For many audiobook fans and mystery lovers, the elegant, velvet-voiced narrator Stephanie Daniel was Phryne Fisher, the beautiful and worldly sleuth who stars in Kerry Greenwood's popular mystery series. Stephanie passed away peacefully in her Phillip Island, Australia, home at the end of 2013 after a battle with cancer. She was 66. She narrated 20 of Greenwood's Phryne Fisher mysteries for Bolinda Audio in Australia to high acclaim, including MURDER AND MENDELSSOHN, which received AudioFile's Earphones Award and was named one of our Best Audiobooks of 2013, and which turned out to be her final recording. Greenwood called Stephanie "the perfect voice for Phryne."
Actress and audiobook narrator Khristine Hvam says playing Peter Pan in a fourth-grade production may have foreshadowed her work in audiobooks. “I learned every part, every word of the play. My mother says I mouthed the lines to every single character. Maybe narrating audiobooks is definitely for me because now I can be every character in the play.”
British narrator David Timson has garnered a bit of a reputation for recording long--very long--works of literature. His latest is Edward Gibbon’s six-volume DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, which required copious research as well as many, many hours in the studio. (The final product is about six full days’ worth of listening.)
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