Richard Allen

Richard Allen is a five-time Audie-nominated narrator whose work has been acknowledged on the Best Audiobooks Lists for Audiofile and Library Journal. He was named an AudioFile Best Voice in 2008 and has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards. His audiobooks include From Midnight to Dawn, Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney, Futureland, and Right as Rain.

  • Oil on Water

    By Helon Habila

    Read by Richard Allen

    A riveting tale from the globally renowned, award-winning Helon Habila.

    Starred Review. "A cinematic adventure and a remarkably tense race against the clock...rendered with insight and sensitivity, but also an unsparing sense of irony; indeed, it's a credit to Habila's storytelling that his mournful vision of the world never eclipses its fragile beauty, or its humanity." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Mon May 16 00:00:00 UTC 2011
    English, Unabridged

  • The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

    By Frederick Douglass

    Read by Richard Allen

    Written by Himself

    The story of his life from slavery to freedom to enlightenment, told through his eyes in 1881.

    "Richard Allen pulls out all the stops in his narration of Douglass's third autobiography, even singing - in a surprisingly rich and mellifluous voice - the spirituals transcribed by the author...lending a natural dignity to the text he reads...does justice to the author's words..." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 UTC 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • 12 Years a Slave

    By Solomon Northup

    Read by Richard Allen

    Now a major motion picture, this is Northup's true story of being kidnapped and sold into slavery.

    "Narrator Richard Allen does an excellent job conveying Northup's thoughts and emotions. His rich voice imparts the frustrations, hopes, and fears of the author." - Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 22 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged