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Mar 8, 2019

Narrator Julia Whelan brought home the 2019 Audie Awards for Best Female Narrator and Autobiography/Memoir for her narration of Tara Westover’s EDUCATED, a memoir that has spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. In our interview with Julia, she reflects on narrating this intense memoir of Westover’s childhood spent in a traditionalist and isolationist family. Plus, Julia shares insights into the work that goes into narrating an audiobook, her transition from acting to college to audiobook narration, her love of reading, and the difficulty of narrating her own book MY OXFORD YEAR.

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Julia Whelan

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On today’s episode are host Jo Reed and guest Julia Whelan.

Support for AudioFile’s Sound Reviews comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of THE GOOD NEIGHBOR: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, read by LeVar Burton and nominated for the 2019 Audie Awards Audiobook of the Year.