The Midwest Book Review reviewed the audiobook I recorded, Olivia Turner’s Amazing Amazon Adventure, written by the extremely talented William Graham.
Here’s the review:
“Stephanie Quinn’s youthful, enthusiastic voice is the perfect match for narrating Olivia Turner’s Amazing Amazon Adventure, a vibrant story set in Ecuador that captures the culture and atmosphere of the Amazon jungle.
14-year-old Olivia Turner has dreamed about the Amazon even while at home in Vermont because she and her Spanish language class are slated to visit the jungle in an upcoming field trip which she’s been looking forward to for months. She’s lucky to be part of a small group of five students slated for a once-in-a-lifetime journey that seems perfect, given her determination to excel in everything she does. Little does she know that her trip will be even more adventurous than she anticipates.
After a grueling, long plane trip and a harrowing bus ride, Olivia is at last in the Amazon jungle, where the dire warnings of a fisherman portends dangers Olivia and her group hadn’t expected.
Stephanie Quinn’s voice guides readers all the way, capturing Olivia’s excitement, the lower-voiced and firm admonitions of Paco (“The mosquitoes are your welcoming party…get used to them…it is their jungle; not yours…”), and the other people Olivia encounters as part of her group and in the course of her Amazon encounters.
As Olivia and her friends help build the first school in Ascension, they face a brutally hot sun, a river filled with harmful creatures large and small, the lure of playing hooky and breaking the rules to have fun, and the consequences of rash actions and spontaneous invitations.
Is the old man right? Are they facing dangers certain to harm them despite the watchful attention of Paco and other adults?
The Amazon environment comes to life in an engrossing combination of Stephanie Quinn’s vivid rendition and William Graham’s descriptions of high adventure rooted in a solid sense of place. This spirited, highly recommended audio story pairs action with realistic observations of the Amazon and its environmental and social challenges. It will thoroughly engross young readers seeking the vivid immediacy of an audio narrative paired with a heroine’s determination to survive against all odds as she faces a series of encounters with deadly, unforgiving jungle denizens.”
What a performance!!
The performance by Stephanie Quinn blew me away! I wasn’t sure if this was a child narrating or an adult who was just that good!! After checking out samples of her other work, I realized that she is just that good! Wow! Her amazing voice!!! She did a phenomenal job playing these adorable, loving characters! Her performance made me want to hear more in the series, and while I’m sure the book is wonderful without audio, my overall experience was heightened by choosing the audiobook. Everything from her pronunciation, clarity, and speed to her inflection, volume, and enthusiasm kept me engaged in the story from start to finish. I am so impressed by her amazing performance! Bravo!
Wow! She’s annoying AND her tagline, “Uh oh, how unfortunate,” has taken on a life of its own. I’ve gotten so many messages from people around the world about Dee Dee. Pretty cool! So I thought I’d write a little about it.
I’m so thankful to Scott Cawthon of Scott Games for giving me the opportunity to be Dee Dee’s voice. Scott’s direction to me was: “I want her to sound innocent, sweet, and completely irritating.”
I’ve received many hilarious messages from Dee Dee lover/haters around the world, and I’ve seen some awesome reviews on Steam about Dee Dee. These are a few of my favorites so far:
“I don’t think I’ve ever hated something as much as I hate Dee Dee”
“DD can go jump in a pit”
“you will hate DD, thats just a fact”
“The game is good, but ♥♥♥♥ dee dee.”
“Go away Dee Dee!”
“Dee Dee will forever be stuck in my head”
“The only thing that I completely and utterly hate (but still love… argh) is DeeDee”
“UH OH HOW UNFORTUNATE UH OH HOW UNFORTUNATE UH OH HOW UNFORTUNATE UH OH HOW UNFORTUNATE UH OH HOW UNFORTUNATE UH OH HOW UNFORTUNATE UH OH HOW UNFORTUNATE I WILL GET BAD DREAMS FOR LIFE DD”
“And how do you get rid of DD.”
I’ve received a bunch of YouTube comments about Dee Dee, including my absolute favorites:
“When you discover that DeeDee’s voice actor is tap dancing, it’s explained why DeeDee steps on us.” (on a video of me tap dancing)
“DeeDee (with the banjo): uh oh, how unfortunate.” (on a video of me playing banjo)
Plus lots of really sweet comments:
“congratulations for being an actor of fnaf 6 ultimate custom night”
“You did a great voice for DD in fnaf ultimate😄”
“hey heard ur now voicing characters from fnaf 6 awesome”
“Love you’re voice work on Fnaf!”
