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'No One Goes Alone' Author Erik Larson on What Makes a Good Ghost Story

In AARP Author Conversation, writer shares how he blended fiction and history for new audio-only book

Fans of Erik Larson know him for his meticulously researched narrative nonfiction, but for No One Goes Alone, he took a different path, offering it as an audio-only book. In this AARP Author Conversation, he tells journalist Derek McGinty that although he had been working on the book since 2006, the timing to release it as an audio-only book was serendipitous.

“Suddenly the publishing industry morphed in a way that really provided the ideal vehicle,” Larson says. And, as he says, ghost stories are best told aloud.

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Listen to Chapter One of 'No One Goes Alone' in a free excerpt for AARP members.

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