Weâ€™re thrilled to welcome award-winning narrator Kimberly Farr to the PRHA blog to tell us about how she approaches an audiobook project, and why she was particularly drawn to Melanie Benjaminâ€™s most recent historical fiction treat, THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE, which introduces listeners to two Hollywood legends: screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford. Read more
Check out this guest post from audiobook narrator and multi-Earphones Award winner Karissa Vacker. She reads the psychological suspense thriller BONFIRE (on sale Nov. 7th) by Jessica Jones actress-turned-fiction-writer, Krysten Ritter. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly praises this â€śtriumphant fiction debutâ€ť as a â€śpulse-pounding thriller.â€ť Hear what itâ€™s like to bring fallâ€™s hottest book to life on audio… Read more
We’re elated to share the news that four Penguin Random House Audio productions received Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMYÂ® Award nominations this morning, which include stories from Carol Burnett, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, and John Doe! Read more
I stayed at my mom’s house this weekend, so IÂ commuted into ManhattanÂ this morningÂ from my hometown ofÂ Rockaway Beach, Queens. It’s a long but spectacular ride on the MTA’sÂ A train. AsÂ the trainÂ leavesÂ Rockaway and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean behind, itÂ crossesÂ over Jamaica BayÂ into theÂ bordering townÂ ofÂ Broad Channel. When IÂ looked out the train window as we pulled into Broad Channel station, IÂ recalled my experience meetingÂ Tara Clancy and reading her new memoirÂ The Clancys of Queens.Â Â Read more
Special guest post from the author and narrator of The Crash Detectives.
Patti Smith was previously nominated in 2001 and 1998 for Best Rock Vocal Performanceâ€”Female for â€śGlitter in Their Eyesâ€ť and â€ś1959.â€ť