Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan, Read by the Author
New Fiction from a Golden Voice Narrator
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In Thank You for Listening, author and Golden Voice narrator Julia Whelan tells the story of Sewanee, an actress turned audiobook narrator. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about the fun of listening to Julia narrate her own work. Sewanee grew up longing to act, but a tragic accident sends her life down a different past. Now well-loved for her audiobook narrations under her real name, she’s called upon to co-narrate a final work from a favorite romance author under her pseudonym. She and her secretive male narrator connect over emails and texts, but when their identities are revealed, everything is questioned. Intricacies of audiobook narration are balanced with palpable emotion voiced in an impressive range, including swoony love interests, gossiping grandmothers, and more.