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AUDIOBOOK RECORDING

At REX we record and edit audiobooks for many companies and authors including Audible, Penguin Random House, Hay House and more. A complex process requiring keen direction and quality assurance, we take great pride in the quality of authorship and narrative performance in our recorded audiobooks. Recorded in whisper-quiet Studio 2 – the highest possible quality audiobook is always our goal.

Our team has produced some captivating work across a wide variety of projects including:

AudioBook Samples

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And Now We Have Everything - By Meaghan O’Connell

And Now We Have Everything is O’Connell’s brave exploration of transitioning into motherhood as a fledgling young adult. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O’Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the second adolescence of a changing postpartum body, the problem of sex post-baby, the weird push to make “mom friends,” and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity.
More Channeling fears and anxieties that are, shockingly, still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and intimate motherhood story for our times, about needing to have a baby in order to stop being one yourself.

Narrated by the author.
Coming April 2018

Up Up Down Down - By Cheston Knapp

Daring, wise, hilarious, and tender, this exhilarating collection of seven linked essays by Cheston Knapp tackles Big Questions through seemingly unlikely avenues: an examination of a local professional wrestling promotion becomes a meditation on pain and his relationship with his father; a profile on UFO enthusiasts ends up probing his history in the church and, more broadly, the nature and limits of faith itself; attending an adult skateboarding camp launches him into a virtuosic analysis of nostalgia; and the shocking murder of a neighbor expands into an interrogation of our culture’s prevailing ideas about community and the way we tell the stories of our lives. More Even more remarkable, perhaps, is the way he manages to find humanity in a damp basement full of frat boys. Taken together, the essays amount to a chronicle of a young man’s journey into adulthood, and his formative experiences ultimately tilt at what may be the Biggest Q of them all: what are the hazards of becoming who you are?

Narrated by the author.
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Biblical Mystery Tour - by Tom Muzzio

A tongue-in-cheek look at the greatest hits (and misses) of the Holy Bible as told by a former evangelical Christian minister-turned gay activist and humorist.

If you have never experienced the Bible, come on along. You are in good company. Most folks have not idea at all what’s inside. And for you smarty-pants kids who grew up in “the church” and think you know all about it, we dare you to take the tour. Jump on the bus, and let’s get rolling.

Narrated by the author and “Voice of God” Sam A. Mowry.
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High Performance Habits - by Brendon Burchard

After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and you win. Neglect them and life is a never-ending struggle.
More We all want to be high performing in every area of our lives. But how? Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. This book is about the art and science of how to practice these proven habits.

Narrated by the author.
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Elites of Eden - by Joey Graceffa

Two girls, one destiny. Yarrow is an elite: rich, regal, destined for greatness. She’s the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden. At the exclusive Oaks boarding school, she makes life miserable for anyone foolish enough to cross her. Her life is one wild party after another…until she meets a fascinating, lilac-haired girl named Lark.

Meanwhile, there is Rowan, who has been either hiding or running all her life. More As an illegal second child in a strictly regulated world, her very existence is a threat to society, punishable by death…or worse. After her father betrayed his family, and after her mother was killed by the government, Rowan discovered a whole city of people like herself. Safe in an underground sanctuary that also protected the last living tree on Earth, Rowan found friendship, and maybe more, in a fearless hero named Lachlan. But when she was captured by the government, her fate was uncertain.
When these two girls discover the thread that binds them together, the collision of memories means that their lives may change drastically – and that Eden may never be the same.

Narrated by Sarah Grayson.
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Bystanders Bible - by Tom Muzzio

These are the extras in the greatest story ever told. These are the little people who were standing by, holding the scabbard for the hero in battle, tending the horses, and fetching the odd snack for the great men of renown. These are the wives and mothers, sisters and brothers, and the servants and slaves of the heroes of the faith. This is a look at the Good Book from a more humble perspective.

