The art of storytelling: a conversation with the iconic Julia Whelan
First Fifty Pages
Golden Voice audiobook narrator Julia Whelan joins Kelsey and Jenn in this episode of The First Fifty Pages to talk about her work as a storyteller, how she creates transformative moments for listeners, and how the audiobook industry is evolving. We get to talk about some of our favorite books that Julia has narrated, and we even get a tea recommendation! Music Credits Tri-Tachyon " Little Lily Swing " Kevin MacLeod " Backed Vibes Clean "
MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid, read by Julia Whelan
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Julia Whelan passionately narrates this family drama focused on a model and surfer named Nina, and her estranged rock legend father. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb talk about how, as with any good family story, there are secrets to hide and reveal in this audiobook. The story alternates between the events of a day in August 1983 that lead up to a party, and flashbacks that recount how Nina and her siblings became so emotionally dependent on one another. Whelan’s distinct voice for each briefly glimpsed character enhances the rich details of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s story. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.Published by Random House Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for AudioFile's Behind the Mic comes from PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO, dedicated to producing top-quality fiction and nonfiction audiobooks written and read by the best in the business. Visit penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/audiofile now to start listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry, read by Julia Whelan
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Golden Voice narrator Julia Whelan’s immersive narration and Emily Henry’s rich prose draw listeners into this slow-burn romance. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Julia’s many narrating talents at play in this audiobook. Poppy is uninspired by her work as a travel writer and missing Alex, her best friend, after a falling out. She texts to see if he’ll revive their summer trip tradition, and Julia’s narration makes Poppy’s jumbled hope, anxiety, and joy palpable when he agrees. Too bad nothing goes according to plan! Alternating chapters jump back in time to trace their friendship from college to the present. Julia wrings out all the emotions as Poppy and Alex inch ever closer to giving into their shared longing for each other. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Penguin Audio.Learn more about all of AudioFile’s Golden Voice narrators on our website.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for our podcast comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of Heavenly Mortal a suspenseful story of the battle between light and darkness by Jack Cavanaugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 81: Behind-the-Scenes of Narrating Audiobooks with Julia Whelan (Audiobook Narrator)
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In Episode 81, audiobook narrator Julia Whelan goes behind-the-scenes of narrating audiobooks. This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Highlights How Julia started narrating audiobooks and a bit about her career path. How Julia got her breakout job narrating Gone Girl. How Julia typically gets hired to narrate an audiobook. How Julia decides which audiobooks she will and won’t narrate. How many audiobooks Julia narrates a year. Authors whose books she would love to record. Types of books Julia generally won’t narrate. How audiobook narration auditions look. How much authors are involved in the recording contract. Julia’s favorite author to narrate for. Julia’s process from when she gets hired to narrate a book through completion. How involved the author is in Julia’s preparation process. How Julia feels about narrating books written by men (and why she mostly narrates books written by women). How Julia feels about narrating male voices, accents, and memoirs (and details about narrating Educated by Tara Westover). How the increase in celebrity narrators has impacted the audiobook narration industry. Julia’s personal reading taste. Julia’s Book Recommendations [36:53] Two OLD Books She Loves The Idea of You by Robinne Lee | Buy from Amazon [37:07] Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer| Buy from Amazon [39:11] Two NEW Books He Loves Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis | Buy from Amazon [41:36] Cloudmaker by Malcolm Brooks | Buy from Amazon [43:38] One Book He DIDN’T LOVE Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte | Buy from Amazon [45:25] One NEW RELEASE He’s Excited About People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (May 11, 2021) | Buy from Amazon [47:26] Last 5 Star Book(s) Julia Read [48:56] Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Buy from Amazon [49:20] Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel | Buy from Amazon [49:20] Other Books Mentioned My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan | Buy from Amazon [1:22] Me Before You by JoJo Moyes | Buy from Amazon [9:18] Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [15:52] The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [15:52] Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Buy from Amazon [16:06] The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | Buy from Amazon [22:34] The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah | Buy from Amazon [24:50] Educated by Tara Westover (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [28:17] Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks | Buy from Amazon [43:44] Beach Read by Emily Henry | Buy from Amazon [47:34] Other Links Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, OR Podcast Ep. 56: Holly Root About Julia Website | Instagram | Twitter Having narrated over 400 audiobooks in all genres, Whelan is, by industry standards, considered one of the top narrators recording today. She’s repeatedly featured on Audiofile Magazine’s annual Best-Of Lists. She was named Audible’s Narrator of the Year in 2014 and is a Grammy-nominated audiobook director. She has acquired multiple Audies and SOVAS (Society of Voice Arts) Awards, including for the performance of her own novel, My Oxford Year. She has won dozens of Earphone Awards, The Audie Award for Best Female Narrator of 2019, and was presented with Audiofile Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Golden Voice Award in 2020. She attributes her distinctive style of narration to her ongoing passion for literature fueled by her decades of acting experience.
THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah, read by Julia Whelan
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Narrator Julia Whelan brings vivid characterizations to Kristin Hannah’s saga about the 1930s Dust Bowl, from the perspective of Elsa Wolcott. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Whelan’s skill at becoming characters and making us ache, smile, and cry for them, their hardships, and their grit. Elsa Wolcott is tall, gangly, unloved by her family, and trapped in a spinster’s life in a Texas panhandle town. An encounter with handsome Rafe Martinelli leads to a shotgun wedding, and they are unexpectedly content until the Depression, drought, and wind decimate the land and the people. With forceful narrative drive, Whelan delivers a compelling performance of Hannah’s memorable new novel. Published by Macmillan Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comToday's episode of Behind the Mic is brought to you by Oasis Audio, publisher of The Real Hergé, the true story of the inspiration behind cultural phenomenon Tintin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Audiobook Lovin' 2020 - Julia Whelan with Guest Brittany Cavallaro
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Audiobook Lovin' is a month long event celebrating audiobooks, brought you by Viviana, Enchantress of Books. Guest Author & Narrator Julia Whelan with Guest Brittany CavallaroAudiobook Lovin's Main Site: http://www.vivianaenchantressofbooks.com/2020/06/audiobook-lovin-2020-presents-julia.htmlWe hope you have enjoyed this production of Audiobook Lovin’ Series.All rights reserved.This has been an Audiobook Lovin’ productionCopyright 2017 by Viviana Izzo, Enchantress of Books.Production Copyright 2017 by Audiobook Lovin’Audiobook Lovin’ is a division of Viviana, Enchantress of Books. Please visit Viviana, Enchantress of Books to learn more about the Audiobook Lovin' Series.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, modified, copied, distributed, repackaged, shared, displayed, revealed, extracted, emailed, transmitted, sold or otherwise transferred, conveyed or used, in a manner inconsistent with the Agreement, or rights of the copyright owner. You shall not redistribute, repackage, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, extract, reveal, adapt, edit, sub-license or otherwise transfer the Content. You are not granted any synchronization, public performance, promotional use, commercial sale, resale, reproduction or distribution rights for the Content.For permission requests, please visit Viviana, Enchantress of Books for more information.
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown, read by Julia Whelan, Lauren Fortgang and Hillary Huber
Click here to buy: https://adbl.co/30ssvNQSOON TO BE AN AMAZON PRIME LIMITED SERIES, PRODUCED BY AND STARRING NICOLE KIDMAN'PRETTY THINGS IS AWESOME. SIMPLE AS THAT. I LOVED EVERY PAGE' Harlan CobenNina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet.Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer - traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy.After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa's past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina's, Vanessa's, and Lachlan's paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge.
In Conversation with Golden Voice narrator Julia Whelan
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Host Michele Cobb speaks with narrator Julia Whelan, one of AudioFile’s 2020 Golden Voices, as we celebrate her excellent performances across a wide range of genres. Julia Whelan won the 2019 Audie Award for Best Female Narrator for Tara Westover’s EDUCATED and has narrated numerous Earphones Award-winning audiobooks. Today Michele and Julia discuss her narration of YOU CAN’T CATCH ME, Catherine McKenzie’s twisty audiobook about stolen identity, cults, and revenge. Hear Julia’s thoughts on the challenges and thrills of narrating this new psychological suspense audiobook.Learn more about Julia Whelan’s audiobook narrations at audiofilemagazine.com.Support for Behind the Mic comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of the complete Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library and the all-new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Julia Whelan is one of AudioFile’s 2020 Golden Voice narrators, a well-deserved honor. We celebrate the best of the audiobook narrators to encourage listeners to seek out exceptional performers who have impressive narrations over a range of genres. Julia Whelan won the 2019 Audie Award for Best Female Narrator for her performance of EDUCATED by Tara Westover, and she is a frequent winner of AudioFile Earphone Awards and Best Audiobook selections. She’s stellar with dialogue, especially with characters in a group, and is sensitive to powerful emotions.On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss BEACH READ by Emily Henry, which highlights a lot of Julia’s skill with sassy first-person narration. This is a lovely get-away romance that takes place at a little lakeside town in Michigan. The story centers on two writers, January and Gus, who are stuck with writer’s block and bet one another that they can write and sell a book in the other’s genre — rom-com and literary fiction. The witty banter, vulnerability, and chemistry between January and Gus come alive in Julia’s narration. Published by Penguin Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for Behind the Mic comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of the complete Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library and the all-new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices