Courtney Reimer - Audible Editor


Courtney Reimer

Courtney’s path to Audible included stints in journalism, blogs, TV, and radio. A lifelong listener and lover of words, she enjoys audiobooks that serve as a source of escapism, humor, or a new perspective on the world. Courtney is a mother of two young girls, and is always proud when she shows up to work not covered in stray bits of cold cereal.

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Courtney's Recent Reviews

    • By: Heidi Murkoff
    • Narrated by: Heidi Murkoff, Meeghan Holaway, Emma Bing, James Patrick Cronin, Khristine Hvam, Vanessa Johansson, Inés del Castillo, Almarie Guerra, Tanis Parenteau, Mat Vairo, Jasmin Walker, Sofia Willingham
    • Series: What to Expect
    • Length: 32 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-19
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 74 ratings
    • What to listen to when you or someone you love is expecting
    • When you’re pregnant for the first time, you can feel a little alone—despite having the constant company of a fellow traveler. Since it’s such a "natural" part of the human experience, it feels like you should "naturally" know and be able to respond to the changes that are going on inside—and outside—your body. Enter: the reassuring voice of Heidi Murkoff, whose words have for 35 years guided and consoled expectant moms into this new realm of parenthood. Now, along with a dozen other narrators—including her own daughter, Emma—you get to hear quite literally from the experts on everything from prenatal testing basics, to newly added topics such as alternative medicine, IVF, and hypnobirthing. And dads-to-be, there’s plenty for you here, too. Did I hear someone say “"listening date?"
    • The Story of Larry Nassar and the Women Who Took Him Down
    • By: Mary Pilon, Carla Correa
    • Narrated by: Mary Pilon, Carla Correa
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-19
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 641 ratings
    • The story that you think you’ve heard, but haven’t—and must
    • By now, you’ve likely heard the shockingly horrific story of the USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually abused at least 150 girls under the guise of physical therapy. But what you likely haven’t heard are the raw, unencumbered voices of the gymnasts who eventually brought the truth to light and took him down. Among the chilling stories you hear from the now-adult victims: how, as children, Nassar groomed them for his unique, sought-after "therapy" and the way the community rationalized his beyond-invasive "treatment." Journalists Mary Pilon and Carla Correa meticulously reported and interviewed those affected to bring to life the stories and narrative that was so long hidden behind the groupthink propagated by the world of elite gymnastics. In no way is this easy listening, but it is chilling, riveting, and deeply necessary for anyone looking to prevent atrocities like this from happening again.
    • By: Eric Ries
    • Narrated by: Eric Ries
    • Series: The Lean Startup
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-19
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 225 ratings
    • Move fast and listen to good leadership advice
    • Through his books The Startup Way and The Lean Startup, Eric Ries has achieved leadership-guru status among those hoping to emulate the success of companies born and bred in and around Silicon Valley — both literally and zeitgeistily. (If you’ve seen a lot of email signatures with variations on the word "entrepreneur" in them, you probably have him to thank.) Buzzwords aside, getting managers to embrace the "move fast and break things" mentality espoused by a certain Northern Californian breed of employee isn’t always easy. That’s why Ries’s Leader's Guide, with prescriptive advice on how to implement these iconoclastic philosophies, is bound to be a must-listen for the new-era workplace.
    • Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
    • By: Fran Hauser, Jodi Lipper
    • Narrated by: Fran Hauser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 04-17-18
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 559 ratings
    • The power of being personable, not just personnel
    • If you’re hoping to achieve balance not just between your work life and your non-work life, but your work self and your non-work self, Fran Hauser’s paean to workplace kindness will likely be the business-genre listen you never knew you needed. For me, it was freeing to know that making cookies for coworkers won’t torpedo your career, and weeping in the office isn’t the surefire way to a pink slip. On the contrary, Hauser strongly (but likeably) contends: perhaps our humanness is the most powerful human resource there is. It’s simultaneously plain as day and revolutionary. A must-listen for women hoping to find their authentic footing at their job.
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 01-03-19
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 14,166 ratings
    • Don’t believe everything you read on the internet (except this)
    • The titular "August" here is late adult-film star, August Ames, nee Mercedes Grabowski, who died by apparent suicide around the time she was the subject of a massive Twitter pile-on. Author and audio-storyteller extraordinaire, Jon Ronson, pulls up every corner to get the full picture. He explores questions like: Did her spouse have anything to do with her untimely end? Was social media bullying really to blame, or were other factors at play? The Last Days of August listens like equal parts mystery, thriller, social science exploration, and embedded journalistic undertaking—and it’s ultimately so satisfying in the end (albeit tragically so). And, lucky for Audible members this month, there's no credit required to listen.
    • A Novel
    • By: Aimee Molloy
    • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-18
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,947 ratings
    • The search for a missing newborn—and maternal perfection
    • Embedded in this utterly unputdownable mystery is a great takeaway message for new mothers everywhere: none of us really know what we’re doing, even if to all outward appearances we seem to have it all figured out. While the story of a missing newborn will keep you hooked, the nuances—psychological, emotional, and relationship-bound—of bringing a new human into the world keep the mystery grounded. As the clues come together around who abducted a baby during a moms' night out, so do the realizations that, in fact, the concept of the “perfect mother” is itself a mystery—and altogether nonexistent.
    • Master the Mindset of Wealth
    • By: Jen Sincero
    • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-17
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 15,451 ratings
    • Finance wisdom for the financially un-inclined
    • Money isn’t typically a subject that inspires laughter, or even pleasant conversation. In fact, according to outmoded rules about manners, we’re not even supposed to talk about it at all. But as anyone who remembers Jen Sincero’s likeably iconoclastic tone from You Are A Badass can guess, this isn’t a book about following the herd or fitting in. Here, Sincero beautifully demolishes widely held stigmas about money—that it’s the root of all evil, that rich people are deplorable by nature—and provides real, actionable advice on how to reset your mindset about monetary success.
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-13
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4,058 ratings
    • A delight for book-loving parents and children alike
    • As a book-loving parent, I instinctively gravitate to anarchic 5-year-old Matilda – a girl who prefers Steinbeck to screens, and is as mischievous as she is precociously in love with the written word. Roughly a billion words have been written on how to raise a happy child, but so few on how to raise a spunky bibliophile — and even fewer via the inimitable, shape-shifting voice of Kate Winslet, who fully embodies the villains and heroes in this Roald Dahl classic.
    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 08-02-16
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 13,159 ratings
    • Excellent, chilling work brought to life with impeccable narration
    • An important work by any measure, Colson Whitehead’s take on the titular slave-escape route is delivered in unvarnished language that lays bare the heinousness of that darkest moment in our history. Bahni Turpin’s narration is at once chilling and subtly evocative as she shifts from slave to brutal slave owner; from depictions of harsh assaults to fleeting, beautiful moments of hope. It’s a listen that’s forever changed my perception of an ugly time I’d previously known primarily from matter-of-fact textbook accounts.
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 07-27-17
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13,485 ratings
    • Explore the unexpected effects of a dark side of the internet
    • If you love exploring the fringes of society, you’ll want to binge Audible’s original podcast, The Butterfly Effect. Best-sellling writer Jon Ronson (Them, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed) explores the consequences of the tech industry giving the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. “It’s a mystery story, an adventure,” Ronson told Audible. “It’s also a new way of telling a story.” From a drab office in Montreal to the adult-filmmaking hub in the San Fernando Valley, Ronson talks to people who have made their living in the business of pleasure – and how that all changed when the internet stepped in. And, hear about the increasingly problematic consequences of that disruption.

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