Earphones award winner, Janina Edwards, is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and recorded her first audiobook in 1987. She excels in portraying authentic characters and voices the African Diaspora (West Africa, Southern U.S. and West Indies). She is a two-time finalist for the prestigious Audie award. Janina’s voice can be heard in corporate and education recordings, and for meditation. Janina is also a yoga teacher, a musician (violin and Kirtan wallah), and is owned by 2 cats.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I'm interviewing audiobook narrator Janina Edwards. She shares her journey into audiobook narration, and one of her recent releases, The Wedding Date written by Jasmine Guillory.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I'm interviewing actor and audiobook narrator Mark Bramhall. He's got lots of fun stories and he's sharing with me his experience narrating The Hero's Brother, written by M. Scott Anderson.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I'm interviewing voice-over actor and audiobook narrator Tom Jordan. You don't want to miss his awesome insight as he shares tips for indie authors looking to do an audiobook and for new narrators looking for work!
Some babies were born with a silver spoon in their hand. Tom was born holding a microphone. Well… almost. From the age of 10, Tom was carrying his trusty cassette recorder and microphone him everywhere - conducting interviews, doing impromptu skits with friends and family - he even took it to school and narrated plays that he wrote with friends. WIthout any idea where this would lead, other than the obvious radio DJ jobs, Tom stumbled upon voice acting in 1994 through a friend who worked at a local, Los Angeles radio station. She helped him get a few gigs and opened a whole new world - beyond his portable recorder. Family and a “real job” took over for almost two decades, however, as Tom had to temporarily put this part of his life on hold. When podcasting started in 2005, Tom jumped on the chance to build a modest home recording studio and create his own shows without having to take time away from his family or job. One of these podcasts, The Unreal OC, he did with his wife, Elizabeth, and there are still dozens of hilarious episodes you can check out online at TheUnrealOC.com.
Tom didn’t start recording audiobooks until May of 2017, so he’s a newcomer to this field; but, as you’ve read, he’s no stranger to narration, in general. Tom loves audiobook narration - and has produced all 30 of his books “in the margins” surrounding a busy life with a full time job as a marketing copywriter, three kids living at home, and his wonderful, supportive wife who, among other crucial things, “helps keep the chaos controlled,” according to Tom. Tom’s audiobooks are all on Audible.com and you can listen to some samples of his narrations as well as his commercial demo on his website, TomVoiceover.com.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I’m interviewing audiobook narrator/author/actress Alison Larkin. Join us as she shares with us of her experiences narrating her book 'The English American', as well as her narration of The Complete Novels: Jane Austen.
When Alison found her birth mother in Tennessee in her mid 20’s, she moved to New York and became a stand-up comic because what else do you do? As a comic she appeared regularly at The Comic Strip in NY and The Comedy Store in LA. As an actress she was in the Broadway transfer of the Royal National Theatre’s production of Stanley at Circle in the Square and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Her first one-woman show, from which her novel sprang was a critically acclaimed hit at the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Edinburgh Festival’s Assembly rooms and the Soho Theater in London’s West End. In Los Angeles she spent three years under studio development contract to star in her own sitcom with CBS Studios, ABC TV and Jim Henson productions while performing, speaking and voicing dozens of cartoons and movies from NPR’s The Wonderful World of Oz opposite Annette Bening and Phyllis Diller to Disney’s Pocahontas to The Wonderpets.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I’m interviewing award-winning audiobook narrator Tavia Gilbert. Listen as she shares some of her experiences while recording Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, the audiobook that won Tavia the 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award!
Tavia Gilbert is one of my favorite narrators and I know that you'll enjoy her work as well. Congrats to Tavia on being named Booklist's 2018 Voice of Choice!
Audible named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal has written of this highly-acclaimed actress that she is "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." Tavia earned a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts, studied audio documentary storytelling at the Salt Institute, and holds an MFA in Creative Non-fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the co-founder of Animal Mineral Press, which publishes fiction and non-fiction that intends to manifest social justice and the founder of Juniper Street Photography. She is a popular college guest lecturer on writing and performance.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I’m interviewing audiobook narrator André Refig. Come along as he shares with us some of his experiences as a narrator and his recent audiobook, Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues.
Check out the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I’m interviewing audiobook narrator Simon Vance. Come along as he shares with us some of his experiences narrating as well as sharing his Audie nominated audiobook Beast by Paul Kingsnorth.
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