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Find your next great audiobook on our podcast, Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine. Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile Editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. All in 6 minutes or less. It’s short, sweet, and just what your ears need. Got a bit more time? Listen to the bonus episode featuring conversations with the best voices in the audiobook industry.

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Find your next great audiobook on our podcast, Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine. Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile Editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. All in 6 minutes or less. It’s short, sweet, and just what your ears need. Got a bit more time? Listen to the bonus episode featuring conversations with the best voices in the audiobook industry.

    TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD by Kwame Mbalia, read by Amir Abdullah

    TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD by Kwame Mbalia, read by Amir Abdullah

    Listeners who loved the first TRISTAN STRONG audiobook are in for a treat -- Amir Abdullah has returned to narrate the next chapter. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about this middle-grade fantasy series that is packed with action and adventure and bursting with larger-than-life characters. Tristan, a Black seventh-grader, is helping on his grandparents’ farm when creatures from Alke burst onto the scene and the sinister Shambleman steals his grandmother away. Tristan, with help from the reluctant trickster god Anansi, travel back to Alke to rescue her and discover friends in danger. Amir keeps up with the fast-paced story, propelling listeners from one action scene to the next, while also sensitively touching on the impact of trauma. Truly excellent fantasy listening. Published by Listening Library.

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    Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from Blackstone Publishing, a 30-years plus strong independent audiobook publisher that is now also publishing print books and ebooks. This Fall, we are publishing an array of stellar titles -- Cecilia Aragon's memoir Flying Free which tells the odds-defying story of how she became the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team; the historical fiction novel Escaping Dreamland by NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett; the YA dystopian thriller The Key to Fear from NY Times bestselling author Kristin Cast, and Don't Move - a horror novel from Darren Wearmouth and television star James S. Murray. Learn about these and more titles from Blackstone's Fall 2020 list at BlackstonePublishing.com.
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    A PLACE AT THE TABLE by Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan, read by Nikhaar Kishani, Caitlin Kelly

    A PLACE AT THE TABLE by Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan, read by Nikhaar Kishani, Caitlin Kelly

    Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan collaborate on a timely story about first-generation immigrants finding their place as they navigate the challenges of sixth grade. Nikhaar Kishani is the voice of Sara, daughter of Pakistani immigrants and a recent transfer from a small Islamic academy to a huge public school. Nikhaar smoothly narrates Pakistani words used in the text and uses subtle accents for Sara’s family, and listeners will feel for Sara as she uses sarcasm as a shield to hide her loneliness. Sara and her classmate Elizabeth pair up in an after-school cooking club and discover they have more in common than they thought, and slowly become friends. Caitlin Kelly has a bright and youthful voice as she voices Elizabeth, whose parents are Jewish and whose mother is British, and her enthusiasm for learning how to cook is infectious. Ideal for family listening to share in the joy of making good food, and to discuss the importance of standing up for what is right. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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    Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from Blackstone Publishing, a 30-years plus strong independent audiobook publisher that is now also publishing print books and ebooks. This Fall, we are publishing an array of stellar titles -- Cecilia Aragon's memoir Flying Free which tells the odds-defying story of how she became the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team; the historical fiction novel Escaping Dreamland by NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett; the YA dystopian thriller The Key to Fear from NY Times bestselling author Kristin Cast, and Don't Move - a horror novel from Darren Wearmouth and television star James S. Murray. Learn about these and more titles from Blackstone's Fall 2020 list at BlackstonePublishing.com.
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    BLACK SUN by Rebecca Roanhorse, read by Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab, Shaun Taylor-Corbett

    BLACK SUN by Rebecca Roanhorse, read by Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab, Shaun Taylor-Corbett

    This epic fantasy that includes political upheaval, taboo magic, and a hint of romance is voiced by four talented narrators who shape the intensity of the story. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Rebecca Roanhorse’s enthralling audiobook inspired by Pre-Columbian American civilizations. The narrators read four overlapping storylines, with each voice distinct and amplifying the action to drive the story forward. Nicole Lewis smoothly narrates as Xiala, a Teek woman hired to captain a canoe to bring a mysterious passenger to Tova before the solstice. That passenger, Serapio, is voiced by Shaun Taylor-Corbett, who has a straightforward narration that suits the vessel to a god. Cara Gee narrates as the Sun Priest Naranpa, and she and her city are unaware of the vengeance coming their way. Kaipo Schwab’s rhythmic voice joins later in the story, as Okoa, a younger man who sets sparks flying in Tova. An explosive ending will leave listeners anxious to discover what happens next. Published by Simon & Schuster Audio.

