R. C. Bray

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R.C. Bray
Born
Robert Christian Bray

July, 28, 1977
NationalityAmerican
Other namesBon Shaw[1]
Education
  • CT School of Broadcasting, 2003
  • WCSU CTA Major (Communications/Theatre Arts), 1994-98
OccupationNarrator
Notable work
Websitehttps://www.rcbray.com

R. C. Bray (born July 28, 1977 in Chicago) is an American producer and voice actor known for over 250 audiobooks, an Audie Award, Earphones Awards, and Voice Arts Awards winner, Off-Broadway and Edinburgh Fringe Festival performer, and TV and radio commercial narrator.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Bray began acting in school plays at the age of fourteen years old. He went on to major in theatre at college and later took a job making commercials where he listened to audiobooks during his daily commute.[7]

Audiobooks[edit]

Title/Series Author
The Martian Andy Weir
After It Happened Devon C. Ford
Arisen series Michael Stephen Fuchs
Expeditionary Force Series Craig Alanson
Galaxy's Edge Series Jason Anspach & Nick Cole
Wayward Galaxy Series Jason Anspach & J.N. Chaney
Infinite Jeremy Robinson
Infinite 2 Jeremy Robinson
The Others Jeremy Robinson
MirrorWorld Jeremy Robinson
Island 731 (Nemesis Book 0) Jeremy Robinson
Xom-B Jeremy Robinson
The Didymus Contingency Jeremy Robinson
NPC Jeremy Robinson
Tribe Jeremy Robinson
Exo Hunter Jeremy Robinson
The Last Hunter Series Jeremy Robinson
The Dark Jeremy Robinson
Mountain Man Series Keith C. Blackmore
The Majestic 311 Keith C. Blackmore
Planetside Series Michael Mammay
Sixth Cycle Carl Sinclair, Darren Wearmouth
The Fear Saga Stephen Moss
The Hell Divers Series Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction Cycle: Dark Age Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Anthony J. Melchiorri
The Retreat Series Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight, Joe McKinney
These Dead Lands: Immolation Stephen Knight, Scott Wolf
The Reason You're Alive Matthew Quick
The Commune Series Joshua Gayou
All Gifts, Bestowed Joshua Gayou
The Dimension Space Series Dean M. Cole
Sector 64 Series Dean M. Cole
Ash Angels Series Brian K. Fuller
Ruins of the Galaxy Series J.N. Chaney, Christopher Hopper
Ruins of the Earth Series Christopher Hopper, J.N. Chaney
Florida Man Mike Baron
Children of Titan Series Rhett C. Bruno
Crash Dive Series Craig DiLouie
Lost Gods Brom
The Elementals Michael McDowell
Forgotten Vengeance Series M.R. Forbes
After It Happened Series Devon C. Ford
Eric Steele Series Sean Parnell
The Supers Series Charley Case, Justin Sloan
Black (4 Novel Bundle) Russell Blake
Cyber Series Matthew Mather
Within These Walls Ania Ahlborn

