How an Audiobook Narrator Plays All the Parts

This week, host June Thomas talks to audiobook narrator Abby Craden about voicing multiple characters, narrating fiction and nonfiction, and finding a niche in the world of lesbian romances. (The books June referenced are Radclyffe’s “Honor” series.) Abby also discusses her home recording setup and her surprising workload.  Learn more about Abby and her work at  After the interview, June and co-host Isaac Butler help a listener who feels too stressed out to write.  In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Abby talks about one of her side gigs, where she helps create background audio for film and TV.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to or give us a call at (304) 933-9675. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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