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The Listen to Genius! narrators are among the most lauded audiobook narrators in the profession. Four narrators have received the profession's top honor, named a GOLDEN VOICE by AudioFile magazine. Five have been named a VOICE OF THE CENTURY by AudioFile. Five are among Audible's twelve Best Narrators. Six have received an AUDIE AWARD from the Audio Publishers Association. Six have won a LISTEN-UP AWARD from Publishers Weekly. Twenty have won multiple EARPHONES AWARDS from AudioFile. There are also SCOURBY AWARD winners, given by the American Foundation for the Blind, as well as several narrators who have won prestigious acting or broadcasting awards.

The Listen to Genius! narrators are also among the most prolific in the business. Most have recorded over 100 audiobooks; many have recorded over 200 audiobooks. Their voices are familiar to audiobook listeners everywhere. Also showcased are several up and coming narrators who already record for major audiobook companies. All told, the Listen to Genius! narrators record for virtually all of the major audiobook companies, including for the Library of Congress, reading fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works, in various genres and on all kinds of subjects.

NARRATORS

Ellen Archer

AWARDS: 2 Audie Awards (Audio Publishers Association)

AUTHORS:   Sigrid Undset,    Edna St. Vincent Millay,    Emily Brontë,    Murasaki Shikibu,    Katherine Anne Porter  

Erik Bauersfeld

AUTHOR:   William James  

Sherri Berger

AUTHORS:   Lucy Maud Montgomery,    Susan B. Anthony  

Bill Bonham

AUTHOR:   Babe Ruth  

David Case

AWARDS: Golden Voice (AudioFile); Voice of the Century (AudioFile); 12 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); 6 Listen-Up Awards (Publishers Weekly)

AUTHORS:   Mohandas Gandhi,    Henry James  

Marc Cashman

AWARDS: 2 Earphones Award (AudioFile); Listen-Up Award (Publishers Weekly); 3 International Clio Awards; International Broadcasting Award

AUTHORS:   Franz Kafka,    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,    Michel de Montaigne,    Arthur Rimbaud  

Ralph Cosham

AWARDS: 8 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); 3 Listen-Up Awards (Publishers Weekly)

AUTHORS:   Samuel Johnson,    Bertrand Russell,    John Stuart Mill,    Rudyard Kipling,    Charles Babbage,    Rabindranath Tagore,    John Clare,    Michelangelo,    William Blake,    Alfred North Whitehead,    John Maynard Keynes,    James Frazer,    H. G. Wells,    Alfred Russel Wallace,    John Ruskin,    William Wordsworth,    Thomas Hardy,    Thomas More  

Norman Dietz

AWARDS: Voice of the Century (AudioFile); 8 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Thomas Mann,    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,    Gifford Pinchot,    George Herbert Mead  

Walter Dixon

AUTHORS:   Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,    Ranier Maria Rilke,    Frédéric Chopin,    Enrico Caruso,    Erwin Schrödinger,    Salvador Dalí,    Luigi Pirandello  

David Drummond

AWARDS: 2 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Sinclair Lewis,    Yoshida Kenko,    Charles Sanders Peirce,    James Clerk Maxwell,    John Adams,    Wallace Stevens,    Robinson Jeffers,    Paul Valéry,    Edwin P. Hubble,    Jean Piaget,    H. P. Lovecraft  

William Dufris

AWARDS: 13 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); 2 Listen-Up Awards (Publishers Weekly); A Best Narrator (Audible)

AUTHORS:   Alfred J. Lotka,    Henri-Louis Bergson,    Oscar Wilde,    Carl Jung,    Alfred L. Kroeber,    D. T. Suzuki,    Mohandas Gandhi,    Marcel Proust,    Lao Tzu,    Jean Giono,    Ferdinand de Saussure,    Lev Vygotsky,    Walt Whitman  

Bernadette Dunne

AWARDS: 6 Earphones Awards (AudioFile) A Best Narrator (Audible)

AUTHORS:   Kate Chopin,    Margaret Fuller,    Louisa May Alcott,    Clara Barton,    Helen Keller  

