Simon Vance has narrated more than 800 audiobooks, including the current selection in *Slate’s Year of Great Books, Anthony Trollope’s Barchester Towers*. In this Slate Academy Extra, Laura Miller talked about Simon’s dynamic reading of Trollope’s intensely enjoyable workplace comedy, how he got his start in audiobooks, and how he imagines a character’s voice.
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