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Articles by Laura Sackton

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Audiobooks with Grief and Joy, Intertwined

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a breezy, lighthearted listen that will make me laugh out loud. Other times I’m in the mood for something more challenging, an...

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Journeys, Internal and External

While trying to articulate what I loved so much about one of my favorite audiobooks of the year so far, GREENLAND by David Santos Donaldson, I realized that part of what makes...

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Three Queer Love Stories on Audio for Pride

Happy Pride Month, audiophiles! It’s a great time of year for lovers of LGBTQ+ lit—there are so many incredible new and upcoming queer books to get excited about. If...

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Ghost Stories on Audio, Reimagined

There are so many ways to tell a ghost story. Stories about ghosts can be terrifying, funny, poignant, absurd, serious. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with classic scary...

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Three Audiobooks on Vengeance and Revenge

Vengeance is a complicated motivator that makes for great storytelling. I may not be big on revenge in real life, but I sure do enjoy a good revenge plot. Revenge stories often...

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Listening to Complex Southern Stories

I’ve lived in New England my whole life, and even though my dad grew up in Texas, I don’t have much of a personal connection to the South. Perhaps this is why...

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Hearing Immigrant Stories

There are so many wonderful books featuring immigrant stories that picking only three for this month’s column felt nearly impossible. These three are all fantastic...

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3 Audiobooks in Celebration of Friendship

While it’s easy to find audiobooks featuring romances, books that center friendship can be harder to come by. But relationships between friends are just as complicated and...

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Baking My Way Through the Best Memoir Audiobooks of 2021

One of my favorite December traditions is my annual cookie-baking marathon, which I affectionately call Cookie Extravaganza. Every year I clear my December schedule so that I...

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3 Audiobooks All About Siblings

There are few relationships in life as ripe for storytelling as sibling relationships. Siblings know each other in specific ways. They share experiences that friends, and even...

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Exploring Queer Retellings on Audio

I must admit that I’m not particularly drawn to the traditional Western classics canon. There are certainly a few classics I love, but finally getting around to WAR AND...

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Monstrous Audiobooks

What makes someone a monster? What does it mean to be a monster? Is a monster something to fear or something to celebrate? I recently listened to Maria Dahvana Headley’s...

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3 Audiobooks that Explore Family

This month, I’m excited to highlight three recent audiobooks that explore relationships between children and adults that are not as simple as biological parent +...

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3 Audiobooks on Being a Woman Artist

Before diving into this month’s article, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Laura Sackton, and I’m a freelance writer and book reviewer, and listening to...

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