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Title Award Result Ref.
2014 Arsonist by Victor Methos Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Audio Book Narration: Crime & Thriller Nominee [8]
The Enemy of My Enemy by Richard Bard Audie Award for Mystery Finalist [9][10]
The Forgers (2014) by Bradford Morrow Earphones Award Winner [11]
Listen Up Award for Audiobook Narrator of the Year Finalist [12]
Listen Up Award for Fiction Finalist [12]
Lion Plays Rough (2014) by Lachlan Smith Earphones Award Winner [13]
The Martian by Andy Weir Audie Award for Science Fiction Finalist [14][10]
Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Audio Book Narration: Science Fiction Nominee [8]
Yesterday's Gone, Season One by Sean Platt and David Wright Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Audio Book Narration: Science Fiction, Best Ensemble Nominee [8]
2015 Arisen Omnibus Edition by Glynn James and Michael Stephen Fuchs Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Casting – Audiobook Nominee [15]
The Beam: Season 1 by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant Audie Award for Science Fiction Finalist [16]
The Beam: Season 2 by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Audio Engineering – Audiobook Nominee [15]
Cross My Heart by Abigail Strom Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration – Romance, Best Voiceover Nominee [15]
Damoren by Seth Skorkowsky Audie Award for Paranormal Finalist [16]
The Hospital: The First Mountain Man Story by Keith C. Blackmore Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration – Metaphysical, Best Voiceover Winner [17]
Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Production – Audiobook Nominee [15]
Hounacier: Valducan (2015) by Seth Skorkowsky Earphones Award Winner [18]
Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration – Crime & Thriller, Best Voiceover Winner [17]
The Martian by Andy Weir Audie Award for Science Fiction Winner [16][19]
Audie Award for Solo Narration - Male Finalist [16]
Suffer the Children by Craig Dilouie Audie Award for Paranormal Finalist [16]
Yesterday's Gone, Season One by Sean Platt and David Wright Audie Award for Paranormal Finalist [16]
Yesterday’s Gone, Season 2 by Sean Platt and David Wright Voice Arts Award for Science Fiction, Best Voiceover Nominee [15]
2016 Hounacier: Valducan (2015) by Seth Skorkowsky Audie Award for Paranormal Finalist [18][20]
In the Shadow of Frankenstein (2016), edited by Stephen Jones Earphones Award Winner [21]
2017 58 Minutes (1987) by Walter Wager Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration – Fiction, Best Voiceover Nominee [22]
Diary of an AssCan by Andy Weir Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration: Short Story Anthology, Best Voiceover Winner [23]
The Elementals by Michael McDowell Audie Award for Paranormal Finalist [24]
The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens Audie Award for Mystery Finalist [24]
Lost Gods Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration: Fantasy, Best Voiceover Finalist [22]
Offbeat: Uncollected Stories Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration: Short Story Anthology, Best Voiceover Finalist [22]
The Reason You're Alive (2017) by Matthew Quick Earphones Award Winner [25]
Solitude: Dimension Space by Dean M. Cole Voice Arts Award for Audiobook Narration – Science Fiction, Best Voiceover Finalist [22]
2018 Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force by Craig Alanson Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year Finalist [26][27]
Battle Stations by Craig DiLouie Independent Audiobook Award for Literary Fiction Finalist
Planetside (2018) by Michael Mammay Earphones Award Winner [28]
Solitude: Dimension Space by Dean M. Cole Independent Audiobook Award for Science Fiction Winner [29]
2019 The Coilhunter Chronicles: Omnibus (2017) by Dean F. Wilson Earphones Award Winner [30]
Independent Audiobook Award for Contemporary Fiction Winner [29]
Commune by Joshua Gayou Independent Audiobook Award for Apocalyptica Winner [29]
The Others by Jeremy Robinson Independent Audiobook Award for Science Fiction Winner [29]
Planetside (2018) by Michael Mammay Audie Award for Science Fiction Finalist [31]
2020 Birthday Suit (2019) by Lauren Blakely Audie Award for Audio Drama Finalist [32][33][34]
Earphones Award Winner [32]
Colonyside (2020) by Michael Mammay Earphones Award Winner [35]
Deathtrap: Expeditionary Force Mavericks by Craig Alanson Independent Audiobook Award for Science Fiction Winner [29]
Extinction Shadow: Extinction Cycle by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and Anthony J. Melchiorri Independent Audiobook Award for Apocalyptica Winner [29]
Independent Audiobook Award for Male Narrator Finalist
Dimension Space series by Dean M. Cole Independent Audiobook Award for Science Fiction Multitude Finalist
Tribe by Jeremy Robinson Independent Audiobook Award for Thriller/Suspense Finalist
2021 Florida Man by Mike Baron Independent Audiobook Award for Humor Finalist [36]
The Iceman Always Comes on Tuesday (2019) by James Masse Earphones Award Winner [37]
The Majestic 311 by Keith C. Blackmore Independent Audiobook Award for Best Male Narrator Finalist [36]
The Majestic 311 by Keith C. Blackmore Independent Audiobook Award for Horror Finalist [36]
Mind Bullet (2021) by Jeremy Robinson Earphones Award Winner [38]
Return of the Paladin by Layton Green Independent Audiobook Award for Fantasy Finalist [36]
The Roach by Rhett C. Bruno Independent Audiobook Award for Thriller/Suspense Winner
Ruins of the Galaxy by J.N. Chaney and Christopher Hopper Audie Award for Science Fiction Finalist [39]
The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira by Lou Diamond Phillips Independent Audiobook Award for Science Fiction Finalist [36]

"Best of" lists[edit]

Year Title Award Ref.
2014 File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (2014) by Lemony Snicket AudioFile Best of Children [40]
The Martian by Andy Weir Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Adults [41]
2015 Booklist's Top 10 First Novels on Audio [42]
Booklist's Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror on Audio [43]
RUSA Listen List [44][45][46]
2017 The Reason You're Alive (2017) by Matthew Quick AudioFile Best of Fiction [40]
2018 The Reason You're Alive (2017) by Matthew Quick RUSA Listen List [47]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Baker, Jennifer. "How The Audiobook Helped Pave The Way For 'The Martian' To Be A Best-Seller And Oscar Contender". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
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  11. ^ "THE FORGERS by Bradford Morrow Read by RC Bray | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  12. ^ a b Coreno, Annie (January 30, 2015). "The 2014 Listen-Up Awards: The Best Audiobooks of the Year". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  13. ^ "LION PLAYS ROUGH by Lachlan Smith Read by RC Bray | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
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  20. ^ "2016 Audie Awards®". Audio Publishers Association. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
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  28. ^ "PLANETSIDE by Michael Mammay Read by RC Bray | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  29. ^ a b c d e f "PAST AWARDS". IndieAudiobookAwards. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  30. ^ "THE COILHUNTER CHRONICLES OMNIBUS (BOOKS 1-3) by Dean F Wilson Read by RC Bray | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  31. ^ "2019 Audie Awards®". Audio Publishers Association. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  32. ^ a b "BIRTHDAY SUIT by Lauren Blakely Read by Andi Arndt Sebastian York January Lavoy Julia Whelan RC Bray Shane East Joe Arden Erin Mallon Dion Graham Savannah Peachwood Jason Clarke Robin Miles | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
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  37. ^ "THE ICEMAN ALWAYS COMES ON TUESDAY by James Masse Read by RC Bray | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  38. ^ "MIND BULLET by Jeremy Robinson Read by RC Bray | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
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  42. ^ Saricks, Joyce (2015-10-15). "Top 10 First Novels on Audio". Booklist. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  43. ^ Saricks, Joyce (May 15, 2015). "Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror on Audio: 2015". Booklist. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  44. ^ "2015 List". Reference & User Services Association (RUSA). 2015-11-30. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
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