Narrator James Anderson Foster never forgets that passion – including intellectual passion – is the heart of this novel… Only a skilled narrator can convey the characters’ (and the author’s) passion for these ideas and maintain the listener’s interest in what is often a central element in the story… This is a memorable version of a great novel.
With his palette of subtle tones and sensitive phrasing, narrator James (Anderson) Foster illuminates every broad idea and all the drama surrounding the end of the postwar economic boom in 1973. His comprehension of economics and politics makes this a riveting makes this a riveting discussion for anyone interested in international finance and the capacity of government to influence society.
Narrator James (Anderson) Foster’s enthusiasm and sensitivity to every nuance make this a compelling audio. With both steadiness and phrasing verve, he holds this book together… Foster’s skill with this kind of deductive writing rivets attention and makes the authors’ principles and strategies even more compelling when they finally appear.
“While the novel’s intriguing opening–involving the unsolved mystery of a student’s disappearance–is certainly a grabber, it is as much Foster’s performance as it is the plot that keeps the listener engaged from start to finish.”
“Multiple narrators weave memorable character performances with increasingly tangled “strands” of events, along with an assortment of letters, memos, meetings, chat transcripts, and other communications media. Their distinct accents and intuitive pacing summon a magical blend of personalities and narrative.”
“…narrator James Foster makes this audio an inviting way to learn about the skills of one of today’s most trendy historical figures–Alexander Hamilton. Foster’s calming performance will help listeners savor the nuanced transactions that led to the birth of our nation.”
“James is an intelligent, empathetic, and talented narration coach. His unique style and approach help guide the narrator to a deeper understand of a character’s motivation; the result being a more nuanced and compelling performance.” – Sean Allen Pratt, Audiobook Narrator/Coach
“Just had a Skype session with James Anderson Foster. HO-LY-COW! It was awesome. I would go so far as to say a game changer for character development. It WORKS. Thanks James!”
– Nancy Peterson, Audiobook Narrator
“I just finished a session and I got a LOT out of it… it’s going to change the way I approach characters. This is going to help my view of characters for the better.” – Joe Hemple, Audiobook Narrator
“James Anderson Foster has developed a system that uses modern psychology to help narrators create believable characters, understand motivation, and give characters life rather than Just a Voice.”
– A.T. Chandler, Audiobook Narrator
“The characters are in your head, and James Anderson Foster could very well be your key to unlocking them! His method allows you to really get in deep and understand your character(s) so they become more than just a voice or accent! Highly recommend!” – Gary Furlong, Audiobook Narrator
“James’s methods specifically focus on character development and bringing them to life. It has really changed the way I view and perform characters, and I’ve already used his technique on a 15 hour book I just finished. He’s onto something here… if you’re looking to improve on your performance book a session with him. Plus, he’s one of the nicest guys around. And yes, it was fun too!”
– Caroline McLaughlin, Audiobook Narrator
“Fostering Characters has completely changed how I view each scene. James Anderson Foster provides the tools toward portraying characters that feel authentic and well-rounded. I appreciated the structure and clarity of these sessions and feel especially lucky to have learned from the kind and incomparable James Anderson Foster – Thank You!” – Cindy Kay, Audiobook Narrator
“The techniques, exercises, and perspective that James teaches have been life changing, or should I say, career changing as I have come to a whole new appreciation for understanding each character in the books I prepare for audio and how to best bring them and the author’s words to life while narrating.” – Andrea Emmes, Audiobook Narrator