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A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.

This Is the Author Penguin Random House Audio

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    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.

    S9 E11: George Takei, Leila Mottley, and Clayton Page Aldern

    S9 E11: George Takei, Leila Mottley, and Clayton Page Aldern

    In this episode, meet actor George Takei, bestselling writer Leila Mottley, and neuroscientist-turned-environmental journalist Clayton Page Aldern. Listen in as these authors share powerful histories and coming-of-age stories, from George Takei's childhood experience in a US internment camp during World War II, to Leila Mottley's poems of becoming, to Clayton Page Aldern's exploration of the surprising intersection between physical health and climate change.

    My Lost Freedom by George Takei
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/708382/my-lost-freedom-by-george-takei-illustrated-by-michelle-lee/9780593865286/

    woke up no light by Leila Mottley
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/672149/woke-up-no-light-by-leila-mottley/9780593869444/

    The Weight of Nature by Clayton Page Aldern
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/717097/the-weight-of-nature-by-clayton-page-aldern/9780593827420/

    • 14 min
    S9 E10: Anne Lamott, Ashley Hetherington, and Elizabeth Orr

    S9 E10: Anne Lamott, Ashley Hetherington, and Elizabeth Orr

    In this episode, meet novelist and non-fiction writer Anne Lamott, podcaster and founder of The Honey Scoop Ashley Hetherington, and chaplain and creator of the popular “Rude Ass Enneagram” Instagram account Elizabeth Orr. You’ll hear thoughts on love, thoughts on faith, and thoughts on adding humor to self-compassion. Plus, what it really takes to get through hard times.

    Somehow by Anne Lamott
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/734582/somehow-by-anne-lamott/9780593828892/


    The Joy of the In-Between by Ashely Hetherington
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/735372/the-joy-of-the-in-between-by-ashley-hetherington/9780593861196/


    The Unfiltered Enneagram by Elizabeth Orr
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/722658/the-unfiltered-enneagram-by-elizabeth-orr/9780593869147/

    • 14 min
    S9 E9: Jim Sciutto, Megan Kimble, and Dr. Alok Kanojia

    S9 E9: Jim Sciutto, Megan Kimble, and Dr. Alok Kanojia

    In this episode, meet CNN anchor and Chief National Security Analyst Jim Sciutto, journalist Megan Kimble, and psychiatrist Dr. Alok Kanojia. Hear what inspired these authors to write their books, how they prepared to record their audiobooks, and what most surprised them about the recording process. Plus, find out who loves to listen to spy novels on audio. Enjoy!

    The Return of Great Powers by Jim Sciutto: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/734287/the-return-of-great-powers-by-jim-sciutto/audio

    City Limits by Megan Kimble: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711708/city-limits-by-megan-kimble/audio

    How to Raise a Healthy Gamer by Alok Kanojia, MD, MPH: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/734863/how-to-raise-a-healthy-gamer-by-alok-kanojia-md-mph/audio

    • 19 min
    S9 E8: Najla Said, Cameron Russell, and Jason De León

    S9 E8: Najla Said, Cameron Russell, and Jason De León

    In this episode, meet actress, playwright, and activist Najla Said, supermodel and co-founder of Model Mafia Cameron Russell, and Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project Jason De León. Tune in to hear these authors talk about their new work, and what it was like for them to record their audiobooks.

    Looking for Palestine by Najla Said
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/308356/looking-for-palestine-by-najla-said/9780593947791/

    How to Make Herself Agreeable to Everyone by Cameron Russell
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/718126/how-to-make-herself-agreeable-to-everyone-by-cameron-russell/9780593822036/

    Soldiers and Kings by Jason De León
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/672038/soldiers-and-kings-by-jason-de-leon/9780593827789/

    • 18 min
    S9 E7: Walela Nehanda, Olivia A. Cole, and Stephanie Kuehnert

    S9 E7: Walela Nehanda, Olivia A. Cole, and Stephanie Kuehnert

    In this episode, meet Walela Nehanda, Olivia A. Cole, and Stephanie Kuehnert. Press play to hear what it was like for these authors to record the audiobooks of their new works for young adults, and discover who went to a Hozier performance in preparation for recording. Enjoy!

    Bless the Blood by Walela Nehanda: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/703192/bless-the-blood-by-walela-nehanda/audio

    Ariel Crashes a Train by Olivia A. Cole:
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/715920/ariel-crashes-a-train-by-olivia-a-cole/audio

    Pieces of a Girl by Stephanie Kuehnert: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318849/pieces-of-a-girl-by-stephanie-kuehnert/audio

    • 15 min
    S9 E6: Geraldine DeRuiter, Lyn Slater, and Elaine Lin Hering

    S9 E6: Geraldine DeRuiter, Lyn Slater, and Elaine Lin Hering

    In this episode, meet speaker and blogger Geraldine DeRuiter, writer and style influencer Lyn Slater, and communication specialist Elaine Lin Hering. Tune in to hear what inspired these authors to write their new books, and what it was like for them in the audiobook recording studio. Plus, learn why there should be a universal appreciation for tea and honey.

    If You Can't Take the Heat by Geraldine DeRuiter
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/720922/if-you-cant-take-the-heat-by-geraldine-deruiter/9780593828465/

    How to Be Old by Lyn Slater
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/710504/how-to-be-old-by-lyn-slater/9780593787021/

    Unlearning Silence by Elaine Lin Hering
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/720975/unlearning-silence-by-elaine-lin-hering/9780593827123/

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MarshJiv ,

OBSESSED

As an author that is about to record her audio book...this has made me feel way more confident aka it's ok to misprounce words and not be perfect. Binging on this today...so cool!

nmcnallen ,

Insightful View Into The Creative Process

I’ve always wondered what exactly goes into the recording of an audiobook (especially when the author is given the opportunity to read their own work, how they intended it). This podcast provides an interesting glimpse into the types of creative decisions authors make when reading their work, as well as what goes through their minds when they set out to record. Lots of cool behind-the-scenes info!

NRD984 ,

Fun idea for a book podcast!

So interesting to think about author's telling their stories out loud and all that goes into recording an audiobook! Also a clever way of getting authors to talk about their personal stories and not just what the book is about. Lots of great "behind the scenes" moments!

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