Patient Zero: “So you want to know who I am. You want to know my story.” AudioFile goes behind the mic with narrator Scott Brick as he shares some of the artistic choices he made narrating Justin Cronin’s sweeping apocalyptic thriller trilogy that concludes with THE CITY OF MIRRORS.
“My choice for Zero’s voice—when we finally hear it—amps up the creepiness factor.”—Narrator Scott Brick
Long awaited—listeners first heard THE PASSAGE in 2010, then THE TWELVE published in 2012—now listeners can hear Scott’s performance of the entire trilogy. Dialogue and action are skillfully done, and our exclusive Behind the Mic video tells us about Scott’s “proximity effect.” Listen to a sound clip of Scott and read AudioFile’s full review here!
Golden Voice Narrator Scott Brick
Narrator Samantha Cook’s impressive range of voices and deadpan humor make this one holiday romance you won’t forget.
HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST
Shannon Stacey, Read by Samantha Cook
For Leigh Holloway, returning home to Massachusetts for Christmas is epic bad timing. She lost her fiancé, quit her job (working with said fiancé), and now has to fake it for two weeks so her family doesn’t suspect anything. Bartender Croy Dawson sympathizes and wouldn’t mind taking their high school friendship to the next level. Narrator Samantha Cook plays up Leigh’s family antics and gets listeners into the spirit for Christmas and romance. Listen to a sound clip and read my full review.
I would definitely listen to more Samantha Cook audiobooks. And not just over the holidays!
High-quality merriment meets millennial romance, and narrators Amy McFadden and Nick Podehl rise to the challenge of Rachel Van Dyken’s outlandish romantic romp.
THE CONSEQUENCE OF SEDUCTION
by Rachel Van Dyken, read by Amy McFadden and Nick Podehl
AudioFile Earphones Award
While Reid and Jordan pretend romance for a publicity stunt, Reid’s certifiably insane family tortures him with bad advice and yes, yodeling. McFadden and Podehl must have shrugged and said – if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em – because they show complete narrative buy-in to the mayhem. They egg each other on with silly delivery and random off-key singing. In a word: magical.
I’m officially adding this narrative combo to my “must enjoy as an audiobook” list. Add your Must Have the Audio selections in the comments below.
December 6th, 2016
ISLAND OF GLASS
Nora Roberts, read by Saskia Maarleveld
CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
Miranda Llasson, read by Amy McFadden
Donna Grant, read by Rebecca Mitchell
Elliot Wake, read by Randal Marsh
Simon & Schuster Audio
Anna Todd, read by Elizabeth Louise & Jason Carpenter
Simon & Schuster Audio
JR Ward, read by Jim Frangione
Random House Audio
December 13th, 2016
MARRIED AT MIDNIGHT
Gerri Russell, read by Natalie Eaton
FORCE OF TEMPTATION
Suzanne Wright, read by Jill Redfield
BEARLY IN CONTROL
Milly Taiden, read by Lauren Sweet
December 20th, 2016
Helen Hardt, read by Teri Clark Linden & Alexander Cendese
THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES
Grace Burrowes, read by James Langton
December 27, 2016
Diana Palmer, read by Todd McLaren
Audrey Carlan, read by Joe Arden & Carmen Vine
CRASH AND BURN
Fern Michaels, read by Laural Merlington
LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT
Maya Rodale, read by Saskia Maarleveld
WILD WICKED SCOT
Julia London, read by Derek Perkins
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Travel the exclusive circuit of international mixed martial arts fighting in Deborah Fletcher Mello’s series opener, GUILTY PLEASURES.
GUILTY PLEASURES: Bad Boys of Boulder, Book 1
Deborah Fletcher Mello, read by Dylan Ford
Narrator Dylan Ford evokes the competitive gym culture that Alexander and his brother Zachary dominate. Alexander’s love interest, Sarai, is a strong female character whose sense of humor emerges in the audiobook. Ford’s characterizations give Mello’s romance realistic grounding. Read my full review here!
Alexander’s brother has his own story in Mello’s recently released PERFECT PLEASURES, so stay tuned!