Category Archives: Behind The Audio

Behind The Audio: My Beloved Brontosaurus

Adam Boretz -- March 1st, 2013


Today in Behind The Audio, we go into the recording booth with Brian Switek author of My Beloved Brontosaurus.

The audiobook, which is narrated by the author, will be available from Macmillan Audio in early Spring.

So, while you’re waiting, check out this Q&A that Publishers Weekly did with Switek.


Behind The Audio: Don’t Go

Adam Boretz -- February 19th, 2013

jeremydavidsondontgoToday in Behind the Audio, we take a look inside the studios at Macmillan Audio, where narrator Jeremy Davidson recently recorded the audio edition of Lisa Scottoline’s upcoming novel, Don’t Go.

Davidson is the first male narrator to read the bestselling author’s work.


Behind The Audio: She Matters

Adam Boretz -- February 12th, 2013

Today, Behind The Audio looks at She Matters: A Life in Friendships by Susanna Sonnenberg.

The audiobook is read by Sonnenberg for Simon & Schuster Audio. The narrator talks about the recording process in this video:


Behind The Audio: On Looking

Adam Boretz -- February 8th, 2013

This week in Behind The Audio, we take a peek at Alexandra Horowitz’s On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes — which is all about how we humans perceive our surroundings, and the many things we miss.

The audiobook is read by Horowitz for Simon & Schuster Audio. Check out the following video in which she talks about her experience narrating the audio edition.


Behind the Audio: Jackie Collins

Adam Boretz -- December 20th, 2012

Today in Behind the Audio, we take a look at Jackie Collins’s The Power Trip, which is set on a luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas and narrated — in part — by the bestselling author!

Check out this video — some of it is slightly NSFW — of Collins in the studio recording the audio edition, which is comes out in February from Macmillan Audio.


Behind the Audio: The Diviners

Adam Boretz -- December 19th, 2012

Today, in Behind the Audio, we take a look at Libba Bray’s The Diviners with a pair of behind-the-scenes videos from Random House Audio featuring Bray, narrator January LaVoy, producer Dan Zitt and director David Rapkin.

Up for discussion is everything from the audition process and choosing LaVoy as the narrator to voicing the book’s dozens of characters.


Behind The Audio: Bruce

Adam Boretz -- November 26th, 2012

Author Peter Ames Carlin and narrator Bobby Cannavale.

Critics and fans are raving about Bruce, Peter Ames Carlin’s biography of Bruce Springsteen.

And for people who’d rather listen to The Boss’s story, the audio edition is narrated by Bobby Cannavale and available from Simon & Schuster Audio — which kindly provided us with the following behind-the-scenes videos of Carlin discussing all things Bruce.

Carlin On Cannavale:

Carlin On Clarence Clemens:

Carlin On Sprintsteen’s Dad:


Behind The Audio: Sinatra and Me

Adam Boretz -- November 21st, 2012

Mary Consiglio, Franz Douskey, Anthony Consiglio, and Christopher Consiglio at the Sinatra and Me publication party at Sally’s Apizza in New Haven, Conn.

Today in Behind the Audio, we take a look at Tony Consiglio and Franz Douskey’s Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years.

The audiobook — an intimate look at the legendary Frank Sinatra by one of his closest friends — is narrated by Norman Dietz and available from Tantor Media.

In fact, Tantor is also publishing the print and e-book editions of Sinatra and Me. Check out THIS LINK for an audio excerpt and THIS LINK for a free download of the first chapter!


Behind The Audio With Chief Inspector Gamache

Adam Boretz -- October 22nd, 2012

Today in Behind the Audio, we check in with Macmillan Audio, bestselling-author Louise Penny (center), her longtime audiobook narrator Ralph Cosham (right), and Nathaniel Parker (left), who is playing the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in the upcoming CBC Film version of Still Life.

The above photo was taken on the film set after Cosham made his cameo in the movie.