Matilda Novak has been working in nearly every facet of v.o. for over two decades. Since recording her first book in 2000 from the Deyan’s Hallowed Closet, Matilda has performed novels, non-fiction and even textbooks, as well as earning credits for associate producer, producer and director on various productions.

“Each story is told with a fresh approach and vivid language. Narrator Matilda Novak picks up on these changes and alters her delivery for each tale. She does this with a delicate touch….The narrator has crisp diction and a pleasing, feminine voice…..Her pronunciation of foreign words is flawless.”

Rochelle O’Gorman Reviewer, L.A.Times


JoAnn Ross

Read by Matilda Novak

In the isolated mountain town of Hazard, Wyoming, a psychopath obsesses over his growing thirst for blood. Soon the vicious murders begin. With calm assurance Matilda Novak recounts the intersecting stories of Ross’s eccentric characters: the burned-out sheriff; his rebellious 16-year-old son; a whiskey-throated late-night talk radio host who thought she could outrun her past, a relentless bounty hunter, and a boy raised by wolves. The effect is chilling. K.A.T. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine

[Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]

Mystery & Suspense • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • ©2006


Jhumpa Lahiri

Read by Matilda Novak

The crystalline writing in the nine stories of this Pulitzer Prize-winning debut collection dazzles. These sensitive explorations of the lives of Indian immigrants and expatriates touch on universal themes, making them at once specific and broad in their appeal. Narrator Matilda Novak’s light voice is fine for stories written by a young woman, and the hint of melody in her reading is typical of Indian voices. Yet her narration sometimes passes over the crux of a story without pause, leaving the listener wondering if the reader understood the point. Nonetheless, listeners will understand the gentle, ironic points the author is making. These are wonderful stories, pleasantly, though not brilliantly, read. A.C.S.

© AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]


Lynette Padwa

Read by Matilda Novak

The people we deal with every day–doctors, hotel clerks, waiters, and mechanics–all WANT to be effective and helpful, says the author in this enlightening and smartly read audio lesson. Surveying people in a range of service industries, she got the inside scoop on what people in those professions need for them to want to do the best job possible. The optimistic message is made even more positive and entertaining by Matilda Novak’s upbeat reading. It encourages listeners not to be pushy or entitled. Compliments and appreciation will do wonders with most service workers, along with being clear in communicating reasonable preferences. T.W. ©

AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]

Personal Growth • 3 hrs. • Abridged • ©2005

Narration & Production Credits

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LaHiri
Directed by Bob Deyan
Short Story CollectionSoundelux Audio
You Go, Girl – Winning the Women’s Way Co-authored by Kim Doren & Charlie JonesSportsBooks On Tape
Say The Magic Words, by Lynette PadwaPersonal GrowthListen and Live
Impulse, by Joann RossMystery/SuspenseRandom House Audio
When Sparrows Fall, by Meg MoseleyInspirational FictionRandom House Audio
15 Days, by Christie BlatchfordMemoirAudible
Think Like a Futurist, by Cicely SommersBusinessAudible
Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee MastersAudio Partners
Associate Producer and Contributing Narrator
Going to Bend, by Diane Hammond
FictionBlackstone Audio, Associate Producer
Pushkin & the Queen of Spades, by Alice Randall

FictionBlackstone Audio, Director
The O’Malley Series (7 Novels) by Dee Henderson.Inspirational FictionProduced by Multnomah Drive-Time Audio
“What’s Inside,” by Christine Lee Schaffer. Personal Growth