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In this debut fantasy audiobook, magic has a price, and two young women make a contract that will cost each of them more than they know. Tamsin, portrayed by narrator Andrea Emmes, was banished as a young witch while trying to save her twin sister. Now Wren goes to her, seeking a cure for her father, who has fallen victim to a plague. Wren's innocent view of life is unfolded by... Read More
Narrator Andrea Emmes assumes a proper tone as a foil to Jen Turano's comedy of manners. Using a brisk on-point style, Emmes introduces street-urchin-turned-detective Gabriella Goodhue as she attempts to right the wrongs society inflicts on young women. Gabriella's sleuthing is interrupted by Nicholas Quinn, a childhood friend who has become a member of New York's high society.... Read More
Narrator Andrea Emmes infuses her characters with emotion and vitality. She delivers a first-rate performance in a recognizable and distinct staccato style. When lovely and determined Isadora Delafield finds herself betrothed to a repulsive duke, she leaves her privileged life to hide out in the household of an eccentric couple as their housekeeper, a job for which she is... Read More
An extensive cast of writers and narrators join together to perform this collection of heartrending essays and poetry created by survivors of sexual assault and abuse. With original music by Amanda Rose Smith, a wave of acceptance and love resonates in the chorus of voices united with the message that victims are not alone and their pain is valid and important. Some pieces are... Read More
Listeners are in for an experience of 22 “amuse-oreille” (small sound bites of delight to amuse the ear) in this anthology, which pairs award-winning narrators with varying stories on the theme of taking a wrong turn—sometimes literal, other times metaphorical. A standout is Jim Shaffer’s “All That The Case Is,” in which narrator Peter Berkrot brings to life a small town of... Read More
Narrator Andrea Emmes brings a Betty Boop-like enthusiasm to her voicing of comic devotee MG Martin. When MG remarks on the similarity of a newspaper crime scene photo to a scene from her favorite childhood comic, the detective holding the newspaper recognizes her expertise and hires her as a consultant. Emmes portrays MG as the determined amateur sleuth she is, while making... Read More
Insomnia brings on the apocalypse, here revealed through a progression of intimate, personal stories. With varying success, 11 narrators present the voices of different characters from around the globe. While some of the accent work approaches caricature, generally they add an element of context that is often difficult to pick out as the main plot lurches forward. With few... Read More
Like a friendly litigator making her case to a jury, narrator Andrea Emmes advances the author's thesis that the tech industry's white male mindset is often tone-deaf to sexual orientation, race, gender, age, disability, and personal tragedy. It's a credible argument and should be mandatory listening for those caught in the rush-hour commute to Silicon Valley. In an affable,... Read More
Narrator Andrea Emmes has the perfect voice for this delightful pooch, who gets separated from his owner when a blizzard hits New York City. Jaxx, a Maltese, is rescued by Clarence, a Metropolitan Opera security guard, and Francesca, the wardrobe mistress. Their accents--his, New York and hers, French-- add to the story's atmosphere as do picturesque descriptions of the city... Read More
This Mormon-style fantasy begins in the heavenly realms, where half-lion, half-human seraphs train Tess and Alex, who are pre-born spirits chosen by the Eternals to penetrate the "veil" that separates heaven from earth. Narrator Andrea Emmes's pleasing voice and upbeat pace capture Tess's innocence, curiosity, and excitement as she develops her spiritual gifts of telepathy,... Read More
Andrea Emmes's narration is perfect for this fluffy story aimed at Jane Austen fans. Emmes's high tones and fast pace capture the voice of Jane, an event coordinator who is launched into a comedy of romantic chaos and familial absurdities when she agrees to plan her friend's wedding. Emmes captures the haughtiness of the English in-laws-to-be and creates a wide range of... Read More
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