Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. In My kitchen, wearing workout gear.
When did you realize you had a talent for narrating books? In English Literature class in high school, when I had the opportunity to read out loud in front of the class from classics such as “Kidnapped,” by Robert Louis Stevenson ,and “Macbeth,” by Shakespeare. I loved the thrill of speaking such fine words aloud, and the feeling of performance.
If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why? Honestly, there are too many to mention, and some may not have been written yet.
What is something that very few people know about you? I am a trained nurse and was a midwife in England.
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) My mother’s wedding ring.
Can you give us a brief idea what all is involved in narrating a book?
Once you cast reading the book from cover to cover, making two lists. One list for pronunciations I am unsure of, and to keep words consistent during performance, and a list of character descriptions, and notes on the text. Researching all the pronunciations I can find on my own, if there are any I can’t find, I email a list to the publisher or the author if I am working with one directly. When recording begins, I aim to complete two finished hours per day, which may involve several hours in the chair. At the beginning of each new day of recording, I listen back to a few minutes of the previous day’s recording to return to that emotional place, and dive back in.
How many books have you narrated? Over 500. I began my career narrating for the National Library Of Congress Service ( NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. I currently have 252 titles on Audible.com.
What is your favorite genre to narrate?
If the writing is good, it can be pretty much anything. I have a fairly diverse portfolio.
What makes you choose a book or reject a narrating job?
The quality of the writing is the single most important factor. I evaluate each book on it’s own merits.
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Anne Flosnik is an accomplished, multi award winning British actress, with lead credits for stage, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and audiobooks. Anne has garnered three AudioFile Earphones Awards, Three Library Journal Starred Audio Awards, an ALA Award, and has four Audie Award nominations, including "Anna And The King Of Siam." Her narration of "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave was chosen as one of the Best Audiobooks of the Year 2009 by AudioFile magazine, and one of the Top 40 Best Audiobooks of 2009 by Library Journal.
Anne was winner of APA "Blogger Of The Year 2015" Jennifer Conner "If I Picked Audie Award Winners, 2015," winner Non Fiction with "The Art Of The English Murder."
Anne won a TIVA DC Peer Award 2014 - Book Narration Female "The Forgotten Seamstress."
The UK newspaper, the Independent awarded her narration of "The Churchills In Love And War," #2 position on their list of "The Ten Best Audiobooks 2011."