Sarah Elmaleh

CMB Audiobook Review

I don’t typically share reviews, but seeing as this one praises my totally fabulous reader, Sarah Elmaleh, I figured I’d spread the love. An excerpt from The Reading Date:

“I listened to the audiobook, performed by Sarah Elmaleh, a new-to-me narrator, and in fact this seems to be her first audiobook. This audiobook just would not work if it weren’t matched with the right performer. There’s Cherry, with the larger than life personality, her family and friends in the trailer park, plus the English accented movie star Ardelia and her entourage. But Elmaleh gives an authentic voice to Cherry and infuses the supporting characters voices with personality. I had a copy of the book, but used a credit on the audiobook based on the audio sample, and I’m really glad I did. Elmaleh has a great throaty voice and nails Cherry’s deadpan humor, and eases seamlessly into Ardelia’s polished accent. This is an audiobook I’d listen to again if I needed a pick-me-up.”

Read the full review here.

CHERRY MONEY BABY audio book! Guess who’s reading it….

So I knew there was going to be a CMB audio book for a few months now, and wondered about the poor sap who’d have to perform the book’s two dozen odd characters and ten-or-so distinct regional accents. Lucky lucky me because the very talented lady (who absolutely nailed every syllable), is none other than Ms. Sarah Elmaleh.*

In addition to being my GFF, Sarah is a phenomenal voice actress of video games, commercials and radio dramas. I couldn’t have asked for a better voice to read for Cherry and company, especially as S has suffered through several years of crummy drafts before getting to read the final aloud. Stay tuned for more news, and maybe a few sample clips.

You guys. You GUYS. I’m so excited.

CHERRY MONEY BABY the audio book will be available from Brilliance Audio on CD and Mp3 the same day as the hardcover: September 10th, 2013.

You can pre-order now!

* And guess what, it’s actually her BIRTHDAY today. You should go wish her happy birthday on Twitter: @selmaleh

Videogames are for Sissies (And So Am I)

Y’all may know I am a devotee of that wonderful, enlightening, ever-developing art form: videogames. Well, Sarah Elmaleh (voice over artist, gamer, life partner) turned me on to the truly epic Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure (Play it. Play it now. Behold the splendor.) Sarah’s got a fab article on Gamer Melodico on just why Sissy and her Sissy Ways are important.

A sample:

When I was 5 I drew picture books, as kids do. Mine featured a lot of princesses, many of them pregnant for some reason, (a fascination that has not stayed with me, though my biological clock is supposed to be vomiting cuckoos right about now.) I also poured mostly tortured hours into my cousins’ NES, murdering wildfowl and enduring cruel sniggers from a snarky-ass hound. It would be several years before I discovered the contemplative and sublimely goofy joys of graphic adventure games.

Read the whole thing here.

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