Author Archives: Danielle Dreger-Babbitt

Narrator Spotlight: Nick Podehl

by Danielle This is my last regularly scheduled Narrator Spotlight as my time on the Reader’s Services Team is coming to a close. Don’t worry, I’ll still stop by and talk about a new favorite narrator from time to time! Since I began spotlighting narrators earlier this year, several coworkers have hounded me to talk […]

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Awards Round-up: November 2016

by Danielle November is a slow, quiet month, yet in between the zillions of words written for NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving leftovers, several book and music awards were handed out. The National Book Awards Since 1950, The National Book Foundation has hosted the National Book Awards to celebrate the best of American literature and to enhance the cultural value […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Jorjeana Marie

by Danielle On average I listen to about 75 books a year. Since I started using my commute and chores to work my way through my TBR pile, I’ve probably listened to over 300 books. I’ve fallen in and out of love with some narrators and had my favorites. But I confess that often times […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Rebecca Lowman

by Danielle You may not recognize the name Rebecca Lowman, but if you’ve listened to an audiobook in the past five years you’ll certainly recognize her distinctive voice. Lowman has narrated many bestsellers, reissues of classics, and young adult novels. Some of her more prominent roles include Eleanor in Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, Katie, a […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Katherine Kellgren

Ahoy buckos! Monday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of this a ruckus (or fun, for you landlubbers) our monthly narrator spotlight is the award-winning Katherine Kellgren, the voice behind everyone’s favorite cross-dressing pirate, riverboat seductress, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Mary “Jacky” Faber. If you haven’t listened to the Jacky Faber books by L.A. Meyer, […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Young Author Feedback

by Danielle Hopefully by now you’ve discovered some great books published by young minds. If not, you still have time to pick up perennial favorites likes St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised By Wolves by Karen Russell or Michael Chabon’s The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. You could pick up a cookbook written by a millennial chef like Hannah Hart’s My Drunk Kitchen: […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Young Author

by Danielle I managed to volunteer for the hardest of all the Reading Resolutions 16 in ‘16 categories: Read an Author Under 30. Now this doesn’t just mean authors born in 1986 or later (like Jazz Jennings), but any author who published their first book by 30 (so Stephen King’s Carrie is included).  I probably don’t […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Michael Crouch

by Danielle If there’s one audiobook narrator who hits awkward teen angst on the head it is Michael Crouch. It seems that nearly half of the audiobooks I’ve listened to this year use him as a narrator, and to be honest I don’t mind. If anything, a few of the books on my TBR (To Be Read) […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Hillary Huber

By Danielle I would listen to Hilary Huber narrate a phone book if I could. Hands down, she is my favorite narrator to listen to, partially because her range is so vast. She has narrated over 250 audio books including Southern mysteries to YA novels to memoirs and nonfiction to historical fiction. She is a multiple Audie […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Lorelei King

by Danielle Dreger-Babbitt June is audiobook month and what better way to celebrate it than with a narrator spotlight! If you follow this blog or if you’ve ever asked for a book recommendation from me, you know that I love audiobooks. Now that I’m a mom to a tiny toddler tornado, the only real time I have […]

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