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Now Hear This


Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

Now Hear This: Growl, Moan, Hiccup And Other Tales from the Audiobook Studio

Darien Library will host celebrated audiobook narrators and audiobook insiders from Penguin Random House for an evening of entertainment. The event will feature a preview of new audiobooks coming out, a reading by the narrators and a Q&A session about the audiobook industry.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Presenters

Michael Crouch is a New York-based actor specializing in voice-over. His credits span a variety of genres, including national commercials, animated series, promos, video games, and audiobooks. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

January LaVoy is a stage, television, and voice actress. She performed on Broadway in Enron and on television in One Life to Live, All My Children, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, and Guiding Light.

Cheryl Herman is the Marketing Director for Books on Tape & Listening Library, audio imprints of Penguin Random House. For over 18 years, Cheryl has been managing marketing campaigns directed at public libraries and schools; first at Simon & Schuster, Inc., then by changing media and joining the audiobook industry in 2001 with a move to Random House, Inc. In 2009, she launched the Guys Listen initiative which helps motivate guys to become lifelong fans of listening and reading as well as recently spearheading two important diversity campaigns Hear Diversity and Read Proud Listen Proud.

Dan Zitt, Vice President of Content Production for the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group has spent his entire twenty-year career in the audiobook industry. Dan has been the creative catalyst for over two thousand audio productions, collaborating with bestselling authors, notable celebrities, and award-winning narrators. Fourteen of his recordings have been nominated for Grammy Awards, with former President Bill Clinton’s autobiography, My Life, winning the award for Best Spoken Word Album. He is also the creator of Ahab.us, a casting website launched in 2015. He currently leads a bi-coastal production team that produces over 1100 audiobooks a year.

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