Behind the Mic: Mockingbird

Only the mockingbird sings at the edge of the woods.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Nicole Poole. She filmed her comment in her hometown library . . . shhhh . . . adding a bit of eerie mystery to telling us about Walter Tevis’s post-apocalyptic world in MOCKINGBIRD.

“Tevis creates a world where books are used as building materials—they are just strange hieroglyphics.”—Narrator Nicole Poole

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MOCKINGBIRD
by Walter Tevis, read by Robert Fass, Nicole Poole
Tantor Media
AudioFile Earphones Award

In a dual narration with Robert Fass, Nicole beautifully portrays Mary Lou, the last mother on a dying Earth. Robots and the last surviving humans make for fascinating listening. Read AudioFile’s full review here.

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Narrator Nicole Poole
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Narrator Robert Fass

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Solve: CONCLAVE

Have you ever wondered about the secrets and skeletons that may be lurking behind the Conclave doors?

The Catholic Church’s election of a new pope epitomizes mystery for the vast majority of the world, and Robert Harris takes advantage of that fact in his new audiobook, CONCLAVE, narrated by Roy McMillan.

Harris weaves in power struggles, politics and puzzles to captivate the audience in this suspenseful pontiff selection. Narrator Roy McMillan takes full advantage of the opportunity to display his range. While not strictly miraculous, his transformation of Cardinal Lomeli, the protagonist, from dispirited to Spirit-filled is most certainly charismatic. And Earphone award-worthy.

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CONCLAVE
Robert Harris, Read by Roy McMillan
Random House Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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Behind the Mic: The Risen

Two young lives are irrevocably altered. Richard Ferrone takes listeners through Ron Rash’s dark tale.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Richard Ferrone. We knew that Richard’s gravelly voice and keen sense for haunting suspense would be perfect for Ron Rash’s THE RISEN.

“An author who can combine the lyricism of a poet with the ominousness of an Edgar Allan Poe.”—Narrator Richard Ferrone

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THE RISEN
by Ron Rash, read by Richard Ferrone
Harper Audio/ Blackstone Audio
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Richard’s performance of Ron Rash’s lyrical storytelling is a treat for listeners.The tightly written mystery, set in a North Carolina backwoods, looks back forty years when the lives of two brothers were changed by a free-spirited girl. Hear a sound clip and read AudioFile’s complete review here.

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Richard Ferrone
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