There’s just something about a Renee Raudman narration that draws us in and makes us want to keep listening. Narrating since 2006, Renee has around 300 audiobooks to her name with more than 70 romance titles. When we see her name attached to an audiobook, we know it will be the highest quality when it comes to performance and production. She’s the voice of some of our favorites including Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels and The Edge series as well as Lisa Kleypas’ Blue-Eyed Devil and Jennifer Cruisie’s Manhunting. Today, we’re welcoming Renee as a new Narrator Friend – check out her page here at AudioGals.
A Week of Renee Raudman
We have a full week of Renee Raudman events planned including a two-part recorded talk, three giveaways, an overview of Renee’s romance narrations, a take on the highly popular Kate Daniels‘ series, and eleven audio reviews. You’ll find the week’s schedule after today’s interview.
We’re giving away two sets of four Raudman titles courtesy of Brilliance Audio. Each set includes Lisa Kleypas’ Blue-Eyed Devil, Jennifer Crusie’s Manhunting, Julia London’s All I Need Is You, and Iris Johansen’s Blue Velvet in MP3-CD format. Entry is simple. Just complete the easy entry form at the bottom of the page by midnight (CST) Thursday, January 9th. No comments are necessary although we’d love to hear your thoughts in our discussion area. You may only enter once. We’ll contact you the morning of January 10th so watch your email as we must have acknowledgement of your win within 24 hours. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll select another winner. Bloggers and reviewers, we welcome your entry. Entry is restricted to the U.S. and Canada.
Talking with Renee Raudman
Each time we record an AudioGals talk, Brenda is in the background recording, directing, and after the fact, producing the final product. Although today’s talk features Renee talking with me, you will hear both of us occasionally respond to Brenda as our time with Renee ended up being a fun-filled two plus hour chat between the three of us. Once we were done, Brenda whittled it down to an hour and we have split it into two parts. Part II will run tomorrow.
Remember that you can play these interviews on your phone or tablet straight from AudioGals or you can download each interview through Soundcloud to play on your MP3 device.
Part II includes a talk about Renee’s ability to voice those highly desirable heroes, her preparation and recording process, and Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels and The Edge series from her perspective – among other things.
The Week’s Schedule
I want to thank fellow AudioGals Melinda and Brenda and reviewers Katherine, Victoria, Shannon, and Kaetrin for contributing reviews for this week.
Part I – Talking with Renee Raudman
Giveaway of two sets of Raudman titles. MP3-CDs. Courtesy of Brilliance Audio.
Reviews of Lisa Kleypas’ Blue-Eyed Devil (complete with a sound clip) and Jennifer Crusie’s Manhunting. Both audios are included in the four book giveaway.
Part II – Talking with Renee Raudman
Reviews of Iris Johansen’s Blue Velvet and Julia London’s All I Need Is You. Both audios are included in the four book giveaway.
An Overview of Renee’s Romance Titles
Giveaway – Two Winners will have their choice of series - Julia London’s Over the Edge series or Deborah Coonts’ Lucky series (the first three in the series) or Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard series. MP3-CDs. Courtesy of Brilliance Audio.
A Take on Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels Series
Giveaway – Two Winners will have their choice of the first five audiobooks in Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series of the first three in The Edge series. Choice of MP3-CDs or downloads. Courtesy of Tantor Audio.
Review of Ilona Andrews’ Steel’s Edge.
It’s Time to Enter…
for your chance to win four Renee Raudman titles.
Here’s a link to the Nov. 14th 2011 Narrators Forum at AAR’s Speaking of Audiobooks mentioned in Renee’s talk today. Page back three times in the comments area using the “Older Comments” link to read the forum discussion from beginning to end – it takes place entirely in the Comments area.
Enjoy Renee Raudman with us all week long!