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A Conversation with Marlene Cole

Since retiring, Marlene Cole has enjoyed the freedom to indulge in whatever book strikes her fancy. Now that she is no longer pressed for time, Marlene relishes the chance to listen to a good, unabridged audiobook. She’s been listening to audiobooks --- long and short --- since 1989 (a good year: Taylor Swift was born, and Woody Harrelson hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time), and here she shares with us some tips for the best experience. Hint: If you’ve maxed out your audio-borrowing from one library, just head over to the next county and load up!