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Steven Raichlen’s Martha’s Vineyard: Stories and Recipes from Island Apart

Steven Raichlen on location at The FARM Institute

Recently, AudioGO ventured out of the recording studio and into the vineyard—Martha’s Vineyard, that is—to create an exclusive, one-of-a-kind audio experience: Steven Raichlen’s Martha’s Vineyard. To celebrate the release of Raichlen’s debut novel, Island Apart, we joined the acclaimed food writer and PBS TV host as he took us on a historical and culinary tour of his beloved island and prepared the delicious food that plays a central role in his novel for this original cooking show on audio.

Our first stop was The FARM Institute, a non-profit teaching farm that engages children and adults in sustainable agriculture by letting them get hands-on with the daily operations of a working farm. We met with Jon Previant, who educated us on how organic chickens are raised, what the different breeds are, and how you can be more knowledgeable about buying your own chickens from the grocery store.  He then gave us a guided tour including a visit with a massive steer (who luckily had a very good disposition!) and several dozen baby turkeys. But we had no time to dote over the furry creatures, as we were then off to our next stop.

Morning Glory Farms, started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 55 acres of vegetables and small fruits. It is a food lover’s haven only to be rivaled by our next destination, Edgartown Seafood, where we chatted with proprietor, Danny Larsen. Edgartown Seafood is a family-owned and -operated fish market, whose sole purpose is to provide customers with the freshest, highest quality fish and shellfish available on Martha’s Vineyard.

With a couple dozen Bay Vineyard scallops and little neck clams in hand; we headed off to Steven’s home on the island of Chappaquiddick to cook up a storm. Buy the download of Steven Raichlen’s Martha’s Vineyard to listen along as Steven prepares five mouth-watering meals, complete with step-by-step preparations so you can make these fabulous feasts at home. Stay tuned for recipes posted on our blog throughout the week!

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Celebrate the Life and Works of Charles Dickens Via Audio

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens in 1870. If you’ve never read Dickens, you haven’t experienced one of the world’s greatest novelists.  Perhaps you’ve always intended to, but can never seem to find the time. Now it’s easier than ever to catch up on the classics by downloading and listening anywhere. Whether you’re on the go or sitting at the beach, exercising or working in the yard, with AudioGO’s great selection of Charles Dickens titles, you can finally cross him off your list.

Some of Dickens’ best-loved works are available as audiobooks from AudioGO, including  David CopperfieldA Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two CitiesThe Adventures of Oliver TwistBleak House, and Little Dorrit. Also available are BBC Radio full-cast broadcasts of Charles Dicken’s Our Mutual Friend, Part I, Charles Dicken’s Our Mutual Friend, Part II, The Pickwick Papers (Classic Drama), and Charles Dicken’s Our Mutual Friend, Women’s Hour Drama.  AudioGO also carries dramatizations of Little Dorrit and A Tale of Two Cities.

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AUDIOGO ANNOUNCES NEW CONSUMER WEBSITE & REWARDS PROGRAM

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AudioGO, Home of BBC Audiobooks launched a new website (www.audiogo.com) including a new AG Points Reward Program.  AudioGO is an independent publisher known for their collection of audiobooks and BBC radio programs and is continually expanding their collection to accommodate all audio enthusiasts’ interests.  The redesign undertaking primarily began to accommodate the growing number of audiobook titles along with adding enhanced content to the site. 

Customers will be able to join the new AG Points Program free and will be able to earn points from purchases, referrals, reviewing audiobooks, and interacting with social media.  Points can be redeemed for discounts on subsequent purchases.  Michele Cobb, VP Sales & Marketing explains, “We are really excited about our new website and rewards program.  The navigation and enhanced search features make it more intuitive for customers to find what they are seeking and we hope our new user reviews will tempt them to try new audiobooks we think they would enjoy.” 

AudioGO customers can look forward to improved categories and subcategories to find their favorite authors, titles, subjects, and BBC radio programs in addition to:

  • Better Search & Navigation
  • Enhanced Social Features and Customer Reviews
  • Improved Download Manager
  • AG Points Program
  • Enhanced Online Customer Service

 

For more information, please visit www.audiogo.com or email marketing@audiogo.com.

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