Audiobook Titles

 

The titles listed and described below are available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes; I'm providing links to the Audible pages so you can listen to samples of each book there if you're a subscriber.

The Handlers by Maria K.

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1854. One slave woman takes a stand to free her family from servitude. When heaven offers no comfort, she turns to a different kind of authority.

 

Here's what the author, Maria K., said about my narration of her story:

 

“If you are a writer, and you know your work is generally quite good but you are having a crisis of confidence, have John Boulanger read your work. His pace is flawless, delivery - impeccable, tone - sophisticated and intelligent, handling of dialog and multiple characters - absolutely amazing. He will make your story sound so good you'll barely believe you wrote it.”

 

Learn more and listen to a sample of this audiobook here.

Clifton Webb: A One-Person Play in Two Acts by Michael B. Druxman

 

Clifton Webb was one of those rare motion picture actors who became a major box-office star when he was in his mid-50s. Indeed, his first sound movie was Laura (1944), and his role as Waldo Lydecker in that classic film noir earned him the first of three Oscar nominations.  This audiobook has been reviewed by AudioFile Magazine. “Boulanger's portrayal of Webb is subtle, while his depiction of snobbish Maybelle, Webb's mother, is forceful as she dominates his life.”

 

Read the full review here.

 

Learn more and listen to a sample of this audiobook here.

Thais of Athens by Ivan Yefremov; translated by Maria K.

 

The beautiful hetaera Thais was a real woman who inspired poets, artists, and sculptors in Athens, Memphis, Alexandria, Babylon, and Ecbatana. She traveled with Alexander the Great's army during his Persian campaign and was the only woman to enter the capitol of Persia - Persepolis.

 

Love, beauty, philosophy, war, religion - all that and more in a historic masterpiece by Ivan Yefremov.

 

Learn more and listen to a sample of this audiobook here.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

In the week before Christmas, 2020, I set myself the challenge of recording perhaps the best-known Christmas story, A Christmas Carol of Charles Dickens

 

Click here to view that page and listen to this well-loved story for free.

Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic (The Early Modern Americas) by Peter C. Mancall

 

In Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic, historian Peter C. Mancall reveals how Europeans and Native Americans thought about a natural world undergoing rapid change in the century following the historic voyages of Christopher Columbus. Through innovative use of oral history and folklore maintained for centuries by Native Americans as well as original use of spectacular manuscript atlases, paintings that depict on-the-spot European representations of nature, and texts that circulated imperfectly across the ocean, he reveals how the encounter between the old world and the new changed the fate of millions of individuals.

 

Learn more and listen to a sample of this audiobook here.

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