ONE FOR THE MONEY
by NY Times # 1 Bellselling
Author - Janet Evanovich
Get to know more about CJ in this lively interview about the life of an ace audio book narrator!
THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE COLLECTION
a Lone Star Romance
by Lori Wilde
Janet Evanovich - Barbara Kingsolver - Anne Tyler - Jane Hamilton
Larry McMurtry - Barbara Robinson - Patricia Cornwell
To book CJ for any of her live programs:
THE All EVANOVICH SHOW, One Book Shows,
Narrate Like a Pro, The Write Stuff or
...Tales From the
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
“CJ Critt and Frank Muller, two outstanding readers, share the spotlight in this rare story of Wisconsin dairy farmers...Critt as Alice, narrates most of the text, conveying her evolving peace amid confusion. Critt has a gift for vocal distinction, which is critical during Alice’s trial. Both Critt and Muller pace the story slowly, drawing out the drama... Though long, every minute of this audio book is unforgattable.”
Mummy Dearest by Joan Hess, AUGUST 2008 BBC Audiobooks America • Library Ed.
“An eccentric international cast of characters is professionally dramatized by C.J. Critt. Hess moves her ace detective, Claire Malloy, from her usual locale of Farberville, Arkansas, to Luxor, Egypt, where she is on her honeymoon. Critt's sharp reading style is a good match for this funny, sometimes even silly, cozy. In this story only a few characters are who they purport to be, so listeners will enjoy puzzling out not only whodunit, but the real identity of each masquerader. Critt makes listeners believe she is personally involved in the story and ratchets up the intensity as people are kidnapped and Claire investigates. Together Critt’s evocative narration and talent for accents create a convincing listening experience.”
Southern Discomfort by Margaret Maron, Narrator C.J. Critt gives Judge Deborah Knott her own brand of sass, intelligence, and Southern charm. Knott's down-to-earth attitude is exemplified in her dealings in district court and in her personal life in small-town North Carolina. Critt uses lighter tones to portray Knott's friendly day-to-day interactions and employs darker tones for her dealings with offenders, including the murderer of a local building inspector. Effortlessly Critt switches among a host of mostly likable characters, young and old, male and female. Her delivery of the descriptions of the story's rural setting is enthusiastic. Perfect timing adds to this refreshing listening experience.
Under The Beetle’s Cellar by Mary Willis Walker
“...Critt does a masterful job with a huge amount of rapid-fire or emotional dialogue. It would be impossible not to, occasionally, blend characters, but she keeps everyone distinct...Just about everyone should find Under The Beetle’s Cellar captivating.”
Hanging Up by Delia Ephron
“in this witty and heartfelt story of modern love...CJ Critt is a superbly appropriate narrator. Her extensive theatrical background lends polish and clarity to her performance. Even the narrative passages become an exciting part of the storytelling...This audiobook is comedic writing--and performance at its best.”
Ladder of Years by Ann Tyler
“...CJ Critt’s expert narration is astounding. Her aloof style heightens the story’s drama, giving listeners empathy for Delia’s detachment. Critt’s vocal characterizations are very convincing: pacing and diction are top quality. Her narration is subtle, yet firm, always giving Tyler’s plot and characters the limelight while she herself remains the skillful medium.”
The above, EAR PHONES AWARD cited Reviews, are from AudioFile Magazine
"You are an Inspiration!"
Kyla - Deyan Audio Team - 2015
MOTOR MOUTH by Janet Evanovich
"The laughs are non stop in Evanovich's second NASCAR-themed caper. CJ Critt's narration is a masterpiece of comic timing. Her accents are funny without being condescending. The dialogue is so crisp and the transitions so smooth that it's easy to forget there's just one person behind it all." E.S. © AudioFile 2007
"As a librarian, I have been lucky enough to book C.J. Critt for several library events. For one event C.J. read an excerpt from the Isaac's Storm by Eric Larson. She did a fabulous job at capturing the audience's attention and making everyone feel as though they were living the story. During another event, she described her life as an audio book reader and answered questions from the audience. C.J. is a professional, skilled performer and a delight to work with on any event."
Vicki Stone, Public Librarian