Hillary HuberHave you read A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read?
Ever listened to it?
If you have and it™s among one of your favorite audiobooks, you™ll be happy to know that Hillary Huber, narrator of A Field of Darkness has been nominated to win an Audie Award!

This week, I caught up with Hillary Huber, an Audie Award nominee in the category of Mystery for her work on the audiobook A Field of Darkness, a novel written by Cornelia Read. I first heard about Hillary™s nomination from Karen Commins earlier this year and wanted to save this article for the week of the Audie Awards in New York City, so here we are.

Under the direction of Pat Fraley, Hillary Huber masterfully recorded A Field of Darkness, an audiobook in the Mystery genre. Hillary is one of 700 nominees who were entered into the Audie Awards this year and given her talent and expertise in the area of recording for audiobooks, she is a prime candidate to take home an Audie to showcase in her Los Angeles recording studio. When asked about her experiences with the audiobook and the nomination, Hillary confided:


A Field of Darkness was a fabulous project from the get-go. I contacted author Cornelia Read and discovered that we had led virtually parallel lives ” raised in Long Island, a move to upstate NY, then Colorado and finally landing in California. Each of us had a parent split for Hawaii. It’s just crazy. The cool thing is that Cornelia funneled all of this history into her protagonist, Madeline Dare, and therefore I got her through and through. Pat helped me prepare the other characters as well as figuring out the thematic threads. I’m not a mystery book reader and his insight was very helpful.

Praise for Hillary Huber:
Madeline Dare, born into Long Island Society and raised amid the wealthy of California, is married to a Syracuse Railroad worker and writing for a small town newspaper. Dare dislikes Syracuse and her working-class in-laws while, at the same time, rejecting her upper-class upbringing. Upon learning of a twenty-year-old murder in the area, Dare investigates the crime, which is intertwined with her cousin Lapthorne Townsend. Hillary Huber reads this slow-moving mystery with a steady, even voice. Huber follows each shift in time and location as Dare daydreams about her life before Syracuse, remembering Lapthorne and all her adventures with him. As Dare seeks to uncover the truth about Lapthorne’s life, she is forced to examine her own.

M.B.K. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
Source: AudioFileMagazine.com

About Hillary Huber
Hillary Huber is one of the most successful voice talents in Los Angeles. Her Audiobook narrations have garnered her consistently glowing reviews as well as a 2007 Audie nomination for A Field of Darkness. Hillary records in her own facility, Crooked Mile Studios.

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


  1. Stephanie,
    Having studied at an audiobook workshop with Pat and Hillary, I’m thrilled for her that she’s being so honored. Good for you, Hillary.
    Be well,

  2. You are wonderful Hillary! Just listened to A Field of Darkness and of course, you were brilliant. Darn that Echo Park, you’ll get it next time. Hope to catch up with you sometime soon in LA.
    Love – Lisa

  3. Stephanie- Thanks for this update! Hillary and Pat were awesome when I took a class with them on audio books. Congrats Hillary you deserve it! Hope this finds you doing well. Best, Jessie Gilman

  4. Ms. Huber, please stop narrating L.A. Banks novels. Have you read the Audible.com reviews regarding your narration for “Minion” and “Awakening.” Your narration for urban genre novels is simply awful–just plain bad!! Please just say no!!


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