Audible #1 Best-selling narrator | SOVAS Award 2019 | AudioFile Earphones Award
Fiction: historical / contemporary / literary / cozy mystery / fantasy / cozy romance
Nonfiction: memoir / self-help / academic
Languages: American English; French and Italian (some conversational ability); Accents: French, Italian, var. British, Irish, Scottish, var. Spanish, Eastern European, German, Russian, etc.
American dialects: NYC reg.; Philadelphia; Midwestern; Coastal Southern; Alabama; Texas; Boston, etc.
My voice has been described as “elegant and assertive,” “energetic and exciting,” “engaging and real.” A musical ear allows me to perform and pick up up accents easily for comic and dramatic characters. With comprehensive preparation, I delve into my authors’ ideas and characters to deliver their authentic voice; my body of work reflects years of experience in live performance, improvisation, and teaching.
THE LIGHT PIRATE
by Lily Brooks–Dalton | Read by Rosemary Benson | Hachette Audio
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
A captivating performance by Rosemary Benson highlights this arresting dystopian story of a woman’s struggle to survive in a dying world. Rising water levels; monster storms; and blistering, deadly heat have left Florida and its population devastated. Born during a massive storm, Wanda grew up watching her surroundings deteriorate and learning how to survive. In this post apocalyptic Florida, Wanda’s life depends upon her ability to adapt. Benson delivers tension as thick as the swampy air, and adds color and brightness to the more hopeful moments. Wanda’s encounters with other survivors are sometimes dangerously brutal, sometimes tenuously friendly. Author Brooks–Dalton achieves a disturbing look at the effects of climate change, and Benson’s exceptionally perceptive narration makes Wanda’s plight personal.
by Susan Fox Rogers | Read by Rosemary Benson | Tantor Media
"Rosemary Benson's melodic and expressive voice is perfect for these introspective essays...Benson seamlessly matches her tone with Rogers's wide-ranging subjects, conveying her self-effacing humor, concern at habitat loss, joy in a beautiful bird, and resigned sadness when her relationship fails." (read more) - Audiofile
LEVON: FROM DOWN IN THE DELTA TO THE BIRTH OF THE BAND AND BEYOND
by Sandra B. Tooze | Read by Rosemary Benson | HighBridge Audio
"Narrator Rosemary Benson creates the voices of the major and minor figures in this biography of Levon Helm, drummer for The Band. She delivers a convincing voicing of Helm's soft Arkansas dialect and even mimics incidental characters such as saxophonist Bobby Keys and folk singer Happy Traum..." (read more) - AudioFile Magazine
A WORLD WITHOUT SOIL: The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet by Jo Handelsman, Kayla Cohen | Tantor Audio
Expressing clear concern, Benson ticks off soil problems that include deforestation, erosion,and shortsighted farming practices around the world. She makes listeners hear Handelsman's fascination…She also brings a sense of high-stakes drama..."
MOCKINGBIRD SONGS: MY FRIENDSHIP WITH HARPER LEE
By Wayne Flynt | Read by Rosemary Benson, Mike Ortego
"Harper Lee stands as one of the twentieth century's most beloved authors with her enduring classic, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Here, her longtime friend Wayne Flint shares his perspective on Lee through their thirty-year correspondence. What makes this listening experience special are the performances of the two narrators... Benson, in particular, seems perfectly chosen to represent Lee; her melodic voice has a hint of Southern charm." (read more) - AudioFile