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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.

  • 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.

  • This Is Audible, May 21, 2013 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, May 21, 2013

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    Today we’ll get motivated, get off the couch, and set down the cheese with coach Jillian Michaels and her book, Slim for Life. Maggie Linton talks with Michael Pollan about his latest take on what we put in our mouths, his new book is called Cooked. And we’ll hear from the recently exonerated Amanda Knox, who is most likely not taking her book tour to Italy. Her new memoir is called Waiting to be Heard. But first Maggie has the top-ten Non-Fiction downloads from audible.com.

  • This Is Audible, October 9, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, October 9, 2012

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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.

  • 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, 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.

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  • 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, 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.

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  • 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, 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.

  • 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 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, 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.

  • The Best of This Is Audible, May 29, 2012 | Kim Alexander

    The Best of This Is Audible, May 29, 2012

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    Did you enjoy some lovely spring weather? How about some great audiobooks and conversations? It’s time to take a look over our shoulders back at May. ‘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.

  • This Is Audible, December 13, 2011 | Kim Alexander

    This Is Audible, December 13, 2011

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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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