Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand records The Denniston Rose audio book
We had the pleasure of recording and mixing the audiobook for the number one bestselling novel, The Denniston Rose by Jenny Pattrick. The audiobook is read by Aotearoa’s legendary actress and director, Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand.
It was a joy working with someone as beloved and revered as Jennifer - awarded Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year in 2020 - and hearing such a compelling narrative come to life in the Bigpop Studios audio booth.
Set in the bleak West Coast 1880s coal mining settlement of Denniston, five-year-old Rose and her mother mysteriously arrive in a chaotic community filled with ex-gold miners down on their luck, ruffians on the run from the law, and seasoned and embittered English miners.
The Denniston Rose audiobook is sound recorded and mixed by Glen Cleaver, with post-production producing by Juliette Veber.
The audiobook is published by Penguin Random House New Zealand and will be available to purchase via their website here from 4 July 2023.