The Team

BIOGRAPHIES

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Bobbie Frohman (Principal Reader, CEO)

A third generation Californian, Bobbie Frohman was raised in a large extended family, the niece of cowboys. Early on Bobbie developed a deep love of animals, training her dogs to perform with her at dog shows, and as a competitive barrel racer with her beloved horse, Lucky.

After obtaining her bachelor’s degree and finishing with a fifth year in medical technology, Bobbie became a researcher, married a doctor and had four children, a family of life-long readers. When Bobbie’s children left for college, Bobbie decided to get her Masters in Theology at The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. With her love of children and story telling, Bobbie’s thesis project was an intricately performed puppet show telling the story of salvation history, filled with magic and majesty, with the help of 40 participants including many young people as puppeteers.

Bobbie’s love of the dramatic arts led her to produce children’s theater and eventually to create Alcazar AudioWorks, recording audiobooks for all ages.
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David Thorn (Chief Reader)

Having spent his early childhood in the picturesque Channel Islands off the French coast, David Thorn went to school in England followed by Law School in London. Later, he joined a major American corporation first in London and was then transferred to the United States.

Nominated for an “Audie” in the classics category in 2006 for Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Blackstone Audio), he has recorded Novick’s His Majesty’s Dragon (and others), Stroud’s Heroes of the Valley (Random House), Thomas Wolsey: His Life and Death (Alcazar AudioWorks/Blackstone) among many others. One Audiofile Magazine reviewer referred to him as “a masterful narrator”; while another wrote, “Thorn’s narration is precise and captivating”.

Presently, his life is dictated by the daily whims of one Mr. Benjamin – a certain young French bulldog with a mind of his own.

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Susan McCarthy (Principal Reader)

Susan McCarthy moved to California from Oregon with her family when she was one year of age. As a young girl, she discovered the Nancy Drew Mystery series and was immediately hooked. Reading remains one of her favorite pastimes, and later in life, she was introduced to a course in Audio Book Narration as part of a training program in Voice-Over at VoiceTrax San Francisco.

Recently she has been pursuing Acting training for Film and TV with First Take. Over the years has had the chance to read and record several books for Alcazar Audio Works, including the Peterkin Papers and Ann of Green Gables. Reading to her grandchildren keeps her in training.

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Scott Weiser (Director of Audio Production)

Scott Weiser is a musician, multimedia artist, and audio engineer based in San Francisco, CA. His work has been heard in feature films such as Iron Man and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Interactive Art installations at the Beijing Olympic Pavilion and the California Academy of Sciences, and on radio across the US.

As the Director of Audio Production at Alcazar AudioWorks, Scott strives to meet and exceed the high production standards set by the large publishing companies.