BAILEY CARR is an Earphones Award winning audiobook narrator based in NYC. Bailey has narrated over 75 audiobooks, many for New York Times Bestselling Authors. Bailey works with publishers Audible Studios, Blackstone, Brilliance, Commonmode, Hachette, Harper, Recorded Books, Tantor, and Scholastic's Weston Woods. She was raised in Tennessee and graduated with a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
"A trio of narrators portrays the three heroines in this novel, which nicely integrates its subplots. Jorjeana Marie animates cold 17-year-old Adri, who is orphaned and bound for Mars in 2065. While living with a distant cousin, Adri discovers the writings of two ancestors, and her prickly detachment turns to curiosity, then caring. Bailey Carr reads the emotional journal of Cat, written during the Dustbowl era. Cat is desperate to save her sister from lung disease, passionately in love with the farm's handyman, and angry with her mother for something Adri can't figure out. That anger is linked to Leonore's letters. Fiona Hardingham brings out Lenore's vivacity and consuming grief after her brother's death in WWI. Re-listening is recommended for this compelling audio with its evocative writing, parallel stories, and strong performances.
S.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2017]"
Raviv Ullman and Bailey Carr infuse their narrations with wonder and awe befitting a tale full of strange and beautiful things. Steeped in magical realism, it's the story of a girl who grows roses from her wrists and turns pumpkins to glass and a boy who paints moons and keeps secrets. A blossoming romance ensues. Ullman's tone is one of reverence, as if he's delivering a ballad oft recounted, while Carr's is one of desperate yearning. Their approaches are well balanced and reflect the way the narrative is shared equally between both characters. This mix of quiet and passion serves the story, which is fast paced but also possesses a poetic quality. A rich, layered performance.
E.M.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2016]