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Julia Whelan


Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan is an actor, writer and audiobook narrator. She is perhaps most well known for her acting work on ABC’s "Once and Again" and her award-winning narration of over 200 audiobooks (including Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL). Her debut novel. MY OXFORD YEAR, is forthcoming.

After a healthy career as a child actor, Whelan attended Middlebury College and Oxford University, graduating with a degree in English and Creative Writing.

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Julia Whelan

Books by Julia Whelan

by Julia Whelan - Coming of Age, English, Fiction, Love & Romance, Politics

Ella Durran has finally made it to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered a position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy herself --- until a smart-mouthed local ruins her first day. When Ella discovers that her English literature class is taught by that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she’s envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn’t anticipating, and a casual fling soon becomes much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret. Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she’s falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for.

written by Tara Westover, read by Julia Whelan - Memoir, Nonfiction

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and isolated from mainstream society, she lacked any formal education. So she began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

written by Kristin Hannah, read by Julia Whelan - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. But as winter approaches, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within.

written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, read by Julia Whelan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement --- a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. THE WIFE BETWEEN US exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage --- and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

written by Dennis Lehane, performed by Julia Whelan - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

SINCE WE FELL follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.