Voicing the Mixed Martial Arts “Worth the Fight” series by Michele Mannon has been so much fun. “Knock Out”, the first book in the series, has been very popular with listeners and I’m happy to see the same enthusiasm for the second and third books, “Tap Out” and “Out for the Count“, both released a few weeks ago.
Michele Mannon has a smart, conversational writing style that makes narrating her books easy and pleasurable. She uses lots of fun humor and creates feisty characters with real heart. Her male characters are the ultimate alphas – gorgeous, edgy and hulking with a quiet tenderness underneath. She definitely gets the love scenes right; I have to admit to it getting rather steamy in the booth while recording!
The last book in the trilogy, “Out for the Count”, was especially cool to work on because it centers around a female MMA fighter. I was recording it right around the time of Ronda Rousey’s big fight this summer, so I had a huge dose of real-life inspiration! I love that this genre is getting so popular and it was an honor to voice a book about a woman who kicks major butt. Very timely, indeed!