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!
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
Behind the Mic with Audiobook Narrator Tavia Gilbert
In AudioFile’s latest visit Behind the Mic, we hear from narrator Tavia Gilbert as she shares insights on narrating Michiko Kakutani’s significant new work, THE DEATH OF TRUTH: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump. Tavia challenges us to listen, to protest, and to think about what we can do.
“This is a rousing call to action.”—Narrator Tavia Gilbert
Narrator James Langton takes AudioFile listeners Behind the Mic in his video to share some of the challenges and ambiguity he discovered in the recording of THE JUDGE HUNTER by humorist Christopher Buckley.
“A lot of fun, many fun characters, a rollicking good story that keeps the pages turning and keeps you listening.”—Narrator James Langton
A sweet and poignant novel, and a cast of characters with big personalities
Settle back in your favorite lawn chair as AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with P.J. Ochlan, who he shares his experience narrating LAWN BOY by Jonathan Evison.
“One of the challenges here was in portraying the massive cast of characters . . . that’s something I always love to embrace, just diving in and fully committing to characters that have these big, broad personalities.”—Narrator P.J. Ochlan
We take a walk back into history with narrator Corrie James in today’s Behind the Mic video. With insights on narrating Miranda Kaufmann’s historical work BLACK TUDORS, Corrie introduces us to the lives of some fascinating figures of 16th-century England.
“Miranda Kaufmann also gives us the political, historical, and social mores of the time to help put everything in perspective.”—Narrator Corrie James
AudioFile is Behind the Mic in this video with narrator Chris Andrew Ciulla as he shares what it was like recording CENSUS by Jesse Ball. Ball’s high-concept blending of memoir and fable comes across in Ciulla’s storytelling.
“It’s a story about a father and son and their relationship and one last journey they have together.”—Narrator Chris Andrew Ciulla