Michael Crouch


Michael Crouch is a New York City-based actor specializing in voiceover. His audiobook narration has earned two Audie Awards, multiple Earphones Awards, and Best of the Year listings from Booklist, Slate, Publishers Weekly, and AudioFile. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, and the animé series Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon.

“With remarkable vocal agility, narrator Michael Crouch takes a fascinating novel and makes it downright riveting.”

- AudioFile Magazine, Lights All Night Long, Earphones Award Winner 

“An expert performance by Michael Crouch highlights life-changing moments in a family...Crouch is one of those actors who is especially magical creating women's voices. His male characters range from gruff to gentle. He transforms what has become a tragically familiar news story into an intricate, nuanced puzzle about real people and real consequences.”

- AudioFile Magazine, Oliver Loving, Best of 2018 in Fiction, Earphones Award Winner

“The voice Michael Crouch uses for his narration of this novel, set primarily in Chicago during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, is intelligent and nervy, the sound of a wit whose humor has been almost worn out by incessant loss.”

- Slate, The Great Believers, Top 10 Audiobook of 2018

"Michael completely embodied Simon in all his complexity: his humor, his mix of earnestness and cynicism, his wistfulness, his confusion. There's an emotional depth to his performance that stunned me."

- Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

“The joy, pain, confusion, and wonder of adolescence are exquisitely rendered in this captivating novel, which has been given a terrific performance by the talented Michael Crouch.”

- AudioFile Magazine, A Key To Treehouse Living, Earphones Award Winner


"Crouch moves among characters with ease, vocally representing a full spectrum of emotion that gives richness and depth to the performance and draws the listener in."

- Booklist, No Good Deed, Starred Review

"Crouch perfectly connects to Will's emotional turmoil at the loss of his father, suggesting Will's mood through an understated pitch and an unhurried cadence that keep this sorrowful story from slipping into sentimentality. It's a difficult job that Crouch manages with superb skill."

- AudioFile Magazine, What I Leave Behind, Earphones Award Winner

 "Crouch paces his narration to keep listeners guessing. His masterful use of tone to portray character brings heart at just the right moments while keeping listeners on edge."

- AudioFile MagazineLoot, Earphones Award Winner


"Michael Crouch performs brilliantly; with true emotion and wit, he creates an instantly likable character in Felix."

- School Library Journal, Felix Yz, Starred Review


"Michael Crouch's narration blew me away on multiple fronts. Not only was he keenly attuned to the book's musicality, but he was funny. Damn funny. I had the uncanny experience of listening to Oola as if I hadn't written it."

- Brittany Newell, author of Oola


"The four narrators are superbly cast, each taking on the role of a main character with a distinctive voice that perfectly matches his or her role...and most memorable of all, the high, thin, nasal voice of the Nazi sailor Alfred [played by Michael Crouch], dripping with smug arrogance and self-righteousness."

- Publishers Weekly, Salt to the Sea, Audie Award Winner


"I spent years writing this book, years listening to these characters interact with each other in my head. And though I didn't imagine it possible, once I heard Michael bring each of them to life, his interpretation was somehow more accurate than my own. I am not an easy individual to please, and I feel absolutely proud of the audiobook Michael has delivered as a complement to my novel."

- Jeffrey Kinsey, author of Areh


"What makes this audiobook special is Michael Crouch's comic timing...His characterization of the teens is impeccable: Wes's deadpan delivery, Corey's stoner temperament, and the mysterious Ash."

School Library JournalThe Haters, Top 10 Audiobook of the Year


"The first time I heard Michael Crouch's voice, reading Midnight--he captured the lonely, romantic, hopeful spirit of my character so perfectly it took my breath away."

- April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Wink Poppy Midnight, YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audiobook


"Crouch does a remarkable job bringing Archer to life. He subtly changes his tone and delivery to reflect Archer’s growing maturity without going over the top and insulting listeners with a too-babyish voice at the beginning or a laughably prepubescent voice at the end. Each character is given a unique voice, a remarkable feat, given the number of adult male role models."

- Booklist, The Best Man, Starred Review


Starred Audiobook Reviews: Booklist

Like a Love Story


The Disappearing

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

No Good Deed

Salt to the Sea

The Best Man

Wink Poppy Midnight

Baker's Magic

See You in the Cosmos

The Stonewall Reader

Starred Audiobook Reviews: Publishers Weekly

Salt to the Sea

Starred Audiobook Reviews: School Library Journal

The Haters

Felix Yz

The Best Man

Lily and Dunkin

Salt to the Sea

You Are (Not) Small