Behind the Mic: Idaho

IDAHO will surprise you and tear at your heart. Narrator Justine Eyre shares her experience narrating Emily Ruskovich’s powerful debut.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Justine Eyre about a beautiful new novel. As Justine tells us, Emily Ruskovich’s IDAHO “flirts with poetry as she describes the bold western landscape, the slippery images of remembrances, and the tiniest natural details.”

“The poetry of the writing was an absolute gift to me as a narrator.”—Justine Eyre

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IDAHO
by Emily Ruskovich, read by Justine Eyre
Random House Audio/Books on Tape
AudioFile Earphones Award

When we saw this review from contributing editor S.J. Henschel, we knew we had to speak to Justine about her experience with this audiobook. We love bringing the really great under-the-radar sort of audiobook to your attention. To listen to a sound clip from IDAHO and find AudioFile’s full review, here’s the spot.

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Behind the Mic: Hoodoo

Hoodoo is the magic. Hoodoo is the hero.

AudioFile went Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Ron Butler about the ‘magic’ of his performance of HOODOO by Ronald L. Smith. Magic indeed, you’ll come under Ron’s spell to seek out this audiobook.

“Hoodoo, the 12-year-old boy has so much heart—a huge heart—the heart of a poet.”—Narrator Ron Butler

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by Ronald L. Smith, read by Ron Butler
Dreamscape
AudioFile Earphones Award
2016 Coretta Scott King Award

We loved the way the author weaves together the 1930’s small-town Alabama, Hoodoo’s magical family and the spooky Southern Gothic atmosphere. Narrator Ron Butler pulls in listeners immersing them in this great family listen. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here.

HOODOO is featured in our 20 Exceptional Audiobooks to Kickstart Your Family Listening, and part of AudioFile comprehensive Kids & Teens Listening lists here.

Behind the Mic: Mockingbird

Only the mockingbird sings at the edge of the woods.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Nicole Poole. She filmed her comment in her hometown library . . . shhhh . . . adding a bit of eerie mystery to telling us about Walter Tevis’s post-apocalyptic world in MOCKINGBIRD.

“Tevis creates a world where books are used as building materials—they are just strange hieroglyphics.”—Narrator Nicole Poole

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MOCKINGBIRD
by Walter Tevis, read by Robert Fass, Nicole Poole
Tantor Media
AudioFile Earphones Award

In a dual narration with Robert Fass, Nicole beautifully portrays Mary Lou, the last mother on a dying Earth. Robots and the last surviving humans make for fascinating listening. Read AudioFile’s full review here.

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Narrator Nicole Poole
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Narrator Robert Fass

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