Julia Emlen

AUTHORS:   Edith Wharton,    Emily Dickinson,    Lady Sarashina,    Mary Antin  

Mel Foster

AWARDS: Audie Award (Audio Publishers Association); 2 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Kurt Lewin,    Charles Baudelaire,    Knut Hamsun,    Maxim Gorky,    Honoré de Balzac,    Edgar Rice Burroughs  

Grover Gardner

AWARDS: Golden Voice (AudioFile); Voice of the Century (AudioFile); 2005 Narrator of the Year (Publishers Weekly); 19 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); 5 Listen-Up Awards (Publishers Weekly) A Best Narrator (Audible)

AUTHORS:   William Shakespeare,    Johann Wolfgang Goethe,    Herman Melville,    Edgar Allan Poe,    Fyodor Dostoevsky,    Dante Alighieri,    Moses Maimonides,     Plato,    Samuel Taylor Coleridge,  

Marguerite Gavin

AUTHORS:   Abelard and Heloise,  

Jeffrey Gilbert

AUTHORS:   Frederick Douglass,    Paul Laurence Dunbar,    W. E. B. Du Bois,    Booker T. Washington  

Victoria Gordon

AUTHORS:   Zitkala-Sa,    Emma Goldman,    Li Qingzhao,    Anna Akhmatova,    Dorothy Canfield  

Gin Hammond

AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award

AUTHORS:   Zora Neale Hurston,    Phillis Wheatley,    Ida B. Wells-Barnett,    Sojourner Truth  

Vanessa Hart

AWARDS: Audie Award Finalist (Audio Publishers Association)

AUTHORS:   Anaïs Nin,    Sarah Bernhardt,    Sappho,    Temple Bailey,    Lillian D. Wald  

Dick Hill

AWARDS: Golden Voice (AudioFile); 3 Audie Awards (Audio Publishers Association); Voice of the Century (AudioFile); 16 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); 2 Listen-Up Awards (Publishers Weekly)

AUTHORS:   Benjamin Franklin,    Theodore Roosevelt,    Thomas Malthus,    Carl Sandburg,    Galileo Galilei,    Ralph Waldo Emerson,    James Madison,    Joseph Conrad,     Christopher Columbus,    George Washington,    Davy Crockett,    Bret Harte,    Zane Grey,    Sun Tzu,    Andrew Carnegie,    Upton Sinclair,    O. Henry,    Franz Boas,    Arthur Stanley Eddington,    Homer,    Francis Parkman,    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.,    Ulysses S. Grant,    Frederick Jackson Turner,    Josiah Royce,    William Bartram,    Leo Tolstoy  

Lloyd James

AWARDS: 6 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Lafcadio Hearn,    John James Audubon,    James Joyce,    Jules Verne,    Woody Guthrie,    Victor Hugo,    Stith Thompson,    Giovanni Boccaccio,    Eugene O’Neill,    Lewis and Clark,    Marcus Aurelius,    John Muir,    Stephen Crane,    Omar Khayyam,    Jack London,    Henry David Thoreau  

Michael Kramer

AWARDS: 5 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Henry David Thoreau,    al - Ghazali,    John Dewey,    Aristotle,    Robert Frost,   Henrik Ibsen,   Thomas Hobbes,    Daniel Defoe,    W.H. Hudson,    Isaac Newton,   Charles Lyell,   Ludwig Wittgenstein,    William James  

Patrick Lawlor

AWARDS: Earphones Award (AudioFile); Audio Award Finalist (Audio Publishers Association); Listen-Up Award (Publishers Weekly)

AUTHORS:   Ambrose Bierce,    William Butler Yeats,    Bram Stoker,    John Millington Synge,    Gustave Flaubert,    Sherwood Anderson,    Alexandre Dumas,    Lewis Carroll,    Wright Brothers,    John Dos Passos,    Richard Henry Dana, Jr.,    Vincent van Gogh  

Celeste Lawson

AWARDS: 3 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); Audie Award Finalist (Audio Publishers Association)

