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Perks Ep. 60 | Kris Keppeler | Bibliophiles Meet Audio Files | 9-16-20

Perks Ep. 60 | Kris Keppeler | Bibliophiles Meet Audio Files | 9-16-20

Update: 2020-09-16
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Did you know the use of audiobooks is on the rise? While print format and e-books are still the most popular, it’s only the audiobook format that has grown in popularity over the last few years. Audiobooks have some great qualities; they are easy to listen to while doing other tasks like commutes in the car and exercise; they are perfect for modern busy lives of multi-tasking; but they also can add a whole new layer of interest to a story if in the hands of a deft and talented narrator. At least ⅓ of the books Carrie and I talk about on the show are audiobooks and including them in your life is one of the best ways to increase your reading time.

Our guest today, Kris Keppeler, is an actor and audiobook narrator who has narrated over 50 books in her career. She uses her own studio located in her home in Washington State. She is also a consultant for other people who want to do what she does, including authors who want to narrate their own audiobooks.

Kris talks to us about how her opera background has helped her perform better as an audiobook narrator, why narrating books is a particularly fun job for an actor who always wants to play all the roles, and why she never auditions for books she doesn’t enjoy.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

1- Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure by Kevin Gibson
2- Don't Ever Forget by Matthew Farrell
3- The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
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Perks Ep. 60 | Kris Keppeler | Bibliophiles Meet Audio Files | 9-16-20

Perks Ep. 60 | Kris Keppeler | Bibliophiles Meet Audio Files | 9-16-20

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