This is The Author | Our Favorite Episodes

Since the launch of This is the Author, we’ve had the joy of sharing more than 40 episodes from the author’s perspective to the audiobook production process. One thing that they all agree on: they have a new appreciation for the medium. A lot goes into recording an audiobook, and it’s a blast to be a part of the process.

Here are some of our favorite This is the Author  episodes (so far):

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Staff Pick: Devotion by Adam Makos

How far would you go to help a friend? Have you ever had a friend that was so close to you that you would put your own life on the line to save theirs? Most of us will never have to make that kind of decision. Devotion by Adam Makos is about two comrades-in-arms whose bond was so strong that even the worst adversity couldn’t pull them apart. Equal parts inspiring and tragic; their story is one of the most compelling I’ve listened to this year. Read more

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Drew Barrymore is a Wildflower

Full disclosure: I love Drew Barrymore!  She’s been one of my favorite actresses ever since I first watched E.T. as a small child.  And by “watched,” I mean that I completely balled my eyes out the entire time E.T. couldn’t get home. My next Drew Barrymore cinematic experience occurred when I was 10 years old.  I watched in fascination as Barrymore transformed into one of my favorite fairytale characters, Cinderella, in Ever After and actually showed the prince a thing or two about rescuing.  That was followed by Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and a whole bunch of other amazing movies that I, unfortunately, don’t have the time or space to list. Read more

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