Actress (The Good Wife and Law and Order SVU, to name a few), Writer, Director and Multiple Award-Winning Audiobook Narrator. She has recorded over 400 titles of all genres for various publishers. She can be seen in an upcoming episode of Virgin River on Netflix soon. Thérèse has narrated all 20 books in the Virgin River (by Robyn Carr) series and voiced every single character in each book (men, women and children)!
Thérèse Plummer won the 2019 Audie Award for her work on the multicast, Sadie by Courtney Summers for Macmillan Audio, and was nominated for the Multicast Any Man by Amber Tamblyn for Harper Audio and her solo narration for The Rogue: Planets Shakenby Lee W. Brainard for Podium Publishing. The American Library Association (ALA) awarded her work on Sourdough by Robin Sloan as part of the 2018 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners. Thérèse has been nominated for 5 Audie Awards in 2018 and won for her Multicast narration for Penguin RandomHouse’s production of See You In the Cosmos by Jack Cheng. She was named AudioFile’s Best Voices of the Year in 2015 for her work on Robyn Carr’s A New Hope. Thérèse is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel Graphic Motion Comic Ironman Extremis, Dr. Fennel in Pokemon and for various Yu-Gi-Oh characters. Television Guest Star Roles on The Good Wife, Law and Order SVU and Virgin River for Netflix. Regional Theatre: Sister James in Doubt. Learn more at www.thereseplummer.com
Author website: https://www.thereseplummer.com/
Therese’s Top Audiobook Picks for Summer 2020
During these uncertain times, mindfulness is key to sustaining social distancing and what better way to escape the news than to get lost in a classic or try out a new release? What is more, there are many services out there right now that are offering free audiobooks and subscription services!
One size fits all, they are easily portable (in your phone!), and you can listen while doing something else: driving, in the tub, working out, cooking the big meal, etc. Here are a few of my top picks for this summer reading/listening season:
- Virgin River by Robyn Carr (Also on Netflix)
- The Jetsetters by Amandaa Eyre Ward
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. Webb
- The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr
- Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
- The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
- Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
- How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
- The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
- All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenburg
- Some Sing Some Cry by Ntozake Shange, Ifa Bayeza
- There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen
- How storytelling saved her life and has helped so many others: from the characters who have impacted Thérèse to the heartwarming stories of how her narration has made a difference to listeners (she receives fan mail from veterans with PTSD and family members of the blind, among others).
- In such an expanding media landscape, very little is often known about the actors who bring audiobooks to life. A behind-the-scenes look at narration (going from man to woman, from English to Irish at a moment’s notice.)
- The market for audiobook listeners keeps rising. When we listen to a book (the rise of audiobooks might have to do with busy lives/ long commutes/ multitasking), we are still allowed to use our imagination to create the characters or the setting in our heads, unlike with watching movies.
- A voice can make or break a story.
- Bringing a character to life, that you can only hear, is such a different experience than using your whole body (Thérèse is both a physical actor and voice actor). Thérèse has had guest spots on shows like Law & Order, and The Good Wife. (She’s had to learn accents and do sex scenes for audiobook narration.)
- Her mom was a librarian that got her hooked on reading books as a child; her dad was an actor who used accents while cooking in the kitchen–she combined inspiration from both parents to form a career as an audiobook narrator.
- Audiobooks: is it still reading (or is it listening)? Which senses do we use?
“Therese Plummer has become one of the continuing characters in my series with her magnificent acting and powerful characterization. It didn’t take long before my readers started looking for books she narrates. She is the voice of my heart.” – Robyn Carr, author of the Virgin River Series
“Plummer expertly mines the depth of emotion of each family member, and her portrayal of Maggie is a tour de force.” –Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, Audiofile May 2015: The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
“Plummer’s skill with varied voices and accents is without equal. She navigates Fitzgerald’s glamorous world with panache, immersing the listener in the intense characters personalities.” —AudioFile January 2015: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Thérèse Plummer’s buttery voice conveys the warmth in this Romance. Plummer’s rich narration captures the familial qualities of the tight-knit community while offering a versatility of male, female and children’s character voices.” –AudioFile August 2014: The Promise Thunder Point Book 5 by Robyn Carr