For #JIAM16 I am going to spotlight some of my favorite narrators. I plan on doing one a day until the end of June. I hope you will give them a listen and if you have favorite narrators use this month to thank them for bringing such rich layers to stories we love!
Lorelei King is one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today, appearing in numerous films from Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘The Saint,’ to British independent films, such as ‘House of Mirth,’ ’24 Hours in London,’ and ‘Suzie Gold.’
Lorelei has appeared as regular and recurring characters in popular British television shows such as Chef, Cold Feet, Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression, Emmerdale and the saucy Mile High. She has also made numerous guest appearances in British comedies and dramas such as Jonathan Creek, Not Going Out, The Robinsons and Monarch of the Glen.
Once described as ‘the best known American voice on radio 4,’ Lorelei has recorded more than 200 programs for the BBC, including the Marx Brothers tribute, ‘Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel,’ super-hero ‘audio movies’ including ‘Superman,’ ‘Batman’ and ‘Judge Dredd and classic American drama such as ‘East of Eden,’ ‘Ethan Frome’ and ‘A Thousand Acres.’ She appears regularly as a panellist on shows such as ‘Where in the World’ and ‘Wordly Wise’ and has hosted her own talk show, ‘All About Eve.’
Lorelei is a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell among others.
Her work in animation is extensive, and in America she provides the voices for ‘Wendy’ and ‘Packer’ (among others) in Bob the Builder.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.
Next Few Releases/Current Releases
- Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones
- Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones ★★★★½
- Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
- Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones
- Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
- Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones
- Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones
- The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
- Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
Why I like her:
Lorelei is another narrator I have listened to far more than I have reviewed because she has such an extensive group of books. She just happens to also narrate some of my favorite authors: Patricia Briggs, Janet Evanovich, Karin Slaughter, Darynda Jones–I could go on. She really has a way with quirky characters (Stephanie Plum, Charlie Davidson) which I think is where most people know her. However, since I first listened to her do more serious characters (Meg Gardiner’s Mission Canyon) that is where I think she shines. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try her out, please do. I think you will enjoy her narrative skills. Plus, I am pretty sure you can find a book in a genre that you love that she has narrated!
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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