Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nothing better than narrating a fun and silly book! And to get a nice review is icing on the cake! Thanks AudioFile!

LING & TING: TWICE AS SILLY
Grace Lin, Read by Tara Sands • Unabridged • DECEMBER 2014
Hachette Audio • Trade Ed.
Listeners will chuckle as they enjoy the latest escapades of twins Ling and Ting. Whether it's planting cupcakes in the garden, reading each other's minds, painting toys with lucky red paint, or crafting a story that is NOT silly, listeners can count on encountering some child-friendly twists. Narrator Tara Sands capitalizes on each surprise. She's forceful as Ting insists that she'll try anyway after Ling has told her she needs seeds, not cupcakes, to plant in her garden. And she's exuberant as Ling exclaims that she can swing higher than any tree or mountain or even the clouds. At the end, Sands slows and lowers her register as she concludes Ling and Ting's jointly written story--a "very, very silly story," they say, that is "just like us." A.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine

Monday, August 4, 2014

THANK YOU Publisher's Weekly for this incredibly kind review. I was so lucky to get to narrate such a beautiful book.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Big Thanks to Capitol Choices for the 2015 nomination for "One Came Home"!

http://capitolchoices.org/one_came_home_audio
Such a special book!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thanks for the lovely review AudioFile Magazine
 THE SUMMER OF LETTING GO

Gae Polisner, Read by Tara Sands • Unabridged • MARCH 2014
HighBridge Audio • Trade Ed.
HighBridge Audio • Library Ed.

Four years after Francesca's small brother, Simon, drowns, she begins falling apart. Narrator Tara Sands tracks Francesca's courageous summer journey as she confronts an array of fears--from swimming to being honest with her parents and her "bff." Confusion clouds Francesca's already complicated emotions when she agrees to babysit Frankie Sky, a 4-year-old boy born on the day of her brother's death. Is this coincidence, or is Frankie her brother reincarnated? Nearing the story's climax, Sands expresses the terrible anger that Francesca has denied for years. Even stronger than this crescendo of a performance is Sands's portrayal of the active, adorable Frankie Sky. His malapropisms and misunderstandings counteract Francesca's pain--winning her heart and wowing listeners. S.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine



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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Summer of Letting Go" is out in audio! A lovely read or listen for girls 12 and up.

Can't wait to see what Gae Polisner writes next!

The Summer of Letting Go



Monday, February 17, 2014

Flora & Ulysses is back in stock on Amazon! Get your copy today and share it with a great kid!
http://amzn.to/1aYd6nI

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wow!! 2 amazing books I was lucky enough to narrate won awards today!
Kate DiCamillo's "Flora & Ulysses" won the Newbery Medal and Amy Timberlake won a Newbery Honor for "One Came Home."
Both are amazing books and if you have kids (or are young at heart) I can't recommend them enough!
Check them out in print or audio by clicking below