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The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history.

Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.

Delivery: Weekly (Wednesdays)

To get the latest The New Yorker, click here. Or, you can find back issues by searching the complete archive.

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  • Jessie
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • 06-21-05

Finally!

As a regular reader of The New Yorker, I was delighted to see that Audible has picked it up. The content of the magazine is always compelling. But I know plenty of people who, like myself, don't get through the paper copy and keep the magazines around for that far-off vacation, prison sentence, or whatever will allow one the time to read all the great stories within.
Naturally, the New Yorker is not complete without the visual content, but this digest really hits the high points. The reader is dispassionate, allowing you to infer the voice of authors and the people they describe. My only complaint is a rather obvious one: David Sedaris's story was not read by Sedaris! Again, the narrator was bland enough to allow me to imagine well the intonations of Sedaris's voice. Like the Times digest, it is just that--a digest.
The Audible version got me to listen to sections that I probably would have flipped through otherwise--fiction, music, movies. And I enjoyed them tremendously.
Overall, I'd say this is easily one of the best subscription programs available. For anyone who loves the New Yorker, try it. For anyone who's never heard of the New Yorker, definitely try it! It's some of the best writing out there, and this is a great way to get acquainted.

115 of 116 people found this review helpful

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A must-hear!

FROM STEVE FELDBERG, PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR, AUDIBLE:

If you're like me, there's so much great writing out there that demands to be read, but you just don't have time to read it. That's what makes our audio version of "The New Yorker" so rewarding. Each week, I can listen to at least a half-dozen stories from the most literate magazine on Earth. So far I've heard David Sedaris, Jonathan Franzen, and John Updike, plus other entertaining and informative stuff from the magazine's staff writers. If you're going to spend your commuting time wisely, or you're looking for a more intellectual way of multi-tasking, this is the subscription for you!

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Craig
  • Glendale, AZ, USA
  • 10-13-05

I'm Not An Intellectual, But...

I always thought this magazine was only for intellectuals or snooty high culture types. I was wrong! The articles, for the most part are quite compelling; even when at first glance the subject matter may not appeal to me. The hook is that most of these stories have a uniquely human twist. I've subscribed for two months now and even when I miss a week I make sure to catch up on back issues!

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  • ed
  • 07-18-05

It cannot get any better than this!

Solid Narrators.

Perfect article picks....

and, Hey, it's the New Yorker... There is great content!

23 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful Addition to Audible's catalogue

Before downloading Audible's New Yorker sampler, I hadn't actively read the magazine in decades. Oh what I've been missing! The literature, the commentary, the reviews... all so splendidly intelligent and insightful. And all so downright entertaining!

In the editions I've downloaded, I've found the selections to be excellent. I feel as though they're the perfect blend of varied content and tone. The narration is equally laudable. Our reader's voice is pleasant, friendly and clear, with just the right amount of inflection and emphasis to bring the writing to life without intruding upon it.

I've been devouring Fresh Air interviews for almost two years, aside from my audio book downloads and the ever-entertaining "Says You" from NPR. The New Yorker is a great addition to my Audible listening!

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Great content, poor narration

What made the experience of listening to The New Yorker, 1-Month Subscription the most enjoyable?

The New Yorker provides consistently interesting and elevating content on a wide range of topics, which improves my daily commute and my mind.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I've been really disappointed with the recent change in narrator. I've been listening to the audible version of the New Yorker every week for around 5 years, and this latest change in narrator has really lowered the tone. I was hoping that my dislike was merely a function of newness, but I've persisted with this for 2 months now and it still frustrates me.

He regularly mispronounces words; not only French and other foreign language words (in the most recent episode, hear how he mangles the name "Médecins Sans Frontières"), but even English words. The New Yorker has a range of articles by correspondents overseas, and it's vital that the narrator can pronounce foreign languages well. This was not a problem when Dan Bernard and others were narrating. Their Chinese pronunciation was not perfect but at least they did not bastardize European languages.

Please can the current narrator be replaced by a more appropriate one. The New Yorker deserves better.

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Mag is wonderful. The narrator isn't.

What made the experience of listening to The New Yorker, 1-Month Subscription the most enjoyable?

The writing--the variety, the thoughtfulness, the informativeness.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The New Yorker, 1-Month Subscription?

Listening to the science fiction issue (from a couple of years ago) in the car with my wife.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Unfortunately, this new (single) narrator, Renell, is a bad fit for this title. With the old narrators, I could take the occasional mispronunciation now and again, but the big "E" lights up next to Renell's name much more already than it did with the old team. The last straw, which drove me to actually rant here, was listening to Renell mispronounce Robert Mueller's last name a dozen times (has this narrator--and/or his producer/s... I don't know how these things get recorded--not listened to the news for more than five minutes in the last six months?) and then mispronounce the word "roselytize" like I've never heard it mispronounced before. (I think the only way I could represent it here is something like "prah-SEL-ah-tize.") Too much.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The recent story about Chad is pretty moving, bracing, terrible.

Any additional comments?

I'm sure Renell does other things quite well, but reading The New Yorker is not one of them.

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The forum of our time!

The New Yorker provides a unique perspective on the world. It is my favorite periodical.

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Not the full edition - abridged

What disappointed you about The New Yorker?

I'd like to have the entire magazine available. Sadly, this is an abridged version.

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  • C
  • Chestnuthill, MA, United States
  • 10-11-12

Going downhill

Why do the publishers of the audible version of the New Yorker think that their weekly editorial interests us? Why does the reader always adopt a mocking tone when he is reading quotes from someone from the right side of the political spectrum? Why can't they edit out one of the takes when they have to do 2 takes. Oh and this one features a story about a hired killer who is a really nice guy. Once upon a time this was a good magazine. What happened?

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  • Ben
  • 07-17-12

Great stuff

I honestly don't know what I'd do without The New Yorker. Hendrik Herzburg, John Cassidy et al - provide more than a window on the world. Witty, I want to say hopeful even though the subject is often difficult even tragic - the hope flows from its veracity. I find my conversation returns to the contents of the latest issue; reminding me of Whistlers reply to Oscra Wild's "I wish I'd said that.", "You will, dear boy you will."

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  • Ella
  • 06-25-12

Read by robots!

All the articles are 'read' by robotic voices. The robotic voices are quite good ones, as they go, but still, they are just awful to listen to.