• Joel L Froomkin
  • Four-time EARPHONES AWARD WINNER! Audible approved. Classically trained dialect specialist with great acting chops.
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: IN, United States
  • Website: www.joelfroomkinaudio.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share or Unspecified

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Young adult, 1st person. Humor

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes

Fantasy, many accents/characters

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes

Australian demo. Various characters.

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Australian
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes

Scottish m/f (Highland Romance)

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General Scottish
Vocal Style : Deadpan
Performance Notes

Non Fic British (biography) Oliver Reed

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
The infamous antics of hell-raiser Oliver Reed larger than life actor and legendary lush.

British male and female. Period. Light.

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Street-urchin turned Bow Street Runner John Pickett meets the dazzling (and possibly deadly) Lady Fieldhurst.

1st POV Australian/Texas men (romance m/m)

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Australian
Vocal Style : Masculine
Performance Notes
Outback farmer Charlie risks losing Travis, a Texan agriculture student, if he can't come to terms with his true feelings.

25 Dialects Demonstation - Humor (PG 13)

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
General American, Contemporary Brit, Scottish, Cockney, German, Australia, BBC English (period), Russian, Glasgow, Yorkshire, Irish, Italian, Welsh, French, Liverpool, Cornwall, NY Jewish, Texas, Spanish, Arkansas, Africa, Sweden, Boston, Mexican. Bonus: Maggie Smith.

Teen US Male / Italian female

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Italian
Vocal Style : Warm
Performance Notes
Can silver-spoon born Henry convince the no-nonsense owner of Fiorello's Restaurant to give him a chance to pursue his passion for food?

Contemporary American Noir

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
Jimmy McSwain, NYC Private Investigator, endures a sweltering summer stakeout to determine if his little sister's new man is on the straight and narrow.

Scottish, fantasy/adventure

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General Scottish
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
From David Jones humorous fantasy adventure The Rainblade. Shrek meets Lord of the Rings.

UK Historical Mystery/Noir - Though Heaven Fall

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Through Heaven Fall by Jeri Westerson

UK narrator, Scots/Cockney - Pickpocket's Apprentice

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Refined
Performance Notes
Sheri Cobb South's "Pickpocket's Apprentice".

Fantasy N.A. - UK/US whimsical - Of Light and Darkness

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes

UK brooding - N.A. fantasy/romance - Light and Darkness

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton.

US Alpha Male comedic - Blackballed

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sarcastic
Performance Notes

Scots/Italian/British - Fantasy - Rise of the Flame

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
K.N. Lee's Rise of The Flame

US comedic - multiple voices. Playful - Desert Foxe

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
Book 5 in Haley Walsh's Skyler Foxe Mystery series. Will Skyler's 'Scooby Gang' convince nervous Keith to agree to a maiden venture to the White Party?

UK Sexy/Dry - Pirate adventure - Vyper

Category : Travel & Adventure
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Refined
Performance Notes
A rollicking pirate romance in the m/m genre. Young cabin boy Toby spars with his rapscallion ship's Captain, Vyper.

US/UK/Scottish N.A. - Vamp Fiction - Awakening

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Warm
Performance Notes

Choices - UK narrator

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes

US Adult romantic comedy - WordPlay

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes

US narration - m/m contemporary Romance

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes

Irish male/US female - romance - Ruthless People

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent :
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
The first book in JJ McAvoy's sexy and suspenseful romantic crime series.

UK comic. Elderly female gaggle - Dead Medium

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
A witty mystery series featuring a cantankerous seventy year Miss Marple-type and her still-living gaggle of eccentric equally elderly cohorts. Great fun and lots of character voices.

British YA Teenager - Fantasy - Avis Blackthorn

Category : Teens
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Child-like
Performance Notes
I was so thrilled to book this fabulous series. A fresh and irreverent spin on the British W/izarding School canon - Avis Blackthorn is a narrators dream filled with a plethora of magical and madcap characters.

US teen YA - comedic - Turning Sixteen

Category : Teens
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
A charming series about a young teen framed against the backdrop of 80's cult movies. The lead character is a like a charming, gawky male cousin of Molly Ringwald.

