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SELECTED REVIEWS

No Pity for the Dead by Nancy Herriman

Stina Nielsen, who narrated NO COMFORT FOR THE LOST, is completely at home delivering the second in Herriman’s Mystery of Old San Francisco series. This time, nurse Celia Davies and detective Nick Greaves are on the hunt for answers after 14-year-old Owen digs up a body under the basement floor of the offices of a dodgy real estate company. Nielsen’s portrayal of Owen is so real listeners will swear there’s a teenager in the room. Her Celia is spunky, conflicted about her attraction to Nick, and incorrigible. Her version of Nick sounds like a man trying to be nonjudgmental but whose bias is showing. The plotting is clever, the characters are appealing, and Stina Nielsen’s performance makes this first-rate series even better. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2017

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Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (BD = recorded in British dialect)

Stina Nielsen is a perfect choice for this narration. She gets 14-year-old Georgia just right, capturing her wry humor and moving easily between the panic, misery, and exultation that make up a teenager’s day. Nielsen does a stellar narration using a bubbly cadence that has you laughing and cringing throughout. If it weren’t for the picture on the cover, you’d be tempted to think her no more than 15 herself. D.G. © AudioFile 2002

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The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James BD

Stina Nielsen’s narration makes it easy to suspend disbelief while listening to Jane Austen’s “lost” memoirs, discovered hidden under the eaves of the author’s home. From the moment Nielsen assumes the informative, authoritative tone of Dr. Jesse, the fictitious Austen scholar who pens the foreword, listeners happily give up trying to distinguish fact from fun speculation. Indeed, James’s use of actual facts, dates, and locations provides such a sturdy underpinning for her fanciful speculations about Austen’s life and secret love that listeners will be tempted to believe in the world she creates. Nielsen’s very British reading highlights James’s sometimes-uncanny imitation of Austen’s style and reveals her own gift for bringing nuanced characters alive through dialogue. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2010

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Junonia by KEVIN HENKES

2011 Best Voices in Children and Family Listening – AudioFile Magazine

Earphone Award

Stina Nielsen’s narration complements this touching story…Nielsen’s even cadence captures the gentle tone of the story, which is part coming-of-age and part nature journal. Nielsen demonstrates an excellent use of pacing; she speeds up or slows down her voice at appropriate times to portray Alice’s skepticism and Mallory’s eagerness. The listener can also hear the tenderness in the parents’ voices. Nielsen provides subtle shifts in inflection to indicate who is speaking and easily distinguishes the narrator’s voice from those of the other characters. JKR© AudioFile 2011

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Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison BD     

2011 ALA Amazing Audio Books for Young Adults

Earphone Award

Stina Nielsen channels her inner prima donna for another foray into the teenage mind of Brit Georgia Nicolson. With Nielsen’s effervescent narration, Georgia’s summer escapades come to life, including international phone calls to the Italian-stallion “love god” Masimo and Viking-era interpretive dances with her gal pals. Nielsen perfectly captures Georgia’s teenage mood swings and impatience with adult sensibilities. Nine books into the series, there’s still something fresh and fun here. Different voices, as well as variation in pace and tone, ensure that Georgia’s friends remain distinct throughout the hectic social whirl. CA© AudioFile 2010

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks BD      

Portraying goodness over the length of any performance is a dicey proposition. It so easily becomes cloying and saccharine, sometimes to the point of distracting from the story itself. That Stina Nielsen avoids such a pitfall it a testament to her talent.ielsen imbues Anna with such honest passion and generosity that the character maintains our sympathies throughout a story steeped in loss, betrayal, and faith. M.O. © AudioFile 2001

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The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley

Stina Nielsen uses a Southern accent to recount the story of the mysterious Adam, who becomes Evelyn’s husband… Nielsen delivers the story steadily, enticing the listener to savor the descriptions of farming, life, and love. Nielsen uses subtle variations of tone and inflection to differentiate the characters, especially Adam. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2013

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The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson

Family feuds and forbidden romance combine in this gentle listen. The Panettas and Calarcos have been enemies for years… Narrator Stina Nielsen offers an overall soothing pace but adds tension to the narration when the families are faced with accidents and tragedy. She seamlessly blends Italian accents, giving charm to the characters. The production is crisp and clear, and Nielsen’s narration is relaxing and enjoyable–perfect for listeners of inspirational romance. S.B.T. © AudioFile 2014

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Are These My Basoomas I see Before Me? by Louise Rennison BD

