December 2012/January 2013

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Contributors Kirk McElhearn Thomas Walken Ann Ritchie Susie Wilde Jennifer M. Dowell Managing Editor Jenn Dowell (Barbara Kingsolver profile, page 40) has been with AudioFile for 13 years. She especially enjoys young adult literature and British voices. She lives in Portland's West End and listens to audiobooks during her daily walks to and from the office. Kirk McElhearn Kirk McElhearn ("Tech Notes," page 12) is a freelance writer focusing on technology, computers, and digital music. A native New Yorker, he now lives in a town in the French Alps and enjoys listening to audiobooks on his iPhone while watching the mountains grow. His Web site is Thomas Walken Baltimore native Tom Walken ("Learning By Ear," page 54) lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he's been reviewing personal development audios for AudioFile since 1995. Now more or less retired, he plays jazz in clubs, golfs, and frets over a book he's writing—a field guide to romantic partnerships for singles. Jennifer Dowell Susie Wilde Susie Wilde (William Joyce profile, page 60) has reviewed for magazines and papers across the country for 35 years. When not reviewing, she's sharing stories with children and with adults who love children's books. She's usually sporting headphones as she listens nonstop to adult and children's audiobooks. Ann Ritchie Ann Ritchie is a children's literature and reading advocate in Massachusetts. She was a longtime classroom and library teacher and instructional technology specialist, and she has reviewed audiobooks for AudioFile since 2000. In addition to listening, she knits, gardens, and spends time with her children and grandchildren. 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 romance, westerns, and audio theater. 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, 10 s AudioFile/

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