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    • This Is Audible, June 05, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 57 mins
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    In a seemingly endless election season, one thing we have to look forward to is the nightly skewering of the news media by the comic geniuses at The Daily Show. The person responsible for bringing it to the small screen is comedian and writer Lizz Winstead, who talks about her life and career in her new book of essays, Lizz Free or Die. Speaking of politics, Maggie Linton talks with Ron Reagan Jr. about his father - his book is My Father at 100. And we'll take another peak behind the scenes of Audible as we go Behind the Mike with narrator Khristine Hvam.

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    • This Is Audible, August 7, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Today it’s a visit to Elizabethan England, as New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness puts her magical couple, Diana and Matthew in the court of the Queen herself in her sequel to A Discovery of Witches – this one is called Shadow of Night. Next, Maggie heads to the great outdoors with Park Ranger and author Shelton Johnson as they talk about his novel, Gloryland.

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    • This Is Audible, December 6, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 57 mins
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    It’s family drama this week – from the grand canvas of European royalty to disgraced American gentry. I’ll talk with the acknowledged source for all things romantic and royal, Philippa Gregory about her newest novel, The Lady of the Rivers. Next, Maggie Linton sits down with the king of weeper, Nicholas Sparks, and they’ll talk about his book, The Best of Me.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, September 25, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 55 mins
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    And just like that, summer is over! Before we pull out the sweaters and boots, let’s take a look at the best of September. We met Ernie Cline, who turned his obsession with 80’s pop culture into a clever and winning science fiction novel called Ready Player One.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, January 31, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Today we’ll meet one of the most interesting, powerful, maligned women in history, Catherine the Great, with introductions made by her latest biographer, Robert K. Massie. Next, Maggie Linton looks back at a gilded age with author Amor Towles and his book Rules of Civility. And finally, a story about another girl with a dream – this one starts in Illinois and ends up on the TV show Glee. Jane Lynch tells her own story in her memoir, Happy Accidents.

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    • This Is Audible, March 13, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Today we’ll meet rising star Erin Morgenstern, whose neo-Victorian vision for a Night Circus has been attracting a lot attention. Next, Maggie Linton meets John Michael Greer who calms us all down with his latest - Apocalypse Not: Why Everything You Know About 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture Is Wrong. Then, Audiofile’s Robin Whitten drops by to talk about the remarkable work of writer A. S. Byatt.

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    • This Is Audible, December 18, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    Welcome to the end of 2012, an interesting year in the world and a spectacular year in the world of audio books. We saw a wealth of biographies penned by musicians, of course a flood of political titles, and fiction for every taste. Today Maggie Linton and I do our best to narrow it all the way down to our favorite titles of the past year. For me it was a choice between longtime favorite authors like Jasper Fforde and Ellis Avery and the topical humor of Lizz Winstead. Ultimately I had to agree with the folks who chose the Man Booker winner and pick Hillary Mantel’s stunning visit to the Tudor court, Bring Up the Bodies.

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    • This Is Audible, January 24, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Today we’ll visit a strange new world with Tony DiTerlizzi, who leaves Spiderwick behind with his new work, The Search for WondLa. Maggie Linton explores the mysterious world of global finance with Peter Schiff and his book, How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes. And if there’s one thing just about everyone agrees on, it’s the desire for Peace and Plenty. That’s the title of Sarah Ban Breathnach’s new book about the search for financial security.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, August 28, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Today we put August into the record books, which frankly doesn’t seem possible, because now Fall is in striking distance. That’s not such a bad deal. Before we let go, let’s take a listen to the best of August on This is Audible. We’ll start with a visit to Elizabethan England, as New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness puts her magical couple, Diana and Matthew in the court of the Queen herself in her sequel to A Discovery of Witches – this one is called Shadow of Night.

