George Newbern

George Newbern has appeared in Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride II, Evening Star, Adventures in Babysitting, and many other films. On television, he has had roles on Scandal, Friends, Nip/Tuck, Hot in Cleveland, CSI, and more. He is also known for providing the voice of Superman in Justice League and for narrating audiobooks.

  • Nothing

    By Jon Agee

    Illustrated by Jon Agee

    Read by George Newbern

    Starred review. "...this timely parable is certainly something worth having." – Publishers Weekly

    Three stars. "Featuring clean charcoal lines and basic watercolors, this enjoyably silly story includes a bonus music video of the theme song by the Promise Makers, and a read-along option. Recommended." - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • The Burn Palace

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    "Great story, great prose...You can't ask for more...I loved it." - Stephen King.

    "The Burn Palace is a beautifully written tale full of wonderfully absurd characters, strange surreal events and horrific acts of violence and violation told in a disconcerting style that is both thrilling and frustrating. It's like an intricate puzzle that comes together beautifully yet leaves you with a handful of unused pieces you don't exactly know what to do with." - The Guilded Earlobe

    Released Mon Aug 26 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Boy in the Water

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    Bishop's Hill Academy gets a lesson in savagery and murder in this masterful psychological thriller.

    "Once again, Dobyns has offered readers a thriller that is swift and smart and very, very spooky." - The Washington Post Book World

    Released Tue Dec 22 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Saratoga Payback

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    The 11th book of the Charlie Bradshaw mysteries, follows Saratoga's most sardonic detective.

    "Charlie has lost none of his charm, nor Dobyns his wry wit, so consider this novel a rare gift." - New York Times

    Released Tue Mar 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Swimming with Bridgeport Girls

    By Anthony Tambakis

    Read by George Newbern

    A Novel

    An uproarious romantic comedy about one man's mission to finally get it right.

    "...it evinces hope and humor but is dark and gritty at its core." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Thu Jul 27 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Church of Dead Girls

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    A scary tale of three young girls going missing one by one in a small town, and everyone is suspect.

    "Long after most other tales of murder and insanity have panted to their foregone conclusions, the suspense in this tale continues to build.  I kept reading, riveted by the plot and rooting with all my heart for Dobyns to pull it off. And he did, in a terrifying climax. I don't expect to read a more frightening novel this year. Very rich, very scary, very satisfying." - Stephen King

    Released Tue Nov 24 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • It's Only Stanley

    By Jon Agee

    Illustrated by Jon Agee

    Read by George Newbern

    It’s very late, and Stanley is up to something...

    “Delightful and silly...” - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Nothing

    By Jon Agee

    Read by George Newbern

    Starred review. "...this timely parable is certainly something worth having." - Publishers Weekly

    “Agee’s satirical glimpse at modern consumerism is a must-have. Pairing the print and audio versions would provide the best of both worlds.” - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Blind Ambition

    By John W. Dean

    Read by George Newbern

    The White House Years

    A first-hand account of the fall of Richard Nixon from a young lawyer inside the White House.

    "(Dean's) lawyer warned him before he testified, 'Don't waste their time telling them what a nice guy you are.' He has apparently taken this advice to heart." - New York Times Book Review

    Released Tue Dec 27 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • It's Only Stanley

    By Jon Agee

    Read by George Newbern

    It's very late, and Stanley is up to something...

    "Agee’s imaginative story line and characteristic magical wordplay are undeniably extremely entertaining. The repetition and rhyme will appeal to even the youngest of listeners." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • A Man Called Ove

    By Fredrik Backman

    Read by George Newbern

    A grumpy yet loveable man finds his world turned on its head when a young family moves in next door.

    One of the 2014 Top 10 First Novels. Starred review. "...superbly narrated by actor Newbern... When characters hiss, yell, whisper, shout, or shriek, Newbern mimics the emotions smoothly; he speaks in a lighter register for the young daughters... this audio meets, if not exceeds, the print version." - Booklist (audio review)

    Released Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

    By Max Shulman

    Read by George Newbern

    The riotous chronicle of the ins and outs and ups and downs of collegiate romance.

    "The first person I ever laughed at while reading was Max Shulman." - Woody Allen

    Released Tue Jul 12 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Potatoes are Cheaper

    By Max Shulman

    Read by George Newbern

    A freshman searches for love and money at the University of Minnesota in this raucous satire.

    "Shulman was a satirist with a sunny disposition...A Woody Allen without neuroses." - Richard Corliss

    Released Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Barefoot Boy with Cheek

    By Max Shulman

    Read by George Newbern

    A wild and witty satire of American college life from the author of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

    “Wry, cynical, intelligent, irreverent—nothing is sacred on Shulman’s campus.” - Elinor Lipman

    Released Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    A comic suspense novel about the pride, revenge, and deception that guide us all.

    Best of 2015 - *Publisher's Weekly Best List*

    Released Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Whiskers of the Lion

    By P.L. Gaus

    Read by George Newbern

    An Amish-Country Mystery

    The new installment in P. L. Gaus's widely praised Amish-Country Mysteries.

    Released Tue Apr 07 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • President Taft is Stuck in the Bath

    By Mac Barnett

    Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

    Read by George Newbern

    "Blast!" said Taft, "This could be bad."

    "No amount of squeezing and shimmying or hefting and stretching will do: President Taft is stuck in the bath. Even if the entire event may not be true, Barnett turns the nonetheless legendary story into a hilarious cabinet-level fiasco...Studying the presidency need never be dull again." - Booklist

    Released Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Man with the Violin

    By Kathy Stinson

    Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

    Read by George Newbern

    Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening?

    Starred review. "This story can be watched again and again to recover a child’s awareness in the delight of the nonroutine." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Terrific

    By Jon Agee

    Read by George Newbern

    The critically acclaimed "best book of the year" (NYT) is now on audio!

    "With pithy humor and a knack for comic timing, Agee has created a character who will endear himself to readers despite his curmudgeonly exterior and posturing...Eugene's a grumpy old man, but sometimes, grumpy old men can surprise you. Sometimes, they even surprise themselves…This is a perfect read-aloud for older students who are developing an ear for sarcasm and younger children who will enjoy this offbeat adventure." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged