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The inviting performances of Marisa Calin, Shiromi Arserio, Katherine Littrell, Danielle Cohen, and Siobhan Waring add to the immersive pleasure of this engaging historical novel by bestselling author Julia Kelly. Set alternately in 1907, 1944, and the present day, the plot centers on the women of England's Highbury House. Venetia, the estate's 1907 garden designer, struggles... Read More
"Relentless" might be the most appropriate term for this dark peek into the not-so-distant future when the effects of climate change are at their zenith. A group of surviving scientists, politicians, and citizens look back at a world of oceans rising, mass starvation, drought, and wars. A diverse group of bi- and trilingual voice talents brings a global and journalistic feel to... Read More
This compelling audio collection of 15 #ownvoices short stories explores the realities of immigration and its abundant facets. The works are written by YA authors who are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Listeners will meet characters experiencing supposedly random police stops, making space for family displaced from a tumultuous home country, and continually being... Read More
This YA debut, set in Australia, shows that romance, rumors, and fitting in are universal concerns of teens. Katherine Littrell narrates skillfully as shy, studious Alice Dyson tells her story. Alice is looking toward her future while trying to hold onto her oldest friend, Mae, even as Mae's obsession with the cool crowd pulls them apart. And bad boy Teddy Taualai seems to be... Read More
With a lovely Aussie accent, Katherine Littrell narrates this story about a dysfunctional family in a small town in Australia. Nine-year-old Ada's point of view--a youthful, rambling introspection--is beautifully voiced by both author and narrator. Littrell provides only slight characterization for Ada's teenage brother and sister, Ben and Tilly, both of whom are eager to push... Read More
Katherine Littrell's performance saves this from being just another chick-lit novel. Littrell's ease with voices and most accents combined with her upbeat manner gives this fairy-tale romance some needed gravitas. Can a country girl (with secrets) from a sheep farm in Australia find happiness as Christian Dior's #1 mannequin? The predictable plot is easily swallowed with... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell lends a gentle feeling to innocent Little Bird, the smallest crow in her roost. Left to care for the half-grown fledglings as her siblings do the more important crow jobs, Little Bird tries to fend off the attack of a fisher who makes off with "Our Luck," a necklace woven into their nest. Littrell makes clear Little Bird's willingness and... Read More
A young adult fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters will appeal equally to adults. Each sister tells her tale in interwoven chapters with narrator Caitlin Kelly speaking for the younger sister, Evadne, and Katherine Littrell, for the older, Halcyon. Kelly depicts the evolution of Evadne from a sheltered, sweet (but underestimated) girl to a scribe for a mage who... Read More
The spectacular narration and skillful writing work so well together in this debut audiobook that listeners will enjoy both the adorable and uncomfortable moments that come with teenage romance. Narrator Katherine Littrell delivers a delightful performance with an authentic-sounding Australian accent as she portrays Natalie--an introvert whose personal life is in shambles. Her... Read More
This audiobook on communicating with authenticity and emotionally engaging your audience practices what it preaches. Narrator Katherine Littrell delivers Dolan's messages, stories, and best practices in an easy-to-listen-to Australian accent. Dolan's approach is to provide historical context and then relevant stories from her client portfolio and personal life to engage the... Read More
Katherine Littrell's exceptional performance transforms this dialogue-rich #MeToo novel into an audiobook that shows how a skilled narrator can create memorable and, at times, contemptible, characters that raise a book to a higher level. At the center of this story are Sarah, a young professor who is trying to move up the academic ladder, and Alan Hawthorne, the charismatic... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell is the voice of 17-year-old Trix McCabe, who is trying to survive alone after her mother disappears. Her voice projects a false bravado as she recounts her story of distrust, loneliness, and need. When her case worker tracks her down and places her with the family of the father she never knew, Trix has a chance to change her life's direction.... Read More
In this adventure-filled and absorbing listen, Katherine Littrell's versatile narration engages listeners with the harsh beauty of life in mid-nineteenth-century New Zealand. A wide cast of characters, from German and English immigrants to native New Zealanders, including members of the Maori tribe, is expertly portrayed by Littrell. She voices male and female characters... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell lends her talent to the heart-pounding story of a young woman caught in a strange tale of religious cults, stolen children, and snake handling. Kim Leamy lives a fairly quiet life, avoiding her neighbors and teaching photography at a school in Melbourne, Australia. When she encounters a man from Kentucky with DNA evidence that he may be her brother,... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell channels 18-year-old roller derby star Lia through a wild ride of emotions. Her voice moves easily from super-confident bravado to frustrated fear when the rare liver disease Lia was born with reaches a crisis point that requires a transplant. Listeners are in Lia's mind as she moves from shocked disbelief to gradual awareness of her new... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell deftly re-creates the sophomore year of Fat Angie and her friends after her sister's death in Iraq. Because she's overweight and lesbian, Angie is targeted for extreme bullying at her high school. Littrell gamely overcomes choppy, unrealistic writing to portray troubled Angie, her angry mother, and diverse friends. Especially moving is Littrell's... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell wrests all the humor, angst, and anguish from this first-person account of Australian teen Marlowe Jensen's attempts to adjust to normal life after her heart transplant. Littrell captures Marlowe's many moods with an engaging performance that moves with the text from intensely introspective to wryly humorous and fiercely poignant. She expertly... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell portrays Ella from Melbourne, who expects a proposal from her beau of eight years. Instead, he decides to go away to find himself. Littrell is absolutely delightful while delivering Ella's headlong flight to Paris, where she intends to find her own joy. Littrell's plucky tone and vitality make listening to Ella's upbeat attempts to put the past... Read More
Narrator Katherine Littrell brings Southern sass to this over-the-top drama. When Sawyer Taft's estranged grandmother offers her half-a-million dollars to join Magnolia County's high society as a debutante, Sawyer quickly finds herself involved in kidnapping, blackmail, and theft. Listeners will appreciate Littrell's range of Southern inflections. Sawyer's accent is a quick and... Read More
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