Behind the Scenes: Libba Bray's Before the Devil Breaks You Audiobook
Today we're excited to take you behind the scenes into the recording of Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray. Read on for more about Libba, her book, the audiobook narrator, and two behind the scenes videos for this must-listen audiobook!
Listening Library presents the latest installment in Libba Bray’s Diviners series, BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU (on sale now). After battling a sleeping sickness in 2015’s LAIR OF DREAMS, this time around the Diviners are up against ghosts haunting a Ward's Island mental hospital.
The audio editions of the series are narrated by January LaVoy, who delivers a virtuosic performance including dozens of characters, both human and supernatural, from clairvoyant young flapper Evie and her actress friend Theta, to the myriad of accents populating 1920s New York and truly terrifying villains (take a listen to a clip here).
It was a tall order finding an actress with a vocal range wide enough to tackle the diversity of characters in the books – we created two behind the scenes videos about the casting and recording process you can check out here:
January was named PW’s 2013 Narrator of the Year for her work on the series, and LAIR OF DREAMS was one of Slate’s best audiobooks of 2015, a Booklist Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults, and an Audie Award winner for best young adult audiobook.
Meet January LaVoy!
January LaVoy is a New York City based actress, best known for her role as Noelle Ortiz-Stubbs on the long-running ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. January was named Publishers Weekly's "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" for 2013 and has an extensive body of work in both narration and commercial voiceover, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, John Grisham’s Camino Island and several Star Wars novels. She has won multiple Audie Awards, most recently in 2016 for her work on Libba Bray's Lair of Dream
Meet Before the Devil Breaks You!
BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU
By Libba Bray
Narrated by January LaVoy
Audio download ISBN: 9780449808825
On sale October 3, 2017 from Listening Library
New York City.
Lights are bright.
Jazz is king.
Parties are wild.
And the dead are coming...
After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They're more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward's Island, far from the city's bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten--ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows.
With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them fact-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they've ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation--a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves.
Heart-pounding action and terrifying moments will leave you breathless in the third book of the four-book Diviners series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.
Meet Libba Bray!
Libba Bray is the #1 bestselling author of The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, the Los Angeles Times Book prize finalist Beauty Queens, the 2010 Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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