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Audiobook Catalog

This page provides easy access to my audiobook reviews and other related articles.

Narrator Interviews, Interactions, and Audiobook Articles

Armchair Audies Interview with the Library Journal
Audiobook Lover in the City (my trip to BEA full of audiobooks and their wonderful narrators)
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (a month devoted to audiobook narrators and the holidays)
Girl Meets Narrator (an account of meeting Simon Vance in person SQUEEEEE!)
Wayne Farrell Interview
Robert Fass Interview
Dion Graham – Going Public 2013 and Summer Shorts 2014
Grover Gardner and Tanya Perez Interview
I Touched a Freaking Audie!
Johnny Heller and Jo Anna Perrin Interview
John Lee – Summer Shorts 2014
Coleen Marlo – Going Public 2013
Jo Anna Perrin – Summer Shorts 2014
On Creating a Listener’s List of Outstanding Audiobook Narrators
Simon Vance Interview and The Spy Who Called Me
The Year Audiobooks Saved Me

Audiobook Reviews by Title

For titles beginning with The, A, or An, use the second word in the title to find the review.

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22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson, narrated by Robin Sachs

A

Abdication by Juliet Nicolson, narrated by Carole Boyd
Age of Innocence, The by Edith Wharton, narrated by Lorna Raver
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin, narrated by Samantha Eggar
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner, narrated by Tracee Chimo (review coming 3/2015)
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar, narrated by Ayad Akhtar
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama, narrated by Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, Christeta Comerford, Sam Kass, and Bill Yossesand
Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett, narrated by Amy McFadden (review coming 3/2015)
Angelina’s Bachelors: A Novel with Food by Brian O’Reilly, narrated by Xe Sands
Art of English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock, The by Lucy Worsley, narrated by Anne Flosnik
Ashford Affair, The by Lauren Willig, narrated by Nicola Barber
Astray by Emma Donoghue, narrated by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, and Dion Graham
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 by Mark Twain, narrated by Grover Gardner

B

Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories, The by Carson McCullers, narrated by David Ledoux, Joe Barrett, Therese Plummer, Kevin Pariseau, Suzanne Toren, Edoardo Ballerini, and Barbara Rosenblat
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini (second review here)
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, narrated by Oliver Wyman
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear, narrated by Kim Hicks
Bleak House by Charles Dickens, narrated by Simon Vance
Book of Madness and Cures, The by Regina O’Melveny
Bones of Paris, The by Laurie R. King, narrated by Jefferson Mays
Boy In the Suitcase, The by  Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, narrated by Katherine Kellgren
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi, narrated by Susan Bennett and Carra Patterson
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, narrated by Simon Vance

C

Cage Keeper: And Other Stories, The by Andre Dubus III, narrated by Andre Dubus III
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
Casual Vacancy, The by J. K. Rowling, narrated by Tom Hollander
Chemistry for Beginners by Anthony Strong, narrated by Simon Vance and Kate Reading
Cleaning Nabokov’s House by Leslie Daniels, narrated by Bernadette Dunne
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran, narrated by Wanda McCaddon
C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath, narrated by Robin Sachs
Columbine by Dave Cullen, narrated by Don Leslie
Cuckoo’s Calling, The by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister

D

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little, narrated by Bonnie Dennison and Tony Daniels
Defending Jacob by William Landay, narrated by Grover Gardner
Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace, narrated by Lorna Raver (guest review for Abbreviated Audio)
Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming, narrated Simon Vance
Doctor No by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
Dracula by Bram Stoker, narrated by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm and Steven Crossley
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter
Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye, narrated by Simon Vance

E

Elizabeth I by Margaret George, narrated by Kate Reading
Emily and Einstein: A Novel of Second Chances by Linda Francis Lee, narrated by Dan John Miller and Cassandra Campbell
End of the Affair, The by Graham Greene, narrated by Michael Kitchen and Colin Firth
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, narrated by Scott Brick
Euphoria by Lily King, narrated by Simon Vance and Xe Sands (review coming 2/2015)
Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight [Acts] Pets by Nick Trout, narrated by Simon Vance
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor, narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall and Lorna Raver

F

Faithful Place by Tana French, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine, narrated by Anne Twomey
Follow the River by James Alexander Thom, narrated by David Drummond
For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, narrated by Thadia Newton
For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance (review pending)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, narrated by Simon Vance
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, narrated by Khristine Hvam
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance

