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.
We have an expert audio book narrator of some 20 years experience. In addition to narrating, Richard Aspel is a patient and accomplished actor, writer and voice coach.
The following is an audio excerpt from his international award winning narrative of: “Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America”
Richard provides some fascinating insights into his storytelling career here…
We have another wonderful voice actor in Michelle Matthews.
Michelle is a voice over artist, hospitality and travel writer. Following is a recent audio audition for a Victorian policewoman’s memoir.
Alan Long also reads for us.
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.
Here’s a sample of ‘Al in action’
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.
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.
Rhonda reads here from a beautiful article on the art of active listening in this ‘ListenIn’ video.
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.
And following are the dulcit tones of 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.
Manish has several, fiction as well as non-fiction titles published on Audible that have received high praise from listeners. He is obsessed with technology and recording gear, is a sucker for theatre, loves dogs and rarely take a second-guess at an opportunity to travel. He records in many languages, including Indian, Hindi and English.
‘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:
Emma Grant Williams 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.
Paulette Trevena 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.
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.
Stephen Walker 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 with multiple accents.
Stephen maintains a professional sound recording booth using state of the art broadcast equipment and software.
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!
Tanya Thomson 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:
Chloë Schwank 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.
As a narrator, Chloë’s interest includes both fiction and non-fiction books of most genres, including fantasy and young adult. Building on her acting training and experience, Chloë is very comfortable with accent work and characterisation. She is also well versed in technical and business language, having also completed a law degree.
Terry Clayton 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.
Laura Lambert 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.
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