It’s no secret that behind every great audiobook, there’s a fabulous narrator. AudioFile takes you behind the scenes and into the homes—and recording booths—of some of our favorite narrators to hear their takes on the audiobooks they’re recording. Find new narrator videos each Saturday, and discover your next great listen!
Behind the Mic: Ann Marie Lee on narrating this suspenseful audiobook
Ann Marie Lee is the narrator behind the audiobook thriller THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, written by A.J. Finn. It’s an intense story full of twists and surprises—listeners won’t be able to relax for a second! What was it like narrating such a suspenseful audiobook?
“It’s a great gift to be able to tell the story through the eyes of such a beautifully flawed protagonist.”—Narrator Ann Marie Lee
Stephen Shanahan has another winner with Jane Harper’s vivid Australian noir
Go with us Behind the Mic to speak with Australian narrator Stephen Shanahan. Stephen is the voice behind FORCE OF NATURE, Jane Harper’s intense mystery audiobook. Stephen’s Australian accent brings listeners right into the Australian bush, where five women enter the wilderness in a corporate retreat . . . and only four return.
“One of the key characters in Jane’s novel is the Australian landscape, which in this case is dense bushland, the kind of country which is famous for inexperienced hikers becoming hopelessly lost.”—Narrator Stephen Shanahan
Narrator Pete Cross brings humor and empathy to Bill Konigsberg’s LGBTQ teen novel
Narrator Pete Cross takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic to share his narration of Bill Konigsberg’s funny and sweet audiobook for teens, OPENLY STRAIGHT.
“I was happy, really happy, to be a part of it because I thought it was important . . . I’m gay, and when I was a teenager, there weren’t books with main characters my age who were gay and that had these positive images of gay people.”—Narrator Pete Cross
Janet Evanovich goes beyond her quirky characters . . . to zombies, and a boa constrictor. No worries, Lorelei King has it handled!
Lorelei King knows what Janet Evanovich’s listeners love about the Stephanie Plum audiobooks, and you can tell when you listen. Lorelei’s fabulous skill brings alive all of the lovable and despicable characters and will make you laugh out loud — and so will her Behind the Mic video for HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR.
“It has all the things you’ve come to expect from Janet—the quirky humor, the zany characters, and it has a boa constrictor, it has zombies . . . what more could you want?”—Narrator Lorelei King
How does Snow White look from here? The Evil Queen’s POV
Join AudioFile Behind the Mic with narrator Kim Mai Guest — she talks about the fascinating characters she got to portray in FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, an Earphones Award-winning young adult novel from Julie C. Dao.
“You travel across this magical, mythical land with these amazing characters . . . evil demons, beautiful women, thoughtful interesting emperors.”—Narrator Kim Mai Guest
Narrator Kathleen Gati takes listeners Behind the Mic for Katherine Arden’s newest fantasy audiobook
Listen in as Kathleen Gati takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic to learn more about her narration of THE GIRL IN THE TOWER. The second in author Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy is perfect listening for the season!
“It’s intriguing, it’s a fabulous fantasy fable, and it’s dark and sexy. I think you’ll enjoy it.”—Narrator Kathleen Gati
Listen in as Christina Delaine tells of narrating Bradford Morrow’s sweeping historical novel
Narrator Christina Delaine takes AudioFile readers Behind the Mic for her narration of THE PRAGUE SONATA. Bradford Morrow’s moving novel tells of a mysterious musical score that connects two women across history.
“I loved these women. They are humbling and awe-inspiring. I miss hanging out with them—they were fine company to keep.”— Narrator Christina Delaine