October/November 2013

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Contributors Sue Awe Scott Brick (l) and Richard Allen Kirsten Cappy Randy O'Brien Mike Sangiacomo Sue Awe Kirsten Cappy Longtime reviewer Sue Awe has been a librarian for over 40 years and first learned to love audiobooks while managing a branch of the Jefferson County Public Libraries outside of Denver 20 years ago. Since moving to Albuquerque to work at the University of New Mexico's Parish Memorial Library for Business and Economics, Sue enjoys listening to business and fiction, science, mystery, and Western during her 30-minute commute. An avid audiophile, Kirsten Cappy is one of the chief architects of AudioFile's summer listening program for teens, SYNC: YA Listening. Kirsten is the owner of Curious City: Where Kids and Books Meet, which she formed to help children better access their literature and children's book authors and illustrators better access their readers. Prior to his work as an audiobook narrator, Scott Brick spent three years writing for magazines, with bylines on over 300 articles for a dozen national publications. He is also the author of three plays, including Posing as People, a series of one-act plays based upon short stories by Orson Scott Card, currently available from Subterranean Press. But it is his work as an audiobook narrator, where he has performed more than 600 titles, that introduced him to fellow narrator Richard Allen, whose passing Scott memorializes this issue (page 36). Randy O'Brien Randy O'Brien (Wally Lamb interview, page 18) is an award-winning journalist and writing teacher in Nashville. He's developed several social media campaigns for small businesses and is currently working with a producer on a new screenplay. 8 I AudioFile/ Reviewer Michael Sangiacomo (George Pelecanos interview, page 42) is a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and author of comic books and graphic novels including Phantom Jack and Phantom Jack: The Nowhere Man Agenda. His Tales of the Starlight Drive-In was voted the best graphic novel of 2008. His upcoming project is a religious-horror book, Chalk. Want to be part of AudioFile's review team? While we work with more than 100 reviewers, we are always interested in new reviewers. We're currently looking for reviewers interested in all subjects. If you are a very active listener, have writing experience, and are interested in discussing the audiobook performance in 125 words or less— you are welcome to apply to editor Robin Whitten, Kirsten Cappy photo by Mark Mattos Scott Brick Michael Sangiacomo

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