audiobook curently recording:


The Lost Children

Carolyn Cohagan

A middle-school aged book (guaranteed to delight all ages!) about falling into another land, meeting strange people and creatures...and falling back out again!  

Twists! Turns! Enemies! Unexpected friends in unexpected places!  And great fun :)


presented in its entirety:



James Joyce's

The Dead






'Ivy Reads'


behind the illusion,
is this more relaxed reality




Published Audiobooks:


The Sowing, book 1 of The Seeds Trilogy by K. Makansi  
Amazon | Audible


The Reaping, book 2 of The Seeds Trilogy by K. Makansi 
Amazon | Audible


The Harvest, book 3 of The Seeds Trilogy by K. Makansi 
Amazon | Audible


The Dead, by James Joyce 
AmazonMusic | Spotify | GooglePlay | (audio for free above)


The Collar, J. Fitzpatrick Mauldin (audio to the right)

The Collar 

a short-story by J. Fitzpatrick Mauldin

J. Fitzpatrick MauldinAnd so I went and got another beer from the fridge, filled the bath with hot water (because it’s been freakin’ cold outside), locked myself in the bathroom and took a listen.

I sat in the tub till my water went cold, eyes wide, headphones in, attention fully arrested.

Ivy brought The Collar to life in ways I never thought possible. And so, I invite you to listen to her performance, hear her tell the story of an unnamed girl and how that girl’s special gift has stolen all choice from her, but yet she is still not hopeless.

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okay - maybe it's my set-up, I have to admit but, it's that glitch again! *fist shake* my cursor won't respond, I just have to let it run all the way to the end of the file, and then it'll act normally again. WHY Audacity, WHY? *twiddles thumbs* OF COURSE THIS IS THE 2ND TO LAST CHAPTER OF THE BOOK.

A Bio for Ivy


Hello audiobook lovers!

What does Ivy do in this world of audiobook recording?  Well, my great love is speculative fiction, whether YA literature or adult, scifi or dystopia, urban fantasy or AU fiction.  Give me another way to see the world and I will immerse myself in that book for months at a time!  Might as well be recording it then too, eh?

A bit about myself. I have a background in theater and music extending back to early childhood, including live performance, effects & sound engineering; as well as producing final recordings of both live and studio productions.

I moved into audiobooks, branched out into amateur radio plays & effects/foley, and have been honing a hybrid performance & production style for professional work. I thoroughly enjoy employing character voices and effects, creating a seamless subtle soundscape which enhances but does not overshadow the performance. My use of sound is more of a sketch of character immersion than audience immersion, a supporting role rather than a distraction for the ear.

Where straight narrative is the style called for by the author, my narration is sympathetic, precise, soothing and clear. I have exceptional, crisp diction, anchored in a low contralto, slightly husky delivery that avoids the slight edginess of so many female voices.

I record carefully and with great joy. Obsession and perfectionism is a great set of character flaws if one is an audiobook artist doing all one’s own production, sound effects and character work - I’ll apply them liberally, and hope the outcome is delightful :)