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 […]
Here’s a link to a great article on Slate.com that I worked on with the author of A Burnable Book, Bruce Holsinger. The book is available for download on Audible.com. The article is titled The Voice of the Poets: The life and work of an audiobook narrator. Click on that title to bring up the […]
AUDIOBOOKS AND THE RETURN OF STORYTELLING Click on the link above to read this delightful piece and although it doesn’t mention me by name it’s clear that the author has listened to and enjoyed Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel.
Jeb Harrison called me a couple of months ago and asked if I’d be happy to talk with him about my work. The results can be seen in a short interview on the Huffington Post website with a more fuller version of the conversation to be found in the more local (to me) Mill Valley […]
A nice article by Lou Fancher at the San Jose Mercury news. A few weeks back I gave a talk at Lafayette Libraray not far from my home and clearly Lou was in the audience… Click here for his (her?) report. A few things didn’t quite make a true path from my mouth to the […]
This is from a a column on audiobooks written by John Schwartz of the New York Times: After I finished the Dickens, I downloaded Hilary Mantel’s majestic “Bring Up the Bodies,” and was pleasantly surprised to hear Vance’s gentle and authoritative voice once again. It was like running into an old friend and knowing that […]
Characters come to life in his voice By Edward Guthmann At various moments, Simon Vance is an ingenue, a pompous Dickensian headmaster, the vampire Lestat or Anne Boleyn. Vance is an audiobook narrator who in 30 years has recorded more than 600 books. He doesn’t commute to a studio but works at home: […]
This article appeared in April of 2013 on the website Salon.com – As well as reviewing the audiobook of Guy Gavriel Kay’s wonderful latest work ‘River of Stars‘ she also explains why she enjoys my narration: Article by Laura Miller
This is a review by Deidre Donahue in USA Today for the audiobook of Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel : USA Today Audiobook review I shall also quote here from the description for this book on the Whole Story Audiobooks purchase page: Hilary Mantel describes the audio version of Bring Up The Bodies, narrated by […]
Back in February of 2010 the author Orson Scott Card astonished me by writing an article in his local paper explaining how listening to the audiobook of a Dickens classic had opened his eyes to the greatness of this author: Article written by Orson Scott Card
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- Glenn Bentley: Simon, I thoroughly enjoy you as a narrator. It ...
- Timothy: Mr Vance, please tell me the public outcry was so ...
- Simon: Probably not, I'm afraid - at least not in the sh...