Khristine Hvam is an award winning audiobook narrator, director, and voice over actress. Having studied acting for the theater and film, she soon discovered a love of voice over. You will hear her in TV/Radio commercials, video games, animated series, and most notably in over 200 audio book titles. Khristine has been honored with several Audio Publishers Association Audie Award nominations and in the summer of 2012 earned her first Audie Award in the fantasy category for her performance of Lani Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” and a second for “Astray” by Emma Donoghue. Khristine has also received five AudioFile Magazine’s Earphone Awards for her performances. Most recently she has begun directing audiobooks, a journey she never imagined taking, but one she is thrilled to be exploring. Khristine is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA.
How on earth did you get into narrating audiobooks?
As I always say, I sort of fell into it. I had been struggling, trying to secure myself a place in the world of voice over when a director friend of mine introduced me to the world of audiobooks. It was a fantastic fit! As an artist, I blossomed in audiobooks. The next thing I knew, I had a wonderful career as a narrator! It wasn’t glamorous or romantic but it sure is great.
What do you do when you are not narrating?
I guess this is the part where I lie and say in my off time I scale mountains and enjoy white water rafting? Naahhhh, I’m just your average gal. I’m a mom of two so, in my “off” time I’m chasing a toddlers and searching for a nap. It’s pretty awesome.
How do you stop yourself from laughing or crying at some of the things authors write?
I don’t stop myself. I read through the tears and the laughs lingering in the back of my voice. I just let it flow.