Gina Leishman

Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, and Singer

Voice-Over/Narration

“Leishman, a master of her art, has a beautiful voice, beautiful diction and a fine ear for tones… you’ll find this audio a treat.”
(KLIATT)

Leishman’s first audio book was Female Sleuths, recorded in San Francisco back in 1993, and since moving to New York she has become a favourite reader for Recorded Books Inc.

“When audio book listeners hear narrator Virginia Leishman, they are hearing a voice tempered by years of musical training and experience. Bringing her considerable experience to the audio book studio, Virginia has narrated a wide range of literature, from classics to children’s books, garnering numerous awards.”
(AudioFile)

Her performances include:

For Recorded Books:

non-fiction:
  • The Spiral Staircase, by Karen Armstrong
fiction:
  • The Great Fire, by Shirley Hazzard (EARPHONES AWARD)
  • To The Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
  • Possession, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye, The Matisse Stories, and Elementals, by A.S.Byatt (BEST AUDIOBOOKS OF 1999 selection, Library Journal)
  • Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe
  • Mourning Ruby, by Helen Dunmore
  • The Best of Friends and The Brass Dolphin, by Joanna Trollope
  • Being Dead, by Jim Crace
  • Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, by Amanda Foreman
  • Rebecca’s Tale, by Sally Beauman
  • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, by Susan Wittig Albert
children’s books:
  • A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (EARPHONES AWARD)
  • The Railway Children, The Enchanted Castle,
    and Five Children and It, by E.Nesbitt (EARPHONES AWARD)
  • The Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw (BOOKLIST: EDITOR’S CHOICE 1998, ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN’S RECORDINGS 1999)
  • and many others.

For Soundelux Audio Publishing:

  • Female Sleuths and Women on the Case, edited by Sara Paretsky