Another New Audiobook Sample – Historical Biography

As promised – here’s another new audiobook sample – recorded in my home office studio. (Huge thanks to George Whittam for the advice and effects stacks to make me sound great at home!)

From “Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage” by Robin Gerber

This is also now included in the Audiobook Set on SoundCloud and on my Voice Over Demo page.

Here’s a good question – should I set up a separate Audiobook page instead?  Things to think about.

New Audiobook Demo Samples Online

I’m currently preparing a narrator demo submission for a large audiobook publishing house and they require longer demos than I already had. So, I’ve taken a couple 3-5 minute samples from the books I’ve read for Audible:
Finding a fun fiction dialogue section with 4 characters in FLYING CHANGES:

and a non-fiction dialogue section with the hint of a dialect in REMEMBERING THE MUSIC FORGETTING THE WORDS:

and I also recorded a new longer chick-lit sample from the opening pages of my friend Kitty’s book LITTLE MISS LOVESICK:

Today I’ll be recording a fantasy fiction piece with british dialects and a historical non-fiction selection in my home studio. If only the cats would quit bugging me so I can start. (I’ll post them here after editing.)

Two More Audiobooks

August was an exciting month – I was called in by the amazing Deyan Audio to read 2 non-fiction books.

First was Whateverland: Learning to Live Here by Alexis Stewart (yes, Martha’s daughter) and her former radio co-host Jennifer Koppelman Hutt.  It’s kinda like random funny (yet true) advice columns all about life, from food and eating (“Does Talking to Pop Tarts Mean You’re Crazy?”) to fashion and grooming (“The Devil Wore Palazzo Pants”) to cleaning and organizing (“Not a Hoarder, Still a Slob”).  I read Jennifer’s “voice” throughout and was blessed by her point of view on many things.  Don’t know when it will be available on Audible.com – but I’ll be sure to post it here.  (Please be advised the language is PG on this – for my friends who may not want to hear me saying that stuff.)

The 2nd was Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia by Kate Whouley.  An incredibly beautiful book.  Especially poignant after this springtime of loss (Grandma, Jack, Daisy, Ruth).  And some of the similarities between her mom’s condition and my grandparents was eerily similar (even down to the name of the place they ended up staying).  Again, I’ll be sure to post when it’s available on Audible.com. The paperback comes out later this month. Her humor and compassion come thru on every page.

Thanks again to Deyan Audio and my engineer Jeff.  Being in the studio is my happy place.