Welcome to The Story Circle

Under the direction of Garrick Hagon, William Dufris and Liza Ross, The Story Circle is a creative team of recording experts using imaginative writers, skilled voices, original music, thrilling sound effects and state of the art studios to transform your material into great audio. Details of our services can be found here.

To listen to samples of Story Circle productions, visit our Listening Circle.

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Late News
Ken Clarke, M.P., in all-day
sitting at Soundhouse

For Strathmore and Hachette Audiobooks Garrick has directed Robert Glenister reading a new mystery novel whose title and author cannot yet be revealed. To be published worldwide soon.

In final stages of production for Audible is 'Last Seen Wearing' an 8-episode thriller by David Hewson starring Laurence Bouvard, John Guerassio, Lorelei King, Stuart Milligan , Martin T. Sherman and a full cast, with sound design by Steve Foxon and music by Jordan Killiard. Directed by Garrick Hagon.

Samantha Bond and
Jamie Glover at the mic

We are thrilled with the Earphone Award for our Audible production of 'The Man on the Mountaintop' adapted by Libby Spurrier from Susan Trotts' 'Holy Man Trilogy' and starring Stanley Tucci and Toby Jones with a full cast including Tim Bentinck and Alison Dowling.

Do listen to the classic performance by Miriam Margolyes of Charles Dickens 'Bleak House' which Garrick directed for Audible.

Rachel Atkins Harriet Carmichael

Naxos Audiobooks has now released the full multi-voiced unabridged production of Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa', with Samuel West as the Narrator, Lucy Scott as Clarissa and Roger May as Lovelace. Also in the cast are Nigel Pilkington, Teresa Gallagher, Anna Bentinck, Katie Scarfe, Hayward B. Morse, Paul Panting and John Foley, directed by Garrick Hagon and Liza Ross.

Juliet Stevenson Nicholas Boulton

Two programs which Garrick directed for Ukemi and Audible were nominated for AUDIE AWARDS in 2016: 'The Oedipus Plays', starring Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Julian Glover and Samantha Bond, in the Best Production category and 'Glitterland' read by Nick Boulton in the Romance category.

Congratulations to Simon Callow on the Earphone Award for 'Tales of the Peculiar' by Ransom Riggs which Garrick directed at Motivation Sound for Penquin Random House.

Jeremy Irons Mark Billingham Lucy Scott

Garrick had a delightful time working with M.P. Ken Clarke recording his wonderfully entertaining and informative autobiography, Kind of Blue, at The Soundhouse in London. The book is published by PanMacmillan .

Juliet Stevenson gave a tour-de-force, 22-hour performance of Sarah Waters' 'The Paying Guests' directed by Garrick Hagon for Hachette Audio.

Diana Athill Michael Brandon

Brian Cox performed J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of the great Norse poetic saga, 'The `legend of Sigurd and Gudrun' from the Poetic Edda.

Hugh Laurie is a masterful reader of Alexander McCall Smith's 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs'.

Alan Howard Juliet Stevenson

In 2013, Audible U.K. named 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K.Rowling) read by Robert Glenister, The Audio Book of the Year and the happy partnership of Hachette Audio, Robert Glenister and director Garrick Hagon continues in the series.

Garrick is thrilled to work with author and splendid reader Mark Billingham on his Tom Thorne series of terrific thrillers. His latest is 'The Killing Habit'.

Claire Bloom Michael Maloney
and Adrian Sear

Nicholas Boulton, the reader of Laura Kinsale's exciting historical-romance novels, has been a stalwart with The Story Circle for over 15 superb readings.






Bill Bryson at
Q Sound
Sylvester McCoy Brian Cox with Garrick David Rintoul


Julie Walters Charley Boorman Frances McDormand


Recent Awards...

Awards for Story Circle Productions are listed on the Winner's Circle page.



Hilary Neville



Publisher Sarah Shrubb
with Nathaniel Parker


Recording
'The Amber Spyglass'

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Garrick Hagon (Director), Nigel Whitmey,
Philip Pullman, Liza Ross (Hester),
Jo Wyatt (Lyra) and
Norman Goodman (studio engineer)
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Miriam Margolyes


Cecilia Ahern, author
of 'PS I Love You'
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Tamsin Greig
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Anton Lesser
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Adjoa Andoh reading The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency


Sir Ian McKellen performing Wolf Brother
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Hugh Laurie, reader of 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs'
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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and her daughter
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The Story Circle production and creative audio services

Working with clients, The Story Circle will:

  • adapt or abridge your material into any audio format: solo, dual, multi-voiced reading, fully-fledged drama, dramatised narrative
  • provide a budget for your production
  • compose original music when required
  • create a special effects soundtrack
  • record and digitally mix the production
  • submit a listening copy of the production for your approval
  • present the finished product on audio CD or in appropriate files for download

If you would like a quote or would like to discuss your project with The Story Circle, please see our contact page, or e-mail us by clicking here. We would be pleased to provide a competitive estimate for any audio project.