Behind the Mike: Simon Jones

My interview with Simon Jones in Library Journal:

With over 30 years of film, radio, television, and theater experience, Simon Jones ( has moved many an audience with his clear, distinct, British-accented voice and often deadpan delivery. An audiobook narrator since 1986, he has recorded over 60 titles, many of them Audie Award nominees and one—Mitch Cullin’s A Slight Trick of the Mind (HighBridge Audio, 2005)—a winner of that award. Among his most recent recordings are Daniel Ariely’s The Upside of Irrationality (HarperAudio) and Robert Harris’s Conspirata (S. & S. Audio), both released in 2010.

Eaton:  What have been your favorite audios to record to date?
Jones:  Jonathan Stroud’s “Bartimaeus” books: The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, Ptolemy’s Gate, and [the prequel to that trilogy,] The Ring of Solomon (Listening Library, 2004–10). I have really enjoyed relishing the role of Bartimaeus, evil demon extraordinaire. Stroud has created a fascinating alternative world where magic and the spirit world have real and corrupting power. The books are also funny as hell (or wherever Bartimaeus lives when not being tormented by his masters).

To read more, check out Library Journal for the full interview

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