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:
Four of Elizabeth’s classic audiobooks have gotten brand new looks, as you can see from these beautiful covers. These projects were produced for Spoken Realms, where Elizabeth is a featured voice artist.
Carmilla is a vampire novella by J. S. LeFanu published more than twenty years before Stoker’s Dracula. In this chilling tale, a young English girl growing up in an isolated castle is preyed upon by a seductive female vampire.
This production has received multiple 5-star reviews at Audible. One reviewer notes that Elizabeth “is actually my favorite female reader, and I’ve enjoyed quite a bit of great stories read by her in the past. Her voice is calm and soothing and she always manages to keep me interested no matter what. The fact that she was the reader was the main reason why I wanted this audiobook!”
This Irish version of the Cinderella story is a classic fairy tale as you have never heard it before. Master storyteller and folklorist Padraic Colum creates a completely unique world of enchanted woods, marauding giants, gossiping geese, and a supernatural cloak made of crow feathers. Through her many adventures, Maid-Alone, Colum’s heroine, remains steadfast in her quiet strength and wisdom. Listeners of all ages will enjoy this magical retelling of a familiar legend.
This audiobook also has multiple 5-star reviews at Audible.
Monday or Tuesday is a captivating introduction to Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. These eight tales by the author of Mrs. Dallowayand To the Lighthouse reveal her early experiments in the art of fiction. The stories convey tantalizing glimpses of uncommon yet everyday characters: a ghostly couple reliving their marriage in a haunted house, the members of a feminist society trying to figure out their purpose in life, an aspiring novelist writing the life of a stranger she meets on a train, and the various passersby in London’s Kew Gardens on a July day. With wit, insight, and beautiful prose, Woolf captures the strange and wonderful movements of “an ordinary mind on an ordinary day”.
An Audible listener writes, “Elizabeth Klett presents a beautiful rendering of Virginia Woolf’s collection of short stories. The stories themselves are curious and occasionally abstract as Woolf brings to light the difficulties and paradoxes of the lives of women in early 20th century society. Klett’s reading is clear and expressive, but not overdramatic as her voice is able to capture the subtleties and ironies of Woolf’s often challenging writing. She renders Woolf’s abstract prose accessible to the average listener and captures the sheer beauty of Woolf’s writing.”
This suspenseful novella focuses on the dark secret that haunts the aristocratic Trevlyn family since the untimely death of Sir Richard Trevlyn. His widow keeps the key to the mystery inside a locket, which she never takes off. When a charming stranger with ulterior motives gains access to Lady Trevlyn and her young daughter, will he unlock the family secrets along with their hearts? Fans of Alcott’s Little Women and her heroine Jo March’s racy stories will delight in this Victorian sensation novel.
This audiobook has multiple 5-star reviews, and an Audible listener writes, “Elizabeth Klett is consistent in her work and a ‘go to’ narrator for me. She is outstanding at adding dimension and personality to each character with her narrative style. She’s always a pleasure to listen to and easy to follow.”
Elizabeth is recording a new audiobook of one of her favorite classic novels: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. The book will be available to listeners for free right here. Starting today (April 15, 2020), Elizabeth will post a chapter a day until the book is finished. We hope you’ll listen along, and that you find Anne’s story of hope, love, and imagination a balm for these troubled times.
Elizabeth produced the Online Stage full-cast production of E.M. Forster’s Howards End, which is now available at Audible. She also narrates the novel, alongisde an excellent cast, including Amanda Friday as Helen Schlegel, Arielle Lipshaw as Margaret Schlegel, and Steve Gough as Henry Wilcox.
“Only connect!” E. M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel follows the lives and loves of the Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, as they attempt to make connections with members of two very different families: the conservative, wealthy Wilcoxes, and the working-class Basts.
Elizabeth performs the role of Christine Linde in The Online Stage production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama A Doll’s House, now available at Audible!
A Doll’s House, published in 1879, was the earliest of Ibsen’s “social dramas”, and the first of his works to attract attention outside of Scandinavia. The central theme of the play is a woman’s right to individual self-development, and represents, as humourist Stephen Leacock observed of many Ibsen plays, “a profound problem stated but not solved”.
The latest dramatic reading produced by The Online Stage is Anne Bronte’s enthralling novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the flirtatious Annabella Wilmot in this full-cast dramatization, featuring Ben Lindsey-Clark, Amanda Friday, and Craig Franklin in the leading roles.
A young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall with her son, Arthur. Clouded in mystery, Helen Graham soon becomes the object of much scandalous gossip. Refusing to believe any of it, Gilbert Markham eventually discovers her dark past.
Elizabeth performs the role of Marilla Cuthbert in L.M. Montgomery’s beloved classic Anne of Green Gables, which has been released by The Online Stage and is available at Audible. Narrated by Susan Iannucci, and performed by a full cast, this is the first in a series. The next book, Anne of Avonlea, is currently in production – with Elizabeth as Marilla – and will be released later this year.
The always delightful and entertaining classic Anne of Green Gables is performed by actors from The Online Stage! Written in 1908, for all ages, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley is an 11-year-old orphan adopted by a middle-aged brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. They had wanted to adopt a boy to help with their farm on Prince Edward Island in the fictional town of Avonlea. Matthew persuades Marilla to give Anne a chance. Anne is a handful, and they fall in love with her.
Elizabeth’s latest release is The Bronte Sisters: A Collection of Poems, produced by Voices of Today and released by Spoken Realms. Elizabeth reads Charlotte Bronte’s poems, while Amanda Friday performs Anne Bronte and Eva Davis is Emily Bronte. You can listen to a sample of this recording at Audible.
While the novels of the Bronte sisters are much beloved, their beautiful works of poetry often go unnoticed. This collection contains all their poetical works, pieced together by Charlotte, who provides illuminating commentary on her dear sisters’ words.
The collection was first published under the names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.
The latest release from The Online Stage is now available at Audible: E.M. Forster’s classic novel A Room With a View, narrated by Elizabeth and performed by a full cast! Elizabeth also served as editor and producer of this audiobook, and will be producing and narrating Forster’s Howards End later this year as well.
“If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting both for us and for her.”
Lucy Honeychurch is a young English girl abroad in Italy for the first time and is ready to experience all the beauty, art, and romance it has to offer. She is hampered by the oppressive attentions of her chaperone, her prim cousin Charlotte, as well as the presence of a substantial British expatriate and tourist community in Florence.
Yet when she meets the free-thinking Emersons and finds herself attracted to young George Emerson, she must decide whether the life that she has laid out for herself – including marriage to priggish Cecil Vyse – is what she really wants.
Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, produced by Voices of Today, and now available at Audible! This is a completely unique all-female production, with Linda Barrans as Dr. Watson, Cate Barratt as Sherlock Holmes, Grace Keller Scotch as all the female characters, and Elizabeth as all of the remaining male characters, from Inspector Lestrade to Grimsby Roylott, to the King of Bohemia. There are twelve classic stories in this wonderful collection, including “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (Elizabeth’s personal favorite).