Day five of POETRY WEEK! featuring Coleen Marlo reading the Browning classic, How Do I Love Thee? Also today, an awesome group effort from Amy Rubinate, Cassandra Campbell and Käthe Mazur, offering three sonnets from Millay’s Renascence and Other Poems. Be sure to check out Coleen interview over at AudioGals, and Käthe’s, Amy’s and Cassandra’s set hosted at Lakeside Musing.
Listening & Downloading
We’re three gals who love to listen to audiobooks – romance in particular. Hence, AudioGals is dedicated to all things romance audio – reviews, opinion and commentary pieces, written and recorded interviews or multi person chats, narrator bios, wish lists, and talk of upcoming releases. Eleven audio reviewers provide their thoughts on their latest listens while we also feature general trends and happenings in the audio industry. Brenda, our tech guru, adds technical advice and tutorials to make your listening easier. Occasionally, we feature other genres such as women’s fiction, urban fantasy, suspense, and mystery. We celebrate the excellence in romance audio and look forward to discovering audio treasures together. We hope you will join us in our journey!
Listening & Downloading
Sonnets 2, 4 & 6, from Renascence and Other Poems is offered in full for online listening today, 6/12 only. Full compilation includes, 3 & 5, and is available via Tantor Media – all proceeds benefit ProLiteracy.
Cassandra Campbell has recorded and directed over 400 audiobooks. A ten-time Audie Award nominee, she has won twice: for non-fiction in 2011 for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and as one of four readers of The Help, which won both best fiction and best Audio book in 2010. She has been named a best voice by AudioFile Magazine for the past four years, as a voice of the year for both Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal in 2009 and 2010, as well as being on Audible’s Best Of Lists for 2010 and 2011. She has received nearly two-dozen AudioFile Earphone’s Awards and many starred reviews. In addition to her voice over work in both audio books and commercials, she continues to work as a theatre director and actor: last summer she directed As You Like It for the Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles.
Käthe Mazur (pronounced “Kay-ta”),is best known on television for the role of DDA Andrea Hobbs that she plays on both The Closer and it’s hit spin-off, Major Crimes. She has recorded over 100 audiobooks, including the multi-award winning Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain, and The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, and the works of Nora Ephron, Tess Gerritsen and Jacquelyn Mitchard, among many others. She also has the distinction of having recorded both Hillary Clinton’s and Anne Coulter’s books in the same month. She has won multiple Earphone awards, is an Audie nominee and been on all sorts of great Best Books lists. She will appear soon on American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood, and has worked extensively as an actress in film, theater and television, including The Mentalist, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Criminal Minds, Suspect Behavior, ER, and Monk. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
Amy Rubinate has narrated over 140 audiobooks, and has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected as Booklist’s Top 10 Historical Fiction and Booklist Editor’s Choice Media 2012. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and has won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Her one-woman cabaret shows have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Her work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and reviewed in the New York Times.
Lakeside Musing, created in 2008, is a mostly bookish blog. The primary focus is contemporary fiction, classics, and audiobooks, but anything literary is fair game. Other features include food, travel, and our ever-changing lake view.