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“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Anna Quindlen
This week's NEW RELEASe
Narrated by Jacob Morgan & Angelina Rocca
This week's NEW 
Narrated by Jill Smith & Adam Beckett
Narrated by Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke
This week's FEATURED sale
This week's interview:
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SFN: What gave you the idea to add narrating audiobooks to your life and career?
AR: In 2022 I had left my job as a journalist working in network news and was entirely burned out. I sat down and tried to think of the things I loved (books, performance) and could do well (using my voice, audio editing, recording audio). I've spent a lot of my life in front of a microphone and on stage performing as a singer so it made sense to explore voice work. I took some courses and one happened to be in audiobook narration. After that first class, I knew it was the perfect career path.
SFN: What's your pre-recording ritual?
AR: I start recording around 4:30 a.m. so my ritual is pretty light. I wake up, make some coffee, do some stretches to warm up my face and body and hop in the booth. When I'm setting up my booth and files for the day's record I sing a little to warm my voice up. I don't like to overwork things before I begin.
SFN: What is your least favorite word to pronounce in a narration? What is your favorite word to roll around in your mouth?
AR: Least favourite: Linoleum (I can never get that out on the first try)
Favourite: I love you (Three words that can be said in so many different, wonderful, heartbreaking ways.)
SFN: Audiobook listeners love bloopers! Do you have a favorite blooper you’ve saved or an author pickup you’ve gotten during the recording process that has stuck with you?
AR: I think my favourite currently is from Between Never and Forever by Brit Benson. I had a light southern accent for some of the book and Brit wrote a sentence with "borrowin' 'em" and I couldn't for the life of me say it correctly. It was a funny moment because Jacob Morgan was recording with me on Zoom and tried to help.
SFN: What's the oddest object inside your booth?
AR: A bracelet that's part of the collection I have from fans. It says "poor Dan" because the woman who gave it to me enlisted her husband to make the bracelets she took to a book con. And he decided to add his own flair.
Check out Angelina's rave-review performance in this month's featured new release by Brit Benson, Between Never and Forever. Or click the image above to connect with her.
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