is a narrator with nearly 100 titles to his credit. He has also won several Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in Los Angeles where he is a resident artist with the A Noise Within, a classical repertory theater. I’ve not had the pleasure of meeting Mark, but when he agreed to participate I was very happy. I’ve really enjoyed his work over the past year. He first came to my attention while listening to Everything that Rises Must Converge. He narrated the short story “A View from the Woods” and I am still drawn back to that story and the way he narrated it today. I then listened to and enjoyed Skeletons at the Feast. When I saw that he and Lorna Raver were narrating A Land More Kind than Home, I knew I had to listen. There is a build up of tension during the first two sections of the book so that when Mark’s section began and I realized that he was the town sheriff, I clapped my hands in sheer relief. It was after that experience that I decided he had a voice like my dad’s – not in the way it sounds, but in the way that it makes me feel safe.
In addition to the titles I mentioned above, Mark has narrated novels such as The Orchadist by Amanda Coplin, Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (now I have to reread!), New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd, and The Taking of Pelham 123 by John Godey. He’s also worked on Lev Grossman’s fantasy novels The Magicians and The Magician King. Mark narrated Elie Wiesel’s latest book Open Heart, which he wrote while facing a cardiac-related health scare. It was released just this month. If you’re still in the mood for some Christmas reading or are looking for recommendations for next year, Mark has narrated three Christmas books by Greg Kincaid, A Dog Named Christmas, Christmas with Tucker, and A Christmas Home.
You can discover more about on his AudioFile Magazine bio.
Mark recorded a section from W. H. Auden’s “For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio.” It makes for the perfect reflection on the day after Christmas. Enjoy!