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
by Julie Berry
I first discovered just how much audiobooks are greater than the sum of their parts when my own books found their way to audio. Read more
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 Iâ€™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
We all love being told a story, whether itâ€™s from our friends, our family, or someone we admire. Weâ€™re captivated by tales of the everyday, far-off places, or forgotten times. Being told a story sparks our imagination and allows us to experience a different life, if only for a moment. Read more
During my eight years as a special education teacher, I frequently worked with high school students who struggled to be independent readers, due to disabilities and weak decoding and fluency skills. For them, reading meant devoting their energy to decoding the text, leaving no room for expressive reading. Read more
This PRHA Contributor is Keir Graff. He is the author of The Phantom Tower.
Hereâ€™s the conundrum: as a writer, I craft my words for their effect on strangers, but I canâ€™t read my own writing the way those strangers can. Read more