STORIED LIFE OF AJ FIKRY: “Top of my list of absolute favorites”

February 10th, 2014 by Kay Weiss · 1 Comment · Author/Narrator News

Storied Life of AJ FikryThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin has certainly struck a chord with many advance readers of this Algonquin title, available from HighBridge on audio April 1—and one of them happens to be the audiobook’s narrator, AudioFile “Golden Voice” Scott Brick.

HighBridge always strives to select only those stories that really speak to us in the hopes that they’ll speak as strongly to our listeners. In the process we also hope to provide some quality writing for our narrators to sink their teeth into. So it’s always great to hear a resounding endorsement like this one from a narrator of Scott’s caliber:

Scott BrickI was told up front that The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry was a beautiful book, but I was still completely unprepared for just how beautiful. I was absolutely stunned by the experience of narrating Gabrielle Zevin’s latest book. It drew me in from the very first page. It was the kind of book that I might ordinarily find myself finishing after only three days in the studio, yet I found myself stretching it to four, then five, simply because I hated the idea of it being over. I wept while recording it, more than once. I’ve been blessed to narrate over 600 audiobooks thus far, and this book instantly pushed its way to the top of my list of absolute favorites. I told someone recently that I wish I could redo the book, and they asked, ‘Why, did you not like the way it turned out?’ I said ‘No, I just wish I could have that experience of reading every word again over and over again.’”


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  • Lee Storm

    When you can find a book, poem, song that grabs your heart and bears your soul, hang onto it. Nothing wrong with tears. Perhaps if the world shed more of them, there would be more empathy and less anger and hatred.

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