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Audiofile Earphones Award

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THIS SHINING LIFE

Earphones Award Winner

by Harriet Kline | Read by Mary Jane Wells, Jenny Sterlin, Sam Newton, Simon Hedger, Ella Lynch, Nano Nagle, Steve Fortune

Fiction • 8.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

"An ensemble of talented narrators enhances the humanity of the family members in Harriet Kline's beautifully conceived novel. After Rich is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, the shock reverberates through the lives of his wife, Ruth; his son, 11-year-old Ollie, who's on the autism spectrum; Rich's parents, Marjorie and Gerald; Ruth's mother, Angran (Ollie's combining of Angela and Grandma); and Ruth's sister, Nessa. Delivered in crisp, insightful monologues, all the narrations are top-notch--but Sam Newton, as Ollie, is superb. Newton offers a completely believable first-person account of a child with autism who is searching for meaning in his dad's death. Mary Jane Wells makes Ruth's depression real, and Jenny Sterlin's flawless performance as cantankerous Angran delivers her unsentimental coping strategies. This audiobook is a must-listen."

S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2021]

Author and producer feedback

 

"Ella Lynch leant her talents to three titles in a series I produced and I couldn’t be happier.  Her narration was charming and playful and just what the audiobooks needed.  In addition to her performance, she was such a pleasure to work with - professional, efficient, conscientious, and always great about communication.  Looking forward to future projects."

-- Pete Cross, MFA, Audie Award-winning Narrator and Producer

"I think it came out beautifully and thank you so much for what you brought to the production!!"

- Andy T Jones, Children's Video Producer and Director

"Ella's infectious enthusiasm makes her a joy to work with. Her flourishing narration career is testament to her hard work, inquisitiveness and natural ability to bring words to life."

- Morrison Ellis, Director, Producer, Sound Engineer and Accessibility Specialist

"I had a fantastic experience working with Ella, who is not only a very talented narrator but also friendly and professional and quick to reply to communications. This was my first project so I had no idea what I was getting into, and I appreciated her patience with me as she guided me through the process. I am super pleased with the final product and very happy that I found Ella to work with. I will definitely be hiring her again for future projects."

- Sofi Laporte author of Lucy and the Duke of Secrets

"Ella, Ella, Ella! I AM OVERWHELMED WITH THANKS AND PRAISE!! You've had me crying with laughter! You are SUCH A HUGE TALENT!!!!! Oh my goodness I feel totally honoured to have you narrating this novel, you've made it 1000% better than it ever was and I am in absolute awe of you! Wow! Speechless! ... You are an utter superstar!!!!! Seriously what a gift you have!!! I loved every single second of it!!!!"

- Kiki Archer, author Too Late... I Love You

 

"I loved it so much. This book is pretty intense... Some of the scenes...were the hardest yet most poignant I've ever written. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for doing them justice! I cried...and I almost couldn't listen to the scene where [SPOILER].  In general, I just love it so much. It's as if I'm finally watching the movie version of Eleanor's story. ❤️❤️❤️"

- Stephanie Alexander author of The Cracked Slipper Series

"Honestly I love the job you did with it.  I can’t read my own stuff but listening to you I actually enjoy it"

- HJ Tolson author of Liches Get Stitches

"So thrilled with this recording, Ella

has done a gorgeous job with my little world."

- Anna Mansell author of The Man I Loved Before

"I absolutely enjoyed listening to it the whole way through and loved every minute... You've been a pleasure to work with."

- Campbell Davies author Netherfield Proposal

 

"I love it... Thanks so much for all your hard work on this!"

- A E Radley, author The Road Ahead

"Ella brought this book to life! I’m thrilled with her narration.... I’m so thrilled with your work. Thank you! I can’t thank you enough for bringing this story to life!"

- Rachel Ellyn, author Pixie Shoes

 

"I'm very pleased with the final version of the final book. I'm glad I chose you for the series, and hope others enjoy listening to you read the books as much as I have."

- Victoria Zigler, author Zeena Dragon Fae series

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