Musings, Amusings, and Audio Bites

Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011.  During her   illustrious career, she has been nominated twice for Audie Awards by the Audio Publishers Association, has won numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up awards, and is a frequent Earphones Award winner. Additionally, she has been honored with many starred audio reviews by the Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.  Coleen is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Furthermore, …


July 14, 2014    by Johnny Heller ON JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER We try, most of us, not to make snap judgments. We like to believe that we are open-minded and willing to give our attention to an idea or notion that – on its face – seems suspicious.  We may not be open to stupid ideas like selling automatic weapons to psychos without a background check, but most ideas we are willing to hear out. Unless we hear that the idea, story, book, movie, notion comes from the brain of someone society has branded as politically incorrect or plain evil. I recently auditioned to narrate a wonderful book …


  “Pick-Off Play” is a Mickey Rawlings historical baseball mystery short story set in the Texas League during the 1913 season.  Proceeds from the purchase of this audiobook will be donated to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. The ALS Association has committed millions of dollars to find effective treatments and, hopefully one day, a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or as it is better known, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Their  global research effort to educate the public and eradicate this disease has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, and helped to advance new and often groundbreaking discoveries and treatments. Please consider donating to this great cause. Right …


News & Events

Audio interview with Johnny Heller at featuring Mash for Tantor Audio.

2014 AUDIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OUT!  Johnny Heller is nominated for Solo Narration (Male) for the Recorded Books production of Adam Gidwicz’ In A Glass Grimmly.  It’s a real honor.

May 28th is APAC at the Javits. Come on down! Meet Johnny and Jo Anna and all our narrator friends.  Go to the APA site for information -

CLASSES/COACHING:  Watch this space for new AudioBook Narration and Commercial VO Course listings from Backstage University and taught by Johnny  at DuArt Studios! Go to to sign up.  You can also work with Johnny via in Manhattan or via skype.  Or – just contact Johnny for more info.


helping people find the audiobooks they need to hear!

We are featuring the audiobook Pick-Off Play written by Troy Soos, and narrated by Johnny Heller. Proceeds from the sale of this audiobook will be donated to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter on behalf of our friend, and producer extraordinaire, Bob Deyan of Deyan Audio. Please give, and give freely. With your help we can stamp out ALS.