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  • The Best of This Is Audible, September 25, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    The Best of This Is Audible, September 25, 2012

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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.

  • The Best of This Is Audible, June 26, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    The Best of This Is Audible, June 26, 2012

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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.

  • The Castle: Complete Series 4 | Kim Fuller,Paul Alexander

    The Castle: Complete Series 4

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    • By Kim Fuller, Paul Alexander
    • Narrated By James Fleet, Neil Dudgeon, Martha Howe-Douglas, and others
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    Hie ye to The Castle, a rip-roaring sitcom starring James Fleet (The Vicar Of Dibley), Neil Dudgeon (Life Of Riley), Martha Howe-Douglas (Horrible Histories), & Ingrid Oliver (Watson & Oliver)Lovelorn daughters, paparazzi who work for What Ho Varlet! magazine, designer codpieces, and the invention of central heating: this is medieval England seen from a 21st century comedy perspective.

    Susan Murdoch says: "Wonderful British Humour!"
  • This Is Audible, November 16, 2010 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, November 16, 2010

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    Today bestselling thriller author Lisa Unger takes us to an idyllic small town – that’s where the worst things always happen. Her new novel is called Fragile. Next, Maggie Linton follows the trail of the Lincoln assassination with James Swanson and his book, Bloody Crimes.

  • The Castle: Complete Series 3 | Kim Fuller,Paul Alexander

    The Castle: Complete Series 3

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    • By Kim Fuller, Paul Alexander
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    Hie ye to 'The Castle', a rollicking sitcom set way back then, starring James Fleet ('The Vicar Of Dibley', 'Four Weddings & A Funeral') and Neil Dudgeon ('Life Of Riley').In the first episode, De Warenne is in trouble as an official enquiry into the Crusades gets mixed up with a Talent Competition and a Dragon of Mass Destruction. Plus embroidery gets a right dissing. Next, Sir John grapples with both an adulterous affair and a tin of pilchards.

    M. Lowery says: "Great story"
  • This Is Audible, October 16, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, October 16, 2012

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    Today we’ll pry some secret out of novelist Emily Giffin and her novel Where We Belong. Maggie Linton talks with Jake Steinfeld, better known as Body by Jake, about his latest endeavors and his book, Take A Shot!.

  • This Is Audible, March 20, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, March 20, 2012

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    Two things on everyone’s mind right now – politics and the future of our society, and The Hunger Games. There’s one book that neatly intersects both obsessions, and I’m delighted to welcome Lois Lowry, the author of the original young adult dystopian novel, The Giver. Speaking of politics, Maggie Linton sits down with Vince Flynn and sorts out the bad guys in his new book, Kill Shot.

  • This Is Audible, June 18, 2013 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, June 18, 2013

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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.

    Kindle Customer says: "I love this program!"
  • The Castle: The Complete Series 2 | Kim Fuller,Paul Alexander

    The Castle: The Complete Series 2

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    • By Kim Fuller, Paul Alexander
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    Series 2 of the rollickingly funny sitcom set whay back when...Thrill! - as brave knight Sir William De Warrenne comes back from the Crusades and tries to buy a castle with a combined dungeon/gym. Swoon! - as young Lady Anne watches handyman Sam Tree grease a rusty hinge. Sympathize! - as Lord of the castle Sir John hires the latest top-of-the-range horse, but can't work out what to do with the built-in ashtrays. And get out your dictionary as the medieval equivalent of Gordon Ramsey tries to prepare a banquet with a mandolin and some very old swear words....

    Grifgirl says: "Great Period Comedy with modern twist"
  • This Is Audible, December 6, 2011 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, December 6, 2011

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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.

  • This Is Audible, January 8, 2013 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, January 8, 2013

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    We are mostly all back at our desks and ready to get back into the swing, so we’ll need some great listening to get us started. I’ll talk with the very talented Jess Walter about his latest novel, Beautiful Ruins. Next, Maggie Linton speaks to an exciting new writer, Tayari Jones about her novel of secret sisters, Silver Sparrow.

  • This Is Audible, June 05, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, June 05, 2012

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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.

    Kindle Customer says: "tolled"
  • The Best of This Is Audible, August 28, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    The Best of This Is Audible, August 28, 2012

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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.

  • The Best of This Is Audible, June 25, 2013 | Kim Alexander

    The Best of This Is Audible, June 25, 2013

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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.

  • The Sand Prince: The Demon Door, Book 1 | Kim Alexander

    The Sand Prince: The Demon Door, Book 1

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    On the war-ravaged demon world of Eriis, Hellne, the fierce young queen, fights to keep her people alive. On the green and gentle human world of Mistra, the demons have faded into myth. Only a handful of old men and children still guard The Door between the worlds. Rhuun, the Prince of Eriis, uncovers a forgotten book written by a human, sparking an obsession with the other world. When he is forced to flee Eriis, he must escape through The Door or pay the price in blood.

    Inga Deborah James says: "The Sand Prince"
  • The Best of This Is Audible, March 26, 2013 | Kim Alexander

    The Best of This Is Audible, March 26, 2013

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    Today we’ll take another look at the best of the blustery month of March with a rousing space opera with James S. A. Corey’s stunning novel, Leviathan Wakes. Next, Maggie Linton meets Kate Morton whose new novel The Secret Keeper not surprisingly reveals some long buried secrets.

  • This Is Audible, April 23, 2013 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, April 23, 2013

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    Well, how about we escape into some fantasy? How about the silo world of Hugh Howey’s huge bestseller, Wool. We’ll find out what the title means and the unusual way he went about selling his work. If you prefer a little good news from the news, Maggie Linton talked with NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson about his new book, American Story. And if you think of the Roaring 20s, a time of excess and abandon, you’d think there’d be a fittingly extravagant president. What you’d fine is Calvin Coolidge. We’ll hear from Amity Shlaes new biography of the man she calls The Great Refrainer. But first, Maggie has the top-ten Biography and Memoir downloads from audible.com.

  • This Is Audible, January 10, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, January 10, 2012

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    We had so many best of lists that our coverage of the finest audiobooks of the year spilled over into the New Year. Today we’ll hear some thoughts from our good friend and audio connoisseur Robin Whitten – from Audiofile Magazine. She’s got a different perspective on what makes good listening.

  • This Is Audible, August 7, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, August 7, 2012

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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.

  • This Is Audible, January 24, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, January 24, 2012

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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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