Mystery Monday: A Study in Scarlet Women

Meet Charlotte Holmes in the new Lady Sherlock series

Not your grandfather’s Holmes . . . AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Kate Reading. We learn something surprising and delicious about the new Lady Sherlock series from author Sherry Thomas.

“Charlotte loves to eat, and there are the most wonderful descriptions of food—so delicious!”—Narrator Kate Reading

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A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN
Sherry Thomas, read by Kate Reading
Blackstone Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

The novel is centered around Charlotte Holmes, and listeners learn about this remarkable young woman with a gift for “discernment” and for getting into trouble. Kate Reading’s aristocratic British voices are spot-on, depicting characters who are funny, touching, romantic, suspenseful, haughty, old, young, wealthy, or poor. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here!

For more Holmes, check out the new anthology ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, edited by Laurie R. King. Kate Reading join an ensemble of favorite narrators in this collection of short stories that relate to the original Sherlock Holmes.

And for more audiobooks by Kate Reading, explore her audiography of titles.

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Essential Listening: Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches and sermons

A collectable and essential program for listeners

 

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by Martin Luther King, Jr., Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard, Peter Holloran [Eds.],
read by Martin Luther King, Jr., Keith David, Jay Gregory, et al.
Hachette Audio
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 

Many of us listen to digital audiobooks for our on-the-go lives, but this CD set should be on every listener’s shelf.Originally released as A CALL TO CONSCIENCE and A KNOCK AT MIDNIGHT, the speeches and recordings are introduced by ministers, activists, and world leaders, providing historical context and balance to the live sound recordings of Dr. King. The box set is more than the disks with photos, quotes and liner notes. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

 

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Self Sunday: How to Be a Great Boss

Opportunities for listeners to stop and think about their goals, motivations, and approaches to leading.

Narrator Peter Berkrot‘s positive tone suits Gino Wickman and Rene Boer’s audio guide HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS that can help listeners with their outlook for a new year.  AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear Peter’s comments.

“Ideas to give employees the power to render themselves happy or unhappy.”—Narrator Peter Berkrot

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HOW TO BE  GREAT BOSS
Gino Wickman, Rene Boer, read by Peter Berkrot
Tantor Media

With ideas as well practical tips and tools for how to engage your team and develop productive relationships at work, HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS will be a useful listening exercise for SELF SUNDAY, or any day. Peter keeps it real and positive.  Read AudioFile’s full review HERE.
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