A student of neuroscience and speech pathology, Sean has translated his understanding of human behavior & vocal performance into a career in storytelling. An Audie Award nominated, multiple Earphones Award–winning & Odyssey Honor narrator, he has over 450 titles to his credit, working with such clients as Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Harper, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Audible, Dreamscape, Podium, and Tantor. He primarily narrates Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, and Romance. He is a regular journalistic narrator for AppleNews+.
As you can see, reading in his sleep was once a treasured pastime.
Now the task is strictly performed during waking hours.
awards / reviews
"It cannot be overstated how perfect Sean Patrick Hopkins is for this project. He brilliantly captures Wilczek’s voice and intention. The production favors his warm baritone so much that the subtleties in the read—the simple descriptions laced with little winks, laughs, and moments of true wonder and joy of sharing it all--elevate the audio to arguably the best way to consume the material. In drama, the audience surrogate is a common trope: a character who is introduced to the world along with the audience. To achieve the same in solo narration is truly impressive. Hopkins manages to deliver the concepts and simultaneously express the amazement, intrigue, and amusement his audience will experience. In the arena of great science communicators (Hawkins, Kaku, deGrasse Tyson) this is a standout work, a standout narration, and a must-listen."
--BookList, starred review
"Sean Patrick Hopkins offers exactly the kind of narration this audiobook deserves.... He makes this story of America's first significant overseas aid effort and the two people most responsible--a sea captain and a Catholic priest--come alive."
-- AudioFile Magazine, 2020 Earphones Award Winner
"Narrator Sean Patrick Hopkins captures the authors' enthusiasm but never oversells their message. With his vocal charm lifting the entire production, his quiet confidence draws listeners into the authors' advice on how to live more deliberately."
--AudioFile Magazine, 2022 Earphones Award Winner
"Narrator Sean Patrick Hopkins employs a resolute approach and elicits nail-biting anxiety as this locked-room mystery unfolds...Hopkins's pauses, emphasis, and inflections build tension..." --AudioFile
"Sean Patrick Hopkins delightfully narrates the story of Carlos... takes us slowly, carefully and poignantly through the adjustments that Carlos is making to his new life in a wheelchair and his new life with his aunt and uncle.... That slow unfolding of the story makes it all the more compelling."
--Parents' Choice Foundation, 2020 Silver Award
"Hopkins's unhurried pace makes the serious concepts more approachable for a young audience. He knows when to ramp up the intensity as he commentates on the games, adding energy and keeping listeners hooked." --AudioFile
"Sean Patrick Hopkins, in one of the best non-Mark Hamill [Luke Skywalker performances] I’ve ever heard." --MynockManor
"Sean Patrick Hopkins gives an unassuming, direct performance of Moffett's exhaustive audiobook about the nature of human behavior in groups and how we contrast to other species. ...Hopkins's narrative tone is approachable and enjoyable." --AudioFile
"Narrator Sean Patrick Hopkins unveils their world...like a riveting "Nova" episode.... Hopkins presents this combination of natural history and scientific mystery as a puzzling brain teaser, breathing life into its more scientific and complex sections with a clear, companionable voice and pacing that lets listeners absorb these detailed stories as they unfold." --AudioFile
Studiobricks One VO Edition
Sennheiser MKH 416
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