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    • Brandon Sanderson

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Brandon Sanderson
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Epic fantasy writer and New York Times best seller Brandon Sanderson joined us in the Audible Studios to discuss Oathbringer, the third book in his Stormlight Archive, and he revealed his process for getting his books just right. Brandon also spoke about how others can sometimes discover that they're writing in the wrong genre and told us about the books he has unpublished.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The one and only!

    • By Ricardo Monascal on 05-15-18

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    • International Women's Day

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: June Sarpong, Meera Syal, Lily Cole, and others
    • Length: 20 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    In this International Women’s Day Audible Sessions Special, seven influential women discuss literature and gender equality and the importance of diversity in storytelling and reveal the women who inspire them. Featuring June Sarpong, Lily Cole, Meera Syal, Pearl Mackie, Prue Leith, Sam Baker and Eleanor Tomlinson. As part of this Audible Sessions Special, Audible made a donation to the Malala Fund, a charity championing the education of girls across the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for women

    • By Julie on 08-07-18

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    • Catherine Steadman

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
    • Length: 12 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    Actress and author Catherine Steadman talks to Audible about her debut novel Something in the Water and reveals the strange things she uncovered on YouTube whilst researching. Having trained at the Oxford School of Drama, Steadman made her screen debut as Julia Bertram in the ITV adaptation of Mansfield Park and has gone on to star in Breathless and Downton Abbey. 

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    • I’ve read 30 books this year and this one is in my top 5!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-19-18

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    • Dan Brown

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Dan Brown
    • Length: 9 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Following the release of the fifth instalment in the Robert Langdon series, Dan Brown talks to Audible about his long-standing passion for music and modern art and how it contributed towards the creation of Origin. In Origin, listeners will be reunited with the amiable and courageous Robert Langdon as he travels around Spain in search of answers to the most important existential questions of our time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Interview

    • By Admiralu on 06-24-18
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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Dan Brown
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

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    • Tracey Ullman

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Tracey Ullman
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Comedic genius and award-winning actress Tracey Ullman joins us to discuss her audiobook narration of Angela Carter’s classic tale Wise Children, a richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families. Tracey talks about the themes and elements which drew her to the text as well as her time in the recording studio. She also gives us a sneak peak of some of the character voices in the book and chats about the impressions she’s worked on over the years.  

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    • Benjamin Zephaniah

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Zephaniah transformed performance poetry when he came onto the scene in the 1980s and has gone on to convey political and societal messages through his work. He’s also written numerous novels, children’s books and plays as well as releasing multiple albums. A multitalented man with an uneasy childhood and mixed up teen years, he has plenty to say in his autobiography. When he came to the studio, he spoke about overcoming his shyness, writing about his mum and what the West can learn from the rest of the world about peace. 

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    • David Suchet

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 15 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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    David Suchet, veteran actor best-known for his iconic portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, joins us to discuss the release of his new audio series, David Suchet's Questions of Faith. Exploring the differences which divide and the similarities which unite the three Abrahamic religions, David talks to prominent figures within the Jewish, Christian and Islamic communities, searching for answers to the devastating wars that have been waged against one another. In this exclusive interview, David reflects back on his findings, the many eye-opening conversations he’s had along the way and his hopes for a peaceful future. 

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    • Tom Wood

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Tom Wood
    • Length: 12 mins
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    After publishing his first book, The Hunter, in 2010, Tom Wood has gone on to write seven more titles within his Victor the Assassin series, which features his cold assassin antihero, Victor. He has now published the exciting eighth installment, Kill for Me. Tom wood talks to us about his latest book, his infamous antihero and the supporting characters he loves to write.  

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Tom Wood
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Release date: 08-02-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

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    • Gretchen Rubin

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
    • Length: 12 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest book, The Four Tendencies, is New York Times best-selling author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin. Author of international best sellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin has made waves with her insights into habits, happiness and human nature. With more than 600,000 people having taken her online quiz and a hugely successful podcast and blog, Gretchen delves further into personality traits with her latest title, The Four Tendencies

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    • Stephen Briggs

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 14 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about playing the role of Drumknott in Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals is British writer, illustrator and dramatist Stephen Briggs. The writer and illustrator behind many of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld subsidiary works and merchandise, Stephen Briggs, who also classes himself as a ‘civil servant who dabbles in amateur dramatics’, has provided the voices and narration of Discworld and its characters in more than 20 audiobook recordings both in the UK and in the US.

