Narrator Alma Cuervo’s warm, even-keeled performance guides listeners through the interwoven themes of love, loss, and compassion in this beautifully wrought novel by poet and author Julia Alvarez. In this video, Alma shares her thoughts on narrating AFTERLIFE and why it’s a relevant listen for these times.
“It’s a book that will put you in a good place to deal with all that’s going on in the world today.”—Narrator Alma Cuervo
Narrator Ron Butler tells listeners about Kacen Callender’s moving children’s audiobook KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES. Kingston is a Black tween living in Louisiana and coping with his older brother’s sudden death. Ron’s exemplary delivery is full of emotion that mirrors the novel’s bittersweet but hopeful tone. KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES won the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, a well deserved honor. Watch the video for Ron Butler’s insights into the audiobook.
“Listen. This story will break your heart, but I promise you, it will put it back together in the most wonderful way.”—Narrator Ron Butler
What I love about a good fantasy is its ability to immerse me in another world. While these audiobooks don’t all fit the strict definition of high fantasy, i.e. wizards and magic spells, they all take listeners to worlds that are completely different from the one we’re in now. Read more…
I am beyond thrilled to introduce this month’s guest narrator, Dion Graham, who is a multi-Audie Award winner and a TV, silver screen, and stage actor. Dion’s impressive voice acting talent has also earned him numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Odyssey Award. But wait! There’s more! His performances have won him spots on AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of the year lists for seven years running, and he’s one of AudioFile’s Golden Voice narrators.
Yet, despite all the accolades, Dion remains a genuinely nice, friendly, and down-to-earth person who was kind enough to visit with us today.
Audiobook lovers agree that Dion’s performances create an immersive listening experience no matter the genre or target audience. He brings excitement and wonder, fear and frustration to stories geared to young listeners, and for mysteries, Dion underscores the tension through tone and pacing. In all cases, his masterful character portrayals are both believable and respectful of the author’s work. Read more…