Believe it or not,

I have some coworkers who don’t really like Halloween. And a few of them sit near me, which makes me a little self-conscious about wearing my black-cat-ears hairband in the office. For some, it’s the hassle of having to deal with trick-or-treaters, for others it's the stress of costume selection—and a few are legitimately frightened. I love the whole thing, and this is despite me being off sugar for the past four months. But while these few distinguished (yet misguided) colleagues don’t watch horror movies (come on, people! How can you not like Freddie, or Chucky, or Michael?), they do enjoy the occasional ghost story, so I’ve been converting them to embrace the season with Ghostlove, a new Audible Original.

October isn’t only about Halloween—it’s also a time of year where we see so many big books published. One that I—and the entire Editorial team—couldn’t wait to listen to is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This fiction debut comes from an author with a very special gift of language (his memoir Between the World and Me is simply brilliant!). It’s historical fiction with heart, intellect, and an amazing performance by actor Joe Morton.

Happy Listening!

About the Editor

Tricia listens to discover characters and voices that transport her, not to a fantasy world, but to the heart of what it is to be human in this world. Follow her on Twitter @tricia___ford.

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