EARPHONE AWARD FROM Audiofile Magazine

 From the author DANIEL WOLFF.

Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Labor Relations all connected by one great song.

(Dylan is not the only one who deserves a Nobel....)


“No matter how much you think you know about Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, you’re wrong… This is the best sense anyone has ever made about the connection between them, and the best reappraisal either has had in a couple of decades.” (Dave Marsh)

“In Grown-Up Anger, Daniel Wolff assembles an American triad to raise the ghosts of greed and misery. Through memory, music, and a clear insight into the emotional process of protest, Wolff reminds us of how it did, and how it does, ultimately feel.” (Patti Smith)


If excellence in audiobook narration means doing everything right while seeming to do little or nothing, Dennis Boutsikaris sets a standard here. In a feat of storytelling, Wolff has combined his own personal history growing up in Northern Michigan with the life stories of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, and the intertwined histories of American folk music and radical politics. A notorious event in the labor movement, the Calumet Massacre, is a featured connection. Boutsikaris's reading is expressive but restrained, calculatingly understated in the manner of the music and performers he's describing. No accents or half-sung lyrics mar a performance that matches the text in every nuance yet never draws attention to itself. Here's a narrative that engages the heart and mind for a deeply satisfying listening experience. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine

GOLDEN EARPHONE WINNER FROM AUDIOFILE!


From Michael Lewis, the Story of Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About the Way We Think

"Most decisions we make are based, in some part, on irrationality-- sometimes referred to as a gut feeling or intuition. Author Michael Lewis simplifies the brain-boggling lifework of Amos Tversky and Danny Kahneman, who developed the new discipline of behavioral economics to explain the seeming irrationality of financial decision making. Narrator Dennis Boutsikaris' faultless and cogent reading keeps the project moving...."
Audiofile Jan 2017

AUDIOFILE REVIEW

READ NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW HERE

'NUFF SAID!

THE GENE listed as BEST NON-FICTION for 2016.

(AND BILL GATES HAS LISTED IT AS HIS FAVORITE BOOK OF 2016--BILL GATES PEOPLE!!!)

Coming in December 2016

Bestselling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

Click Here for New York Times Review

Hear me say THIS:

"ELEVATOR BUTTONS AS UNRECOGNIZED SOURCES OF BACTERIAL COLONIZATION IN HOSPITALS..'






From the author of EMPEROR OF MALADIES...Audie Nominated For Best Non-Fiction

Hear me say the word "PENETRANT".

Recorded at the luxurious studios of S and S.  They have their own Coffee Maker!!

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AMAZON'S BEST AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR!


AMAZON'S Pick for BEST AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR Click here to read Amazon's review

"A panoramic history of technological revolution… a sweeping, thrilling tale… Throughout his action-packed story, Isaacson… offers vivid portraits--many based on firsthand interviews--[and] weaves prodigious research and deftly crafted anecdotes into a vigorous, gripping narrative about the visionaries whose imaginations and zeal continue to transform our lives."
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Recorded at CDM Studios NYC: Like DisneyWorld without the pesky Mouse. 

"His book is thus most memorable..... for the quieter moments in which we realize that the most primal drive for innovators is a need to feel childlike joy."
----NY Times Oct 2, 2014     

Same at CDM Studios:  Childlike Joy.  With COFFEE!

Earphone Awards Winner from AudioFile Magazine!

"Whether listeners proceed through the selections as they're presented or dip in to choose favorites as from a box of assorted treats, this satisfying collection should not be missed."
--AudioFile Sept. 2014


BLACK-EYE BLONDE: Thank You AudioFile Magazine


THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE :
A Philip Marlowe Novel 

Benjamin Black
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

What fun to be back in 1950s Los Angeles with Philip Marlowe as imagined by Benjamin Black, aka acclaimed Irish author John Banville. Dennis Boutsikaris narrates with marvelous aplomb. In this new take on Raymond Chandler's iconic P.I., he meets a cool blonde and acquires a dangerous case. She walks in one hot summer day and asks Marlowe to find her vanished boyfriend. Marlowe agrees to look and meets a whole lot of trouble along the way. Boutsikaris nails the cool but inviting tone, the clipped tempo, the razor and the velvet of such a tale. He differentiates between characters without overacting, and does a more than passable female--shades of Lauren Bacall, in fact. This is a perfect weekend listen. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2014]


“It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere.”


RECORDED AT CDM STUDIOS in NYC.  The Happiest Place on Earth! With a Zen Cat Litter Box at the Front Desk!!



