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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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    • 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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    • This Is Audible, August 17, 2010

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Today we’ll meet the Most Senior Daily Show correspondent, new author, and very soon to be mother of 3, Samantha Bee. She’ll tell us about her somewhat unorthodox childhood and what life is like in the Daily Show writer’s room.

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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, 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, July 19, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 1 hr
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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, 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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    • 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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    • 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, 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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    • 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, May 28, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    • Length: 50 mins
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    May came and went pretty quickly, but we did squeeze in some very interesting conversation with some great writers, and even had a little Hollywood starpower on board. So here’s the best of May at This is Audible. We’ll take a trip across the country with some less than four star accommodations. Christina Baker Kline takes us along for the ride with her new book, Orphan Train.

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    • This Is Audible, April 3, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Dragons are hot property these days and one of the pioneers of dragons in fiction was the late Anne McCaffrey. I sat down with her son Todd McCaffrey about her legacy, the past, and future of Pern, and about his own work. Next, Maggie Linton chats with thriller master Stephen Hunter who has picked his Soft Target. And we’ll go Behind the Mike in our continuing conversation with Audible’s talented voice actors and meet Therese Plummer.

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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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    • This Is Audible, January 10, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 52 mins
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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.

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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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    • 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, June 7, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Today I’ll talk with Eleanor Brown about her novel of family, food and Shakespeare, The Weird Sisters. Next, Maggie Linton sits down with historian and journalist Hampton Sides to discuss his new look at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, Hellhound on his Trail.

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