G

Girl in the Garden, The by Kamala Nair, narrated by Anitha Gandhi
Girl on the Train, The by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The by Stieg Larsson, narrated by Simon Vance
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The by Stieg Larsson, narrated by Simon Vance
Girl Who Played with Fire, The by Stieg Larsson, narrated by Simon Vance
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
The Good House by Ann Leary, narrated by Mary Beth Hurt
Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam, The by Chris Ewan, narrated by Simon Vance
Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin, The by Chris Ewan, narrated by Simon Vance (review pending)
Good Thief’s Guide to Paris, The by Chris Ewan, narrated by Simon Vance
Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas, The by Chris Ewan, narrated by Simon Vance
Good Thief’s Guide to Venice, The by Chris Ewan, narrated by Simon Vance (review pending)
Graveyard Book, The by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman
Grown Up Kind of Pretty, A by Joshilyn Jackson, narrated by Joshilyn Jackson
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, narrated by Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, John Lee and Juliet Mills

H

Heft by Liz Moore, narrated by Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka
Help, The by Katheryn Stockett, narrated by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer and Cassandra Campbell
Hidden Child, The by Camilla Läckberg, narrated by Simon Vance
Hologram for the King, A by Dave Eggers, narrated by Dion Graham
Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M. Johnson, narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
House at Midnight, The by Lucie Whitehouse, narrated by Kate Reading
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III, narrated by Andre Dubus III and Fontaine Dollas Dubus
Hundred Summers, A by Beatriz Williams, narrated by Kathleen McInerney
Hunger Games, The by Suzanne Collins, narrated by Carolyn McCormick

I

I Thought You Were Dead by Pete Nelson, narrated by Josh Clark
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman, narrated by Linda Emond
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, narrated by Scott Brick
Invisible Ones, The by Stef Penny, narrated by Dan Stevens
It Happened in Boston? by Russell H. Greenan, narrated by Robert Fass

J

No titles yet

K

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly, narrated by Bill O’Reilly
King’s General, The by Daphne du Maurier, narrated by Juliet Stevenson (review coming 3/2015)
King’s Speech, The: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue, narrated by Simon Vance
Kingmaker’s Daugther, The by Philippa Gregory, narrated by Biana Amato

L

Lady of the Rivers, The by Philippa Gregory, narrated by Bianca Amato
Land More Kind Than Home, A by Wiley Cash, narrated by Nick Sullivan, Lorna Raver and Mark Bramhall
Last Runaway, The by Tracy Chevalier, narrated by Kate Reading
Last Werewolf, The by Glen Duncan, narrated by Robin Sachs
Leftovers, The by Tom Perrotta, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis, narrated by Christian Rummell
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott, narrated by Karen White
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, narrated by Fenella Woolgar
Lifeboat, The by Charlotte Rogan, narrated by Rebecca Gibel
Likeness, The by Tana French, narrated by Heather O’Neill
Little Stranger, The by Sarah Waters, narrated by Simon Vance
Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman, narrated Hillary Huber
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson, narated by Dion Graham
Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman, narrated by Jenna Lamia

M

Macbeth: A Novel by A. J. Hartley, narrated by Alan Cumming
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, narrated by Rita Barrington
Man with the Golden Gun, The by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
Mark of Zorro, The by Yuri Rasovsky, performed by Val Kilmer and a full cast
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks, narrated by Matthew Brown
Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton, narrated by Simon Vance
Mixed Blood by Roger Smith, narrated by John Lee
Moonraker by Ian Fleming, nararated by Simon Vance
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, narrate by Ezra Knight
My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson, narrated by Joshilyn Jackson

N

Nevermore by David Niall Wilson, narrated by Gigi Shane
Nine Inches: Stories by Tom Perrotta, narrated by William Dufris, Andi Arndt, Tom Perrotta, and Rupert Degas
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July, narrated by Miranda July
No One in the World by E. Lynn Harris, narrated by Alan Bomar Jones
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash, narrated by Alexander Cendese, Robert Petkoff, Prentice Onayemi, Christian Baskous, and Phoebe Strole

O

Ocean at the End of the Lane, The by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer, narrated by Roger Allam and Emilia Fox
Other Typist, The by Suzanne Rindell, narrated by Gretchen Mol
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter
Overwatch by Marc Guggenheim, narrated by Will Collyer

