Kris, aka “The Road Trip Warrior Audiobook Listener,” and Tara have talked many times about their love of audiobooks. The right audiobook is a mix of the right story and the right performer. If you only have one, the project doesn’t work. So, it’s with great joy that we welcome two very special guests this week to talk about all things audiobooks.
If you’ve listened to a sapphic romance in the last 5 years, chances are good you’ve heard Lori Prince’s voice. And if you listen to historical fiction, then you’ve probably heard Marisa Calin, too. Here’s the other cool thing: Marisa and Lori are married to each other!
You know what narrators, readers, and writers also love to do? Laugh. There’s a lot of laughing in this episode, probably because there’s a lot of love here. Love for stories and how they reach out through our headphones, our speakers, or just the page itself, to connect us all together.
Like Kris, aka “The Pusher,” is fond of saying, “Punch and roll, bitches. Let’s go!”
- SAG-AFTRA strike website
- WGA Strike Hub
- Interview with Adam Conover, member of WGA’s negotiating committee (A More Civilized Age podcast)
- “AI is coming for your audiobooks. You’re right to be worried.” (Washington Post, August 16, 2023)
- Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For, by Alison Bechdel and Madeleine George (audiobook)
- My Covid Romance by Gabra Zackman
About our guests
Lori Prince is an New York City based actor and narrator with over 25 years of acting experience. She has an extensive theatre background from Off-Broadway to some of the country’s top regional theatres and you’ve probably seen her on TV. With over 150 audiobooks on Audible, she has become a go-to Sapphic Romance narrator with two Earphones Awards.
Marisa Calin is an Audie, Odyssey, seven-times Audiofile Earphones Award winning and SOVAS nominated audiobook narrator. She’s had an Audible Best Audiobook of the Year, Apple Books Must-Listen audiobooks of the month, starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and books on YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks of the year list. She’s also the author of Between You & Me, a queer YA coming of age novel which was selected for ALA’s Rainbow Book List, and the writer of the film A Million Happy Nows, which won best feature at the first Clexacon conference.