The SoundTrack of Clive Davis' Life.....

 And there's Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.
(And for some of you, sadly, Barry Manilow....)



L.A. Times Review BOURNE LEGACY

"Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments, this is an exemplary espionage thriller that has a strong sense of what it wants to accomplish and how best to get there. And it is impeccably cast, from stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton on down."

"On Down" would be D.B.....READ L.A. Times on BOURNE LEGACY

GOLDEN EARPHONE AWARD

THE BRENNER ASSIGNMENT :
The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of WWII 

Patrick K. O'Donnell 
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris
In a story so full of plot twists, intrigue, danger, and violent death as to top any bestseller list, O'Donnell recounts the true story of a U.S. mission to sabotage a critical Nazi supply route in the Italian Alps. Dennis Boutsikaris presents the journalistic account in the way it was written--as a James Bond thriller. His rapid-fire delivery of military operations alternates with a languid presentation of the portions of the story relating to "the Countess," a Mata Hari-esque real-life distraction to mission leader Stephen Hall. The story is so gripping and the delivery so compelling that only lines such as "recalling the event some 60 years later . . ." serve to remind the listener that the story actually happened. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]

FALL FROM GRACE--APRIL 2012 EARPHONE AWARD WINNER!!

FALL FROM GRACE 
Richard North Patterson
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Patterson has outdone himself with his latest edge-of-your-seat audiobook. Ben Blaine, the demanding, downright cruel patriarch of a Martha's Vineyard family, is found dead at the edge of a cliff on his property. Police have no shortage of suspects since so many wanted him dead. But it is his prodigal son, Adam, who must figure out why his father cut his mother out of his will in his final months and, in doing so, determine who caused the man's death. It's hard to go wrong when Dennis Boutsikaris performs an audiobook, and this one is no exception. Boutsikaris’s measured tones will transport listeners into a new world so perfectly they’ll smell the salty sea air.
M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]

APA ANNOUNCES 2012 FINALISTS FOR Distinguised Achievement in Production


APA Announces the 2012 Finalists for Most Prestigious Audie Awards
 
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has selected four finalists for the prestigious Audiobook of the Year Award and four finalists for the Distinguished Achievement in Production Award. The winners will be announced at the 17th Annual Audies® Gala and Awards Presentation on Tuesday, June 5 at The New-York Historical Society in New York City.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutsikaris and a full cast (HarperAudio)

THE LITIGATORS

THE LITIGATORS 
John Grisham
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

John Grisham has the legal thriller down pat, and his audiobooks are often enhanced by the performance of narrator Dennis Boutsikaris. As he has done in other Grisham novels, Boutsikaris lends a touch of whimsy to the process that lets the listener know that everything is going to work out.
He makes a good book even better. 
© AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2011]

STARRED REVIEW FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY for THE LEFTOVERS

The Leftovers Tom Perrotta, read by Dennis Boutsikaris. Macmillan Audio

Having recorded works by everyone from Don DeLillo to Richard North Patterson, Dennis Boutsikaris is the ideal audio jack-of-all-trades for Perrotta’s darkly comic novel of American life after the Rapture. Boutsikaris captures the tender longing of Perrotta’s prose as it harks back to a lost happiness now entirely destroyed by the unexplained disappearance of millions of people, both believers and nonbelievers. Utilizing the mellow timbre of his voice and effective moments of silence, Boutsikaris highlights the disconnection and dissatisfaction at the heart of Perrotta’s novel. Proving to be a superb narrator for Perrotta’s work, Boutsikaris’s quiet excellence is akin to that of the author. A St. Martin’s Press hardcover. (Aug.) Reviewed on: 09/26/2011

 

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner


FROM AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE

AMERICAN GODS: THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 
Neil Gaiman
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris and a Full Cast

This full-cast performance of the tenth anniversary edition of 

Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS (think director’s cut) is one of the 
most mesmerizing audio experiences ever......... Hats in the 
air for the whole cast, a flawless production....... B.G. 
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 
© AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]


 

   


NOW Available.American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

Coming March 15, 2011

In the early 1960s, uncertainty and menace gripped New York, crystallizing in a poisonous divide between a deeply corrupt, cynical, and racist police force, and an African American community buffeted by economic distress, brutality, and narcotics. 

Now At Audible!

Click Here For "THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM" at Audible


"The best reason to get this book, though, is to hear perhaps the most perfect marriage of reader to text that exists at Audible. Boutsikaris' sly mix of snideness and posed incredulity completely captures the essential nature of this book. Amazing work."  
Reader Review