Everyone in the audiobook world had eyes on the NYC conferences and social events last week. With more than 400 narrators, publishers, producers, authors, Audie judges, and audiobook media attending each of 4 events, I greeted, spoke with, or waved at so many audiobook people. At the Audiobook Tea—held during BookExpo—I was delighted to introduce the four guest authors: Laini Taylor, Gayle Forman, Jason Fry, and Kathryn Hahn spoke about their audiobooks.Publishers Weekly covered the event that was attended by booksellers, librarians, and publishers. Read more…
Listen in as narrator Graham Halstead goes Behind the Mic to tell us about narrating A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE, a contemporary mystery about Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, the great-great-great-grandchildren of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
“If you like Sherlockian mystery with a twist, or if cleverly plotted YA is your thing, then this is the series for you!”—Narrator Graham Halstead
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved Holmes has influenced many greats in the world of mystery
This past weekend was lauded as Sherlock Holmes weekend. It’s a regular celebration for the folks in Cape May, NJ, and Cambridge, OH. In the crime fiction world there is plenty of reason to celebrate. The beloved sleuth and his revered creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have shaped literature—especially the mystery genre—for ages and continue to do so even today.
For those who somehow managed to get through high school English courses without some exposure to the great Holmes, there are plenty of recordings of the novels and stories, like those Aurelia mentioned in her October post about her love of Sherlock. But for those who have read, reread, listened, watched, and maybe even enacted Doyle’s detective, here are some modern works he inspired to feed your hunger for the brilliant, deducing investigator.
Steve Hockensmith takes a fun twist with his Holmes on the Range series. Including novels and short stories, he parallels his Amlingmeyer brothers in the American West with Holmes and Watson across the pond. The series currently includes five novels, all narrated by William Dufris, and a collection of the shorts called DEAR MR. HOLMES, narrated by Barry Campbell. Hockensmith also reports that a new Holmes on the Range mystery is in the works! Read more…
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Graham Halstead shares the secrets behind Christopher Bollen’s latest audiobook
Listen in as narrator Graham Halsteadgoes Behind the Mic with AudioFile tofill us in on THE DESTROYERS, Christopher Bollen’s thoroughly engrossing literary thriller set in the Greek Isles. What’s your next move in this dangerous game?
“You have no idea what’s around the next turn . . . “—Narrator Graham Halstead
THE DESTROYERS by Christopher Bollen, read by Graham Halstead Harper Audio/Blackstone Audio AudioFile Earphones Award
Graham Halstead embodies the voice of the main character, Ian Bledsoe, who is down and out in Greece after the death of his father. He is looking for help from his old friend, Charlie, who seems to have it all. The mystery and intrigue mounts when Charlie disappears and Ian discovers there is more to his old friend than he thought. Graham handles the expanding cast of international characters subtly and effectively, and his narration adds depth to this atmospheric and intense thriller. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full reviewhere.
Read more about Graham and his dedicated research to the art of narration in our interview with him on our website.