“I heard your the voice actor of dee dee from ucn”
“İ Like DeeDeeDee :D”
“Nice voice!! You Did really Good!!”
“hello! i loved you in this game”
“Absolutely love your dee dee voice haha! its equally charming and adorable but a little terrifying. I was looking around to see if you had a twitter but i guess maybe not? either way fantastic job and i hope we get to hear you in more fun and spooky games!”
“Came from fnaf.Great job!The tune is stuck in my head.Also love your tapdancing.❤ Uh oh how unfortunate,Uh oh how unfortunate,I’m gonna do a sneaky thing and put a new contender in the ring!☺”
And there are TONS more!
THANK YOU to everyone who posted other amazing reviews like these, and for sending me some of the funniest messages I’ve ever received!
Haven’t played Five Nights at Freddy’s: Ultimate Custom Night yet? Get it now on Steam!
Image: Scott Games
I got an awesome email from Audible today… and guess what? They’ve awarded me the honor of AUDIBLE APPROVED PRODUCER! Yep, I’ve been given the official checkmark.
What does that mean? I’ll let Audible tell you in their words…
Audible Approved Producers are the best audiobook producers in the business. Most have narrated and/or produced 25 audiobooks that are available on Audible.com and have a verifiable record of achievement in the audiobook industry. These producers are identifiable on the ACX website by a special icon in their narrator profiles.
New audiobook release today up on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: THE ALIEN’S DAUGHTER (Tales of a Teenage Alien Human Hybrid: Book One), written by JC Morrows and Macy Morrows, published by S&G Publishing!
Here’s the info:
As if being a teenager isn’t hard enough. . .
Can you imagine how it feels to wake up one day and find out that you are not who you thought you were?
If you’re anything like me, you know it’s hard enough trying to fit in—in high school—without having to deal with the knowledge that your dad is an alien part of the time. I don’t even get how you can be an alien part of the time. . .
Not to mention all of the crazy new alien gifts you really wish you could return.
Oh well, at least I have an explanation for the blue hair.
So, not only do I get to deal with school bullies this fall, who I’m apparently not allowed to use my new abilities on, I have to keep anyone from finding out my secret. . . and keep my grades up.
Could life get any crazier!
Listen to a sample of THE ALIEN’S DAUGHTER (Tales of a Teenage Alien Human Hybrid: Book One). Enjoy!
Here’s the info:
Eighth grade inventor Natalie Edwards doesn’t mind that her classmates cringe at her inspirational sayings and monochromatic outfits. Her parent’s love and the support of her three best friends make it easy to ignore the eye rolls and head shakes. But after her invention, the Texty-Talky, goes nationwide, the media considers her the new “IT” girl and it changes everything at school, at home, and with her friends.
Then a reporter prints a story about Natalie’s unfortunate graffiti incident and even her squeaky clean reputation is shattered. Natalie’s sunny disposition is stretched to the limits when reports surface of her stealing her invention from aliens. She’s desperate to regain control of her life before she loses everything to the media storm. Will she be able to disprove the lies being printed and stay true to who she really is? Or will the pressure prove too much?
What will perky tween inventor and new media “IT” girl, Natalie, do after a media storm ruins her squeaky-clean rep? Get the audiobook now to find out!
Listen to a sample!
Here’s the info:
Who wants to be stuck wearing a shaggy dog outfit or a chicken suit on television? Twelve-year-old aspiring singer, actress, Daisy De la Cruz, that’s who. She’ll do and wear just about anything to get ahead in the entertainment industry. But will all her embarrassing moments pay off and land her a spot in her arts magnet school’s coveted master class where she’ll be rubbing shoulders with top professionals in the entertainment industry? Or will she be doomed to play the role of an animal, vegetable, or mineral forever?
Here’s the info:
Inca the Siberian kitty and her furry detective team are entangled with international spies and the shadowy Ninja Spy Cat in this amusing animal mystery.
Inca, the main character, exemplifies the intelligence and cunning of our feline friends and is a sure-footed, strong-willed leader. Listeners will admire her grace and wit as they follow her in these surprising tales of redemption.
The Inca series is based on the escapades of an energetic Siberian cat named Inca who considers herself a great sleuth. Ninja Spy Cats is the fourth audiobook in the series and follows the cats who crossed over from Paris, Christmas cats, and cats in Provence.
Here’s the info:
An artifact gone missing. A jungle full of clues. Can one cat detective save a national treasure?
Inca the Siberian kitty can’t wait to add Sri Lanka to the list of places she’s explored. But before her paws touch the sandy beaches, she learns a local museum needs her crime-solving skills to track down a stolen ancient sword.
With her trusty diary in tow, Inca leaps whisker-first down a trail of clues that leads her deep into the wild jungle. After getting a little help from a baby elephant and her not-so-distant leopard cousins, she learns about the country’s rich history and just how important it is to restore the sword to its rightful place.
With her furry family and new friends by her side, Inca can feel she’s close to getting her claws on the sword…but it’ll take teamwork to save a priceless piece of history.
Serendipity Mystery is the seventh stand-alone children’s book in the Diary of a Snoopy Cat series, which is purrfect for kids ages 7-12. If you and your child like new cultural experiences, animal detectives, and tales of teamwork, then you’ll love R.F. Kristi’s globetrotting adventures.
Check me out as the voice of the most awesome Pillow Pet ever, RAINBOW UNICORN… visit Pillow Pets World to play the game today!
Image: Pillow Pets World
My character, Yuri, in a new awesome animated series I voice.
Here’s the info:
At sixteen-years-old, Mia was your average True World Teen. She didn’t know THEY were coming for her. She didn’t want to believe her boyfriend, Harry, had turned her in to the Truth Tellers—the ones who found your greatest fear, and made it real. The only thing is, Mia’s greatest fear is Harry being hurt.
I have an awesome new audiobook up on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: Otaku 101: An Introductory Guide to the Otaku Pop Culture, Anime, Manga, and More!, written by Jessica Roar, published by HowExpert Press.
Here’s the info:
If you’re like many people just getting into anime and manga you may be wondering how to join the culture of it. This book is specially designed to help you get into the Otaku Culture by informing you about all the different parts of it. Written by an industry worker and enthusiast, this book gives you accurate information about Japanese culture. It answers many of the questions you may have about this strange fandom and what it entails:
●Learn about the different genres of anime and manga.
●Realize why things in anime take place only in high school.
●Learn to survive a con and not lose all your money on collectibles.
●Learn how to save more money on collectibles.
●Understand the basics of Cosplay.
Everything you ever needed to know to get started as an Otaku is right in the is quick and easy to read book. Each chapter is dedicated to covering a hot subject that even some of these most knowledgeable fans may not fully know about. This book also makes the perfect gift if your trying to explain Otakudom to a friend or family member!
Who Chains You, publisher of the adorable tale I recently recorded, The Kitty with the Itty-Bitty Tail (by Sandra Biersdorfer), interviewed me for their website here.
You’ll learn more about Who Chains You, me, and The Kitty with the Itty-Bitty Tail, and as a delightful bonus you’ll see a photo of my cat. (Come on… click over… I know you want to.)
The mission of Who Chains You is a noble one: amplifying the voices of animals through the empowerment of animal lovers, activists, and rescuers by publishing books that protect and elevate the status of animals in today’s society.
I’m not only thrilled to have narrated the book, but as an animal lover and rescuer myself, am honored to be a new part of the Who Chains You community.
Here’s a special prize just for you: A preview of The Kitty with the Itty-Bitty Tail audiobook. Enjoy!
I’m Winny in Cry Dolls!
I’m spooky girl in corner! Creep you out too? LOVE WHAT HE SAYS AT 4:42… “Wow, that voice is really well done.”
Grim Tales: Color of Fright is another awesome video game by Elephant Games.
You’re invited to a family dinner, but when you arrive, there’s no one to be seen. There’s just a short note that warns about a deadly threat to your family.
Explore the huge castle to uncover what skeletons the family is keeping in the cupboard, and what secrets your sister is keeping from you.
Uncover the identity of the mysterious villain who, in the heat of rage, showed no mercy to your little niece!
Get it from Big Fish Games!
Image: Elephant Games