We encourage you to voice your books. You are an expert on your subject matter and have almost certainly spoken in public. Your voice is a familiar aspect of your brand. But we can all use a little help sometimes!
The ‘narrator voice’ is a little different to your public speaking voice – more confidential. It’s a private exchange between you and your listener. Intonation, pausing and inflection are important elements in conveying your story and maintaining the listener’s interest for many hours at a time.
Please scroll down to listen to some audio samples from our narrator and voice actor friends at author2audio.
Aimee Smith – Aimee Smith is a full-time Australian voice talent specialising in recording for audiobooks across Australian/American/British RP accents. Aimee is a qualified primary school teacher therefore excels at children’s texts, as well as being an experienced video game voice talent, having worked on over 100 global games including SMITE, Mobile Legends and Freedom Planet, making her a great choice for audiobooks with strong character portrayals
Alan Long – Alan is a vocalist, drummer and long time public speaker, presenter and MC. With a pedigree including digital marketing, website design and C suite positions, Alan delivers with sincerity, warmth and authority.
Andrea Gibbins Waycott – Andrea’s natural warmth and charm is obvious with every read, while her versatility continues to wow. With an announcer and copywriting background, Andrea has a natural ability to interpret scripts and bring them to life. Decades of experience shows in Andrea’s work as voice artist and narrator and she has grown a considerable list of clients.
Ben Sorensen – Ben has been working as a professional voice over artist for over 20 years, working with both TV and radio networks in Australia producing content from e-learning, TV series, ads and of course audio books. His client list includes Nine Network, 4BC, 3AW, Audi, BMW, Ryobi and many more.
Cat Coluccio – Cat is a life-long creative who penned her first earth-shattering novel, “The Purple Mouse”, at the tender age of five. Cat has written all her life, on the side, while recording and performing in front of thousands, as a professional musician, for over two decades.
Chloë Schwank – Chloë is a bilingual (English/German) actor and voice actor working at sound studios around Sydney and from her professional home studio voicing commercial and narration projects. Her narration experience includes audiobooks, e-learning modules, corporate and explainer videos, as well as short films and radio plays.
Dave Stokes – And yours truly is no stranger to the microphone! The following clip is from Lisa Conway’s audio book: Your Salon Retail. Here I read the wonderful foreword penned by Andrew Griffiths.
Emma Grant Williams – Emma is a graduate of the Actors Centre Australia. Listen to a lovely sample below demonstrating Emma’s skill as a voiceover artist and audiobook storyteller. Emma’s narration credits extend to documentaries and podcasts.
Graham Robinson – Graham has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a radio broadcaster and journalist for both ABC and commercial radio. His experience includes presenting a morning program on ABC Mid-North Coast for several years and as Regional Program Manager for ABC Central West in Orange and Western Plains in Dubbo.
Jeanette Leigh – In this next sample you will hear from Jeanette Leigh reading a piece from ‘The Dressmaker’ written by Rosalie Ham. Jeanette is an accomplished voice actor, journalist, author and copywriter.
Jeremy Durm – Polished. Authentic. Compelling. Bold. These are just a few words that have been used to describe the voice of Jeremy (Midnite) Michael Durm, a culture-bending, baritone-having voiceover artist dedicated to helping you tell your story. In addition to having a number of audiobook credits, Jeremy can be heard on numerous TV, radio, and internet ads for brands like H2O Wireless, Coca-Cola, Powerade, the SEC Network, and the United Way.
Jules Brooke – And here we introduce Jules Brooke – my girlfriend (just for transparency ;>) Jules is the founder of the She’s THE Boss movement and Handle Your Own PR. She has a rich and resonant tone and adds lots of personality to her readings. A long time podcast and internet TV host with a background in dramatic acting, Jules has a range well suited to novels and non-fiction reads.
Karen Jacobsen – Now here is a voice you will know, but you may not recognise the name… Karen Jacobsen is the voice of ‘Siri’ on your iPhone. Karen’s voice is heard on a billion devices world-wide. A singer, songwriter and face of ‘The GPS Girl’ empowerment brand, Karen will add something very special to your audiobook narrative :>)
Kasey Logan – Kasey Logan lives and narrates in Michigan with her family and 2 incredibly spoiled beagles. She loves Star Wars and all things Sci-Fi, and even records in a sound booth that looks like a T.A.R.D.I.S. At heart, however, she loves creating magic and is a proud Hufflepuff. Kasey loves getting lost in great books and has narrated over 100 titles since starting her career in voice over. She believes there is truly no greater magic in this world than that created from a story.
Katie Boothe – Katie Boothe is a Nashville Tennessee based voice actor, stage actor, playwright, and theatre teacher. Her colorful storytelling style is ideal for fantastical children’s and young adult literature, supernatural, romance, science fiction, and horror.
Kim Kleidon – For over 25 years Kim has honed her skills as a Storyteller. Kim has a voice you won’t easily forget and one, some say, ‘you could listen to all day’. Examples of her unique style are evident in the plethora of published articles, videos and body of work achieved during an eight year tenure with ABC Local Radio, presenting Mornings in the Tropical North of Queensland.
