Q&A With Kim Mai Guest, Narrator of Dragon Pearl

Kim Mai Guest is an award-winning voice actor who has narrated a number of your favorite audiobooks including Anna and the French Kiss, One of Us is Lying, and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, just to name a few.

Most recently, Kim Mai narrated the latest audiobook from Rick Riordan Presents: Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee, which is the story of thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. We caught up with Kim Mai to ask a few quick questions about her earliest audio experiences (and to get a couple of listening recommendations along the way).

What is the first book you remember reading? Oh, that’s a tough one because I remember reading so many. Probably The Cat in the Hat.

What is the first audiobook you ever listened to? Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

What is the first book you narrated? Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell in 2005

What’s the first thing you will listen to/listened to in 2019? Becoming by Michelle Obama or Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Hear Kim Mai Guest’s Latest Narration on Dragon Pearl!

Dragon Pearl
Author: Yoon Ha Lee
Read By: Kim Mai Guest

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds. When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.