AUTHORS:   Willa Cather,    Amy Lowell,    Sarah Orne Jewett,    Ida Tarbel,    Julia Ward Howe,    Jane Addams  

John Lescault

AWARDS: 4 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Max Weber,    John Locke,    Paramahansa Yogananda,    Wassily Kandinsky,    Saint Augustine,    Charles Henry Dow,    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,    Virgil,    Edmund Husserl,    Konstantin Stanislavski,    Lu Xun,    Francis Bacon,    Niels Bohr,    Averroes,    Hart Crane,    Rumi,    Carl Rogers,    Confucius,    Cornelius Tacitus,    William Stanley Jevons,    Ivan Turgenev,    George Bernard Shaw,    Liberty Hyde Bailey,    Ananda K. Coomaraswamy,    Franz Liszt,    Leonardo da Vinci,    Hippocrates,    Giacomo Casanova,    Marco Polo,    Henry James,    Frederick Law Olmsted  

Julian Lopez-Morillas

AWARDS: 6 Hollywood Dramalogue Awards

AUTHOR:   Albert Einstein  

Wanda McCaddon

AWARDS: Golden Voice (AudioFile); Voice of the Century (AudioFile); 16 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

Also records as Nadia May and Donada Peters

AUTHORS:   Isabella Bird,    Charlotte Brontë,    Katherine Mansfield,    Ada Lovelace,    Vita Sackville-West,    Agatha Christie,    Rebecca West,    Olive Schreiner  

Laural Merlington

AWARDS: 6 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Djuna Barnes,    Ellen Glasgow,    Evelyn Underhill,    Elizabeth Barrett Browning,    Marguerite de Navarre,    Harriet Beecher Stowe,    Lady Augusta Gregory  

Bruce Miles

AUTHORS:   Allen Tate,    Mark Twain,    George Perkins Marsh  

Carol Monda

AWARD: 2 Audie Awards (Audio Publishers Association)

AUTHORS:   Dorothy Parker,    Rebecca Harding Davis,    Edna Ferber  

various narrators

AUTHORS:   Collection AAA,  

Matilda Novak

AUTHORS:   Louisa May Alcott,    Susan Fenimore Cooper,    Sei Shonagon  

Douglas R. Pratt

AUTHORS:   Buffalo Bill (W.F. Cody),    Frederic Remington,    Edwin Abbott Abbott,    Charles Mackay,    Samuel Adams,    Herman Hesse,    Frank R. Stockton,    W. W. Jacobs,    Christiaan Huygens  

Michael Prichard

AWARDS: 5 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); Top Ten Golden Voice (Smart Money)

AUTHORS:   Abraham Maslow,    Ludwig van Beethoven,    Nicolaus Copernicus,    Alexis de Tocqueville,    Sigmund Freud,    Georg Simmel,    Gottfried Leibniz,    Carl von Clausewitz,    Ernest Thompson Seton,    Jacob Riis,    Julius Caesar,    Max Planck,    Alexandr Pushkin,    Mark Twain,    Walter Benjamin,    Arthur Schopenhauer  

Kate Reading

AWARDS: Voice of the Century (AudioFile); 8 Earphones Awards (AudioFile) A Best Narrator (Audible)

AUTHORS:   Jane Austen,    Virginia Woolf,    Edith Wharton,    Christina Rossetti,    Emily Dickinson,    Mary Wollstonecraft,    George Eliot,    Florence Nightingale,    Anne Bradstreet,   Henrik Ibsen,   Mary Shelley,    Francis Hodgson Burnett  

Maggi-Meg Reed

AWARDS: 2 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Lady Francesca Wilde,    Selma Lagerlöf,    Elizabeth Blackwell,    H. D.,    Elinor Wylie,    Mary Austin  

Beth Richmond

AUTHORS:   Virginia Woolf,    Aesop,    Thomas Bulfinch,    Grimm Brothers,    Elinore Pruitt Stewart,     Linda Richards,     Emma Lazarus,    Christine de Pizan,    Mary Wilkins Freeman,    Hans Christian Andersen,     Dorothea Dix,    Saki (H. H. Munro),     August Strindberg,    Beatrix Potter,     L. Frank Baum,    Collection AAA,     Margaret Sanger  

