December 2013/January 2014

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Contributors Thomas Walken Jessie Grearson Sandi Henschel Stefan Rudnicki Kevin Brusie S.J. Henschel Kevin Brusie ("Listening With," page 72) has a passion for capturing images, and he's photographed many listeners for AudioFile over the years. His goal when creating an environmental portrait is an exchange—"I give my vision: lighting, perspective, experience. The subject presents their true self, no façades." More of his work can be seen at While Contributing Editor S.J. (Sandi) Henschel (Margaret Atwood profile, page 34) has never reached her goal of reviewing 100 audiobooks in one year, she has come close. After 12 years, Sandi has reviewed an amazing 1001 audiobooks for AudioFile. Somewhere in there, she's had time to do author and narrator interviews, judge the Audie Awards, and write an occasional AudioFile feature. A dedicated audiobook listener, Sandi is also the voice of AudioFile on Reachout Radio, the award-winning service for the blind and visually impaired, airing twice weekly on WXXI Public Radio in Rochester, NY. Jessie C. Grearson Jessie Grearson (Gary Soto profile, page 60) is a freelance writer and writing teacher living in Falmouth, Maine. She has co-authored two books and several essays in inter-cultural subjects and reviews art, books, and audiobooks for a variety of publications. When she isn't reading, writing, or listening to audiobooks, she enjoys dreaming up new recipes, some of which she enters into cooking contests, and all of which she tries out on her husband and two daughters. Thomas Walken Baltimore native Tom Walken ("Learning By Ear," page 48) lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he's been reviewing personal growth and nonfiction audios for AudioFile since 1995. Mostly retired, he spends his time playing and listening to music, golfing, and working on a field guide for singles on romantic partnerships. 8 I AudioFile/ Stefan Rudnicki Stefan Rudnicki ("In the Studio," page 56) has produced, directed, and/or executive produced nearly 3,000 audiobooks. He has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, including multiple titles by Orson Scott Card. Stefan won a 2013 Grammy for Best Spoken Word for his work with Janis Ian on Society's Child. He has won several Audie Awards, including two for Male Solo Narration. In 2012, he was named an AudioFile Golden Voice. He also has a dozen published books to his name, including The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women and The Actor's Book of Classical Monologues. Stefan Rudnicki photo by Alex Linares; Kevin Brusie photo by Sharon Paul Brusie Kevin Brusie

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