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!
Narrator Mark Deakins takes AudioFile listeners behind the scenes of David Grann’s THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, a collection of three of Grann’s New Yorker articles. The title story, about a gentleman bank robber and prison escape artist who is still plying his craft in his 70s, inspired a movie of the same name, out now and starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek.
“I’ve had the pleasure of narrating Mr. Grann’s work on a number of occasions, and I have always found the stories that he recounts to be well worth the time reading or listening.”—Narrator Mark Deakins
Will you be following along with the New York City Marathon this weekend? Author Jason Romero and narrator Gary Galone share the story behind RUNNING INTO THE DARK, a motivational listen that just might get you to tie on your running shoes. Romero, who is legally blind, had a pretty extreme requirement for the narrator of his audiobook memoir—run the Boston Marathon along with him as his guide.
“I had to stop more than a few times to gather myself while reading this amazing story of perseverance.”—Narrator Gary Galone
AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Robert Fass, who shares insights into his recent audiobook project, THE HAPPINESS CURVE. Jonathan Rauch explores how age affects happiness, and “Why Life Gets Better after 50.”
“It will give you some encouragement, and some hope that things do get better.”—Narrator Robert Fass
In AudioFile’s latest narrator video, Lisa Flanagan tells us why she’s so intrigued by the shades of gray in Naomi Novik’s fairy tale retelling, SPINNING SILVER. Her insights will make you want to listen.
“In fairy tales, we are often given archetypes that easily fit into ‘good’ and ‘evil,’ and SPINNING SILVER is filled with so much more wonderfully complex characters.”—Narrator Lisa Flanagan
Narrator Paul Michael tells us about The Brotherhood of Spies
In this new narrator video with Paul Michael, we go Behind the Mic to get his take on what’s fascinating about A BROTHERHOOD OF SPIES, Monte Reel’s behind-the-scenes chronicle of the history of the CIA and the U-2 spy plane and the saga of Francis Gary Powers.
“If you like history or like to know how things came to be—specifically modern intelligence gathering—this might be the book for you.”—Narrator Paul Michael
Kirby Heyborne loves Ray Bradbury, and his enthusiasm about narrating A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY is infectious. Listen as he shares insights into and excitement over this collection of captivating short stories.
“Ray’s at his best in this collection.”—Narrator Kirby Heyborne
In this Behind the Mic video, narrator Peter Noble reminds us of the pleasure of old-fashioned adventure stories. He introduces us to British author Katherine Rundell and THE EXPLORER, an exhilarating and sometimes harrowing story of four children stranded in the Amazon jungle.
“Rundell’s writing is chunky and beautiful and elegant and a pleasure to narrate.”—Narrator Peter Noble