Main Street 100th Anniversary Edition made the list!
AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of May
A MONTH OF LITERARY LISTENING
May 19, 2020
"Each month throughout 2020, for your literary listening pleasure, our friends at AudioFile Magazine are bringing us the cream of the audiobook crop.
(This is) this month’s haul of amazing audiobooks (all of which are Earphones Award-winners)"
Behind the Mic: On Main Street: 100th Anniversary Edition by Sinclair Lewis, Read by Kitty Hendrix
Jo Reed and Brian Price Discuss the American Classic on Audio
May 7, 2
My narration was featured on the Audiofile Magazine and Lit Hub.com podcast: "Behind the Mic" with Jo Reed and special guest Brian Price.
Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens.
With a vocal naturalism and a wonderful feel for the author’s prose narrator, Kitty Hendrix makes this first masterwork by Sinclair Lewis sound as fresh and real as the day it was published. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Brian Price discuss this classic American work, shared in an annotated 100th Anniversary Edition. Full of penetrating detail, memorable characters, and wry observations. Hendrix’s nuanced reading of the intelligent, sensitive, and idealistic city girl Carol Kennicott takes this production to another level.
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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
100th Anniversary Edition
AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
With vocal naturalism and a wonderful feel for the author's prose, narrator Kitty Hendrix makes this first masterwork by Sinclair Lewis sound as fresh and real as the day it was published in October 1920. Through his depiction of the fictitious town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, Lewis offers penetrating detail, memorable characters, and wry observations. The novel captures the optimism, fierce pride, and fear of change that sometimes made small-town Midwestern life so distinct. Hendrix's nuanced portrayal of the intelligent and idealistic city girl who arrives in town ready to take on the world brings this production to another level. This audiobook shows why Carol Kennicott remains one of the most complex and fully realized female characters in American literature. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]
Daisy Miller by Henry James
2018 Audie Award Nominee
Narrator Kitty Hendrix deftly transports listeners to the aristocratic echelon of Europe in this 1879 classic. American Frederick Winterbourne and his Aunt Costello are at a hotel in Switzerland when he observes the beautiful young American of the title. Hendrix outdoes herself with both male characters during an amusing conversation between Daisy’s younger brother, Randolph, and Winterbourne, who is seeking to learn all about her. Hendrix's rendering of the opulent setting gives listeners a glimpse of a bygone era as Daisy dates Winterbourne and an Italian suitor named Giovanelli, which shocks almost everyone. Most aghast is Aunt Costello, who is portrayed perfectly as the old-fashioned snob she is. Class and cultural differences don’t matter to Daisy, who resents everyone's interference. Hendrix is spot-on with an array of accents, Winterbourne's and Giovanelli's reactions to Daisy, and the tragic conclusion. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]
Edgar Allan by John Neufeld
This audio production of a book published nearly 50 years ago could be dismissed as sounding like a teacher reading to her class. After all, Kitty Hendrix is narrating a first-person account of a preteen boy. Young Michael, who is white, recounts a few months in his family's life when they foster a black toddler named Edgar, who changes the family members' views of each other at the same time that they're judged by their small community. Hendrix's voice is mellow enough to let the text--including Michael's observations and confrontations--remain central. This is more than a middle-grade story about race. Hendrix's sensitive delivery invites thoughts about the way the family handles pressure from without--and from within--as well as the lingering questions of "difference." M.P.P. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]
The King of Elfland's Daughter
by Lord Dunsany
A masterpiece that influenced some of the greatest contemporary fantasists. The heartbreaking story of a marriage between a mortal man and an elf princess.
“No amount of mere description can convey more than a fraction of Lord Dunsany's pervasive charm.” H.P. Lovecraft
“I shall indeed be happy if this volume contributes to the rediscovery of one of the greatest writers of this century.” Arthur C. Clarke
"The King of Elfland's Daughter... is a tale of pure imagination. This is the real thing. It's rich red wine, which may come as a shock if all one has had so far has been cola." Neil Gaiman
by Dane McCaslin
Book 1 in the 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mystery series.
Gwen Franklin is looking forward to spending her retirement drinking her favorite coffee and reading mystery novels. Those peaceful plans are brought to heel by her best friend, Nora. Fifty-something Nora Goldstein has a penchant for marrying—and divorcing—rich men. Now that Gwen's got free time, Nora figures they should start a dog-walking and pet-sitting service together. But it's far from a walk in the park when the corpse of Linda Fletcher is found in Nora's kitchen.
A Cop and A Coop
by Hillary Avis
Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries Book 1
It’s a mother-clucking murder!
When Leona Davis hatches a plan to return to her beloved hometown of Honeytree, Oregon, she hopes to build the egg farm of her dreams and leave behind the marriage of her nightmares.
But the yolk’s on her when she breaks ground on her chicken palace and unearths a skeleton in her front yard. It’s clearly fowl play. The bones may be decades old, but there’s no statute of limitations on murder.
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I also maintain an apartment in NYC where I am available to record in your studio.
Booth: Modified WhisperRoom in acoustically treated room
Mic: Neuman TLM 103 and
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