AudioFile Magazine’s Review – THE SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE – out today!

Delighted to see this very nice review today in AudioFile Magazine for THE SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE: American Women and World War I by Lynn Dumenil. Published by Blackstone Audio! Truly an honor to narrate.


THE SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE: American Women and World War I

by Lynn Dumenil | Read by Susan Hanfield

History • 14.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Narrator Susan Hanfield does a splendid job conveying WWI and the many women who made an immense impact on winning it. She skillfully employs an old-fashioned style for the quotes, and for the narrative she uses a contemporary delivery that enhances the descriptions of women ranging from nurses to telephone operators to prostitutes. The women who pushed against the limits society imposed on “the weaker sex” include elites, suffragettes, pacifists, African-Americans, and immigrants, all of whom have their say with distinction from Hanfield. Listeners will hear fascinating first-person accounts from women reveling in their new more exciting and challenging lives. The audio version is ideal for a book overflowing with names, dates, acronyms, and numerous notes of explanation. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]

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Wastelands – Stories of the Apocalypse

Just released by Blackstone Audio & Skyboat Media –  WASTELANDS: STORIES OF THE APOCALYPSE.  This is a fabulous collection of 22 tales of the best post-apocalyptic literature from the last two decades! I had the pleasure of narrating two wonderfully chilling pieces – MUTE by Gene Wolfe  and KILLER’s by Carol Emshwiller.  The collection is edited by John Joseph Adams and 11 of us narrators were chosen to bring life to its pages. The stories are an exploration of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon and are from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction—including George R. R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King. The entire anthology is available at I hope you will check it out!