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​Audiobook Bibliography

Becoming Ms. Burton


Yvette Edwards, The Mother (2016, Brilliance)
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, The Soldier from Damn Love (2014, Listen Up)
Chanelle Benz, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead (2016, Harper Collins) Selected Stories
Stephanie Powell Watts, No One is Coming to Save Us (2016, Harper Collins)
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, The Perfect Mistress (2016, Simon & Schuster)
Karin Tanabe, The Gilded Years (2016, Simon & Schuster)
Rebecca Walker, Ade (2013, Brilliance)
Luanne Rice, The Silver Boat (2012)*
Clyde Edgerton, The Night Train: a Novel (2011)*
Sue Miller, The Lakeshore Limited (2010)*
Cathleen Schine, The Three Weismanns of Westport (2010)*
Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (2009)*
Tiffany Baker, The Little Giant of Aberdeen County (2009)*

J.J. Smith, The 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (2017, Simon & Schuster)
Nina Tassler (Editor), What I Told My Daughter (2016, Simon & Schuster)
J.J. Smith, Lose Weight, Without Dieting (2014, Simon & Schuster)
James Mellon (Editor), Bull Whip Days-Female voices (2017, Audible Studios)
Alison Deming and Lauret Savoy editors, The Colors of Nature (several chapters) (2014, Audible Studios)
Susan Kuklin editor, Beyond Magenta (Mariah) (2013, Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
Clair Goldstene, The Struggle for America's Promise (2014, Redwood)
John Yates, Meditation in Action (2014, Speedy Publishing)
Andrew Z. Maitland, Yoga for the Beginner: The Starter Guide (2014, Speedy Publishing)

James Patterson and Rachel Howzell Hall, The Good Sister from The Family Lawyer (2017, Hachette)
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Seeking Sarah (2017, Simon & Schuster)
Elizabeth Heiter, Hunted, (2013, Harlequin)
Angela Burt-Murray, Games Divas Play (2014, Brilliance)
Angela Henry, The Company You Keep-Volume 1 The Kendra Clayton Detective Series (2015, ACX)

Angela Jackson, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (2017, Beacon Press)
Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra: A Life (2010)*

Susan Burton and Cari Lynn, Becoming Ms. Burton From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women (2017, Audible Studios)
Sonsyrea Tate, Little X (2015, Redwood)
Sting, Broken Music (2014)*
Theresa Mulligan, Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem (2013, ACX)
Dick & Debbie Church, Don't Ever Look Down (2012)*
Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road (2012)*
Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: a Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie (2011)*
Tina Fey, Bossypants (2011)*

Lavender Parker, Flower in the Desert (2015, ACX)
Sandra Kitt, She's The One (2014, Audible Studios)
Sandra Kitt, Family Affairs (2014, Audible Studios)M.P. McDonald, Seeking Vengeance (2014, ACX)
Ernessa T. Carter, The Awesome Girls Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men (2013, Brilliance)

Elaine Racco Chase, One Way or Another (2012, ACX)
Vicki Hinze, Mindreader (2012, ACX)
Danielle Steele, Big Girl (2010)*
Sarah Dunn, Secrets to Happiness (2009)*

Carole Boston Weatherford, Voice of Freedom (2016, Dreamscape) 2017 AUDIE FINALIST
Tanya Cherie Hegamin, Willow (2013, Brilliance)
Lucille Clifton, Good Woman (1987, American Foundation for the Blind)
Rosa Guy, And I Heard a Bird Sing (1987, American Foundation for the Blind)
Rosa Guy, The Disappearance (1987, American Foundation for the Blind)
Rosa Guy, New Guys Around the Block (1987, American Foundation for the Blind)
Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place (1988, American Foundation for the Blind)
Walter Dean Myers, Motown and Didi (1987, American Foundation for the Blind)
Mildred D. Taylor, The Gold Cadillac (1987, American Foundation for the Blind)

Dany G. Zuwen, Black Tears in Heaven (2016, Audible Studios)
Octavia Butler, Blood Child and Other Stories (2014, Audible Studios)

David J. Schwartz, The Gooseberry Bluff Community College of Magic (2013, Brilliance)
Candace Bowen Early, Wicked Embers (2013, Rhemalda)
Candace Bowen Early, Spur of the Moment (2013, Rhemalda)
Shirrin Dubbin, Keeper of the Way (2012, ACX)

Synthia Andrews, The Path of Energy (2012, Career Press)

Nevertheless, We Persisted. An original audiobook project (2017, Blunder Woman. Contains both Janina’s narration and her original prose piece “To All My Sisters”)

Gwen Ifill, The Breakthrough (2009)*


Janina has a flexible voice, suitable to a wide range of styles and characters. A native of Chicago, IL; a longtime resident of Atlanta, GA; and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Acting Program; Janina excels at portraying authentic characters and voices of African Americans, the Bahamian and West African people, in addition to other English speaking cultures.

"I love to narrate audiobooks of all kinds, but my mission is to give a voice to stories, messages, and writers that reflect humanist and vedic (i.e. yogic) principles. Through my work, I want to give voice to the change I want to see in the world (to paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi)."