Carine Montbertrand

Actor         Narrator         Teacher

Audiobooks

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OMENS

Fiction     
FLAME OF RESISTANCE

Historical Fiction     
FULL STEAM AHEAD

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GINGERBREAD

Young Adult Fiction     
YALSA
(a division of the American Library Association)
“Selected Audiobook for Young Adults”
THE SPY WORE SHADES

Children's Fiction     
AudioFile Magazine’s “Earphones Award” winner

FAMILY TREE

Children's Fiction     

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Carine is the award winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks. When she first started working for New York’s Recorded Books Productions in the mid-90s, she sounded younger than her years and specialized in children’s and young adult titles. Since then, she has expanded to fiction for adults and has recorded everything from murder mysteries to fantasy and inspirational titles. She is adept with dialects and accents, voicing characters from countries around the world. She also specializes in English language titles with a French flavor, as she is half French. With her audiobooks, she has the opportunity to tell wonderful stories while finding voices for men, women, children, and sometimes ghosts and extraterrestrials.  It’s a incredible opportunity to create roles she might not play on stage!

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AWARDS

 

  • American Library Association’s “Notable Recording” for AMBER WAS BRAVE, ESSIE WAS SMART by Vera B. Williams (co-narration with Barbara Rosenblat and Daisy Eagan)
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) “Selected Audio” for both GINGERBREAD and its sequel SHRIMP by Rachel Cohn; Also YALSA Member’s Choice “Top 50 Audiobooks for Teens”
  • YALSA “Selected Audio” for FLIPPED by Wendelin Van Draanen (co-narration with Andy Paris)
  • American Library Association’s “Notable Recording” for FLIPPED by Wendelin Van Draanen also Selected “Best of the Best Kids’ Audio 2005” by AudioFile Magazine
  • AudioFile’s “Earphones Award” ,  THE SPY WORE SHADES by Martha Freeman; Also Selected as “Best of the Best Kids’ Audio 2003”
  • YALSA “Selected Audio” for GIVE A BOY A GUN by Doug Strasser (with various narrators)

 

REVIEWS

 

FULL STEAM AHEAD by Karen Witemeyer

“Narrator Carine Montbertrand’s elegant style and deliberate pacing bring to life this story of the importance of family, dedication, and the power of faith. Montbertrand captivates listeners, wrapping them in this lovely story.” – AudioFile Magazine

 

THE LAST KIND WORDS SALOON by Larry McMurtry (co-narration with Tom Stechschulte)

“Montbertrand is the production’s host, and at the end of the story reads an account by Nellie Courtright, which is spot-on in every way. The combination of   these two voices brings to life the realities of life in the Old West” – AudioFile Magazine

 

MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER by Cara Black

“Carine Montbertrand is adept with the French place names and expressions, and she successfully creates multiple French and Haitian characters with distinct accents… She is expert at delivering the frenetic pacing.”  – AudioFile Magazine

 

MURDER IN THE PALAIS ROYAL by Cara Black

“With an impeccable French accent, Carine Montbertrand leads the listener through the arrondissements of Paris. Montbertrand’s low-key delivery works wonderfully for Leduc’s humorous entanglements with political foes, villains, and suspects” – AudioFile Magazine

 

GINGERBREAD by Rachel Cohn and its sequels, SHRIMP and CUPCAKE

“Montbertrand’s rather quirky voice and rhythm of speech evokes CC to perfection. She is a master of the sarcastic ‘whatever’ teen tone of voice” – School Library Journal

“Carine Montbertrand’s narrative of this gritty and powerful story perfectly captures the uncertainty that Cyd Charisse feels as she tries to navigate the difficult path towards adulthood” – Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews

“Montbertrand’s husky voice perfectly complements CC’s rambunctious personality…. Montbertrand fleshes out secondary characters with a change of tone or accent that imbues each with personality” – AudioFile Magazine

 

FLIPPED by Wendelin Van Draanen  (co-narration with Andy Paris)

“Carine Montbertrand tackles the strong-willed, and environmentally concerned Julianna with ease and aplomb. She smartly captures the attitude of this outcast adolescent” – AudioFile Magazine

 

MARIE, DANCING by Carolyn Meyer

“Carine Montbertrand performs this recording beautifully, her lovely French pronunciation adding authenticity to the tale and giving an additional poignancy to Marie’s often tragic story” – Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews

“Carine Montbertrand, whose French accent is impeccable, sets forth Marie’s story in an engaging, wholly accessible way. In addition, her characterization of Marie’s downtrodden mother, selfish sister, and the real characters of Edgar Degas and Marie Cassatt, fluidly add to the richness of this text” – AudioFile Magazine

 

THE SPY WORE SHADES by Martha Freeman

“Carine Montbertrand is sublime as she portrays kids from diverse backgrounds”  – AudioFile Magazine

“Carine Montbertrand does an excellent job of distinguishing between characters by using different intonations, pitches, and accents. Her pacing and clarity are excellent”- School Library Journal

 

FOR FREEDOM: THE STORY OF A FRENCH SPY by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

“Talented reader Montbertrand makes this historical tale accessible to young readers… Montbertrand makes this tense suspenseful ending breathtaking” – KLIATT

“Carine Montbertrand’s skillful narration draws the listener into the suspense” – AudioFile Magazine

 

THE TROUBLE AT FORT LA POINTE (American Girl Series) by Kathleen Ernst

“Her voice has a juvenile quality that is quite appealing. She is adroit with accents, and her pacing is deliberate, but never slow” – AudioFile Magazine

“Her pronunciation of the sometimes difficult French and Ojibwe words seems effortless” – School Library Journal

 

GIRL REPORTER SINKS SCHOOL by Linda Ellerbee

“Montbertrand effects just the right tone of voice for Casey and the cast of quirky characters, capturing the unique qualities of each with humor and sympathy” – AudioFile Magazine

 

WHEN DAD KILLED MOM by Julius Lester   (co-narration with Jeff Woodman)

“The shock, anger, and sadness they feel are poignantly enhanced by expert narration” – AudioFile Magazine