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October/November 2015

Discover the World of Audiobooks

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In our corner of Maine, we welcome the change of seasons not only for the variety of weather, landscape, and activities that are imminent but also for a new season of the audiobook year. Fall brings a large number of audiobooks that arrive in a very short stretch of time, which means we are literally glued to our earbuds as we listen for the best titles to recommend to you. This fall we have new releases from favorite authors Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Simon Winchester, Rainbow Rowell, Robert Galbraith, and Michael Connelly—to name but a few, and we are delighted we could speak with Ruth Reichl about her latest audiobook, My Kitchen Year (page 24). You will also enjoy our interviews with author Phillip Hoose (page 58) and narrator Judy Kaye (page 39), plus the remarkable Janis Ian, who shares her love of audiobooks in "Listening With" (page 72). Be sure to check out our new spotlight feature "Tease" (page 36), where romance listen- ers can find some great suggestions. Because of our print deadline not all of the top fall audiobook reviews make it into the magazine. However, all of our Editors' Picks titles (page 17) will be found online at www.audiofilemagazine.com as we post new reviews every week. If you are not signed up for our AudioFile newsletters (page 20), you'll find Earshot! and Editors' Picks will keep you up to date on some great listens. So much of our lives are spent "on the go"—whether it's travel for pleasure or business or our daily routines—and for all these hours in motion a good audiobook is a brilliant companion. To help you find the best, AudioFile's resources are available anywhere you can reach the Internet. Also, airline travelers can find AudioFile magazine on racks in airport lounges, where you're likely to have ample time to browse the printed reviews. Changing seasons can also bring a shift in personal listening habits. For me, summer means more listening time on my daily commute, but come October I'm more apt to be plugged in while planting bulbs in my fall garden. (Each year I plant hundreds of pink tulip bulbs to honor Breast Cancer Awareness.) What is your listening story? Whether you are on the move or cozied up with your audiobooks, we'd like to know your listener profile. Send your listening experience—and a photo, to listeners@audiofilemagazine.com. If we feature your story in "Listening With," you will receive a free audiobook! On the Move Editor's Notes Photo by Kevin Brusie Robin Whitten Editor and Founder Inside Track AudioFile Web site: www.audiofilemagazine.com Newsletters: www.audiofilemagazine.com/ email-subscribe/ October/November 2015 n 7

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