In this video, Joe Jameson shares why he enjoyed narrating Alexis Hall’s charming and witty contemporary romance BOYFRIEND MATERIAL and the joys of having good dialogue to work with when you’re an actor.
“Alexis is a great writer; he writes characters brilliantly—they’re all so nuanced and funny and heartbreaking and very, very real.”—Narrator Joe Jameson
Nigerian-American writer, producer, and actress Yetide Badaki, well known for acting in the TV series “This Is Us” and “American Gods,” comes from a family of storytellers. She recalls sitting by the fire as a youth and listening to her elders. “Storytelling is such a part of just being,” she says. “Language and the use of it, even when people are hurling insults, can be Shakespearean.” Using language in a vibrant manner attracted Badaki to narration. “It comes right to that moment between narrator and audience.” Read more…
If you listen to audiobooks that explore the South Asian experience, then you’re bound to be familiar with today’s guest narrator, Soneela Nankani. What you might not know is that Soneela is not easily pigeonholed; she has performed a wide variety of genres, including fantasy, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s titles.
I discovered Soneela through my love of non-Western fantasy, such as S.A. Chakraborty’s Daevabad Trilogy (start with THE CITY OF BRASS) and Roshani Chokshi’s middle-grade Pandava series (start with ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME), and have become a true fan over the years after listening to a wide range of her titles.
Soneela draws on her acting experience, love of travel, and multicultural background to enrich her work as a voice performer. The audiobooks featured today underscore her impressive talent. Read more…
Fellow mystery audiophiles, before I dive into my creepy recommendations for the Halloween season, I want to call your attention to a very special FREE event that you are all invited to: On October 27 from 12 noon to 1 pm (ET), Michele Cobb, Publisher of AudioFile Magazine, will be moderating a live Zoom conversation with four award-winning mystery narrators: JD Jackson, Imogen Church, Kate Reading, and Je Nie Fleming. You can register here, and you can even submit questions beforehand. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from these talented performers about their experiences narrating mysteries. I know I will be there.
Now for the business of scaring the pants off of you! How do you frighten people when we are already living in such scary times? Read more…
Lesbian necromancers in space! Moira Quirk lent her many talents to narrating last year’s hit SFF novel GIDEON THE NINTH, one of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Audiobooks—Quirk describes her approach to narrating GIDEON as “a country house murder mixed with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.” Now she’s back with HARROW THE NINTH, Tamsyn Muir’s mind-bending sequel—”an M.C. Escher-designed funhouse.”
“There’s the same snark, the same characters, the same enticing sentence structure and delicious vocabulary.”–Narrator Moira Quirk