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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, June 18, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    • Length: 56 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, March 19, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Today, a rousing space opera with Dan Abraham and Ty Franck and their stunning novel Leviathan Wakes. Next, Maggie Linton talks with the musically inclined Professor Gary Marcus about his book Guitar Zero. And the authors of Nurture Shock, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, are back and taking on the Science of Winning and Losing in Top Dog.< But first, Maggie has the top-ten Non-Fiction downloads from Audible.com.

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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, October 9, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 54 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, June 05, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 58 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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    • The Best of This Is Audible, March 26, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    • 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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    • This Is Audible, December 6, 2011

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 58 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, April 23, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 51 mins
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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.

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    • This Is Audible, May 8, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 57 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 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, 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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    • The Best of This Is Audible, November 27, 2012

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    It’s been an unusual month, season and year weather wise, so as we say goodbye to the stormy, balmy month of November I thought it would be instructive to take another listen to dystopian SF author Paolo Bacigalupi talk about his award winning novel The Drowned Cities.

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    • 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.

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    • This Is Audible, May 7, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    • Length: 50 mins
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    Today 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. In an interconnected world, why are some things stickier than others? Maggie Linton talks with Professor Jonah Berger about his work, Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

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

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    • 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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    • The Best of This Is Audible, April 24, 2012

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Seeing how this is the end of April, we thought we’d spend some time outside. So today we’ll travel to a convent on the rocky coast of Maine for art, Vikings and murder. Author Carla Neggers explains and talks about her novel, Saint’s Gate. Maggie Linton chats with thriller master Stephen Hunter who has picked his Soft Target.

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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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    • This Is Audible, July 9, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
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    • Length: 55 mins
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    A real treat for listeners today, as I sit down with Karen Kondazian, author of the award winning book The Whip, a novel of the old west - plus a chat with actress Robin Weigart, who brings the audiobook to life. Maggie talks with Josh Hanagarne, who dubs himself - and his book - The World’s Strongest Librarian.

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