Friday, July 27, 2012

Now on AudioFile Magazine

My narrator profile is now available on the AudioFile Magazine website. 
Anyone who is interested in audiobooks should be subscribed to this brilliant magazine. They also have the option to download it directly from their website, which is both convenient and environmentally friendly!
A very big thank you to Robin Whitten (Founder of AudioFile) and Megan Hiller for their assistance in getting me listed. 

The final post-production work is being done on The End of the World by Andrew Biss. 
There is also a chance that I will be doing a similar type of quirky book over the coming months, and I hope to be able to post more details about that in the coming week. 
It's all getting very exciting now! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Almost done...

Andrew Biss
Having had an almost seamless read of Andrew Biss' The End of the World, (a credit to his wonderful writing maybe?) it looks like this will be finished much earlier than I had anticipated. 
Therefore, I think that you will be able to get your hands, or ears on it from and iTunes within the next couple of weeks. 

I know that I have said it before, but this has been an absolute joy to read, and I do hope that you will get as much pleasure out of listening to it, as I have had in recording it. 
If you have ever wondered what happens after you die, The End of the World may have the answers you seek! 

Coming soon!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Free Story: The Curiosities of Lady Blackrose

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to narrate a short piece by up and coming horror writer S.S. Prazak. 

Prazak is one of those authors who is keeping alive the traditional horror elements, that I would normally attribute to the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, and with a twist not unlike the old UK television series "Tales of the Unexpected". 

Bottom line is that he is definitely one to watch. You can find some of his work on the awesome MicroHorror website, and he has kindly allowed me to attach a full copy of his work for your listening pleasure. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Two Tocks Before Midnight Review

A manic studio day yesterday with a lot of character work going into a new book. 
It was nice to see that "Two Tocks Before Midnight" by CJ Martin received a review from Jennie Mortarotti.

Jennie Mortarotti
It reminded me of how much fun it was to record the book, as I have a special affinity with any old style Sherlock Holmes-type stories. I love the settings and have been more or less begging CJ Martin to write more of the Agora series. 

It is always great to see kind words about narrators in the review also.
Sometimes we get forgotten about. 
But then again, isn't that our aim: to silently and unobtrusively entertain our listeners?

My thanks goes out to Jennie for her kind words. 
You can check out samples of the audiobook by clicking here

Friday, July 13, 2012

The End Of The World Teaser Trailer

Just a quick post between takes to say that you can watch a teaser trailer for "The End of the World" by Andrew Biss by clicking the link below. 

It will give you a good feel for what the story is about. 


Monday, July 9, 2012

Another Busy Week...

Time flies when you're having fun, and this is no more proven than when in the studio, recording a great piece of work. 
It really does make my job so much easier.

This week, I was given some samples of a new book to read in order to see if I'd be capable of making an audiobook out of it. 
I do wish that I could tell you the name of it, but at this stage I've been gagged. But what I will tell you, is that there are over thirty different character voices to be done, and this is where the main decision-making is being focused right now. 

Does the publisher get one narrator to do it, or multiple voices? 
Once this has been decided, then I guess I will be able to tell you a bit more about it. 

In the meantime, life, and work, goes on. 
The End of the World, by Andrew Biss is almost completed, and after that, I am straight into the latest Victor Methos mystery called The White Angel Murder. 

The Djinn by J. Kent Holloway comes after that. Lots of character-work in this book, and it's going to be worth the wait! 

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Busy, Busy!

Well, the summer is getting hot here and it is time to start looking at the vacation brochures. An island paradise somewhere would do the trick! 

In the studio, I have completed my character development for Andrew Biss' incredibly funny, and sometimes downright unnerving, 'The End of the World'. 
Recording will begin on it this week, and I would expect it to be finished and launched on Audible, iTunes and Amazon within the next four weeks. 

In parallel to this, 'The Djinn' - J. Kent Holloway's melting-pot of adventure and suspense in medieval Jerusalem, is about half-way through it's first read for character and pronunciation, and will be recorded subsequently. 

For now, however, it's time to get back to work!