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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Allison Varnes Property of the Rebel Librarian
Author Allison Varnes: Audiobooks Make Reading Fun

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

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