2012 Top Ten List, ALA Amazing Audio Books for Young Adults

Georgia’s love trials continue as Massimo questions her maturiosity and Dave fluctuates between “horn and hump.” In the final installment of this series, Stina Nielsen escorts the listener on an angst and humor filled journey through Georgia’s world. ALA

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The Lemonade Crime by Jaqueline Davies The Lemonade Crime     

By matching the style of the prose with narration that is fluid and spare, Stina Nielsen allows the heart of the story to shine. With her subtle vocal differentiation, Evan and Jessie feel like real characters rather than characterizations. There isn’t a false step in the story, as written or narrated. This is a sequel that stands alone, on its own two feet, without wobbling a bit. A.M.P. © AudioFile 2011

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Love is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison BD

Earphone Award

High energy doesn’t even begin to describe Stina Nielsen’s narration of the latest Georgia Nicolson book. Nielsen portrays Georgia as a vivacious teen and provides equally dramatic voices for the other characters in Georgia’s universe. Rennison’s hysterically funny writing coupled with Nielsen’s perfectly posh British, tinged with just the right combination of enthusiasm, sarcasm, and outrage, makes this an adventure not to miss. E.N. © AudioFile 2010

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Airhead by Meg Cabot

Stina Nielsen narrates with an appropriate balance of matter-of-factness and sensitivity, seamlessly becoming the protagonist.E.S. © AudioFile 2004

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The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

2006 YALSA Select Audio Book for Young Adults

Stina Nielsen’s narration has an appealing tone and cadence that feature detailed nuances for each defined character. L.D.H. © AudioFile 2005

“Nielsen’s reading expresses both Macy’s peculiarities and the poignancy of her struggle.” -YALSA blurb

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Evie & Margie by Bernard Waber

Stina Nielsen narrates with gentle understanding of her heroines. She paces the story unobtrusively so that the girls are center stage. Their emotions–whether tentative or forceful, fearful or hopeful, despondent or elated–are foremost. At the end she brings genuine pleasure to the triumphant finale. A.R. © AudioFile 2004

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Rebecca’s Reward by Lauraine Snelling

Stina Nielsen subtly captures Rebecca’s grief when she loses her parents and brother in North Dakota in 1903.With frankness and humor, Nielsen perfectly renders their attempts to teach Rebecca feminine wiles in order to attract an eligible bachelor. With sensitivity Nielsen delivers a surprising ending listeners won’t soon forget. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2009

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Across The Wide & Lonesome Prairie by Kristiana Gregory (co-read with Barbara Rosenblat)

Stina Nielsen’s youthful voice graces a teenager’s account of her family during their six-month journey on the Oregon Trail in 1847. Nielsen animates the diary with the awe of Hattie’s discoveries.N.M.C. © AudioFile 2006

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The Hello Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

Stina Nielsen is an unobtrusive narrator. She relates the story in a quiet manner so that each anecdote and the engaging illustrations take center stage. A.R. © AudioFile 2006

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Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs

Stina Nielsen narrates with an appropriate balance of matter-of-factness and sensitivity, seamlessly becoming the protagonist.E.S. © AudioFile 2004

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The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory (Co-read with Jenny Sterlin and Ron Keith) BD

Stina Nielsen and Jenny Sterlin portray two sharp-minded women engaged in a battle of wits as one endeavors to reclaim her throne while the other strives to recoup her fortune. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2009

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The Brethren by Beverly Lewis

Stina Nielsen’s skill in depicting Amish characters is enhanced by her ability to deliver a Pennsylvania Dutch accent. Nielsen builds the suspense as the listener wonders how Annie will ever find happiness and delivers an outstanding performance as Annie attempts to come to terms with her own identity. N.L. © AudioFile 2007

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Best Voice of the Year in Children and Family Listening – Audio File Magazine, 2011

  • 2011
  • Junonia by Kevin Henkes


Earphone Awards

  • 2016
  • Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler – Full Cast Recording
  • 2011
  • Junonia by Kevin Henkes
  • 2010
  • Love Is A Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison
  • 2008
  • Stop In The Name Of Pants! by Louise Rennison

Audie Award Finalist

  • 2014
  • The Ice Cutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson
  • 2007
  • The Preachers Daughter by Beverley Lewis
  • 2005
  • Keesha’s House by Helen Frost – Full Cast Recording

Top Ten List, ALA Amazing Audio Books for Young Adults

  • 2012
  • Are These My Bazoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison

ALA Amazing Audio Books for Young Adults

  • 2011
  • Stop In The Name Of Pants! by Louise Rennison

YALSA Selected Audio Book for Young Adults

  • 2006
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • 2005
  • Keesha’s House by Helen Frost – Full Cast Recording
  • 2002
  • Give A Boy A Gun by Todd Strasser – Full Cast Recording