Narrated by male (Bruce Miles) and female (Julie Strozyk) narrators, plus scripture “Voice of God” (Sam A. Mowry).
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Captivate - by Vanessa Van Edwards

As a human behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab – and she’s cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems, and behavior hacks for taking charge of interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science-backed, real-life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections.
More When you understand the laws of human behavior, you can get along with anyone, and your influence, impact, and income will increase as a result. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation – negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You will never interact in the same way again.

Narrated by the author.
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Lincoln In the Bardo - by George Saunders

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body.
More From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.

Narrated by David Sedaris as ROGER BLEVINS III (REX’s portion of the work)
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God Told Me to Hate You - by Tom Muzzio

A biographical exposé of the dark side of modern corporate religion, as told by a former Evangelical fundamentalist Christian minister turned gay activist.
Says Tom, “How did I ever fall for it? When I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart as my personal Lord and savior, I went all in. Years later I had to struggle to find a way to get out of both the ministry and the closet as well. I was a gay man trapped in the ranks of the Fightin’ Fundies – constantly mentally recording their every word. But Evangelical Fundamentalism is like flypaper – try to get it off. Well, I finally did just that. Talk about fallout! And here’s the whole story.”

Narrated by Carl Wolfson.
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A Habit of Mind - by Jim Newman

Looks, charm, stylish job shooting TV news, Doug Pepper’s only goal is his next conquest at the local pick-up bar. It takes tragedy and a cross-country odyssey for Doug to break through a habit of mind – classic self-absorption – and learn to love. The lady in Doug’s life also learns life’s hard lessons in a shared moment of truth that bind the pair together forever.

Narrated by the author.
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Carolina Israelite - by Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

This first comprehensive biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903-1981) – author of the 1958 national best seller Only in America – illuminates a remarkable life intertwined with the rise of the civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture, and the sometimes precarious position of Jews in the South and across America during the 1950s. After recounting Golden’s childhood on New York’s Lower East Side, Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett points to his stint in prison as a young man, after a widely publicized conviction for investment fraud during the Great Depression, as the root of his empathy for the underdog in any story. More During World War II, the cigar-smoking, bourbon-loving raconteur landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and founded the Carolina Israelite newspaper, which was published into the 1960s. Golden’s writings on race relations and equal rights attracted a huge popular readership. Golden used his celebrity to editorialize for civil rights as the momentous story unfolded. He charmed his way into friendships and lively correspondence with Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, and Billy Graham, among other notable Americans, and he appeared on the Tonight Show as well as other national television programs. Hartnett’s spirited chronicle captures Golden’s message of social inclusion for a new audience today.

Narrated by the author.
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The Carry Home - by Gary Ferguson

The Carry Home is both a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Ferguson and his wife, Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in Northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature. Confronting his unthinkable loss, Ferguson set out to fulfill Jane’s final wish: the scattering of her ashes in five remote, wild locations they loved and shared. The act of the carry home allows Ferguson the opportunity to ruminate on their life together as well as explore deeply the impactful presence of nature in all of our lives. More Theirs was a love borne of wild places, and The Carry Home offers a powerful glimpse into how the natural world can be a critical prompt for moving through cycles of immeasurable grief, how bereavement can turn to wonder, and how one man rediscovered himself in the process of saying good-bye.

Narrated by the author.
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When Your Mother Doesn't - by Jill Kelly, PHD

Nearly three decades of secrets lie between Lola Ashby and the two girls she reluctantly raised. Now, prompted by the one father figure she respects, older daughter Frankie agrees to drive from Portland to visit her ailing mother, who abandoned the girls when they were in high school. When younger daughter Callie announces to Frankie that she’s moving her fashion-model career to Los Angeles from the East Coast, Frankie badgers her sister into meeting up in the Idaho panhandle for a family reunion to dilute the impact of their mother’s indifference.

Narrated by the author.
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Motivation Manifesto - by Brendon Burchard

The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice – time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.
More The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won.
Recalling the revolutionist voices of the past that chose freedom over tyranny, Burchard – at times poetic yet always fierce – motivates us to free ourselves from fear and take back our lives once and for all.

