• A. T. Al Benelli
  • Audible approved Producer... Narrator... Voice, Stage, Radio and TV actor... ...
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: DE,NJ,NY,PA, United States
  • Website: www.MerlinsVoice.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share or $200-$400 PFH

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Back to Brooklyn - My Cousin Vinny

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
Through the magic of audiobooks and celebrity impersonation, Vincent Gambini and Mona Lisa Vito return to life in the literary sequel to the original movie. Performed by a "cast" of voice artists from Al Benelli's "MerlinsVoice.com" production company, we get to meet more of the friends, family and courtroom associates of the awkward lawyer and his knockout fiancé. Of the 24 voices in this production, Al does 17 of them...

Bringing Down Romeo: Black Hills Wolves

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Romance in the mysterious world of werewolves and shape shifters... Sound effects.

Engine 24 :Fire Stories

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
The memoirs of a NYFD firefighter told in the first person narrative. Plenty of supporting voices and accents. The first of THREE volumes... with a compilation of all three to follow as a single production. The "blue collar" sounds of New York City and vicinity.

Strigoi:The First Family

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Eastern European
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
A vampire story as told in the first person narrative by an old vampire. Multiple voices of supporting characters. The old man has the accent of the old Austro-Hungarian Empires... Transylvania?

Harvest Leaves and Roses

Category : Drama & Poetry
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Inspirational
Performance Notes
A book of modern poetry done in a "Morgan-Freeman like" narration style. Think Discovery Channel...

Contract Pending... A Novel

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Melodramatic
Performance Notes
A "Sopranos" like drama with many colorful characters in and Around New York and North Carolina. Many accents, affectations, and regionalization's requiring a wide ranging performance by the narrator.

Makings Millions Self Publishing

Category : Business
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
A "How To" book. A guide for those who want to make money in the self-publishing industry. Friendly, but informative.

Time Portal

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Many Voices... genders... accents... locations... times... This sample highlights the versatility and performance aspects of this narrator/actor. See also "Voices from the Stage"

The Old Man and the King

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
Multiple Accents, genders and voice ages in this one. Characters range from young twenties to late seventies... male & female... from the American South, Midwest, NYC, Russia and the fictional country of Talvania. Special effects too. This sample is to demonstrate versatility. Thanks for listening.

The Librarians Guide to...

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Ted J Bloom's classic guide to Employment in the Information Age. Could be viewed as a textbook or self-development resource.

Lafitte's Treasure

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Many accents and affectations in this book, French, American New Orleans, American New York, Italian, Hispanic, Irish... males & females... young & old. Listen to the book on Audible.com. Ask me for a FREE BOOK CODE if you like.

The Starlight Club II

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
You miss "The Sopranos"? Joe Corso's "Starlight Club" series is the cure. Organized crime in New York in the sixties... Carlo Gambino, Vito Genovese, Sam Giancana, Joe Accardo and . . . Red Fortunato. Based on true stories and with characters you'll recognize from the git-go, Al brings these best-sellers to life... Forgeddaboudit!

Done & Dusted

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Melodramatic
Performance Notes
The sequel to the original "John Black" detective series novel. Lots of characters, young & old... male & female... special effects... the works!

Arms of a Stranger

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
The voice of the main character... Santino Vintanelli... a clandestine mobster with a sadistic streak...

Eating Trees

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
The main character in this book is a "Joey Baggadonuts" type... with a voice kinda like a comedic "Goodfellas" character... jouknowhadImtawkinaboudhere? Fawgheddaboudit!

Marlow, The Neon Goodbye

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
An NYPD cop in Key West. Lots of characters, accents, and affectations. Males & females...

Big Paws, Bigger Heart

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-Urban
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
The main (narrator) voice is that of "Finley", a Belgian Tervuren who is adopted into a family of dog lovers... and tells of his memories of ALL the characters who make up this heartwarming tale of man and his best friend.

Gemini Joe: Son of a Mobster

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
Based on a true story, this book chronicles three generations of the Ferraro family with all the characters, voices and accents of New York, Brooklyn and Long Island

Cobb

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
A sample from the stage play "Cobb" done in a Morgan Freeman-esque southern storyteller style.

Swings & Roundabouts

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
A brief sample (Chapter 5) of the mystery thriller written by Jason Connor which takes place in New York City shortly after the end of WWII.

Nothing to Report

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Excerpt from the thrilling police novel "Nothing to Report" written by Patrick Abbruzzi. The book chronicles the day to day events of the brave men and women of the New York City Police Department in the turbulent '60s and '70s.

Voices from the Stage

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Hard to categorize this, since it is a variety sampling of character voices and accents that were performed on stage during my acting career... prior to my transition to producer, narrator and voice actor... but I believe it to be a good example of the range of characters and accents I can bring to the microphone.

The Greatest Game

Category : Sports
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-New York
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
From a short story written, narrated and produced by Al Benelli. Contains a performance of Vince Lombardi's famous Super Bowl halftime speech.

Intro: Who is this guy?

Category : Arts & Entertainment
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
A few of the many characters and vocal styles of Al Benelli. Lots of accents and characters...

Born and raised in New York City. Served in Armed Forces MAC-V-SOG 1964-1968. Turned ADD diagnosis into a career strategy... Cab Driver, Waiter, Chef, Engineer, Salesman, Racecar Driver, Financial Planner, CFP, Radio host and Stage Actor. Married... three step-children... Now narrator/producer. Studied at the Actors Center of Philadelphia and under legendary voice-coach Chuck McKibben (Mel Blanc Studios... PhillyVO.com). Multiple character and cartoon voices. Specializing in the voices and accents of New York... Dramatic, comedic, commercial, narrative, educational... from Main street to Wall Street... from cop to Capo, detective to Don. If it came out of New York City or vicinity... I gotcha voysriteear... You choose the sophistication levels... or leave it to us. From Joey Baggadonuts to the Governor... from the Hispanic altar boy to the infinitely Irish Cardinal of the Archdiocese,.. from racketeer to Rabbi. We can give your characters anything from a slight touch to a full slather of that unique New York - New Jersey vocal I.D. Hey... you're da boss! Also character voices, affectations and/or ethnic accents such as those used in children's books, animation and/or celebrity-like vocal styles used in specialty projects. Looking for something really unique?... like a Greek restaurant owner in Astoria or a Hassidic jeweler in Williamsburg? Let us have a crack at it... I'm betting we'll all be happy you did. (Listen to my samples here and on my webpage.) I have my own recording studio with state of the art capability... which translates into quick turnaround time and the flexibility to work as closely with authors/directors as they like... and to mange production schedules efficiently and effectively. In addition... at the authors direction and discretion, we can employ many special effects to enhance the listening experience. N.B. In cases where the identity or ethnicity of my given name might present a challenge to the marketability or acceptability of a program or project, I have reserved the right... and am willing to use, with the concurrence and collaboration of the rights holder... the 'nom de plume' Alan Bennett or our business name The Merlin Group in the audio credits and printed bylines describing the narrator.
Audible approved producer: Stage: Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), The Odd Couple (Oscar Madison), Jekyll and Hyde (Dr. Danvers Carew), Charlotte's Web (Templeton), Once Upon a Mattress, (Wizard), It's A Wonderful Life (Henry Potter)... TV Series: Epic Mysteries on Discovery ID channel Radio: talk show host at WFIL (Salem Broadcasting) and WFYL (Langer Broadcasting) Philadelphia. Since joining ACX in the summer of 2014, our team has produced dozens of audiobooks. We cordially invite you to do a search of "Al Benelli" on Audible and/or Amazon for an up-to-date listing. We are adding books every month and are always looking for that next "award winning" project.
Multiple AudioFile Magazine Earphones Awards. William Cullen Bryant "Oratorical Master" Award. Audible approved narrator.

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