About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.
Author Archive | Simon

In The Shadow of Frankenstein Edited by Stephen Jones

Tales of the Modern Prometheus Also narrated by:Clive Chafer, Derek Perkins, Steve West, Mil Nicholson, Paul Michael Garcia, R.C. Bray, Saskia Maarleveld, Simon Prebble, Simon Templeman, Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki, Tim Gerard Reynolds The most infamous doctor of the Gothic Era once again delves into the forbidden secrets of the world, when literature’s most famous […]

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League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other, combining the high-flying appeal of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring-do of Patrick O’Brian’s historical seafaring adventures. Now, with League of Dragons, Novik brings the imaginative tour de force that has captivated millions […]

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Hour of the Wolf by Håkan Nesser

Narrator Simon Vance embodies the unnamed male narrator whose perspective fills most of the first half of the novel.

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The Drowning by Camilla Läckberg

There will be no stopping once you start listening to Simon Vance’s performance of this riveting new mystery.

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Icarus by Deon Meyer

Vance skillfully re-creates South Africa’s melodious voices and diverse accents as the police question multiple witnesses and suspects.

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In Search of Thomas Browne by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Simon Vance is adept at balancing the author’s contemporary approach with Browne’s famously baroque style.

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Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an epic tale of unspeakable horror.

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The Independent (UK) May 8th, 2014

Here’s an interesting article from one of the major UK national daily newspapers – The Independent.  It’s based on an interview with Don Katz, the founder of Audible.com but Simon Usbourne also interviewed me and a few lines get quoted later on. See the full article by clicking here “…The process starts before recording with […]

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Euphoria by Lily King

In a perfect marriage of words and voice, narrators Simon Vance and Xe Sands join author Lily King to produce an extraordinary audiobook experience.

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Enemy Coast Ahead by Guy Gibson

First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead quickly became regarded as the classic Bomber Command story, following Gibson’s RAF career from flying the Hampden and Manchester at the beginning of World War II to the triumphant return home of the Lancasters from the famous 1943 Dambuster raid, which Gibson led and for which he was awarded the […]

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