Jennifer Hale Narrates Fractal Noise!

The incredible Jennifer Hale has returned to the Fractalverse to narrate Christopher Paolini’s upcoming novel Fractal Noise, available for download on May 16, 2023. We could not be more thrilled! Jennifer’s nuanced approach brings the characters of the likely-doomed expedition to life.

Jennifer Hale Fractal Noise

Well versed in the art of game acting, Jennifer describes the complexities of reading for audiobooks in this clip.

Jennifer explains that while game acting and audiobook narration are completely different, they have a couple huge similarities—the stamina and focus required. But unlike animation or game acting, audiobooks are a one-person show and the narrator is responsible for not only voicing the narration and diverse characters, but also for shepherding readers through the story. This is in addition to the technical intensity of the recording process. 

Jennifer navigated these challenges beautifully. And she graces listeners with a song or two as well in the book!

And check out these songs Jennifer recorded for To Sleep in a Sea of Stars.

Jennifer Hale Fractal Noise

Haven’t heard what Fractal Noise is about yet? Set twenty-three years before the events in To Sleep in a Sea of StarsFractal Noise is a sci-fi thriller that tells the story of humanity’s first discovery of alien intelligence. A stellar survey team in the mid-2030s discovers an anomaly on a seemingly uninhabited planet. A pit 50 kilometer wide and most certainly not of natural origin. How did it get there? And who, or what, built it? A small team must land and journey on foot across alien terrain to find out. Each step they take toward the mysterious abyss is more punishing than the last. And the ghosts of their past follow.

If you want to see the latest in Jennifer Hale’s world, you can follow her on Twitter or Instagram. And of course, as always, be sure to check back on this website for the latest about Fractal Noise and Christopher’s upcoming tours’ schedules (which haven’t been announced yet). 

Jennifer Hale Fractal Noise