Narrator Jim Meskimen tells AudioFile readers about narrating THE NEW EARTH by Jess Row, which he co-narrated along with eleven other narrators. The novel features a troubled family full of different viewpoints and different problems, and the ensemble narration makes each character feel well-rounded and compelling.
"You know when you can't put a book down? For narrators, sometimes you can't leave the booth, you just want to keep reading and see what's happening."—Narrator Jim Meskimen
THE NEW EARTH
by Jess Row, read by Jim Meskimen, Jamie Lamchick, Jason Culp, Robin Miles, Ron Butler, Inés del Castillo, Gary Tiedemann, Sheldon Romero, Josh Bloomberg, Aylam Orlan, Vaneh Assadourian, Joniece Abbott-Pratt
AudioFile Earphones Award
Jim Meskimen takes the pivotal role of the narrator in this dazzling audiobook with a thoughtful tone and sure-handed style. The many voices in this timely audiobook present a fascinating portrait of a family in distress. Each performer gives these heady, flawed yet compelling characters individuality and grace. A work of metafiction, this novel breaks down the fourth wall as the complex plot moves forward.
Find more audiobooks narrated by Jim Meskimen in his audiography.