Vikas Adam and AudioFile’s Best Young Adult Audiobooks of 2023
In Conversation with Michele Cobb on Behind the Mic
Narrator Vikas Adam joins AudioFile’s Michele Cobb to discuss Abdi Nazemian’s Only This Beautiful Moment, which he co-narrated along with Fajer Al-Kaisi and Iman Nazemzadeh. It’s one of AudioFile’s 2023 Best Young Adult Audiobooks, and each narrator gives a transcendent performance. It explores three generations of an Iranian family and is full of joy and anguish alike. Adam tells listeners about the preparation that went into recording this moving audiobook, working with his co-narrators, and what has stayed with him about narrating this work.
Read AudioFile’s review of the audiobook, published by Harper Audio.
AudioFile’s 2023 Best Young Adult Audiobooks:
Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza Villa, read by Avi Roque
For Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome, read by Tyla Collier, Kevin R. Free, Rebecca Lee, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Dion Graham, Angel Pean
Free Radicals by Lila Riesen, read by Gilli Messer
The Grimoire of Grave Fates by Hanna Alkaf, Margaret Owen [Eds.], read by January LaVoy, Nicky Endres
Only This Beautiful Moment by Abdi Nazemian, read by Vikas Adam, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Iman Nazemzadeh
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley, read by Isabella Star LaBlanc
Find the full list of 2023 Best Audiobooks on our website.
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Vikas Adam photo by Ilya S Savenok for Getty Images