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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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    • By Kindle Customer on 01-12-16

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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 Castle: Complete Series 4

    • By: Kim Fuller, Paul Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Fleet, Neil Dudgeon, Martha Howe-Douglas, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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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.

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    • Wonderful British Humour!

    • By Susan Murdoch on 06-14-17

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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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    • By Kindle Customer on 03-31-16

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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, 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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    • 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, March 26, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 51 mins
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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.

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

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 51 mins
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    This Is Audible for Tuesday, February 28th, 2012. Happy birthday Charles Dickens! The 7th of February marked the 200th birthday of the man who essentially invented Christmas, was the first gentleman novelist, and told a pretty good story to boot. Dan Simmons took a look at the mysterious last days of Dickens in his exhaustively researched novel, Drood.

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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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    • This Is Audible, December 13, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Happy holidays! Nothing says season’s greetings like steampunk and the undead, and today we’ll celebrate with a master of both, Cherie Priest. Her witty, rather neurotic heroine Raylene is back in her new novel, Hellbent.

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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, May 8, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Today we’ll visit with Richard Preston, who picked up the torch left by the passing of Michael Crichton. The resulting book, complete with giant bugs and tiny people, is Micro. Then, we’ll also sit down with mega bestseller David Baldacci who is back with his latest thriller, The Innocent. And fans of actor Joe Pantoliano, perhaps better known as Joey Pants, will be delighted to hear about his new audio book, Asylum<. We’ll let him tell the story later this hour.

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    • This Is Audible, August 14, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 57 mins
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    There’s a world of superheroes and arch mortal enemies living right under our noses, and most of the time, we are blissfully unaware. Amy Stewart talks Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects and sort of freaks me out.

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    • The Best of This Is Audible, July 26, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 58 mins
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    We are already looking back – fondly – at the hot month of July. It’s the heat of the summer and we’re all melting like wax! That’s a good segue to mention Madame Tussaud, right? Historical fiction novelist Michelle Moran tells the true story of the headline news mashed up with TMZ of her day, Madame herself. Then, Maggie Linton talks with perennial favorite Dorothea Benton Franks about her new book Folly Beach.

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    • This Is Audible, November 16, 2010

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 53 mins
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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.

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    • This Is Audible, May 24, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 52 mins
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    It’s Book Expo and Audie Awards week, and later in the hour Robin Whitten from Audiofile Magazine will have a look at the nominees for best solo male narration. First, I’ll talk to historian Lynn Cullen about her adventures in a 16th century Spanish court and her book, The Creation of Eve.

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    • This Is Audible, November 15, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Heading into the holidays, we don’t have much time for reflection. Save that for New Year’s Day. But today we’ll stop down for some conversation about taking charge of your life, no matter who you are. Let’s start with nerds. When you hear that word, what comes to mind? Pasty white basement dwellers? Or the people who rule the world? Comedian Chris Hardwick has some very specific ideas in his new book, The Nerdist Way.

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    • This Is Audible, August 2, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 58 mins
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    It’s the kind of weather that makes your mind wander, and with that in mind, Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks drops by. She talks about her new novel, Caleb’s Crossing, which will make you want to drop everything and visit Martha’s Vineyard, although probably not in the 17th century.

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    • This Is Audible, September 13, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 58 mins
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    This month marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s classic comedy of manners, money and love – Sense and Sensibility. I’ll talk with Professor Rachel Brownstein about her new book which poses the question, Why Jane Austen?

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