkaesque novel an utterly riveting listening experience. The narrator, Buckmaster, is living alone on a …

Books

AFTER THE ECLIPSE by Sarah Perry Read by Emily Woo Zeller | Audiobook Review

Emily Woo Zeller expertly narrates Sarah Perry's memoir, a thoughtful retrospective and a gripping true-crime. In tender and terrible detail, Perry …

Audiobooks

Learning to Love Author-Read Audiobooks

One of the great debates among audiobook fans has do with author-narrated audiobooks. Do you seek them out or avoid them like the plague? I used to …

Books

A Tale of Two Books: Bunny Of The United States Hops Onto The Page

One bunny — Marlon Bundo Pence — is the subject of two very different books. A day before the Pence family released their's, comedian John Oliver released a parody.<p>Transcript<p>AILSA CHANG, HOST:<p>It's been quite a week for Marlon Bundo. The white-and-black rabbit hopped across the pages of not one but …

Audiobooks

10 Classic Audiobooks for Families

Classics are a sure bet for any family looking to enjoy a book together, and audiobooks provide a great way to introduce young readers to these …

Audiobooks

Your YAs are going to want to hear this: Audiobook SYNC is back

It’s back! Now in its 9th annual season, Audiobook SYNC just announced its free book pairings for teen listeners for this spring and summer. You can …

School Libraries

Janis Ian, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and audiobook narrator, talks with AudioFile

The Grammy Award-winning singer, author, and audiobook narrator Janis Ian was kind enough to sit and talk about <b>SOCIETY’S CHILD</b>, her experiences …

Audiobooks

4 Women Who Changed Our World

<b>VISIONARY WOMEN</b> is made up of four mini biographies of women who changed the way we look at our world. As I thought about this interesting …

American Cities

A kingdom where the coin of the realm is blood . . . hear more about Sara Holland’s new fantasy Everless

Let AudioFile take you BEHIND THE MIC with narrator <b>Eileen Stevens,</b> narrator of the new YA fantasy<b></b> <b>EVERLESS</b> by Sara Holland. Eileen shares some …

Earphones

Before you fly, don’t forget to download these audiobooks

In a couple of days, I am off to the United Kingdom. I am packing clothes, lots of good walking shoes, an umbrella, and several audiobooks, some new …

Books

We’re all ears for audiobooks – and here are some of the best

Sales have doubled in the past five years, with commuters and men aged 25 to 44 accounting for the bulk of purchases. But many of us are unable to finish them – so here are a few you won’t give up on<p>No longer just the greatest invention for bathtub readers, the audiobook is, according to new data, …

Books

Opening Doors Beyond the Binary

In my work with library staff working to improve their reference interviewing skills, I regularly need to provide coaching to those who persistently …

Libraries

WOMAN LAST SEEN IN HER THIRTIES by Camille Pagán Read by Amy McFadden | Audiobook Review

Amy McFadden emotionally narrates the story of a woman's struggle to find herself after her divorce. Maggie's husband of 30 years leaves her suddenly …

Middle Age

THE WOMEN WHO FLEW FOR HITLER by Clare Mulley Read by Christa Lewis | Audiobook Review

Narrator Christa Lewis delves into the story of Germany's pioneering women test pilots, Melitta von Stauffenberg and Hanna Reitsch. These women loved …

Books

THE WOMAN LEFT BEHIND by Linda Howard Read by Saskia Maarleveld | Audiobook Review

In one day, Gina--code name "Babe"--goes from computer geek to drone operator in a non-military special forces unit. Narrator Saskia Maarleveld …

Special Forces

THE WIFE by Alafair Burke Read by Xe Sands | Audiobook Review

Narrator Xe Sands gives us the flat, fragile voice of Angela, the damaged wife in this first-person psychological thriller. We meet a once-happy …

Audiobooks

WE STOOD UPON STARS by Roger W Thompson Read by John McLain | Audiobook Review

Sometimes the lucky audiobook listener has every expectation met and exceeded. Narrator John McLain dazzles with his deadpan delivery of humor, of …

Audiobooks

THUNDERHEAD by Neal Shusterman Read by Greg Tremblay | Audiobook Review

Listeners will be instantly hooked by Shusterman's sequel to SCYTHE, which details the efforts of Citra, Rowan, and the Thunderhead as they try to …

Books

WATCH ON THE RHINE by Lillian Hellman Read by Brychta Edita Jonathan Cake Heidi Dippold Susannah Fielding Lovensky Jean-Baptiste Taj Jegaraj Susan Sullivan Patrick Wenk-Wolff Matthew Wolf Adam Wylie | Audiobook Review

Set in Washington, DC, before the United States entered WWII, Lillian Hellman's incisive drama about national identity, personal freedom, and …

Books

THREE DAUGHTERS OF EVE by Elif Shafak Read by Alix Dunmore | Audiobook Review

Narrator Alix Dunmore's warm, lush voice escorts listeners through the dark streets and alleys of Istanbul as they enter 35-year-old Peri's life. …

Books

SUSPECT RED by LM Elliott Read by Elizabeth Wiley | Audiobook Review

Audiobooks

SUNBURN by Laura Lippman Read by Susan Bennett | Audiobook Review

Polly, who's running from a shady past, meets Adam, who's just passing through. Secrets layered in deeper secrets unfold slowly and surprisingly in …

Audiobooks

THE STORM KING by Brendan Duffy Read by Jon Lindstrom | Audiobook Review

Audiobooks

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI COBALT SQUADRON by Elizabeth Wein Read by Kelly Marie Tran | Audiobook Review

Narrator Kelly Marie Tran delivers a strong performance that makes these characters memorable to listeners regardless of their familiarity with the …

Star Wars

THE SHADOW DISTRICT by Arnaldur Indridason Read by George Guidall | Audiobook Review

No matter how high narrator George Guidall sets the bar, he's over it with daylight showing and off to the showers while the rest are still getting …

Audiobooks

SAMANTHA SPINNER AND THE SUPER-SECRET PLANS by Russell Ginns Read by Kathleen McInerney Grover Gardner | Audiobook Review

Narrators Kathleen McInerney and Grover Gardner hold listeners in the palms of their hands. Their spot-on kid voices make listeners feel they are …

Books

ROSIE COLORED GLASSES by Brianna Wolfson Read by Devon Sorvari | Audiobook Review

Narrator Devon Sorvari gives an outstanding performance of this heartbreaking narrative of an 11-year old girl who is surviving the test of a …

Audiobooks