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Review from AudioFile: Rescue Me Book 2, Sit, Stay, Love

Sit, Stay, Love

Rescue Me, Book 2

by Debbie Burns | Read by Stina Nielsen

Romantic Fiction • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Narrator Stina Nielsen’s light tone and easy pacing provide the perfect atmosphere for this story of rescue, rehabilitation, and romance. A dog-fighting ring is broken up, and the High Grove Animal Shelter takes on 30 physically and emotionally wounded animals to try to rehabilitate them for future adoptions. Animal handler Kurt, a veteran who suffers from PTSD, reluctantly takes on the job of rehabbing the animals with shelter worker Kelsey. Nielsen distinguishes characters subtly, changing tone and inflection just enough to make it apparent who’s speaking during dialogue. She perfectly conveys Kurt’s reluctance to feel anything, contrasting it with Kelsey’s openheartedness and warmth. L.C.L. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/144329/sit-stay-love-by-debbie-burns-read-by-stina-nielsen/

https://www.audible.com/pd/Sit-Stay-Love-Audiobook/B078PQ665C?qid=1561267101&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=43RCVRV3H74EMF2AQ4MS&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1

Racing Manhattan by Terrence Blacker

“Alone in the world, Jay Barton is a teenage misfit with nothing much going for her besdies and exraordinary talent for understanding racehorses and riding them like a pro.  When, in a desperate attmept to escape her shifty, opportunistic uncle, she leaves home to work in a racing stable, Jay forms a bond with a beautiful gray mare named Manhattan – brilliant, misunderstood, dangerous, and heading for racing’s scrap heap. Recognizing a fellow misfit, Jay fights to give Manhattan on last opportunity to show that she’s the champion she was born to be. Together they face a world of prejudice and cruelty, fighting back the only way they know how – by becoming the best.”
©2016 Terence Blacker, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Review from AudioFile: All’s Faire in Middle School

 

ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

by Victoria Jamieson | Read by Laura Knight Keating, Susan Bennett, Angelo Di Loreto, Chris Gebauer, Christopher Carley, Jennifer O’Donnell, Soneela Nankani, Madeleine Maby, Eevin Hartsough, Stina Nielsen

Children  Ages 10+ • 2.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

 

An ensemble of narrators brings the bustle of a Renaissance fair, the vagaries of middle school, and the tribulations of a homeschooling family vividly to life. For 11-year-old Imogene Vega, the start of sixth grade and the opening of the Renaissance fair where her family works converge. Imogene is anxious about heading into a public school setting and eager to learn about the role of an English squire. The narrating team keeps listeners on their toes. Switching between the fair and school takes concentration on the part of the listener. Memorable aspects of this production include Imogene’s reticence as well as her warmth for her parents; the cattiness of her classmates; and the humor inherent in contrasting Renaissance diction with contemporary language. A.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2018]

https://www.audible.com/pd/Alls-Faire-in-Middle-School-Audiobook/B07FCQVQDT?qid=1561267410&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=MJHHM91WXK2S4PJ1CRY1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1

The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O’Neal

When Olivia Shaw’s mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she’s inherited a centuries-old English estate—and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime.

One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother’s exquisite paintings. What she doesn’t understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her. As Olivia begins digging into her mother’s past, she discovers that the peeling wallpaper, debris-laden halls, and ceiling-high Elizabethan windows covered in lush green vines hide unimaginable secrets.

Although personal problems and her life back home beckon, Olivia finds herself falling for the charming English village and its residents. But before she can decide what Rosemere’s and her own future hold, Olivia must first untangle the secrets of her past.

 

https://www.audible.com/search?keywords=the+art+of+inheriting+secrets&ref=

A new project from Metabook, check it out

As Metabook continues to expand its distribution platforms and footprint in film, audio, and digital entertainment, we are thrilled to announce that Metabook has inked a deal with Audible o distribute audio content of its titles, beginning with Imagining Diana, the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Diane Clehane, starring Stina Nielsen,
now available exclusively through Audible:  
Here’s an article about it form the New York Times:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/style/princess-diana-death.html

Winner – Best Documentary – LA Shorts International Film Festival!

Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber just won the Best Documentary award at LA Shorts International Film Festival! This win qualifies the film for a Documentary – Short Subject Academy Award run

Headed to the Cannes and Huesca Film Festivals!

Exciting news!

I had the pleasure and honor of doing the narration for this lovely short film, YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER, by Metabook Films. Directed by Svetlana Cvetko, it’s about the bold, talented and innovative film maker, Lois Weber and now it’s an Official Selection of both the Cannes Film Festival and the Huesca International Film Festival!

This film is featured as part of the content of Metabook’s app for Wally Lamb’s I’LL TAKE YOU THERE (in which I read the role of Ingrid Bergman and several of the other ensemble characters.)  Check it out: http://www.metabook.com

“Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber” poster

Nancy Herriman’s Mystery of Old San Francisco Series

REVIEW in AudioFile Magazine of  No Pity For the Dead:

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

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/122251/

 

Written by Nancy Herriman
Narrated by Stina Nielsen

Written by Nancy Herriman
Narrated by Stina Nielsen

Interactive Theatre /Diversity Training with DeValk Associates

For the past few years I have been performing with a wonderful company called DeValk Associates.  We perform short dramatizations of workplace situations as catalysts to in depth conversations about micro inequities, diversity awareness and respectful, productive workplace communication.

Steve DeValk, who runs the company, interviews the clients extensively in order to then write unique scripts based on the issues the client needs addressed. Then we rehearse with him and on the day of the program our performances enhance his moderation and presentation.  It’s really been exciting to do this work and I’m so happy to be a part of it all.

Here is a Fortune.com article about one of our performances for the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative last November:

http://fortune.com/2016/11/17/difficult-conversations-about-race/

Here is a link to DeValk Associates:

http://www.devalkassociates.com