Sammy Keyes and The Power of Justice Jack

Narrating the Sammy Keyes series over the past 15 years or so has been such an honor. So, to get this lovely review is just icing on that cake!

Earphones Award Winner
by Wendelin Van Draanen | Read by Tara Sands
Children Ages 8+ • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012
Tara Sands’s distinctive narration shows a deep understanding of Sammy Keyes, the multidimensional heroine of this series. Sands is attuned to Sammy’s empathy as the young investigator tries to determine whether an eccentric crime fighter in her town is a fake and help her BFFs untangle their relationship problems. Sands’s rich portrayal of Sammy’s bright and inquisitive nature shines as the middle-school detective seeks a missing woman and the cash that’s disappeared with her. Despite the story’s many characters, Sands’s portrayals are individual and complex, and she deftly transitions between them. In addition, she conveys the author’s sly ironic humor and the story’s high-speed pacing. New listeners will join in easily, and Sammy’s fans will love seeing how she’s changing and growing. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2016]

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The Secret Life of Tumkit Review

Another big THANK YOU to Audiofile Magazine for this sweet review for this sweet children’s book…


by Billy Garrett | Read by Tara Sands

Children Ages 4-6 • 1.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Tara Sands deftly conveys each interaction, whether warm and charming or frightening, with the many animals in this delightful tale. Because rabbit Tumkit is the runt of the litter, he must work hard to survive. His sweet baby voice immediately wins listeners. Sands zestfully portrays the sights, smells, and sounds as Tumkit emerges from his burrow. When he must fend for himself and nearly starves, his fear is evident. Soon Tumkit is rescued by Sands’s best creation, Vella, a bossy but wise mockingbird who has a magic berry that will save him. As he thrives, Tumkit meets a croaky frog, a raspy grizzly bear, and a kind deer. The story demonstrates to young listeners that size is no indication of one’s potential. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]

Goosebumps Audiobook

The Audiobook of Goosebumps: One Day at HORRORLAND comes out today! So much fun to narrate.
R.L. Stine really is amazing.
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Big, huge, ginormous THANKS to Audiofile Magazine for the kind review and award for “Dietland”!!!
This was an incredibly fun and challenging book to narrate, so I really appreciate the positive response.

Earphones Award Winner
by Sarai Walker | Read by Tara Sands
Fiction • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

Tara Sands’s versatile performance captures the powerful message and feminist themes of this compelling story. Plum is fighting her weight to become Alicia–her thin, beautiful alter ego. In order to earn the money for the plastic surgery she needs, she joins the Baptiste Plan and finds herself in the midst of a different kind of war–an undercover feminist movement. Sands’s range and command of voices dramatically capture the diverse characteristics of macho misogynists, fierce feminists, bubbleheaded porn stars, and horny frat boys. Additionally, Sands’s deft control of pacing and volume conveys an air of ironic nonchalance that accentuates the story’s shocking actions against women as well as the satire of this entertaining story. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2015]


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Author Annie Barrows has written a beautiful story and I loved getting to narrate parts of it!
The Truth According To Us: A Novel

And here’s a cool article about her writing process

Two new audiobook releases that I am excited to announce!

One of my favorite kids’ books to narrate is available today! Ursula Vernon has created some amazing characters. Great for ages 8-12 or adults who want a fun read!
Check it out in print or audio!

So excited that the audiobook of Goosebumps: Welcome To Deadhouse comes out today! This was a fun one to record!

Anime fans!! Pre-order “Tiger and Bunny: The Rising”!!!! So cool to be a small part of this fun flick!