Laura Lambert – Laura enjoys telling a story using the warmth of the human voice and the music of words. She has done commercial radio…easy listening, news/talk and country.Laura can be deadpan or high energy, but prefers to be ‘the woman next door’. It all depends on the dialogue and the author’s direction, of course. Her clients have included dentists, banks, restaurants and home decorating centers.
Leon Gettler – Leon Gettler is a business finance and economics journalist who has worked for The Age, Australian Financial Review, the Australian, Business Spectator and a string of trade magazines. Leon has weekly podcast Talking Business with a global subscriber base of close to 16,000, and is an award-winning author and PhD. He is well-equiped to narrate books about business, finance and economics, or about academic issues.
Manish Dongardive – Manish is a professional Indian Voice Actor and has lent his voice for a number of clients across the globe. He comes with vast experience in television script-writing. This unique skill-set helps him interpret, and go deep into a story. He produces rich, smooth and engaging audio.
Matt Winter – Matt is a professional Voice Actor, Screen Actor and Comedic Improvisor. His voice has a natural authority that comes across with nuance and poignancy in all types of reads. His voice has been described as, “…a voice that I can’t help listening to. I feel as through I need to hear what he is saying.” Matt’s range is not limited to the voice of authority. He is adept at working with clients to give them exactly what they are looking for in a voice.
Michael Courtneay – Michael is a veteran Voice Actor/Narrator with (currently) over 170 audiobooks to his credit. He excels in all genres – fiction and non-fiction – and has a wide range of accents and character voices. Michael offers potential clients a free demo read from their book to ensure both parties are “on the same page”.
Michelle Matthews – Michelle is a voice over artist, hospitality and travel writer. Following is a recent audio audition for a Victorian policewoman’s memoir. Michelle adds authority with warmth in her narration style – attributes that are not often found together in the one voice actor.
Molly Secours – As a French Canadian/American Yankee Author/Filmmaker/Speaker, Molly has been using her voice to encourage people to find theirs through story for over two decades. Narrating documentaries ranging from sports films to historical museum videos to commercials, Secours voice is strong, confident and inspirational.
Nathan Hunt – Holding a wealth of experience in acting, improv, and voice overs, Nathan Hunt has been cast in diverse roles across his career. Known for his versatile and energetic voice work, he has been characters ranging from angsty hero to psychotic villain and from naive child to aged narrator. In every recording, Nathan’s top priority is providing the right voice for your project with a genuine energy and passion.
Neil Butler – Neil is an experienced broadcaster and podcast host who presents with a warm, mature, accent-neutral voice. Neil is also the founder of audiate – a service where web sites are brought to life with an audio recording at the top of each page in much the same way as an audio book brings a different experience to a written text.
Nina Sunday – After working in education, performing arts, sales and television, Nina now hosts the ‘Manage Self, Lead Others’ podcast – aimed at helping experienced and aspiring people managers to explore ways to elevate and transform workplace culture.
Paulette Trevena – Paulette is a marketing professional with marketing and advertising experience in the education and health sectors. She has voiced video tutorials for medical software and has experience in advertising voice overs and podcasting. Paulette has a clear, warm voice and is equally comfortable narrating fiction and non-fiction.
Rhonda Salvestrini – I’d also like to welcome Rhonda Salvestrini – an expert in optimising career growth and brand communications. A very handy voice over artist who hails from San Diego in California.
Richard Aspel – In Richard we have an expert audio book narrator of some 20 years experience. In addition to narrating, Richard is a patient and accomplished actor, writer and voice coach.
Steph Teitelbaum – As a radio presenter and singer, voice is a huge part of Steph Teitelbaum’s life – in the best possible way. She takes any opportunity to use it wisely and always welcomes a chewing of the fat; in fact she likes it more than a hot cup of tea on a cold winters morning. She is passionate about voice over and loves all the different opportunities and avenues it follows; being the voice behind the action excites her greatly!
Stephanie Thompson – Bravemumma’ Stephanie Thompson joins us after authoring and narrating her new audiobook. She has a warm innocence in her style coupled with a firm and credible determination. Steph’s experiences as a school teacher and education consultant have given her a great love of children’s literature. Following is an audio sample from her book
Stephen Walker – Stephen is an actor and voice actor, having narrated both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. As a narrator, Stephen’s voice quality is warm, confident and has a conversational Aussie charm. Building on his training as an actor, he also brings to life a diversity of rich characters spanning a range of ages and accents. His most recent fiction audiobook included more than 50 characters!
Tanya Thomson – Tanya is a highly sought after voice over artist and professional actor. Over the past eight years she has worked extensively as a voice over for a variety of advertising campaigns and projects in both Ireland and the UK. Enjoy her show reel below:
Terry Clayton – Terry has written and narrated non-fiction audio books and in-house training materials and courses for a wide range of private and public sector clients. With a background in cognitive psychology and a wealth of experience working with international development projects, Terry loves the challenge of translating complex technical topics into language non-technical listeners can easily understand.
Toni-Ann Johnson – Toni Ann’s essays and short fiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Hunger Mountain, Callaloo, and elsewhere. Her novel, Remedy For a Broken Angel (2014) was nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author. A novella Homegoing is forthcoming from Accents Publishing in May of 2021.
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