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Behind the Scenes of David Grann’s The Old Man and the Gun

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Narrator Mark Deakins takes AudioFile listeners behind the scenes of David Grann’s THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, a collection of three of Grann’s New Yorker articles. The title story, about a gentleman bank robber and prison escape artist who is still plying his craft in his 70s, inspired a movie of the same name, out now and starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek. “I’ve had the pleasure of narrating Mr. Grann’s work on a number of occasions, and I have always found the stories that he recounts to be well worth the time reading or listening.”—Narrator Mark Deakins THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN: And Other Tales of True Crime by David Grann, read by Mark Deakins Random House Audio These three stories of…

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Susan Orlean Pays Tribute to Libraries in Newest Audiobook

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Could you burn a book? Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, contemplates the idea in her book that’s part memoir, part tribute to libraries and librarians. Intriguing and fascinating, the audiobook, read by the author, is full of bizarre factoids about the Los Angeles Public Library and the library’s catastrophic 1986 fire. Published by Simon & Schuster Audio. Read the full review of THE LIBRARY BOOK at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter. On today’s episode are Jo Reed and AudioFile Magazine publisher Michele Cobb. Support for Behind the Mic comes from Grammy Award-winning publisher Hachette Audio, home to works by James Patterson, JK Rowling, Joel Osteen, David Sedaris, David Baldacci, Elin Hilderbrand, Michael Connelly,…

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Stephen King’s Latest Audiobook – Read By The Author Himself

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Listeners expecting another macabre tale from Stephen King may be surprised by this audiobook—but pleasantly so. A timely tale about finding common ground, the story is set in the familiar town of Castle Rock, a place where, as in all small towns, people have deep-rooted differences. It’s narrated by the author, who has a keen sense of pacing and fun accents for his Maine characters. And for readers who appreciate King’s short stories, a bonus included in the audiobook is “Laurie,” a tender short story about a man and his dog. Published by Simon & Schuster Audio. Read the full review of ELEVATION at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter. On today’s episode are Jo…

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Billy Crystal, actor, comedian and master of the audiobook, is Still Foolin’ ‘Em

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Hey, Billy Crystal: hear any good books lately? If you’re like millions of modern readers (or in this case, listeners) who enjoy books while driving, working out, or whilst otherwise hands-free, you get your literary fixes through audiobooks—recordings of texts read by authors or actors. And it just so happens that Crystal, the noted comedian, actor, writer, Oscar host, former Saturday Night Live cast member, and voice behind beloved cartoon monster Mike Wazowski, is the reigning king of the audiobook empire. That’s because the audio version of his hit book, Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? was recently named Audiobook of the Year by the Audio Publishers Association. In addition…

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