Monday, July 27, 2009

AudioFile Lobsterbake


Every year Robin Whitten, editor of AudioFile magazine, throws a Lobsterbake for members of the audiobook industry at her summer home in East Boothbay, Maine. This year it was packed, with over 80 attendees. Among the new faces this year were a bevy of narrators from Recorded Books in New York and a strong contingent from the West Coast who were putting in appearances for the first time.

Lobsters, clams and corn on the cob are roasted over a wood fire heaped with seaweed at water's edge, and the day-long event is capped with live performances by some of the most well-known names in the business. This year's readers included myself, Ralph Cosham, Barbara Rosenblat, Barbara Caruso, Jeff Woodman, Nick Sullivan, Stefan Rudnicki, Wanda McCadden, Steve Crossley, L. J. Ganser, Jeremy Gage, Alan Sklar, Ben Cheever, Hillary Huber, William Dufris, Suzanne Toren, and a host of others--twenty-four in all. It made for a lively and entertaining evening.

Bill Dufris gestures below...


Hillary Huber and Alan Colebank of Tantor Media make a toast...


Steven Crossley and Ralph Cosham exchange stories...


Janet Benson of Audio Editions, Mary Beth Roche of Macmillan Audio, and Robin Whitten offer smiles...


Jeff Woodman looks happy to be there...


Maya Thomas of Hachette Audio and Michelle Cobb of BBC America lead the charge into the chilly waters of the inlet...


Alicia loves a boat ride...


...and a visit to the Antique Railway Village.


Tanya and Alicia enjoy breakfast in Boothbay Harbor...


And finally a view from Lobsterman's Wharf in East Boothbay.

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