A gentleman in the audiobook studio: Nicholas Guy Smith on narrating A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles

With the new paperback release of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, PRH Audio is thrilled to take a look—and a listen!—back at the making of the audio production, brilliantly performed by Nicholas Guy Smith. Keep reading to learn how he approaches the art of audiobook narration and why he loved working on A Gentleman in Moscow—a truly transporting listen about a man, Count Alexander Rostov, who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Read more

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Jill Santopolo
Author Jill Santopolo on Why Narrating an Audiobook is “More Than Words”

I try not to read customer reviews of my books—it was a suggestion a writer friend made to me years ago, and I mostly try to stick with it. But somehow, when I was searching for something else on Amazon, I ended up on the page of the audiobook of my first novel, The Light We Lost, which I also narrated. And before I could click away, my eye caught a review. It said: I loved the narration, which made me especially happy. I had been a little concerned about doing the reading, since I’m not a professional audiobook narrator or actress, and that reassurance that a listener enjoyed my audio interpretation meant a lot to me. Read more

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Greg Howard The Whispers
The Whispers Author Greg Howard on the Magical Act of Listening to Audiobooks

I listen to audiobooks quite a bit—on the commute to and from work, on long weekend walks, while shopping and training at the gym, etc. And for me, a narrator can make or break the experience and determine whether or not I’m willing to commit several hours to the production. On the other hand, a great narrator can illuminate, even elevate the text, holding my attention for hours with no problem. Read more

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