P

Paris Wife, The by Paula McLain, narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher, narrated by Simon Vance
Paying Guests, The by Sarah Waters, narrated by Juliet Stevenson
Peach Keeper, The by Sarah Addison Allen, narrated by Karen White
Pillars of the Earth, The by Ken Follett, narrated by John Lee
Plugged by Eion Colfer, narrated by John Keating
Poisonwood Bible, The by Barbara Kingsolver, narrated by Dean Robertson

Q

Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Freemantle, narrated by Georgina Sutton

R

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight, narrated by Khristine Hvam (review pending)
Redshirts by John Scalzi, narrated by Wil Wheaton
Remains of the Day, The by Kazuo Ishiguro, narrated by Simon Prebble
Returned, The by Jason Mott, narrated by Tom Stechschulte

S

Safe House by Chris Ewan, narrated by Simon Vance
St. Zita Society, The by Ruth Rendell, narrated by Carol Boyd
Schroder by Amity Gaige, narrated by Will Collyer
Sea Change by Jeremy Page, narrated by John Lee
Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel, narrated by Karen White
Secret Place, The by Tana French, narrated by Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson
See a Little Light by Bob Mould, narrated by Bob Mould
Sense of an Ending, The by Julian Barnes, narrated by Richard Morant
Sherlock Holmes in America edited by Jon L. Lellenberg, Martin H. Greenberg, and Daniel Stashower, narrated by Graeme Malcolm
Sherlockian, The by Graham Moore, narrated by James Langton
Shining Girls, The by Lauren Beukes, narrated by  Khristine Hvam, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, Joshua Boone, Dani Cervone, and Jenna Hellmuth
Silence of Trees, The by Valya Dudycz Lupescu, narrated by Xe Sands
Silkworm, The
by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister
Silver Star, The by Jeanette Walls, narrated by Jeanette Walls
Sister, The by Poppy Adams, narrated by Juliet Mills
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian, narrated by Mark Bramhall
Small Indiscretion, A by Jan Ellison, narrated by Kathe Mazur (review coming 3/2o15)
Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellinga, narrated by Coleen Marlo
Snowman, The by Jo Nesbø, narrated by Robin Sachs
Snow Queen, The by Michael Cunningham, narrated by Claire Danes
So Cold the River by Michael Kortya, narrated by Robert Petkoff (guest review for Abbreviated Audio)
Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce, narrated by John Lee
Spinning Heart, The
by Donal Ryan, narrated by Wayne Farrell
Spy Who Loved Me, The by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, narrated by Hope Davis
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, narrated by Kirsten Potter (review coming 3/2015)
Still Midnight by Denise Mina, narrated by Jane MacFarlane
Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, The
 by Gabrielle Zevin, narrated by Scott Brick

T

Testament of Mary, The by Colm Toilbin, narrated by Meryl Streep (review coming 3/2015)
There but for the by Ali Smith, narrated by Anne Flosnik
Thing About December, The by Donal Ryan, narrated by Wayne Farrell
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash, narrated by Jenna Lamia, Erik Bergmann and Scott Sowers (review coming 3/2015)
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett, narrated by Carol Burnett
Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff, narrated by Karen White
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The by David Mitchell, narrated by Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox
Three-Ten to Yuma by Elmore Leonard, narrated by Harry Rollins (review pending)
Thunderball by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance
Townie by Andre Dubus III, narrated by Andre Dubus III
Transcriptionist, The by Amy Rowland, narrated by Xe Sands
Trespass by Rose Tremain, narrated by Juliet Stevenson

U

Unknowns, The by Gabriel Roth, narrated by Will Collyer
Untamed State, An by Roxane Gay, narrated by Robin Miles

V

No titles yet

W

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, narrated by Kevin Kenerly
Weaveworld by Clive Barker, narrated by Simon Vance
We Live in Water by Jess Walter, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Jess Walter
White Princess, The by Philippa Gregory, narrated by Bianca Amato
Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn, narrated by Simon Vance
Winter People, The by Jennifer McMahon, narrated by Cassandra Campbell and Kathe Mazur
Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell, narrated by Emma Galvin

Y

Year and Six Seconds, A by Isabel Gillies, narrated by Karen White
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin, narrated by Johnny Heller and Jo Anna Perrin
You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming, narrated by Simon Vance

Z

Z by Therese Anne Fowler, narrated by Jenna Lamia

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