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Narrator Jason Culp on Emma Donoghue’s Literary Drama AKIN

In this new literary drama from the author of ROOM, a retired professor finds himself responsible for an 11-year-old relative, and together they uncover family secrets in the French Riviera. Narrator Jason Culp calls the novel “a road movie that shows why Emma Donoghue is such an admired writer.” Watch the video below for more of Jason’s insights into AKIN.

“There are a few times in an actor’s life when a role comes along, and you think, this is mine. I have to do this. I’ve only had that a few times, and this was one of them.”—Narrator Jason Culp

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Make Me Smart

Make Me Smart: These Audiobooks Educate While They Entertain

Make Me Smart

That day, about two-thirds of the way through summer vacation, when you eat the entire bin of caramel corn and allow your brain to embrace indolence? Well, that day is over. O.V.E.R. The beach towels have been put away, and the kids are back in school. It’s time for the rest of us to get smart again, too. Read more…

Angela Dawe Wolf Rain

Narrator Angela Dawe on Nalini Singh’s Paranormal Romance Audiobooks

Angela Dawe Wolf Rain

Recently I had the absolute treat of listening to Nalini Singh’s WOLF RAIN, narrated by Angela Dawe. For those who don’t know Singh, she has several long-running paranormal series, one of which is the Psy-Changeling series. That series has spun off into the Trinity series, which only has 3 books, so it’s a great time to jump in. WOLF RAIN, part of the Trinity series, is just one of those perfect audiobooks where the listener will be fully immersed, fully enchanted, and never want to stop listening. (Be sure to check out AudioFile’s review of this Earphones Award-winning title.) It was a real pleasure corresponding with Angela to hear her personal perspective on Singh’s series and her work in the audiobook industry. Without further ado, let’s get to know narrator Angela Dawe!  Read more…

Nonfiction Vs Fiction

Nonfiction vs. Fiction: Audiobook Faceoff

Nonfiction Vs Fiction

What’s your favorite way to learn about people, places, and events? I’m a fairly eclectic listener, and I pick fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction in equal measure. However, if I become interested in a subject, I’ll cross genres to gain new perspectives and a better appreciation of history and the world around me.

Today’s Take 5 presents three fiction–nonfiction pairings, so whether you’re a just-the-facts audiobook lover or like your history inhabited with fictional characters and imagined dialogue, I’ve got you covered. Read more…

Rio Ipanema beach

Gained in Translation: 6 Translated Mysteries from Around the World

Rio Ipanema beach

From Barcelona to Singapore to Rio, I have been privileged to see wonderful sites and to hear many voices from around the world. To experience another culture, through words, foods, and relationships, opens one’s eyes and one’s heart. What strikes me about my recent visits to Europe and Asia is the extent to which English has become the common vehicle for communicating. I am so grateful that English is my native language, since it’s not an easy language to learn. I also feel fortunate that there is a long list of mystery audiobooks from around the world that have been translated into English.

And in case you were not aware, August is Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth). Google it to find out more!

Below, I provide a mini-sample of the smorgasbord of offerings in world mysteries. Read more…