Trust the journey.
"This audiobook begins as a classic late-nineteenth-century romance when plucky, young Genevieve, who is determined to defy society's expectations by pursuing a career in journalism, meets a handsome, enigmatic Daniel, a millionaire with a dubious background. What begins as an ambitious reporter's search for a story leads to scandal and murder. The clear, reedy voice of Melanie Carey tells this story about how Daniel and Genevieve pair up to uncover a scam perpetrated upon the upper echelons of New York society. Carey deftly performs the many voices that are part of this lush, action-packed mystery. Her Irish accents are among her most authentic sounding. This is the debut novel in the Gilded Gotham Mystery series." D.L.G. © AudioFile 2022
"Melanie Carey...deftly performs the many voices that are part of this lush, action-packed mystery... her Irish accents are among her most authentic sounding."
"Want to live in Palm Springs, California? First, listen to Melanie Carey and Paul Bellantoni narrate this debut cozy mystery, set in the present day. Listeners are introduced to the charms of the city, as well as lots of Old Hollywood trivia, while being simultaneously entertained by a murder mystery. Carey and Bellantoni deftly alternate the voices of the two main characters, Cindy and Jay, along with a solid number of secondary ones. Sometimes Bellantoni's females sound a little similar to one another, but Bissonette keeps the plot moving throughout a few twists. Overall, the narrators mirror the written words with appropriate vocal inflections, making for an enjoyable listen. B.E.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]
"Carey and Bellantoni deftly alternate the voices of the two main characters, Cindy and Jay, along with a solid number of secondary ones....an enjoyable listen."
Experience and education
Melanie is a classically trained actor in theatre based in Seattle. She has narrated over 50 audiobooks. With a voice described as warm, smart and sensual, her performances are acknowledged for their emotional expressiveness and honesty. She brings to each project a deep listening to the author’s intent and a commitment to entertaining storytelling. She earned a BA in drama from the University of Washington as well as completing an acting intensive at the Marymount College London Drama Program. Before coming to audiobooks she worked in theatre, hypnosis, and yoga. She has studied with Carol Monda, Johnny Heller, and Sean Allen Pratt. Her favorite way to end the day is reading bedtime stories to her sleepy children.
Dialects, languages, and special knowledge
Melanie is proficient in British Isle dialects and has audiobook literacy in French, Spanish, and Sanskrit (yoga asanas and mantras), as well as spiritual and religious terms and references.