Allyson has been acting since she was 4 years old. Her first role was one of the witches in Macbeth. No, really. She grew up training on the stages of black box theaters in New York City, and ran a theatre company called Brain Balm. Eight days before her 30th birthday, she left NY to pursue a career in film and television in Los Angeles. She played “Mom” in several national commercials and did a series of co-star roles on TV dramas. Then she fell in love with audiobooks. She started in 2007 and trained in the studios of Penguin Random House. She an AudioFile Earphones Award for Brave Enough, a memoir by Jessie Diggins, and for The Divinity of Second Changes, a novel by Kaya McLaren. She was a 2017 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences nominee for the scientific non-fiction audiobook Becoming Brilliant. Allyson also uses her voice talents in commercials, animation, and video games. Clients hire Allyson for her authenticity, creativity, and professionalism and depend on her to deliver exceptional narration.
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(Allyson)…is perfect at nailing dry humor and exhausted-by-life characters
Narrator Allyson Ryan expertly engages listeners”….. Ryan creates compelling distinctions between the characters and between the time periods
It’s empowering, too, largely because Ryan so clearly embraces the author’s humanitarian mission. She sounds neighborly, spontaneous, connected–everything you want when taking in advice about something as personal as family life
Narrator Allyson Ryan deftly captures the mix of insight and humor in this first novel about the power of gossip and small-town life in the 1950s
Ryan further strengthens characters and plot elements with the well-timed delivery of humor and awkward missteps
It’s an outstanding audiobook delivered by an exceptional narrator, Allyson Ryan. Ryan’s performance is spot-on throughout. She captures the essence of each character and never misses a beat in expressing the author’s insights into life as a woman in the 21st century
Allyson Ryan impressively navigates the variety of New York characters and accents in this social commentary about the wealthy elite. As Julia, Ryan connects to listeners directly, creating an intimate feeling of conversation
Allyson Ryan delivers a stunning performance as narrator. Not only is her timing impeccable making listening as easy as listening to an action show on TV, but it also greatly adds to the intensity and heat of the various scenes