Joel is a classically trained actor and university professor with excellent acting ability, vibrant energy and a remarkable skill for dialects and characterization. He is a specialist in British and European dialects. Raised in the UK with American parents, Joel Leslie provides a flawless blend between American and British sounds. He has taught accents at NYU, and served as dialect coach for Broadway stars and celebrities, major regional theaters and national tours. Classically trained with an MFA in theatre from USC he is has been on the theater faculty for Purdue/Indiana University the The Director of Drama at Manchester University. He has performed ‘one-man radio dramas' of Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde and Sleepy Hollow. When not recording, Joel is often chasing two loquacious wiener dogs who keep him infinitely grateful for soundproofing. AUTHOR TESTIMONIAL "Joel is a master at his craft. Not only did his narration of my novel bring tears to my eyes, but it gave me chills. I couldn't imagine anyone else portraying my characters. At times it seems as if he has twelve classically trained actors in the studio, all with their scripts and accents. But no, it's all Joel. Remarkable!" KN Lee, author of Rise of the Flame
AS JOEL FROOMKIN (Please scroll down for work recorded as Joel Leslie) BRITISH/SCOTTISH FICTION The Fearless Highlander by Amy Jareki Forever England by David Luddington Rise of the Flame by KN Lee Sherlock Holmes and the Sword Princess by Suzette Hollingsworth Sherlock Holmes and the Dance of the Tiger by Suzette Hollingsworth The Gelatin Coast by Doug Sacrison The Duke in Denial by Alexandra Ainsworth In The Window Room by Stephen J Carroll Dead Medium by Peter John Avis Blackthorn is Not An Evil Wizard by Jack Simmonds Of Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton The Wind Riders by Kris Kramer Sea Dragon's Lair by Dana Kirk Lord Grenville's Choice by GG Vandegriff Lord John's Dilemma by GG Vandegriff Knowing Jack by Julie Elizabeth Powell AMERICAN FICTION Ruthless People by JJ McAvoy Word Play by Amalie Silver Hidden Identity by Adam Carpenter Craving by Stephanie Summers Haunting by Stephanie Summers Awakening by Stephanie Summers Shadow line Drift by Alexis Rezavich School of Deaths by Christopher Manino The Festivus Miracle by Kim Fielding Lunes Triblood by Ahmed Al Sheikh Saving Mim by Nan Mcadam Last Hero by Timothy J McKlendon Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul NONFICTION – SELF HELP Dad's Guide to Twins by Joe Rawlinson AS JOEL LESLIE: BRITISH/SCOTTISH The Duke in Denial by Alexandra Ainsworth Paint the Sky by Lily J Blunt Lancelot and the Wolf by Sarah Luddington Choices by Grace R. Duncan Dreamspinner Press Come to Dust by JS Cook Dreamspinner Press Vyper by Kiernan Kelly Torquere Press AMERICAN FICTION Beautiful Boy by Grace R. Duncan Dreamspinner Press Dinner at Fiorello's by Rick Reed Dreamspinner Press Despite the Odds by Chris T. Kat Dreamspinner Press Charlie's Hero by Nic Starr Dreamspinner Press Foxe Tail by Haley Walsh MLR Press Foxe Hunt by Haley Walsh MLR Press OutFoxed by Haley Walsh MLR Press Foxe Den by Haley Walsh MLR Press Foxe Fire by Haley Walsh MLR Press Desert Foxe by Haley Walsh MLR Press Force of Law by Jez Morrow Torquere Press Semi's Heart by Kiernan Kelly Torquere Press Blackballed by Eva Lenoire His Touch of Ice by Kody Boyce Sam Dorsey (book 1) by Perie Woolford Sam Dorsey (book 2) by Perie Woolford Sam Dorsey (book 3) by Perie Woolford The Festivus Miracle by Kim Fielding TRAINING MFA Theater Univ. of Southern California Paul Ruben Narration for fiction, technique. Sean Pratt Voicing non-fiction, discovery in the moment, pacing, text analysis.
EARPHONES AWARD WINNER - Audiofile Magazine (Pickpocket's Apprentice). REVIEWS as JOEL LESLIE **WINNER*** BEST AUDIOBOOK OF THE MONTH, Readers Choice, April 2016. Desert Foxe, OpenSkyeBookReviews "Wait till you hear Joel Leslie reading. OMG, his voice is amazing. One of the best I've heard, maybe even theeee best.” Paint the Sky, Mmbookescape.com "Joel Leslie is pure magic. I would listen to him read a phone book. His accents are lovely, and he flawlessly alters them to fit the characters and situations within the story. Emotional and passionate, he doesn't just read Paint the Sky: he performs it. I have found myself searching for more of his work because…well…yum!” Paint the Sky, Prismbookalliance.com "I loved the accents, the melodious way in which Joel's voice really drew you into the story…just Damn!! I have to say that I could listen to this man read anything and find it absorbing. I loved the variations of his voice while narrating the story. I always knew who was speaking and never felt confused. Joel Leslie is another narrator to watch for!!” Choices, Lovebytesreviews.com "As for the narration, one of the things about Joel Leslie that consistently fascinates and amazes me is just how many distinct character voices he does, and does well. I love how immersive his narration is, drawing me into each story and keeping my interest until “the end”. He's reliably entertaining to listen to and I always enjoy his performance.” Foxe Fire, Gaybook.reviews "Joel Leslie does a fantastically entertaining interpretation of J.S. Cook's Come to Dust, with so many different voices and dialects from London, France and South America. There was no issue at all distinguishing between the different characters, and I really liked the emotion Mr. Leslie brought to the story… it's just so emotional and really tugs at the heart.” Come to Dust JS Cook, Thenovelapproachreviews.com REVIEWS as JOEL FROOMKIN “For me, what really made this listen stand out was the incredible narration by Joel Froomkin because no matter the accents or genders - he delivered the perfect voice every single time and definitely turned a good book into a 5 star listen.” Carolyn, Audible reviewer “A brilliant job with the narration. The narrator not only has wit and style, he juggles countless characters with a ridiculous number of accents. The performance has an insatiable theatricality which made listening a treat.” Jermaine, Audible reviewer “Joel is a wonderful narrator. He adds dry humor in a perfect tone that adds to the story. I found myself entertained all through the audiobook. Its hard to find a male narrator who knows how to narrate female characters believably, Joel is one of the rare few who does a fantastic job narrating characters in a diverse way. Buy the audiobook and I promise you hours of fun.” Inga, Audible reviewer

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