Current Projects

Earth Psalms by Francine Rivers & Karin Stock Buursma

What a joy to read!

 

Diane Zahler’s Baker’s Magic

This was a really fun project to work on and the collection of voices is part of the magic ūüėČ

A full cast works together seamlessly in this charming magical adventure. As the story’s narrator, Tavia Gilbert is crisply engaged, and she’s spirited as young Bee, the baker’s apprentice. Kenneth Cavett, with his rich and resonant voice, is a standout as kindly baker Master Bouts, and Robin Miles is a hoot as pirate captain Zafira Zay. The care in the production is evident–the rest of the cast adds vocal personality to characters both large and small, and mood-appropriate snippets of music begin and end each chapter, helping to sweep listeners along. Scenes in the bakery are rendered with as much attention to detail as those on the high seas or in the mage’s castle–beware of listening while hungry. J.M.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award ¬© AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2016]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/119004/

MetaBook – I’ll Take You There

I recently played Ingrid Bergman in a MetaBook of Wally Lamb’s I’LL TAKE YOU THERE. Technically it was my second project working with Kathleen Turner, except this time we were in different recording studios, in different cities, on different days and of course we never saw each other or spoke to each other. So, this doesn’t count I guess. But we’re together on the final project. ūüėČ

MetaBook is a new platform for audiobooks. It arrives as an app and supplies several different forms of media surrounding the audiobook. ¬†This one has videos, music, and a short film to supplement your listening experience. ¬†It’s very cool, check it out…

http://www.metabook.com

https://vimeo.com/137171713

Here’s ¬†Hollywood Reporter article about it:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/first-look-wally-lamb-s-933117

Marta’s Legacy by Francine Rivers

This series was very powerful and interesting.  A fascinating look at multi-generational relationships.

Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers

Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers

AudioFile Interview

AudioFile Magazine

“Maple & Willow” by Lori Nichols

This is such a charming series about two charming little girls and their magical sister-bond.  Maple and Willow and the gorgeous and amusing illustrations of their world hold a special place in my heart.  What a treat to get to narrate these books!

 

“Unheard Voices: Haunted Files” by Judy Tate & Michael Slade

For BookCon 2015 at the Javits Center in NY Recorded Books made Narrator Trading Cards.  This was mine.

 

The Callahan Cousin Series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 1 of the Callahan Cousins series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 2 of the Callahan Cousins series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 3 of the Callahan Cousins Series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 4 of the Callahan Cousins Series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW from AudioFile Magazine:

This charming, old-fashioned girl’s story is perfectly suited to put young listeners in the mood for summer vacation. Four 12-year-old cousins follow the family tradition of having a parentless summer on Gulf Island, off the coast of Maine, where they stay with their grandmother. Stina Nielson manages each girl’s distinctive personality skillfully and does an especially convincing Irish accent for cousin Neeve. A subplot of the book has the cousins in a rivalry with another family to plant a flag on an island, but mainly this is a story about sailing, swimming, picnicking, and comradeship. Nielsen conveys this upbeat and cheery story with subdued enthusiasm that is a perfect fit. D.G. ¬© AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/23743/

The Land of Shining Water Series by Tracie Peterson

Book one from Tracie Peterson’s Land of Shining Water series, THE ICECUTTER’S DAUGHTER was nominated for an Audie Award.

REVIEW of THE MINER’S LADY¬†Land of Shining Water #3)¬†from AudioFile Magazine:

Family feuds and forbidden romance combine in this gentle listen. The Panettas and Calarcos have been enemies for years. When Chantel Panetta’s sister becomes involved with Orlando Calarco, Chantel tries to stop their romance but knows there’s no hope. 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, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/86581/

Nominated for an Audie Award