Narrated by the author.
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How to Train a Wild Elephant - by Jan Chozen Bays, MD

A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD – physician and Zen teacher – has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

Narrated by the author.
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Sober Truths - by Jill Kelly, PHD

Old-timers in 12-step programs say that if you want to stay sober, you only have to change one thing: your whole life. Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman recounts how one woman did just that. Jill Kelly’s personal stories describe the journey as two decades of drinking and despair gave way to a richly rewarding sober life. Her demons did not go quietly when she put the bottle down. Loneliness, anxiety, distrust of others – they were all still there. More This memoir tells how she has learned to be with those demons and not drink, to let go of the jealous dramas of the past and embrace a new life of peace. Along the way, Kelly reinvents herself, becoming a visual artist, starting a successful business, and developing deep friendships and a satisfying spiritual life. At the same time, she faces the challenges of emotional eating and her sober ambivalence about sexual relationships.

Narrated by the author.
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Loveology - by John Mark Comer

In the beginning, God created Adam. Then he made Eve. And ever since we’ve been picking up the pieces. Loveology is just that—a theology of love. With an autobiographical thread that turns a book into a story, pastor and speaker John Mark Comer shares about what is right in male/female relationships—what God intended in the Garden. And about what is wrong—the fallout in a post-Eden world. Loveology starts with marriage and works backward. More Comer deals with sexuality, romance, singleness, and what it means to be male and female; ending with a raw, uncut, anything goes Q and A dealing with the most asked questions about sexuality and relationships. This is an audiobook for singles, engaged couples, and the newly married—both inside and outside the church—who want to learn what the Scriptures have to say about sexuality and relationships. For those who are tired of Hollywood’s propaganda, and the church’s silence. And for people who want to ask the why questions and get intelligent, nuanced, grace-and-truth answers, rooted in the Scriptures.

Narrated by the author.
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Kennedy & Reagan - by Scott Ferris

In Kennedy and Reagan, acclaimed political historian Scott Farris offers a comparative biography that explores Kennedy’s and Reagan’s contemporaneous lives from birth until 1960, showing how the experiences, attitudes, and skills developed by each man later impacted his presidency. Tackling key issues of each president’s time in office—civil rights, religion, nuclear brinkmanship, etc.—he also considers how their dealings around each issue compare and contrast. Ultimately, Kennedy and Reagan provides examinations of why the American public consistently ranks Kennedy and Reagan among the greatest presidents in history, an assessment shared by pundits and politicians, while historians do not.

Narrated by the author.
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The Shack - by William Paul Young

Mackenzie Allen Phillips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

Narrated by the author and Roger Mueller.
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Almost President - by Scott Ferris

Almost President profiles a dozen men who have run for the American presidency and lost—but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many of those who have served as president. Scott Farris tells us the stories of legendary figures from Henry Clay to Stephen Douglas, William Jennings Bryan to Thomas Dewey. He also includes mini-profiles on every major candidate nominated for president who never reached the White House but who helped ensure the success of American democracy.

Narrated by the author.
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Streetwise Spirituality - by Carol Marleigh Kline

On good days, it’s easy to rise above the everyday pain and irritations of Earth school. But how quickly we hit bottom when love goes wrong, or we’re trapped in the traffic jam of the century. Streetwise Spirituality offers the tools to turn those troubling forks in the road into valuable growth opportunities. Carol Kline shows how the tools of patience, perseverance, and adaptability will help you identify the self-defeating beliefs and fears that squeeze the joy out of your life. You’ll learn how the desire for perfection keeps you feeling dissatisfied and angry; how trying to please someone else always backfires; and why it’s so hard to get others to change. Streetwise Spirituality shows how emotional issues can become tools to enhance our spiritual nature. Streetwise Spirituality’s compelling, true stories and carefully crafted exercises look at blame, shame, spin, and the thousand ways we disconnect. The book encourages active partnership with the innermost self. It shows why a spiritual perspective is not only relevant but necessary on the road toward meaning and joy.

Narrated by the author.

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