Featured Titles Award-winning narrator Emily Rankin on THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares

It’s always a treat to listen to actress Emily Rankin (the artist formerly known as Emily Janice Card) narrate an audiobook. A recent Audie Award and Odyssey Honor winner, Emily’s rave reviews describe her storytelling skills with phrases like: “[her] reading is magic,” “[she does] her usual superlative job,” and “[she] makes it seem as if she is talking to her friends.

So you can imagine our excitement when we found out that Emily, who has read everything from Judy Blume’s classic Iggie’s House, to Jennifer Donnelly’s bestseller Revolution, would be paired with beloved author Ann Brashares’ THE HERE AND NOW. And we just had to know…what’s it like to step into the sisterhood studio to read such an eagerly awaited book?

So now it’s Emily’s turn to give a quote—and lucky for us, she also included a behind-the-mic studio snapshot with her favorite little listener! Scroll down to see the adorable photo and hear an audiobook clip of this incredible new novel.

But first, here’s Emily on THE HERE AND NOW

“I was so excited to get to read the latest from Ann Brashares—in fact, I’m still on a lovely ‘narrator high’ after finishing the recording. She’s got a knack for adding a fantastical tweak to everyday life—magical jeans, or in THE HERE AND NOW, time travel—without sacrificing relatability. Giving voice to Prenna, the heroine of this book, felt as natural as talking to a best friend on the phone for hours…if that best friend just told me she’d come here as a refugee from a bleak, plague-ridden future.”—Emily Rankin

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Listen to a clip of Emily reading THE HERE AND NOW:

THE HERE AND NOW goes on sale April 8, 2014 and will be available on audiobook as a CD and digital download. Click here for more information or to purchase this title.

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