Jeff Riggenbach

AWARD: Golden Mike Award (Radio & Television News Association)

AUTHORS:   Charles Ives,    Alexander Hamilton,    Jonathan Swift,    Roy Chapman Andrews,    James Fenimore Cooper,    William Tecumseh Sherman,    Paul Gauguin,    Richard Wagner,    William Carlos Williams,    Cy Block,    Walt Whitman,    John Wesley Powell,    Alfred Thayer Mahan,    John Burroughs,    Thorsten Veblen,    Miguel de Unamuno  

Stefan Rudnicki

AWARDS: Audie Award (Audio Publishers Association); 8 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Bronislaw Malinowski,    Friedrich Schiller,    Plutarch,    Guy de Maupassant  

Chris Ryan

AWARDS: Earphones Award (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Miguel de Cervantes,    Blaise Pascal,    Anton Chekhov,    Thomas Paine,    Soren Kierkegaard,    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,    Voltaire  

Kimberly Schraf

AWARDS: Alexander Scourby Award for Narration (American Foundation for the Blind)

AUTHORS:   Susan Glaspell,    Elizabeth Cady Stanton,    Gertrude Stein,    Marianne Moore,    Mother Jones,    Marie Curie,    Abigail Adams,    George Sand,    Eleanor Roosevelt  

Alan Sklar

AWARDS: 7 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); Audio Award Finalist (Audio Publishers Association)

AUTHORS:   Benedict de Spinoza,    Friedrich Nietzsche,    René Descartes,    Edward Sapir,    Thomas Jefferson,    Charles Darwin,    Pablo Picasso,    Conrad Aiken,    Frank Lloyd Wright,    Niccolo Machiavelli,    Saki (H. H. Munro),    Benjamin Rosenblatt  

Simon Vance

AWARDS: Golden Voice (AudioFile); 27 Earphones Awards (AudioFile); 3 Voice of the Year Awards (AudioFile); 3 Audiobook of the Year Awards (AudioFile); Audie Award (Audio Publishers Association) A Best Narrator (Audible); ‘Voice of Choice’ 2008 (Booklist)

AUTHORS:   Percy Bysshe Shelley,    Jonathan Swift,    David Hume,    Alan Turing,    Aldous Huxley,    Lord Byron,    Robert Graves,    Thomas Macaulay,    Richard Burton,    D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson,    John Keats,    Ernest Shackleton,    Arthur Conan Doyle,    Charles Dickens,    Heinrich von Kleist,    Geoffrey Chaucer,    Izaak Walton,    Robert Louis Stevenson,    Henry Walter Bates,    Winston Churchill,    Adam Smith  

Sydney Walker

AWARD: Tony Award Nomination

AUTHOR:   Sigmund Freud  

Barrett Whitener

AWARDS: Voice of the Century (AudioFile); 8 Earphones Awards (AudioFile)

AUTHORS:   Alexander von Humboldt,    G. W. F. Hegel,    George Catlin,    Ralph Waldo Emerson,    Immanuel Kant,    Albert Einstein,    Abraham Lincoln,    Dale Carnegie,    F. Scott Fitzgerald,    Jean Jacques Rousseau,    Émile Durkheim,    Cicero,    Nathaniel Hawthorne,    Washington Irving,    T. S. Eliot  

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After Eden  The Evolution of Human Domination



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The Mountain Meadows Massacre



Horizons of Cosmology Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen



Around the World with LBJ My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant



The West Wing



Surface and Destroy The Submarine Gun War in the Pacific



A Spy's Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque



The Natural World of Lewis and Clark



American Judaism A History



Visions of Progress The Left-Liberal Tradition in America



Baseball's Natural The Story of Eddie Waitkus



Sherman's Mississippi Campaign



Following Muhammad Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World



Primates and Philosophers How Morality Evolved



Modern Man in Search of a Soul



Dark Directions Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film



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Barbecue The History of an American Institution



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