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    • This Is Audible, July 19, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    Okay here’s the pitch – it’s a Romeo and Juliet style romance for the ages, it’s a tender and philosophical love story, it’s an existential look at what it means to be truly alive – with zombies! Isaac Marion tells the unlikely story of how he wrote Warm Bodies.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, June 26, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 57 mins
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    We say goodbye to the month of June as we hose down with some SPF and head for the beach. First let’s take another look at the best of June 2012. In a seemingly endless election season, one thing we have to look forward to is the nightly skewering of the news media by the comic geniuses at The Daily Show. The person responsible for bringing it to life is comedian and writer Lizz Winstead, who talks about her life and career in her new book of essays, Lizz Free or Die.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, June 25, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 52 mins
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    It’s the end of June so let’s take stock and listen to some of our favorite conversations from this past month. Today we’ll meet someone who is already a star both on Broadway and on the small screen. Raul Esparza makes his mark as the narrator of Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Maggie Linton sits down to chat with bestseller Mary Higgins Clark about her 32nd novel…Daddy’s Gone A Hunting. And one of our favorite thriller writers, Brad Meltzer, put together a book of inspiring stories for his new child – he calls it Heroes for My Son and we’ll listen in. But first, Maggie has the top-ten downloads for June from audible.com.

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    • This Is Audible, June 4, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Today we’ll meet someone who is already a star both on Broadway and on the small screen. Raul Esparza makes his mark as the narrator of Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Next, Maggie Linton sits down to chat with bestseller Mary Higgins Clark about her 32nd novel…Daddy’s Gone A Hunting. And comedian Ross Matthews reveals his innermost secrets in his new memoir, Man Up!. But first, Maggie has the top-ten history downloads from Audible.com.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, February 22, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 55 mins
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    February is a short month but it was packed with talented writers and iconic characters. We’ll take a look at the best of the month of February…including an author who elegantly combines Southern Gothic with post apocalyptic. The poetic Alden Bell talks about his novel, The Reapers are the Angels. Next, Maggie Linton gets to the bottom of Kimberla Lawson Roby’s newest, Love Honor and Betray – we’ll find out what comes first.

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    • This Is Audible, June 18, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Today a romantic fantasy of Old New York with author Helene Wecker and her novel, The Golem and the Jinni. Next, Maggie Linton talks with Chris Columbus, who moves from the screen to the page with his new young adult novel House of Secrets. And no one brought Greek mythology to life like Edith Hamilton. Now her classic text has been adapted for audiobooks, and we’ll listen in on the gods and goddesses of Olympus in Mythology. But first, Maggie has the top-ten Young Adult downloads from audible.com.

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    • This Is Audible, May 15, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 54 mins
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    What if? – That’s the question that drives a writer, really. For instance – what if God was a teenage boy? Author Meg Rosoff took that question and ran with it in her delightful new novel There Is No Dog. Next, Maggie Linton talks with actress and author Soliel Moon Frye on her perfectly imperfect –as she puts it- parenting style in her book, Happy Chaos.

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    • This Is Audible, October 9, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Today I am delighted to bring you a conversation with one of my very favorite authors, Jasper Fforde, as we talk about the continuing adventures of one of fictions great heroines, Thursday Next in Fforde’s new novel, The Woman Who Died A Lot.

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    • This Is Audible, May 22, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Today, I’ll talk with best-selling, brilliant novelist Hilary Mantel, who has continued her saga of the Tudor Court in, Bring Up the Bodies. Next, Maggie Linton talks with Sirius XM Catholic Channel host Lino Rulli about his efforts to stay on the path in his book, Sinner. And award winning actress Sissy Spacek goes back to her roots in her memoir, My Extraordinary Life.

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    • This Is Audible, February 14, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Happy Valentine’s Day, if you like the hearts and flowers. We’ll head back to the 90s to look forward to today, and find out about The Future of Us with authors Jay Ascher and Carolyn Mackler. Maggie Linton talks with Conor Grennan about the lost children of Nepal in his book, Little Princes. And we’ll get up and get moving with Dr. Judith Orloff’s Positive Energy. But first, Maggie has the top ten mystery and thriller downloads from Audible.com.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, January 29, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    Welcome to the end of the beginning! Of 2013 that is. The winter winds are blowing and it’s a great time to settle in with some great audio books. Here are our favorites from the month of January. Today we’ll meet one of the reigning queens of YA fiction, the delightful Libba Bray – we’ll tell some ghost stories and talk about her new novel, The Diviners. Next, Maggie meets the King of the Brat Pack, Andrew McCarthy and they talk about his journey through life in his book, The Longest Way Home. And we’ll find out how captaining a boat is good practice for captaining your life with It’s Your Ship by Captain D Michael Abrashoff.

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