Eunice Wong

Eunice Wong Audiobook Narrator
The job is not to read the words. The job is to transport the listener.

Hi, I’m Eunice [YOO-niss]! I’m a Juilliard Drama alum, winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Lead Actress, Audie Finalist & SOVAS nominee with 7 AudioFile Earphones Awards (4 for solo performances). I’ve recorded 100+ titles for Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Blackstone, Harper, Audible, & more, and I’ve performed professionally across the US & on national tv.

I’m on Audible’s “Best of 2023 (so far!)” & AudioFile’s “Best of 2022.” I directed the 2023 Audie Winner for Non-Fiction, narrated by BD Wong, and I’m a Lecturer in Theater at Princeton University.

My facility with language, as a published award-winning writer, editor, & lifelong bookworm, combined with my acting experience & conservatory training, make audiobooks my perfect playground.

Onstage, I recently played the title role in Shakespeare’s “Pericles” at Obie-winning Target Margin Theater.

I love telling Asian-American stories AND stories that aren’t ethnically-specific.

AudioFile Magazine calls me an “emotionally absorbing” “gifted storyteller,” with an “impressive vocal range & acting skills… [that] engross listeners by evoking humanity and pathos [in] a rich, memorable performance,” and “Best of all, it’s always compellingly narrated, making for a performance that’s difficult to pause,” “creating one of the must-listen audiobooks of the year.” Paul Ruben (2xGrammy audiobook legend) has been my director for many PRH books, and he describes me as “an exceptionally talented, intuitive actress & storyteller, connect[ing] the listener to every emotional nuance.”

Other awards include the Audiobook Adrenaline Award for Suspense, acting honors like the MyTheater Boston Award for Best Actress & a Barrymore nomination for Lead Actress, as well as writing honors like the L.A. Press Club Journalism Award, 1st place.

My parents are from Hong Kong and I was born in Toronto, so I’m “audiobook-fluent” in Cantonese, French, & Mandarin, with a smattering of Russian, picked up when I lived in Kyrgyzstan with nomads, a dash of Italian from a teen obsession with Puccini, and a splash of Lakota (long story). My Canadian accent was poonded oot of me at Juilliard, but it’s still available on request, eh.

Having lived in Manhattan for years as an actor, home is now Princeton NJ with my family, which includes two retired racing greyhounds living their best peanut-buttery life.

I’ve taught poetry in a men’s super-max prison, swum with stingrays, and was blessed at a Lakota Wiwanke Wachipi on Pine Ridge Reservation. I dislocated my shoulder while skydiving in a wind tunnel. I’ve chanted at 4 am in a New Mexico desert monastery, and spent deep time with a rescued dairy cow named Faye.

And though I’m a hardcore introvert, I can go on about sentient sci-fi androids, whale & octopus intelligence, handstands, the link between body & emotions, how human nature can lead to atrocities, or the transcendence of a string quartet busking in Penn station at rush hour.

Just ask me.

GENRES: I particularly enjoy mystery, literary fiction, literary sci-fi, personal growth, & narrative non-fiction.

HOME STUDIO: Rode NT1 | Mogami Gold Studio cables | StudioBricks booth | Scarlett Solo 3rd gen | Reaper (P+R) | Mac Mini M2 Pro

Professional audio engineers proof, edit + master my indie projects. Their fee is factored into my PFH rate.

SAG-AFTRA | Actors’ Equity

Mystery-Suspense, 1st person - [Alone in an old house where her best friend died; what's that noise upstairs?]
YA Adventure-Fantasy (Asian-inspired), 3rd person - [A headstrong warrior princess faces her sword master.]
Sci-fi, Emotional Connection, 3rd person limited - [Why is the computer's default voice so painful for the young boy to hear?]
Memoir, Comedy-Drama, Chinese accent, M-F, 1st person - [What happens when a Chinese-Canadian teen locks out her schizophrenic mom?]
Sci-fi, Character Voice Dialogue, 1st person - [Will the old beggar tell the synthetic nanny where the missing child is?]
Nonfiction, Popular Science, 3rd person - [Which animal gave us the human voice?]

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