BD Indicates a book narrated in British dialect

C Indicates a co-narration or full cast recording

FICTION
The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope Rhonda Riley
Falling Angels Tracey Chevalier C
Midnight in Austenland Shannon Hale
QuicksilverC Neal Stephenson C
The Accidental BD Ali Smith BD
Wickett’s Revenge C Myla Goldberg
Secrets From The Past Barbara Taylor Bradford
Everyone Worth Knowing Lauren Weisberger
Romeo & Juliet & Vampires Claudia Gabel BD
Sisterchicks do the Hula Robin Jones Gunn
Rant      Chuck Palahniuik C
To Siberia Per Petterson
HISTORICAL FICTION
Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks BD
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey      Allison Weir C BD
The Virgin Cure      Ami McKay C
The Other Queen Phillipa Gregory C BD
Queen of Subtleties Suzannah Dunn C BD
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen Syrie James BD
The Unfaithful Queen Carolly Erikkson BD
MYSTERY/SUSPENSE
A Mystery of Old San Francisco Series: Nancy Herriman
—–No Comfort for the Lost #1

—–No Pity for the Dead  #2

AUDIO DRAMA
Baker’s Magic Diane Zahler
I’ll Take You There – MetaBook Wally Lamb
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Junonia Kevin Henkes
Freaky Green Eyes Joyce Carol Oats
The Truth About Forever Sarah Dessen
Keeping The Moon      Sarah Dessen
Lucas Kevin Brooks BD
Keesha’s House (Full cast Recording)      Helen Frost C  Audie Nominated
Summer Days and Summer Nights Stephanie Perkins C  
 The Lemonade War Series:  Jaqueline Davies
—–The Lemonade War #1

—–The Lemonade Crime #2      

—–The Bell Bandit #3

The AirheadSeries: Meg Cabot
—–Airhead #1

—–Being Nikky #2

—–Runaway #3

The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson Series: Louise Rennison BD
 —–Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging #1

—–On The Bright Side I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God #2

—–Knocked Out By My Nunga Nungas #3

—–Dancing in My Nuddy Pants #4

—–Love Is A Many Trousered Thing #8

—–Stop In The Name Of Pants! #9     

—–Are These My Bazoomas I See Before Me? #10

Pretty Monsters Kelly Link C
Wicked Girls Stephanie Hemphill C
The Calahan Cousins Series: Elizabeth Doyle Carey
 —Summer Begins #1

—Home Sweet Home #2

—Keeping Cool #3

—Together Again #4

No More Dead Dogs Gordon Korman C
The Shadow Maker Joan Lowery Nixon
Give A Boy A Gun Todd Strasser C
The Heartbreakers Series: Pamela Wells
—–The Heartbreakers #1

—–The Crushers #2

The Wedding Planner’s Daughter Series: Murtagh Paratore
 —–The Wedding Planner’s Daughter #1

—–The Cupid Chronicles #2

The Night Fliers Elizabeth McDavid Jones
Jackie’s Wild Seattle Will Hobbs
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie Kristiana Gregory C
Gracie’s Girl Ellen Wittlinger
CHILDREN’S FICTION FOR AGES UP TO 8
The Cat with Seven Lives (Full Cast Recording) Tony Johnson
The Hello, Goodbye Window Norton Juster
The Maple & Willow Series: Lori Nichols
—–Maple

—–Maple & Willow Together

—–Maple and Willow Apart

Princess Posey Series: Stephanie Greene
—–Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade      

—–Princess Posey and the Perfect Present

—–Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog

—–Princess Posey and the Monster Stew

—–Princess Posey and the Tiny Treasure

—–Princess Posey and the New Girl

—–Princess Posey and the Boys

—–Princess Posey and the 1st Grade Ballet

—–Princess Posey and the Crazy, Lazy Vacation

The Perfect Wizard, HC Anderson Jane Yolen
The Betsey Series: Carolyn Haywood
—–B is for Betsey

—–Betsey and the Boys

Margie & Evie Bernard Waber
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH BASED FICTION
Earth Psalms Francine Rivers
Marta’s Legacy Series: Francine Rivers
—–Her Mother’s Hope #1

—–Her Daughter’s Dream #2     

Annie’s People Series: Beverly Lewis  Audie Nominated
—–The Preacher’s Daughter #1

—–The Englisher #2

—–The Brethren #3

The Land of Shining Water Series: Tracie Peterson  Audie Nominated
—–The Icecutter’s Daughter #1

