Essential Audiobooks Receive Two Nominations in the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Awards 2017

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Classicaudiobook publisher, Essential Audiobooks has received not one, but two nominations in this year's prestigious Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Awards.

Two of the company's narrators, Catherine O'Brien and Pearl Hewitt are nominated for Best Voiceover in the Classic Audiobooks Narration category for their interpretations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett respectively. Both pieces,published byEssential Audiobooks, are family favourites, making the nominations even more impressive.

"People may think they know the stories already, but this goes to show that Essential Audiobooks provide something different," says Essential Audiobooks CEO and nominee, Catherine O'Brien. "We're breathing new life into these old classics. Our highly skilled storytellers put their own unique spin on the books, and that's what makes them so special."

Catherine says the company is thrilled to have received two nominations this year. "In 2016 we had our hugely successful launch. After a year of challenges in 2017, we've continued to push ourselves, and we're going from strength to strength."

"Pearl is a wonderful narrator, and it's an honour to be recognised alongside such talent."

No stranger to prize ceremonies, multi-award-winning Anna Parker-Naples, a member of the Essential Audiobooks team, is also a finalist at the ceremony, which will be held at the Lincoln Centre on 5 November 2017. Anna features on the chilling Surface Tension and Half Life, both written by Sarah Gray, and young adult epic The Cracked Amulet by R.B. Watkinson.

Audiobook publishing is now the fastest growing sector in the publishing industry,with a global value of over 2.8 billion dollars.As the rise in popularity continues, Essential Audiobooks are firmly establishing themselves as the provider of the highest quality audio editions of old favourites and future classics, with a specialist, independent bookstore feel.

Listen to the award-worthy audiobooks on today.

The Secret Garden:
Pride & Prejudice:

About Essential Audiobooks

Essential Audiobooks publish audio editions of classic and modern literature, expertly told by talented narrators, whose supreme technical and artistic skillsbring the greatest classics of literature vividly to life. Featuring music composed for each edition, Essential Audiobooks are available to download from, or to purchase as Deluxe CD editions, complete with beautifully illustrated covers, making a stunning addition to any booklover or audiobook lover's collection.

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