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    Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from Blackstone Publishing, a 30-years plus strong independent audiobook publisher that is now also publishing print books and ebooks. This Fall, we are publishing an array of stellar titles -- Cecilia Aragon's memoir Flying Free which tells the odds-defying story of how she became the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team; the historical fiction novel Escaping Dreamland by NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett; the YA dystopian thriller The Key to Fear from NY Times bestselling author Kristin Cast, and Don't Move - a horror novel from Darren Wearmouth and television star James S. Murray. Learn about these and more titles from Blackstone's Fall 2020 list at BlackstonePublishing.com.
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    SPOILER ALERT by Olivia Dade, read by Isabelle Ruther

    SPOILER ALERT by Olivia Dade, read by Isabelle Ruther

    Isabelle Ruther narrates a charming IRL romance between online friends--one of whom happens to be famous. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the fun of listening to Olivia Dade’s audiobook about love found through fandom and a viral Twitter post. April Whittier has been active in fandom for years, and no one in her real-life circle knows until an interaction with TV star Marcus Caster-Rupp goes viral and the two end up on a date. Ruther gently teases out Marcus’s reluctance and vulnerability in sharing his true self with April, and she perfectly captures April’s sparkling wit, vivacious personality, and fierce intelligence. A joy to listen to. Published by Harper Audio.

    Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com

    Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from Blackstone Publishing, a 30-years plus strong independent audiobook publisher that is now also publishing print books and ebooks. This Fall, we are publishing an array of stellar titles -- Cecilia Aragon's memoir Flying Free which tells the odds-defying story of how she became the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team; the historical fiction novel Escaping Dreamland by NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett; the YA dystopian thriller The Key to Fear from NY Times bestselling author Kristin Cast, and Don't Move - a horror novel from Darren Wearmouth and television star James S. Murray. Learn about these and more titles from Blackstone's Fall 2020 list at BlackstonePublishing.com.
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    LEGENDBORN by Tracy Deonn, read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

    LEGENDBORN by Tracy Deonn, read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

    Joniece Abbott-Pratt’s dynamic narration draws listeners into a contemporary fantasy audiobook packed with ancient magic, Aurthurian mythology, and family legacies. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about Tracy Deonn’s debut YA audiobook featuring a secret magical society that you don’t want to miss. Bree is a 16-year-old Black girl whose grief and anger over her mother’s death drive her to find the truth about the Order of the Round Table -- and she discovers so much more than she could have ever imagined. A breathtaking listen. Published by Simon & Schuster Audio.

    Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com

    Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from Blackstone Publishing, a 30-years plus strong independent audiobook publisher that is now also publishing print books and ebooks. This Fall, we are publishing an array of stellar titles -- Cecilia Aragon's memoir Flying Free which tells the odds-defying story of how she became the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team; the historical fiction novel Escaping Dreamland by NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett; the YA dystopian thriller The Key to Fear from NY Times bestselling author Kristin Cast, and Don't Move - a horror novel from Darren Wearmouth and television star James S. Murray. Learn about these and more titles from Blackstone's Fall 2020 list at BlackstonePublishing.com.
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    • 6 min
    THE SEARCHER by Tana French, read by Roger Clark

    THE SEARCHER by Tana French, read by Roger Clark

    Fans who've been anticipating Tana French’s next audiobook will not be disappointed. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Roger Clark’s standout performance. His American-Irish-British background makes him uniquely qualified to narrate a tense story of a Chicago cop trying to solve a mystery far out of his jurisdiction. He’s longing for a quiet retirement in the Irish countryside but is drawn into the disappearance of a local youth, and soon discovers that his quiet retreat holds many secrets and hidden dangers. It’s a slow burn of a story, and Clark narrates the dialogue, both rambling and tense, with particular ease and conviction. Published by Penguin Audio.

    Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com

    Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from Blackstone Publishing, a 30-years plus strong independent audiobook publisher that is now also publishing print books and ebooks. This Fall, we are publishing an array of stellar titles -- Cecilia Aragon's memoir Flying Free which tells the odds-defying story of how she became the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team; the historical fiction novel Escaping Dreamland by NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett; the YA dystopian thriller The Key to Fear from NY Times bestselling author Kristin Cast, and Don't Move - a horror novel from Darren Wearmouth and television star James S. Murray. Learn about these and more titles from Blackstone's Fall 2020 list at BlackstonePublishing.com.
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