|Editor||Robin F. Whitten|
|Publisher||AudioFile Publications, Inc.|
|Based in||Portland, Maine|
AudioFile is a print and online magazine whose mission is to review "unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary, and dramatizations in the spoken-word format. The focus of reviews is the audio presentation, not the critique of the written material." AudioFile is published six times a year in Portland, Maine.
The publication was launched in 1992 as a 12-page black & white newsletter containing about 50 critical reviews of audiobooks, focused on new releases. In 1997, it switched to a 36-page color magazine format containing about 60 reviews per issue and interviews with authors, readers, and publishers.
AudioFile bestows Earphones Awards to presentations which are deemed to excel in the following criteria:
- Narrative voice and style
- Vocal characterizations
- Appropriateness for the audio format
- Enhancement of the text
SYNC Audiobooks for Teens
AudioFile sponsors the SYNC Audiobooks for Teens, a "free summer program for teens 13+." The program provides subscribers with two free and complete audiobook downloads paired thematically each week during its summer season. The season varies in length from 10-16 weeks. The audiobook files are delivered via the OverDrive Media Console.
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