“I will be forever grateful for this project.”

frank and charliWe recently recorded Frank & Charli, a memoir by Frank Yandolino. Marianne Fraulo & Allan Edwards performed the story beautifully. After hearing her story, Charli reached out to Marianne to tell us how it moved her (and permitted us to share her thoughts here):
“It has been beyond emotional to hear our story…tell the company that you did a great job and all my friends agree. I will be forever grateful for this project.”
This is why we love what we do at ListenUp.
Our narrators spend hours upon hours in the vocal booth – usually the time spent in the booth is at least twice the run time of a book. So, for this audiobook, which is 11 hours and 34 minutes, the narrators (and engineers) spent at least 23 hours recording. That doesn’t include the prep time beforehand, during which they read through the book and get to know the plot and characters. After recording, the book spends time with our editors, our quality control professionals, and the mastering team. It would be easy to skip over prepping the script or to give less than 100% when narrating, but our team of professionals would never consider it. When we see feedback like this, it’s easy to understand why.
Great stories deserve great voices. We are always honored to be trusted with great stories.
Frank & Charli is now available from Audible.com

Audiobook News & Reviews: 03/05/15

New releases, loads of giveaways, the ins and outs of audiobook creation, meta-books, reviews, and more in today’s Audiobook News & Reviews from ListenUp Audiobooks.

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  • The Beam (Season 1), by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant, narrated by a full cast, reviewed by Timothy C. Ward
  • A Reader of Fictions gives three stars to Lost & Found, by Brooke Davis, narrated by Helen Walsh, Nicolette McKenzie, and Nigel Carrington
  • The Whites: A Novel, by Richard Pryce and Harry Brandt, narrated by Ari Fliakos, review by Audiobook Treasury
  • That’s What I’m Talking About reviews Vision in Silver (The Others Series), by Anne Bishop, narrated by Alexandra Harris
  • Amodini’s Movie & Book Reviews is “so pleased to have listened to the remarkable work” – The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters, narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • Literate Young Adult Fiction reviews Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony, Book 5, by Eoin Colfer, narrated by Nathaniel Parker
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Audiobook News & Reviews: 03/03/15

New releases and new reviews!

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 03/03/15

 

Library Listeners get an upgraded experience with hoopla’s new features and enough reviews and recommendations to keep you busy for a while – all in today’s audiobook news & reviews. News and Reviews

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  • Peeking Between the Pages “truly enjoyed every minute” of Searching for Grace Kelly, by Michael Callahan, narrated by Kristin Kalbli! Thanks for the review!
  • Chrisbookarama reviewed The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, narrated by David Horovitch and “loved Kazuo Ishiguro’s writing, even though it made me blue”.
  • Christina’s Book Reviews listened to The Waking Dark, by Robin Wasserman, narrated by Mark Deakins and would “recommend it for certain people.”
  • Audiobook Treasury says Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire, narrated by John McDonough is “highly enjoyable”.
  • AudioGals says The Truth About Love, by Sheila Athens, narrated by Angela Dawe, is “enjoyable enough” and has similar feelings about Charmed, by Nora Roberts, narrated by Christina Panfillio
  • The Cult Den says Dark Shadows: The Crimson Pearl, by James Goss and Joseph Lidster, narrated by a full cast, is “one for the collection” for true Dark Shadows fans.
  • The Book Nympho reviews Vision in Silver: The Others Book 3 by Anne Bishop, narrated by Alexandra Harris and says “if you’re looking for a well written and unique fantasy series, The Others is a fantastic series.”
  • Audiobook Reviewer says “if you are looking for a fast and entertaining young adult listen, you have found what you crave” with Hellhole, by Gina Damico, narrated by MacLeod Andrews

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Audiobook News & Reviews: 01/08/15

Today’s audiobook news & reviews from all around the web. If we missed your link, leave a comment and we’ll add it.

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Enter here to win a free copy of Pickett’s Charge, by Charles McNair, narrated by Jeremy Arthur.

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Audiobook Giveaway: The Decline & Fall of IBM

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Trident’s First Gleaming giveaway and congratulations to our winners, Thomas & Yvonne! If you didn’t win, don’t despair! Trident’s First Gleaming is still only $12.99 until Friday.

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This week, we are giving away a copy of The Fall & Decline of IBM: End of An American Icon? authored and narrated by Robert X. Cringely!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER or Like ListenUp on Facebook and click the tab that says “Giveaway”.