—–The Quarryman’s Bride #2

—–The Miner’s Lady #3

 Daughters of Amana Series: Judith Miller
—–Somewhere to Belong #1

—–More Than Words #2

—–A Bond Never Broken #3

Home to Amana Series: Judith Miller
—–A Hidden Truth #1

—–A Simple Change #2

—–A Shining Light #3

Amish Vines & Orchards Series: Cindy Woodsmall
—–A Season For Tending #1

—–The Winnowing Season #2

—–For Every Season#3

—–Seasons of Tomorrow #4

 The Amish of Summer Grove Series: Cindy Woodsmall
—–Ties that Bind #1

—–Fraying at the Edge #2

The California Historical Series: Cathy Marie Hake
—–Letter Perfect #1

—–Bittersweet #2

—–Forevermore #3

 The Daughter’s of Blessing Series: Lauraine Snelling
—–A Promise for Ellie #1

—–Sophie’s Dilemma #2

—–A Touch of Grace #3

—–Rebecca’s Reward #4

 The Home to Blessing Series: Lauraine Snelling
—–A Measure of Mercy #1

—–No Distance Too Far #2

—–A Heart For Home #3

 A Song of Blessing Series: Lauraine Snelling
—–To Everything a Season #1

—–A Harvest of Hope #2

—–Streams of Mercy #3

—–From This Day Forward #4

The Wild West Wind Series: Lauraine Snelling
—–Valley of Dreams #1

—–Whispers in the Wind #2

—–A Place to Belong #3

 The Dakota Series: Lauraine Snelling
—–Dakota Dawn #1

—–Dakota Dream #2

—–Dakota Dusk #3

—–Dakota December#4

—–Dakota Destiny #5

 The Sisters of Holms County Series: Wanda Brunstetter
—–A Sister’s Hope #1

—–A Sister’s Secret #2

—–A Sister’s Test #3

The Courtships of Lancaster CountySeries: Leslie Gould
—–Courting Cate #1

—–Minding Molly #3

The Neighbors of Lancaster County Series: Leslie Gould
—–Amish Promises #1 —–Amish Sweethearts #2—–Amish Weddings #3
Where Yesterday Lives Karen Kingsbury
Hazel Creek Walt Larimore
Broken Wings Carla Stewart C
Until The Dawn Elizabeth Camden C
NON FICTION
The Good, The Bad, and The Barbie Tanya Lee Stone

I was born in Brooklyn, NY to an American father and a Danish mother.  When I was 2 years old my family and I moved to London.  There I learned to speak— with a British dialect.  Five years later, my family moved to a suburb of Amsterdam.  While there, I learned some Dutch and French to add to the Danish and English I spoke with my parents.   Another five years later, just before I turned 12, we moved back to America and settled in a suburb of Washington, DC where I got down to business trying to blend in with an American accent.

The experience of growing up in a bilingual family and living in several international cities has given me a love of dialects and a strong ear for British, European and American accents, skills which have been very useful in my career. I’m not sure of the exact percentage, but I’d say the majority of the plays and audiobooks I’ve performed in have required me to work with a dialect.  I love exploring dialects and voices.

My first professional job was a tv commercial for a dish soap (Fairy Liquid) in London when I was 6 years old.  I was hooked, and have enjoyed many different acting related jobs ever since.  I made my Broadway debut in THE JUDAS KISS with Liam Neeson, a show we also performed in London’s West End. My other Broadway credits include WAITING IN THE WINGS with Lauren Bacall; WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin; and THE LITTLE FOXES with Stockard Channing.

My Regional Theatre credits include Tennessee Williams’ THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN with Lynn Redgrave and Jeff Woodman at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY at Capital Repertory Theatre; ON THE VERGE at Pandora’s Box in New York City, BUS STOP at the Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, ‘1933’ at the Denver Center Theatre Company; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, PERICLES at the Mint Theatre in New York City, MISALLIANCE, ARISTOCRATS and THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE at The Washington Stage Guild,  and TWELFTH NIGHT,  A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, THE ODYSSEY, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, DIRTY WORK, and BABES IN BOYLAND at Arena Stage in Washington DC.

Along with commercials, my TV credits include “Law & Order–SVU”, “The City”, “All My Children”and “Another World”. My longest stint was on Another World where I played the role of Dr Courtney Evans. A short film I narrated for Metabook Films, ‘Yours Sincerely Lois Weber’ is an Official Selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and the Huesca Film Festival.

I have always had a great passion for audiobooks and have worked as an audiobook engineer, director, editor, proofer, and narrator. I have been fortunate enough to narrate over 150 books so far and I’m very eager for my next book.