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Sounding Off on Audio: Interviews with Listeners About Their Love of Audiobooks

As we continue to explore the world of audiobooks, we bring you our newest feature, “Sounding Off on Audio,” where we interview listeners about their love of audiobooks. Find out what they listen to, who their favorite narrators are, why they enjoy audiobooks, and much more. Whether you are a seasoned listener of audiobooks or have only a passing curiosity, we hope that you find these interviews to be fun and informative --- and perhaps come across a title or two that you can add to your audiobook listening list. Whenever possible, we will try to provide samples for your listening pleasure as well.

A Conversation with Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz is the bestselling author of nonfiction, poetry and fiction, including her novels YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN and ADMISSION (which was adapted into the 2013 film starring Tina Fey). Here, she talks about why she started listening to audiobooks, and how her listening habits changed (or didn't) when she moved from the suburbs to New York City. She also reveals some of her favorite audiobooks and shares why she’s a more adventurous book listener than reader.

A Conversation with Bobbie Cloud

Bobbie Cloud is a loyal reader and audiobook enthusiast. Here, Bobbie talks about what kinds of books she likes to listen to and where she prefers listening (spoiler: pretty much anywhere, if she’s up to a “good part”). She also mentions some of her favorite narrators, as well as some of her most memorable audiobooks.

A Conversation with Willetta Heising

Next up in our new "Sounding Off on Audio" series is Willetta Heising, author of DETECTING WOMEN and DETECTING MEN, award-winning reader's guides for series mysteries. No stranger to the world of audiobooks, Willetta has been listening for more than 20 years. Less surprising is her preference for crime fiction, and here she shares some of her favorite reads, er...listens. (Click on the covers below if you would like to listen to a sample of the audiobook.)

A Conversation with Wendy Corsi Staub

We kick off our "Sounding Off on Audio" feature with New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, who answered our questions about her audiobook preferences --- and filled us in on her nifty Waterproof iPod Shuffle so she can listen to books as she swims. Many thanks to Wendy for taking time out of her busy schedule to help us launch this exciting new feature. (Click on the covers below if you would like to listen to a sample of the audiobook.)