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    • Gregg Hurwitz

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Length: 16 mins
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    The New York Times number one international best-selling author of 19 thrillers including Orphan X, The Tower and Tell No Lies, Gregg Hurwitz is the master of his genre and has published the third installment of his breakthrough Orphan X series, Hellbent. Gregg Hurwitz talks to us about protagonist Evan Smoak, his very hands-on research and writing comics.  

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    • Megan Jayne Crabbe

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Megan Jayne Crabbe
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss her debut title, Body Positive Power, is blogger and Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe. Having launched her celebrated Instagram account, bodyposipanda, in 2015 and garnered almost one million followers, Megan has since been a force to be reckoned with, using her platform to ignite body confidence in women the world over.

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    • Bob Roth

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Bob Roth
    • Length: 12 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Bob Roth, meditation teacher and CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, joins us to discuss his latest audiobook, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation. Roth’s audiobook examines what we might do to combat the growing stress epidemic which has gripped the world and why he believes that transcendental meditation is a key tool. In this interview we discuss what transcendental meditation is, how he first came across the technique and how the view of meditation has changed over the years. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction to Bob and his work

    • By P. Titus on 08-06-18
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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Bob Roth
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Release date: 04-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

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    • Stephen K Amos

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Stephen K Amos
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Stephen has been performing at the Edinburgh Festival for over 15 years on top of touring, appearing on multiple panel shows and presenting various documentaries. Not to mention performing at the Royal Variety in 2007. Having more than earnt his comedy stripes, his Talk Show features guests from all stages of their comedy careers, chatting about the industry, performing and many personal, funny anecdotes. When Stephen joined us in studio, he spoke about diversity in comedy, how he came to feel okay with things going wrong on stage and what keeps comedians returning to Edinburgh year after year.

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    • Ruth Ware

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ware
    • Length: 11 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Ruth Ware visits the Audible studio to talk about her latest thriller, The Lying Game. Both Ware’s debut thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood, and the follow-up, The Woman in Cabin 10, were Sunday Times top 10 best sellers in the UK and New York Times top 10 best sellers in the US. Here she talks about writing female friendships; her protagonist, Isa; and her fascination with boarding schools.

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ware
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Release date: 03-29-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

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    • Haemin Sunim

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Haemin Sunim
    • Length: 15 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    The Zen Buddhist teacher and writer Haemin Sunim visits the Audible Studios to discuss The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm in a Busy World. With over three million copies of his book sold worldwide and more than a million followers on social media, Haemin Sunim is one of the world's most influential Buddhist teachers. He shares his journey from South Korea to Harvard and back again in his own words and explains why life at a slower pace would be better for us all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thank you haenim!you blessed my day

    • By maryann wotton on 01-30-18

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    • Jojo Moyes

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jojo Moyes
    • Length: 13 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    New York Times best-selling author and screenwriter Jojo Moyes talks to Audible about her final instalment in the Me Before You series, Still Me. In Still Me, Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. As she tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets - not all her own - that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting interview.

    • By Laura on 06-12-18
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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jojo Moyes
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Release date: 12-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

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    • Louise Pentland

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Louise Pentland
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about her latest book, Wilde About the Girl, is vlogger, blogger, author and YouTube personality Louise Pentland. An internet personality with over 2.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, Louise Pentland is a popular ‘mummy blogger’, author and fashion designer whose second novel, Wilde About the Girl, the sequel to Wilde Like Me, published in 2018.

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    • Shahroo Izadi & Marisa Bate

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Sharhroo Izadi, Marisa Bate
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Behavioural Change Specialist Shahroo Izadi and journalist and writer Marisa Bate join us to discuss Shahroo’s debut audiobook, The Kindness Method. A groundbreaking addition to the Health and Personal Development genre, the book is aimed at anyone looking to understand and change any long-held damaging habits that have previously been too difficult to kick. 

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    • Simon Hooper

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Simon Hooper
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Simon Hooper, social media star, businessman, author and father of four, brings us his debut audiobook, Forever Outnumbered: Tales of Our Family Life from Instagram’s Father of Daughters. Opening a window into real-life parenting through the eyes of a modern-day dad, the audiobook is a comical yet equally emotionally heartfelt ode to family life. Here we talk to Simon about using social media for good, his views on shared parental leave and his favourite parenting moments to date. 

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