"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 Magazine, Loot, Earphones Award Winner
"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. Michael performs emotion with nuance, and action with compelling energy. I am not an easy individual to please, and I feel absolutely proud of the audiobook Michael has delivered as a compliment 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. Listeners will laugh out loud as Wes and Corey suggest names for their band and Ash hates on each one in detail."
- School Library Journal, The Haters, Top 10 Audiobook of the Year, Starred Audio Review
"As the author of a character-driven, first-person YA novel, the actor's performance was always going to make or break the audiobook. 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 Michael's performance that stunned me. He brought Simon's inner world to life with a degree of nuance I didn't think was possible across different types of media, and his interpretations of the other characters in Simon's world are utterly spot-on."
- Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
"When an email to his secret almost-boyfriend is intercepted, Simon is thrust on a heart-breaking, yet hysterical journey of self-discovery. Crouch authentically voices the raw emotions of Simon in all of his neurotic and witty glory."
- American Library Association, YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults
"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 Selection
"As Aspen, a protagonist who approaches the irredeemable, narrator Crouch executes a perfect combination of arrogance, sarcasm, and callousness. However, his added hints of self-doubt and vulnerability save Aspen from being completely unsympathetic...Crouch also masterfully delivers a distinct cast of characters, which includes standouts such as Aspen's grandma Willow, whose voice is frail but shrewd. A paranormal thriller with complex, fascinating characters."
- Booklist, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies
"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 Audio Review
"Crouch's truthful performance creates a disenchanted Kip as he faces a court-martial for a shocking crime in Vietnam. Gilbert and Crouch take us from the nightmare of JFK's assassination to the chaotic fall of Saigon, offering rich portraits of people and their problems during the volatile period that was the 1960s."
- AudioFile Magazine, The Outside Lands
Audie Awards: Salt to the Sea, Winner (Young Adult, 2017)
Audie Awards: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Finalist (Middle Grade, 2017)
YALSA: Wink Poppy Midnight, 2017 Top Ten Amazing Audiobook Selection
YALSA: Salt to the Sea, 2017 Top Ten Amazing Audiobook Selection
YALSA: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, 2016 Amazing Audiobook Selection
Cybils Awards: The Best Man, 2016 Audiobook Finalist
ALSC: You Are (Not) Small, 2017 Notable Children's Video
School Library Journal: The Haters, Top 10 Audiobook of 2016, Starred Audio Review
School Library Journal: Lily and Dunkin, Top 10 Audiobook of 2016, Starred Audio Review
Publishers Weekly: Salt to the Sea, Best of 2016 Selection, Starred Audio Review
Booklist: Salt to the Sea, Editors' Choice 2016, Starred Audio Review
Booklist: The Best Man, Top 10 Middle Grade Fiction on Audio: 2017, Starred Review
AudioFile Magazine: The Big Dark, Best of 2016 Selection, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: Salt to the Sea, Best of 2016 Selection, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: The Serpent King, Best of 2016 Selection, Earphones Award
Sound Commentary: Dragons in the Waters, Best of 2016 Selection
Sound Commentary: Soar, Best of 2016 Selection
Sound Commentary: Salt to the Sea, Best of 2016 Selection
School Library Journal: The Best Man, Starred Audio Review
School Library Journal: Salt to the Sea, Starred Audio Review
School Library Journal: You Are (Not) Small, Starred Audio Review
Booklist: Wink Poppy Midnight, Starred Audio Review
Booklist: Baker's Magic, Starred Audio Review
AudioFile Magazine: The Best Man, Editors' Pick
AudioFile Magazine: Goodbye Days, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: Baker's Magic, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: See You In The Cosmos, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: Nine Women, One Dress, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: Loot: How to Steal a Fortune, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Earphones Award
AudioFile Magazine: Narrator Spotlight