Xe Sands

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and the visual arts. From poignant young-adult fiction to powerful first-person narratives, her characterizations are rich and expressive, and her narrations, evocative and intimate.

  • Magnificence

    By Lydia Millet

    Read by Xe Sands

    Funny and heartbreaking, Magnificence is an astonishing story from the praised author, Lydia Millet.

    Earphones Award Winner. "[Xe] Sands presents a complex character whose complaints are balanced by a quirky sense of humor and musings on the meaning of life. Sands's narration is nuanced, entertaining, and thoughtful as Susan emerges from her self-absorption and takes on the role of conservator of the house and its inhabitants." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released November 5, 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • The Piper

    By Lynn Hightower

    Read by Xe Sands

    A bone-chilling tale of terror from award-winning thriller writer Lynn Hightower.

    "...genuinely frightening..." - Booklist

    Released April 30, 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • The Sweet Relief of Missing Children

    By Sarah Braunstein

    Read by Xe Sands

    A fascinating novel about running away and being found.

    One of the best fiction audiobooks of 2011. Earphones Award Winner. "...a beautifully written novel...Braunstein and narrator Xe Sands make the stories and relationships easy to follow. Sands's empathetic delivery makes this often disturbing work a pure joy...truly amazing." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released February 28, 2011
    English, Unabridged

  • The Vanishers

    By Heidi Julavits

    Read by Xe Sands

    A wildly imaginative and emotionally intense novel about mothers and daughters.

    "Xe Sands turns in a stellar performance in this audio edition of Julavits's latest, providing narration that is secretive and seductive...Sands offers up a host of spot-on voices and accents. The result is intriguing, whimsical, often funny, and thoroughly enjoyable." - Publishers Weekly

    Released March 13, 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • Vivian In Red

    By Kristina Riggle

    Read by Xe Sands and Chris Lutkin

    A sweeping love story, family mystery and historical drama set eighty years apart.

    "Readers will enjoy this blend of romance, historical fiction, and family drama, especially those with a fondness for New York in the Jazz Age. Riggle masterfully unfolds the families' stories with just the right pace, tone, and drama, uncovering plenty of family secrets and emotional struggles without making it a soap opera. Fans of Jodi Picoult and Barbara Delinsky will devour this story." - Booklist

    Released September 27, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Motherless Child

    By Glen Hirshberg

    Read by Xe Sands

    Glen Hirshberg exposes the fallacy of the Twilight-style romantic vampire.

    Sands’ drawling narration enhances the air of melancholy and dread that permeates the tale...Sands doesn’t miss a beat, deftly building the tension until it unravels in the confusion and clarity of the final pages. - Booklist (audio)

    Released May 27, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Listen To Me

    By Hannah Pittard

    Read by Xe Sands

    A Novel

    A modern gothic about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry.

    "Pittard's glistening new novel... opens up to show not just the depth and potential shattering points of all close relationships but also how danger—and, yes, evil—lurk at the outskirts of our lives, threatening to upend us unexpectedly...Pitch-perfect in language and ominous in mood, Pittard's narrative telescopes enormous emotion and insight into a brief, compelling read." - Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released July 26, 2016
    English, Unabridged