New York Times Book Review – May 17th, 2013

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 we were about to have a long and satisfying visit.

To read the whole article click on the title here – When Words Sing

You can read about the author John Schwartz by clicking here.


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.

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2 Responses to New York Times Book Review – May 17th, 2013

  1. Sharon Brown May 19, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    I so agree with John Schwartz. Since I “discovered” Simon Vance, I look first for books that he narrates, then I go to subject matter. A poor narrator can really ruin a good book.

    George Guidall is also very good.

  2. Tony Bocchi May 19, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    Congratulations for the great review in the todays NYTimes book review.

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