This month, the likes of Octavia Spencer, Stacy Keach, and Rob Delaney—along with audio veterans like Ray Porter, Katherine Kellgren, and Grover Gardener—take to the studio to record the audio editions of memoirs, autobiographies, novels, and a whole lot more.
Spencer Brings Ninja Detective to Life
Academy Award and Golden Globe–winner Octavia Spencer will narrate her children’s book, Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. The audiobook is available from Simon & Schuster Audio.
Keach to Narrate Memoir for Tantor
Golden Globe–winner Stacy Keach will narrate his memoir, All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage, for Tantor Media. The audiobook will also include incidental music composed and performed by the author.
Delaney Reads for Random House
Funnyman Rob Delaney has recorded Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage for Random House Audio. The collection of personal essays traces Delaney’s path from theater geek and public menace to devoted family man.
Penguin Taps Wong for ‘On Such a Full Sea’
Tony Award–winner B.D. Wong (best known for his role as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) will read Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea—the story of a woman’s quest in a shocking, future America—for Penguin Audio.
Gardener to Tackle Twain, Again
Grover Gardner will read the second volume of the Autobiography of Mark Twain for Blackstone Audio. Gardner, who also narrated the first volume of the Twain autobiography, was named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine.
Panjabi to Tell Malala’s Story
Archie Panjabi—perhaps best known for her role on the CBS hit show The Good Wife—has recorded Malala Yousafzai’s I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban for Hachette Audio.
Porter Takes on ‘Poverty of Nations’
The Poverty of Nations, by economist Barry Asmus and theologian Wayne Grudem, will be narrated by Ray Porter for eChristian. The book discusses sustainable solutions to global poverty.
Kellgren Signs On for Roberts Trilogy
Nora Roberts’s Dark Witch, the first paranormal romance in her new Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy, will be narrated by Katherine Kellgren, winner of the Audie and Odyssey awards, for Brilliance Audio.
The Audio Odyssey of Norman Van Aken
Recorded Books is delighted to have legendary chef Norman Van Aken in the studio reading No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. The memoir charts the author’s wild journey from graveyard-shift grunt to one of the world’s great restaurateurs.
Eiden to Narrate Trilogy for Scholastic
Andrew Eiden (pictured) has been cast to read Trent Reedy’s forthcoming trilogy, Divided We Fall, for Scholastic Audio. Eiden—best known from ABC’s Complete Savages—will bring a gritty realism to Reedy’s story about the collapse of the U.S.
Esparza Runs to the Studio for Macmillan
Four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza will read Patrick Lee’s Runner, about retired Special Forces operative Sam Dryden. The audiobook is set to be released early next year by Macmillan Audio.
Oasis Is Bringing Cooper Kids to Audio
Oasis Audio acquired the rights to all eight books in the Cooper Kids Adventure Series, by bestselling author Frank Peretti. The audiobooks will be narrated by Maxwell Glick.
Salzberg Takes to the Studio
Prominent meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg will narrate her latest, Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, for HighBridge Audio, in a Paul Ruben production.