Hear why readers and listeners relate and engage in Anna Quindlen’s novels.
Narrator Brittany Pressley shares her appreciation of Anna Quindlen’s involving story, MILLER’S VALLEY, with AudioFile Magazine.
“For me it was the kind of book that as soon as I was finished reading it, I immediately wanted to read it again.” -Brittany Pressley
by Anna Quindlen, read by Brittany Pressley
We always admire the outward simplicity and underlying resonance of Anna Quindlen’s novels. In a quiet, unaffected performance, narrator Brittany Pressley makes 1960s Miller’s Valley, Pennsylvania, incredibly real. The government is pressuring residents to move because of a plan to flood the town and make it a reservoir. Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen’s eighth novel is engrossing listening. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.
Narrator Brittany Pressley
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“I was truly honored when I learned Anna Quindlen had selected me to narrate Miller’s Valley. The challenge for narrating this book was in accurately and sincerely portraying Mimi Miller from age 11 to 60. The story jumps back and forth in time, so I needed to depict both young Mimi’s charm and optimism as well as present-day Mimi’s grounded maturity in a voice that would not be too jarring for the listener.” -Brittany Pressley
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Cozy mystery fans, take note of Beth Gutcheon’s series debut. With characters as colorful as the fall foliage, this is a story listeners won’t want to miss.
DEATH AT BREAKFAST
by Beth Gutcheon, read by Cynthia Darlow
Two women set out on a travel adventure—attending a cooking seminar at a remote Maine inn—when a suspicious fire leaves a celebrity guest dead. Cynthia Darlow performs this whodunit with confidence and ease. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.
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Magical realism meets grim reality in this superb collection of short stories.
Narrator Elizabeth Wiley goes behind the mic for AudioFile this week. Elizabeth draws us to the magic that Helen Maryles Shankman brings to listeners in IN THE LAND OF ARMADILLOS, weaving Jewish folklore into rich stories of Holocaust survival.
“It’s a brilliant title. It holds all the significance and layers of meaning that I came to find while I was narrating it.” -Elizabeth Wiley
IN THE LAND OF ARMADILLOS
by Helen Maryles Shankman, read by Elizabeth Wiley
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
Don’t let the cute cover divert you—this unique addition to the canon of Holocaust literature is must listening. Magical realism meets grim reality in this superb collection of short stories. Each lyrical story merges the ordinary with the horrific, and narrator Elizabeth Wiley makes each one poignant without sentimentality. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.
Narrator Elizabeth Wiley
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“I was completely drawn into the lives of the people of Wlodawa. By weaving in supernatural figures from Jewish folklore, H.M. Shankman feeds the belief that magic can happen in the darkest times.” -Elizabeth Wiley