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Rachel Smalter Hall

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Rachel Smalter Hall may be a professional Book Rioter, but she still hangs out in the public librarian clubhouse. Two of her top three loves include audiobooks and knitting, and her favorite song is Cold Hearted Snake as performed by Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese on season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She co-runs a boozy book club in Lawrence, Kansas, in her spare time. Twitter: @rach_smalls Website: Rachel Smalter Hall

June is Audiobook Month, and we’re celebrating with this exclusive video of Stephen King gushing adorably about why he hearts audiobooks!

“The more you listen to audiobooks,” says King, “You start again to experience the words as sounds, which is something that you don’t always do when you’re reading to yourself.”

Watch to find out Stephen King’s favorite audiobook of all time, how many audiobooks he listens to per year, why he thinks audiobooks are more suspenseful than print, and how a great narrator is like listening to your favorite music in surround sound:

Thanks to the Audio Publishers Association for producing this video, and check out their A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes series for more interviews with bestselling authors about why they love audiobooks as much as we do. And for more Stephen King audiobook goodness, his new book End of Watch narrated by Will Patton hits shelves June 7.