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Allyson’s first acting role was a witch in Macbeth when she was 4 years old. She has a BA in theatre, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She trained with Terry Schreiber at T. Schreiber Studio, and performed for 9 years on the stages of black box theaters in New York City. She also helped run an indie theatre company, Brain Balm. Moving to LA in 2007, she was a part of The Production Company. On-screen, she has played “Mom” in several national commercials. She was a Best Actress nominee from Ad Age for her role as a Kevin’s frantic mom in a Duracell Brickhouse Locator Commercial-perhaps you’ve seen it, it is firmly in the zeitgeist, and has roles in TV dramas and comedies. Her audiobook career started in 2007 where she learned in the studios of Penguin Random House. She records for all major publishers and producers. She has an AudioFile Earphones Award for Brave Enough, a memoir by Olympic Gold Medalist 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 title, Becoming Brilliant. Allyson also uses her voice talents in commercials 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