Robin Miles has been a Recorded Books narrator since
November 2000, when she arrived with over 60 audiobooks and five years of
voiceover experience already to her credit. Now, with 350-plus audiobook
titles, she is an AudioFile Golden Voice, 2014 Booklist Voice of
Choice and Audie and Earphones Award–winning performer as well as a
Grammy finalist director in genres from sci-fi to memoir to erotica. AudioFile calls her “a performer who never disappoints.”
In addition to reading works of fiction, autobiography, and
sociology, Robin has been heard reciting geophysical facts at the Museum of
Natural History in New York City, leading sexual harassment training on the
Internet, imparting New York’s legal codes for disabled lawyers, and providing
dubbing and dialogue for dozens of feature films and television shows.
One of Robin’s special talents as a narrator and voiceover artist is her
chameleon-like ability to re-create accents and speech patterns from all corners
of the globe. For her, becoming a narrator was a natural outgrowth of the
lessons of her grandfather, a renowned Jamaican professor of English. “My
grandfather could recite passages from Shakespeare and The Iliad at a
moment’s notice,” says Robin. “He recited poetry and sang folk songs from
around the world to me … before I could even talk.”
In addition, she describes the New Jersey neighborhood where
she grew up as like a mini-United Nations, exposing her to a range of different
cultures and accents. “I grew up around a lot of first-generation immigrants;
Jewish, Irish, Cuban, Egyptian, Italian, German, and Vietnamese families all
were on my block,” she recalls. “And I enjoyed hanging around the adults, so I
got to spend time in their homes, listening to their accents, enjoying their
cooking, and learning about their cultures up close and personal.”
A dancer and vocalist in the beginning, Robin spent several of her early years
performing in musical theater, but before long, she discovered her love of
drama, especially world classics. She earned a B.A. in Theater Studies from
Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and attended
the British American Drama Academy in England.
Robin’s credits in theaters Off-Broadway and around the country reflect her
range and classical background (Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw, Euripides, and
Brecht), and include several premieres and recent contemporary works as well.
Her film and TV credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary
Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, New York Undercover,
National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children and One
Life to Live.
Robin also runs Voxpertise, Inc., her production
company/voice acting school.