The Download: In Conversation with Robin Miles

Behind her dynamic and moving narrations there’s a lot of work, and a lot of heart

Golden Voice narrator Robin Miles is known for her powerful voice and has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, including thoughtful readings of important historical works and dynamic narrations of breathtaking fantasy. Listen in to our interview to hear about the work behind her narrations, and what she’s imagining as she sits behind the mic.

” I always have a person sitting there with me. I never forget, and  I imagine that person listening a foot and a half away, and then I care about whether or not they get what I’m saying and the point of what I’m saying.”— Narrator Robin Miles

Hidden Figures
The Stone Sky
Reflections by Rosa Parks

Robin combines thoughtful and subtle reading with a chameleon-like ability to create a wide array of accents to connect with the listener intimately. She has won numerous Earphone Awards for her narrations and made AudioFile’s Best of the Year lists for THE STONE SKY, AMERICAN SREET, HIDDEN FIGURES, ANOTHER BROOKLYN, and more. Once you’ve heard her interview, explore her full audiography and find your next great listen.

Robin Miles, photo by Jordan Matter
Photo by Jordan Matter
Josephine Reed
Jo Reed is a compulsive listener of audiobooks. She was the program director of the book and theater channel on XM Satellite Radio where she created, produced, and hosted This is Audible and Writers on Writing. She also created, produced, and hosted the literary show, On the Margin for WPFW, a public radio station in Washington DC where it ran for 18 years.

4 Replies to “The Download: In Conversation with Robin Miles”

  1. Thank you Robin and Jo for inviting me to listen in on your conversation. I started narrating non-fiction two years ago and have tons to learn. My favorite pull-out from the interview was Robin’s description of walking in someone else’s shoes and not letting your own foot stretch the leather. Perfect.

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