ShowBizzBuzz: Audiobook Narrator Simon Vance Hits Audie Award Milestone

3 min readMar 28, 2023
Audiobook Narrator/Actor SIMON VANCE (photo by David Zaugh)

Who is Buzzworthy?

British Audiobook Narrator Simon Vance, who reached a new milestone with his 50th Audie Award® nomination this year, beating his own previous record. Simon has previously won 16 of the prestigious awards and even hosted the ceremony. This year’s winners will be announced on March 28th in New York City.

Which audiobooks is Simon Vance best known for?

Audiobook listeners will recognize his voice in over 1,000 titles. But, even if you’re not an avid fan, you’ve likely aware of the many best-sellers Simon has voiced, including George RR Martin’s FIRE & BLOOD (the source material for HBO’s House of the Dragon), Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Anne Rice’s INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, and Frank Herbert’s DUNE series.

(photo by Casey Nelson)

What awards have Simon Vance received?

In addition to being at the top of the leaderboard for the Audie Awards, Simon has won 7 SOVAS Awards and 75 AudioFile Earphone Awards. Simon has also earned numerous accolades from the industry, including 2017 Audible Narrator Hall of Fame inductee, 2021 Independent Audiobook Award for Best Male Narrator, AudioFile Magazine ‘Golden Voice’, and Booklist Magazine ‘Voice of Choice’.

What titles is Simon Vance working on now?

Simon voices Lucien the Librarian, a recurring character in Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN (ACTS I, II & III). He also joins actor Neil Patrick Harris to narrate Rupert Holmes’ latest thriller MURDER YOUR EMPLOYER.

Where have you seen Simon Vance?

Not only has Simon been a voice in your ear, but he’s also made a few appearances on your television screen. His acting talents have landed him roles on Nash Bridges, Criminal Minds, Masters of Sex, and The Evidence. Having taken an extended break from on-camera work, Simon is stepping back into that world this year.

What does Simon Vance say about Acting?

“I can tell a good story sitting on my own in a black box — my recording studio — but there’s nothing like being part of a creative family. It’s not just about working with other actors but sharing the creative process with a talented director and crew for a fully immersive experience.”

How can you keep up with Simon Vance?

Visit his website at:

Or social media
Instagram: @simvance
Twitter: @simvan
Facebook: /simon.vance




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