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Narrator Interview

Narrator Interview: Robert Fass

December 9, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Robert Fass when I was in New York in May and I’m delighted that he agreed to an interview. In addition to being a multiple Audie-winning narrator, Fass is also a photographer and writer, with professional roles and affiliations varied enough to truly merit his LinkedIn title “Creative & Corporate Renaissance Man.” Read on for a taste of just some of what this modern Renaissance Man has going on these days.

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Narrator Interview: Johnny Heller

August 26, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

Last week I talked with the Man of a Million Voices*, Johnny Heller. Named one of the Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century by AudioFile Magazine, Heller is a multiple Audie Award winner and all-around funny guy. Here, he gives us his expert insights on creating dozens of distinct character voices, some of his favorite projects out of the 500+ books he’s recorded, and what he does to annoy his girlfriend.

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Narrator Interview: Karen White

July 22, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

One of the best things about the audiobook industry is the narrators and I don’t just mean for the obvious reasons. When I was at Book Expo America in May, I was privileged to spend some time in the community of audiobook narrators, and I do mean community. This is a group of people who support each other, and build each other up, and offer advice, and everyone I met was so committed and passionate about what they do. Karen White was no exception.

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Author and Narrator Dual Interview: Rainbow Rowell & Rebecca Lowman

July 14, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

After hearing Rainbow Rowell’s hilarious speech at the APA librarians’ dinner at PLA in March and listening to Rebecca Lowman’s spot-on performance of Landline, I knew I had to talk to both of them together. They were kind enough to oblige me and the conversation was fun, flowing, and funny, and it was a pleasure to hear the clear mutual respect and admiration between Rowell and Lowman for each other’s craft. Read on for gruff Midwestern men, Rowell’s thoughts on marriage as codependence, and Lowman’s thoughts on Rowell’s writing style.

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Narrator Interview: Nicola Barber

June 24, 2014Colleen Tsironis 0

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Nicola Barber, a two-time Audie Award Winner and 2013 Audie nominee for Call the Midwife. Since 2010, Nicola has narrated over 130 audiobooks. In between narrating projects, her voice over work includes national TV for Coca-Cola, promotional videos for Pampers and Skype, national radio spots for Hilton Hotels and Verizon Wireless. Nicola graciously agreed to answer a few of my questions related to audiobook narration.

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Narrator Interview: Hillary Huber

June 13, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

While I was at BEA last month I had the chance to catch up with several narrators, a warm and welcoming bunch who seem to all be genuinely passionate about their craft. Here, I talk to Hillary Huber, a veteran narrator with nearly 200 titles to her credit, an Audie Award finalist, AudioFile Earphones Award winner, and one of AudioFile’s Best Voices of 2010 and 2011.

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Narrator Interview: Tavia Gilbert, Part 1

May 5, 2014Erin Cosyn 0

Here at Tattle we believe that the voices behind the characters we love don’t get nearly enough credit. We love the annual Audies gala and eagerly anticipate the nominees and winners each year, but the attendees are largely from the industry and while we think it is wonderful and right to award the best in the business, awards acknowledge only the final, finished product, not all the work and years of training that went into it. We can’t give out awards or throw lavish events, but we can simply talk to narrators about their work and the medium they love. Here at Tattle, we will be interviewing narrators to shine a light on the real blood, sweat, and tears that go into the audiobooks we love.

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