Audiobook Recommendations from Production Editor Lisa Baney
Pure Escapes: Audiobook Recommendations from Production Editor Lisa Baney

By Lisa Baney

As the contract audio production editor for the This Is the Author podcast, it’s pretty clear to me that I have the best day gig in the world.

This is because I love audiobooks. I love audiobooks like they’re a dog. I love them like they’re Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk. READ MORE

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That’s the Spirit: A Pappy Van Winkle Audiobook, Delish Foodie Memoirs, and Your Next Grilled Cheese

Today at Listen and Cook headquarters it’s blue skies in every direction, but it’s always real gouda weather for grilled cheese (ba dum dum). Cheesy puns aside, there’s stiltons home chefs can learn from each of the food, bev, and community-minded audiobooks below. READ MORE

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On the Podcast: Ellen Marie Bennett, Greg McKeown, and Katy Milkman

In this episode, meet Hedley & Bennett founder Ellen Marie Bennett, author of Dream First, Details Later, bestselling author Greg McKeown, author of Effortless, and award-winning Wharton Professor Katy Milkman, author of How to Change. READ MORE

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On the Podcast: Randa Jarrar, Ethan Hawke, and Catherine Cohen

In this episode, meet writer and translator Randa Jarrar, author of Love is an Ex-Country, acclaimed actor and director Ethan Hawke, author of A Bright Ray of Darkness, and comedian and actress Catherine Cohen, author of God I Feel Modern Tonight. READ MORE

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Ardently Admired: Jane Austen Retellings on Audio

Independent heroines, sharp social commentary, and the complicated business of love are all staples of Jane Austen novels that have proven timeless. Oh, alright, and she writes romantic leads who make downright dreamy declarations of love. Perhaps that’s why every February, we find ourselves with the remote in hand, queueing up one of the many brilliant Austen film adaptations (and debating our friends about which one is the best). READ MORE

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Happy Lunar New Year! Four Seas Crispy Chicken & A Family Listen

Get ready to ring in the Year of the Ox on February 12th with a delicious meal, and a great audiobook for company.

The Four Seas Crispy Chicken from Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown by Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho requires a little bit of planning ahead (dry-brining, anyone?). Press play on Alex’s Good Fortune while you prep to learn about Lunar New Year traditions as a family! READ MORE

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