Audible Announces Curated Collections for Listeners

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Picking your next audiobook is about to get even easier. Audible launched a new curating initiative today that provides listeners with collections of titles that share an overarching theme. Now, when you’re finished with one title in a collection, you can simply move on to the next.

The first collection is called Sounds of Setting (not to be confused with “Sounds of Settling”) and focuses on audiobooks that have a particular sense of place. Carl Hiaasen’s Razor Girl anchors the collection, and, being a Hiaasen book, is of course set in Florida. The rest of the collection includes titles that feature places throughout the United States, including books like The Descendants (Hawaii) and Mystic River (Boston). Here’s a complete list of the titles, along with their authors and settings.

“Sounds of Setting” Titles:

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen, Florida
Tin Roof Blow Down by James Lee Burke, NOLA
Easy Rawlins by Walter Mosley, Los Angeles
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane, Boston
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin, San Francisco
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner, Philadelphia
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, New York City
The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings, Hawaii
Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith, Appalaicha
The Son by Philip Meyers, Texas
Iron Lake: Cork O’Connor, Book 1 by William Kent Krueger, Minnesota
A Cold Day for Murder: A Kate Shugak Mystery by Dana Stabenow, Alaska
Plainsong by Kent Haruff, Colorado

You can also watch Hiaasen describe the importance of setting in Razor Girl below: