Elizabeth’s latest release is a new production from The Online Stage: a full-cast dramatic reading of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel Mrs. Dalloway, now available at Audible. Elizabeth narrates alongside a stellar cast, including Lillian Rachel as Clarissa Dalloway, Rob Goll as Peter Walsh, Josh Innerst as Septimus Warren Smith, and Nancy Peterson as Rezia Warren Smith.
Woolf’s 1925 novel takes place over the course of a single June day in the lives of some very different Londoners: wealthy society hostess Clarissa Dalloway, who is preparing for a party; her old friend Peter Walsh, recently returned from India, whose proposal of marriage Clarissa rejected years ago; Septimus Warren Smith, a WWI veteran suffering from shell shock; and his Italian-born wife, Rezia, who is trying to care for him as best she can. Woolf’s beautiful prose captures the minds and souls of these vivid characters, who exist simultaneously in a fractured present and in their pasts, as well as the beating heart of a city and a nation still reeling from the cataclysm of the Great War.
One of Elizabeth’s most recent releases is A Hole in the Sky, the first book in the Arkship Trilogy by best-selling sci-fi author Peter F. Hamilton. This is an audio-exclusive project released by Tantor Audio, available at Libro.fm and Audible, and elsewhere.
Audiofile Magazine gave the production an excellent review, which you can read here. “Klett’s animated portrayal of Hazel is captivating, and her excellent pacing maintains momentum. Listeners will eagerly await the next installment in this engaging audio-original series.”
Elizabeth’s audiobook Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, is going on tour! Starting tomorrow, Tuesday January 19th, and running through next Sunday January 25th, the audiobook will be featured at the following blogs:
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Westveil Publishing (Review, Top 10 List)
Audiobook News (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
What Is That Book About (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Cover Lover Book Review (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)
Library Lady’s Kid Lit (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Guest Post)
I’m All About Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
The Romance Reporter (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
A Wonderful World of Words (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Guest Post, Top 10 List)
Author Anthony Avina’s Blog (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)
Curled Up With A Good Book (Review)
The World As I See It (Review, Top 10 List)
Please stop by all of these wonderful blogs and say hello this week! Wonder Tales has already received several excellent reviews – at Audiobook Reviewer, and Lomeraniel Audiobook Reviews.
Elizabeth’s second solo release this year for Spoken Realms (following Wonder Tales) is The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by C. L. Pirkis. These are classic Victorian British detective stories starring “the female Sherlock Holmes.” Right now, the audiobook is available exclusively at Audible, but will release more widely in the new year.
Loveday Brooke is the first female detective created by a woman writer. Catherine Louisa Pirkis published stories about this smart, spirited sleuth in the 1880s, and they were collected into this anthology in 1894. In these tales, Loveday takes on cases involving wayward nuns, missing debutantes, a mysterious princess, and a ghost who resembles Napoleon, among other strange phenomena. Throughout, she is insightful, professional, and simply more intelligent than anyone else around her, indicating that Loveday and Pirkis were both ahead of their time. This collection includes seven stories: “The Black Bag Left on a Doorstep”, “The Murder at Troyte’s Hill”, “The Redhill Sisterhood”, “A Princess’ Vengeance”, “Drawn Daggers”, “The Ghost of Fountain Lane”, and “Missing”.
Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of A Wind From the Rift by Bonnie Wynne, the second book in the Price of Magic series. This book was produced for Tantor Audio, as was the first book in the series, The Ninth Sorceress. It is available at Audible, Libro.fm, and elsewhere.
The sorceress has broken free of her shackles.
Months of imprisonment have forged Gwyn into something new; something dangerous. Eight dead sorceresses whisper in her ear, hungry for blood and vengeance – and after unleashing the red magic to make her escape, she fears she won’t be able to stop.
All Gwyn really wants is to go home. But as she soon discovers, escaping the Clockwork City may prove an impossible task. The wizards of the Syndicate wage a silent, bloody war over her fate, and to survive, she must play their deadly game.
As strange storms ravage the city and wizards start turning up dead, Gwyn finds herself in more danger than ever. With enemies on every side, the immortal Scions massing their armies, and the dark power inside her growing stronger, she must make a choice…. To save everything she loves, is she willing to become the monster the Syndicate fears?
Audiobook Reviewer has just published a review of Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, and it’s another excellent one! Read the review here. “Klett draws her listeners in with her silvery voice and mesmerizes with her cadence. The pace of each story was smooth and soothing with just the right amount of emotion. As a voice performer, Klett is versatile and rich.” You can buy Elizabeth’s audiobook of this wonderful collection at Audible, and get the accompanying ebook at Amazon.
Elizabeth’s collection Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, has received an excellent review from Elena at Lomeraniel Audiobook Reviews. She writes, “Elizabeth Klett does a wonderful job narrating these tales, trapping you with her sweet voice, steady rhythm, and excellent character interpretations. Each character has a distinctive voice, a unique style, and her male character’s voices sound natural. She delivers her usual smooth narration to lose oneself in. I have been an admirer of her work for years. Elizabeth Klett can make a story shine.” Thank you, Elena, for the lovely review!
Wonder Tales is available exclusively at Audible right now, and can be purchased here. In January, the audiobook will release more widely and be available for purchase elsewhere. There is also a Kindle ebook available at Amazon; you can bundle the audiobook with the ebook for a reduced price.
The final two books in the Angela Marchmont Mystery Series by Clara Benson are now available as audiobooks from Libro.fm. Book 9 is The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and Book 10 is The Shadow at Greystone Chase. Elizabeth narrated the previous books in this 1920s British cozy mystery series, all of which are available at Libro.fm and Audible. (The new books should be available at Audible sometime in the next few months.)
The Scandal at 23 Mount Street
When an unwelcome figure from her past turns up unexpectedly, Angela Marchmont has no idea that she is about to become the most notorious woman in Britain. Forced to reveal secrets she has kept to herself for many years and which she had thought were safely buried, Angela faces a fight for her very life which she looks almost certain to lose without the help of the man she loves. But what hope does she have when the one man who can save her is the one man who has every reason to abandon her to her fate?
The Shadow at Greystone Chase
After her bruising encounter with the law, Angela Marchmont has vowed to give up detecting, and is doing her best to forget the events of last winter and the terrible lie she told to save herself. So when a letter arrives from beyond the grave requesting her help and reminding her of the past, she is anything but pleased. Drawn reluctantly into one final case and spurred on by her guilty conscience, Angela soon discovers a viper’s nest of family betrayals and hidden enmities which have lain undisturbed for years, and which may have led to the deaths of more than one person. Despite her unwillingness to reopen old wounds, Angela knows she must put aside her own feelings and solve the mystery if she is ever to find peace. Can she get to the heart of the matter, right the wrong she has done and be happy at last?
Each of the Angela Marchmont books contains a standalone mystery which is resolved at the end. However, if you are new to the series, please note that Book 10, The Shadow at Greystone Chase, contains spoilers from Book 9, The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and is to some extent a sequel, and we therefore advise reading the two in order.
Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of the final audiobook in the Companion Series by Tanya Bird: The Rebel’s Queen, now available at Libro.fm. This is the sixth and last installment in the compelling medieval romance series, produced through Findaway Voices. The rest of the audiobooks in the series are available at Libro.fm, Audible, and elsewhere.
A rising king. A falling queen. An unimaginable love.
Queen Cora is married to a monster. Three years she has played wife, and all she has to show for it is a marked face, an empty womb, and a bitter taste in her mouth best washed away with wine. It is a good thing she is made of something solid, because marriage is a life sentence. Or is it? The rebel prince is coming for the crown. Powers will shift, and loyalties will be tested. As Cora’s future unravels, she must fight to keep hold of her position, her sanity—and most definitely her heart.
Brom is leader of the Nydoen people, a mountain rebel—and next in line to rule. His brother is self-destructing, and the time has come to replace him. He has the love of a kingdom and a clear path to the throne, but not everyone wants him to succeed. War is coming. He is going to need allies if he stands any chance against his enemy. The one they call Ice Queen might be the key. Experienced, intelligent, well-connected. Intoxicating. If he can just find a way to thaw her solid heart, she may prove to be his greatest ally yet.
This is the sixth and final book in The Companion series. If you enjoy a medieval tale with a strong heroine and plenty of action, then you will love The Rebel’s Queen.
Trigger warning: This book contains violence and dark themes.
It’s release day for Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, which is now available at Audible! Elizabeth selected these stories and narrated them, as well as putting together an accompanying ebook. This project was produced with the good folks at Spoken Realms.
This collection of 40 fairy tales contains well-known favorites from authors like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, Charles Perrault, Madame de Beaumont, and Joseph Jacobs. It also collects rare gems from folk-tale traditions around the world, from Germany to China, from Scandinavia to Arabia, from Russia to Japan, and from Italy to Canada. These beautiful, frightening, funny, romantic, and whimsical stories will introduce you to princesses in peril, beastly brides and grooms, adults and children behaving badly, daring and adventurous girls, and clever and devious tricksters. These wondrous tales will be enjoyed by listeners both young and old.