June/July 2014

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Marty Braun illustration by Marty Braun Contributors Marty Braun Freelance illustrator Marty Braun is pleased to create another cover for AudioFile. While he's not much of a camper, he does enjoy staring into a fire and listening to a good story. He lives with his wife and daughter on Peaks Island, off the coast of Portland, Maine. See more of his work at Penguin Random House Audio Team Many thanks to the talented team at Penguin Random House Audio, who designed the graphics for the 2014 Audies Gala invitation, which we also use to highlight our coverage of the Audies Finalists on pages 21-27. Pictured, L to R: Cheryl Herman, Katie Punia, and Theresa Capan of Penguin Random House Audio. Aileen Jacobson Aileen Jacobson (Barbara Ehrenreich profile, page 44), is an award-winning journalist who writes regularly for The New York Times and other publications. She covers the arts, reviews theater, and has written extensively about books and publishing. Aileen is the author of Women in Charge: Dilemmas of Women in Authority and co-author of The Consumer Reports Money Book. She is a longtime audiobook listener and Audies judge. Randy O'Brien Randy O'Brien (Khristine Hvam interview, page 32) is an award-winning journalist and writing teacher in Nashville. He is currently working with a producer to develop a TV series based on a mystery series set in the mountains of North Carolina. Steven E. Steinbock Contributing Editor Steve Steinbock (Adrian McKinty interview, page 56) is a longtime audiobook listener and has been a reviewer for AudioFile since 1988. A teacher of Judaica and an expert on the mystery genre, Steve enjoys listening to classics, mysteries, and language programs. He listens and lives in Maine with his wife. L to R: Cheryl Herman, Katie Punia, and Theresa Capan Steven E. Steinbock Marty Braun Randy O'Brien While we work with more than 100 reviewers, we are always interested in new reviewers. We value fresh opinions across all genres. 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, Want to be part of AudioFile's review team? 8 ■ AudioFile/ Aileen Jacobson

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