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.
For over 25 years Kim Kleidon 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.
Blessed with the ‘gift of the gab’, Kim flourished in advertising and marketing during the ’90’s. Living with her husband in Mackay, on a picturesque 10acre block, surrounded by nature and a menagerie of animals, Kim self-published her first Children’s book ‘Huggle Snuggle Cuddle’ in 2020.
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 :>)
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.
Cat Coluccio 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.
Here Cat reads from her own audiobook ’21 hacks to rock your life’.
Toni Ann Johnson’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.
Toni Ann is also a multi-award-winning screenwriter of the television films Ruby Bridges for Disney, Crown Heights for Showtime, and she co-wrote the feature film Step Up 2: The Streets. In another life, Johnson was a professional actress with recurring roles on the ABC soap operas Loving and All My Children. She also appeared in the film Ruby Bridges and in Spike Lee’s School Daze
Neil Butler 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. The audio attached to this profile is an example of a client’s audiate file.
Graham Robinson 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.
His broadcasting career commenced in commercial radio Western Australia in 1988 and he has had positions in commercial radio in Regional New South Wales and hosted a mid-dawn talk program in Sydney. More recently he has undertaken roles in media management for the University of Canberra and the Australian Public Service.
Graham has three children and lives in Canberra, ACT.
After working in education, performing arts, sales and television, Nina Sunday 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.
Nina’s name has appeared on end credits of ABC Television’s Play School, Hypothetical and The Investigators. Her second book, ‘Workplace Wisdom for 9 to thrive; proven tactics and hacks to get ahead in today’s workplace’ is a selection of the C-Suite Book Club.
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