Janet Metzger brings her considerable acting talent to the depiction of setting and illumination of character.  Her keen musical ear and attention to detail enable her to depict a wide array of accents, especially the many dialects of rural and urban regions of the Southeastern U.S. An award-winning documentary narrator, Janet brings both warmth and authority to non-fiction as well. Whether she is narrating a Southern Romance, a heroine's journey or real life thriller, Metzger's warm and alluring voice will draw the listener into your story with authenticity. 

Recent Releases

Valencia and Valentine by Suzi Kraus

2019 Earphones Award review here

Valencia, a timid debt collector with crippling OCD, is afraid of many things, but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty-five. 

Mrs. Valentine is an eccentric old woman desperate for company, so she’s thrilled when the new cleaning girl provides a listening ear for her life’s story—a tale of storybook love and incredible adventures around the world with her husband before his mysterious and sudden disappearance.

The stories of Valencia and Mrs. Valentine, both performed by Metzger, may at first appear to have nothing in common…but then again, nothing in life is as straightforward as it seems.

                                                           published by Brilliance Audio

Tribulation by Adam Jahnke

This multi-cast sci-fi thriller features the acting talents of Josh Charles, Tom Clark, Trevor Goble, Eric Goins,  Kate Kovach, Janet Metzger, Lauren Revard, and others.

On a deserted stretch of highway, Greg and Stacy Carlson stumble on a faint radio broadcast at the end of the AM dial. What sounds like your average radio sermon reveals itself to be something far more sinister. Strangely fascinated, Greg becomes obsessed with investigating the source of the broadcast. His subsequent disappearance leaves Stacy alone, bewildered, terrified . . . and on a quest for the truth. 

                                                    Audible Original

Escape From the Ordinary by Julie Bradley

From dodging voodoo curses on Cat Island to clawing their way out of underwater caverns in the South Pacific to navigating a Cat 10 storm, Julie takes the listener along for the adventure of a lifetime as she and hubby Glen circumnavigate the globe on a sailboat. 

                                          published by Tantor Audio

Why Liberalism Works by Deidre Nansen McCloskey

An insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world   The greatest challenges facing humankind, according to Deirdre McCloskey, (Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago) are poverty and tyranny, both of which hold people back.                         

                                          published by Tantor Audio


Narration Demos
Warm and trustworty - Nonfiction
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Distinct Southern characters - Fiction
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Comforting and unhurried - Memoir
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Assertive, wise, kind - Nonfiction
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Dramatic fiction, Male-FemaleArtist Name
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To download these and other demos, please visit Soundcloud

Authoritative and inviting - Nonfiction
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2016 Earphones Award for

As Close To Us As Breathing 

by Elizabeth Poliner (Hachette Group). 

Given by AudioFile Magazine to truly exceptional  titles that excel in narrative voice and style, characterizations, suitability to audio, and enhancement of the text.   

Southern author Libby Ware has garnered multiple awards for her debut novel, Lum. The American Library Association’s 2016 Stonewall Literature Book Award; named one of the Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Books; Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award; finalist in Sarton Women's Book Award. In addition, Lum won a gold medal from the Independent Book Publishers. Lum is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and for the Foreword Review’s INDIEFAB Award. Janet is proud to have given voice to these remarkable characters.

Ideas for Summer Listening

 AudioFile Magazine Reviews

Confident, cultivated - Fiction
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