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December 2017/January 2018

Discover the World of Audiobooks

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On the Web 20 n AudioFile/www.audiofilemagazine.com Behind the Mic It's no secret that behind every great audiobook, there's a fabulous narrator. With narrator videos, AudioFile takes you behind the scenes and into the homes—and recording booths—of some of our favorite narrators to hear their takes on the audiobooks they're recording. Find new narrator videos each Saturday, and discover your next great listen! Take 5 with Candace Our newest blog contributor is Candace Levy. Candace is a longtime AudioFile reviewer and an independent blogger who won Audiobook Blogger of the Year from the Audio Publishers Association in 2016. In her new AudioFile blog column, she'll be sharing Q&As with narrators and quick takes on trends she's spotting in the audiobook world. We're so pleased to have Candace sharing her perspective on our blog twice each month. Get to Know AudioFile's Blog The Download Editor Robin Whitten and Josephine Reed have teamed up for a new AudioFile venture, "The Download." So far, we've shared conversations between author-narrator pairs James Patterson and Edoardo Ballerini, and Joe Hill and Dennis Boutsikaris. And we've done a deep dive into the world of Amelia Peabody with narrator Barbara Rosenblat, and talked all things Sherlock. Each episode of "The Download" makes for fascinating listening, so tune in! Audiobooks and Literacy Francisca Goldsmith has worked with audiobooks and listeners for the past 20 years in many roles in public, school, and academic libraries in the U.S. and Canada. Francisca's "Audiobooks and Literacy" column highlights the important ways we can learn and expand our listening horizons through audiobooks for all ages. Check in with her column to learn more about the benefits of audiobook listening, and come away with great recommendations to add to your list. Self: Choices for Mind, Body & Soul Tom Walken has spent most of his professional life in clinical psychology, and reviewing personal growth audiobooks for more than two decades has exposed him to some great thinkers and helped him become more effective in his work. He has found that listening helps him grow personally, look at himself with calmer eyes, and connect with others with a kinder heart. Tom's "Self" column highlights notable audiobooks to help guide you through your life toward clarity and happiness. audiofilemagazine.com/blog

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