• Edison McDaniels
  • Narrator
  • I use vocal shifts, changes in pitch and tone, a bit of diction every now and again, various pauses, and other voice elements to bring the listener along. My goal is to be as seamless as possible, so that the listener forgets I am even in his or her ear. It's all about the words, man. All about the words. At the end of the audiobook, I want the listener to just say "Wow!"
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Wisconsin, United States
  • Website: Soundcloud.com/EdisonAudio
  • Available for: Royalty Share,Royalty Share Plus or Unspecified
Dialogue between man and woman (1)

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Male narrating a female part
Performance Notes
A couple in bed, subtly flirtatious. A decent example of me voicing an adult woman. Dialogue between the sexes occurs frequently in fiction. I have no problem differentiating M/F, M/M, F/F, etc.

Growing tension, adventure, high drama (2)

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
The tensions ratchets up as a man realizes the scope of the catastrophe around him. The narrator is authoritative, but I can change the inflection to do brooding, terrified, grief stricken, sarcastic, prudish, persuasive, and many, many others. Just ask!

Empathy - The Death of Ivan Ilych (3)

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Mature
Performance Notes
A dying old man and a young man in conversation. Empathy and compassion. An elderly male voice and an adolescent male voice. From the classic tale, THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH.

Three men in a scene of high tension (9)

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Russian
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
A scene of high tension involving three men. One has a slavic or Russian accent. Note - I have a degree in Russian. Though it has been awhile, I can still read and pronounce it with very good fluency.

A man and woman conversing (10)

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sophisticated
Performance Notes
A man and woman conversing about the misery of marriage and the misery of solitude. A good example of my facility with dialogue inflections and character differentiation. From Slow Work by Tim Farrington.

Nonfiction - folksy and friendly (6)

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
A friendly, warm, and familiar voice to sell your book or product.

Contact Info (8)

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
you can contact me at EdisonPenrow@gmail.com. Also listen to more of my work at https://soundcloud.com/edisonaudio.

Professional medical narration reel (7)

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
This is a professional demo showcasing skills for medical narration, eLearning, and technical narration. I am a physician, a graduate of Stanford University, and very adept at medical and scientific terminology.

• AUDIBLE APPROVED PRODUCER, designating a proven track record in the technical aspects of sound recording and audiobook production. This badge of distinction is earned by less than 10% of narrators. • Dedicated professional in-home studio (Studiobricks Isolation booth, Sennheiser MK4 mic, Studio One Software, etc). • Experienced in fiction, nonfiction, and medical narration. • College science degree, medical degree (MD) from Stanford University. • Professional in every aspect of production, including my interactions with you.
Recent Narrations: THE MONK DOWNSTAIRS - A NYT notable book. Literary fiction at it's best. By Tim Farrington. SLOW WORK - Literary fiction, about how we fail and get back up again. A remarkable piece of writing. By Tim Farrington. THE SALT MARSH KING - A modern reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear. By Drew Krepp. THE NAPERVILLE WHITE HOUSE - Fantasy government for the people and by the people. By Jerome Bartels. THE LISTENERS - A harrowing work of literary horror. By Harrison Demchick. WETBONES - The classic urban horror novel set in 1990s Los Angeles. Chilling. By John Shirley. SIX DAYS IN SEPTEMBER - the Battle of Antietam through the eyes of the Confederates who fought it. Compelling. THE ABSOLUTION OF OTTO FINKEL - the moment of innocence lost haunts five adolescents through adulthood in WWII. Heartbreaking. SEPTEMBER MOURN - nonfiction, a history of the Dunker church at Antietam Battlefield. Informative. THE AMBER ENIGMA - a thriller that begins in the waning days of WWII and ends in modern day Moscow. HATTERAS BLUE - from the USA Today best selling author David Poyer (first of a series, more on the way!). An adventure thriller. LUSITANIA LOST - a fictional account of the last voyage of the doomed HMS Lusitania. Historical fiction. THE WIND CALLER - a top notch horror novel from PD Cacek. THE HYDE EFFECT - one of the best werewolf novels ever written. A classic by Steve Vance. THE BOTTOM OF THE 5TH - baseball novella. SAVING KING, the 64 minute struggle to save the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. - creative nonfiction with a detailed look at the care and treatment of MLK immediately following the shooting, as well as a discussion of the trauma system then and now. BLADE MAN - horror novella. Now In Progress: NOT ONE AMONG THEM WHOLE - novel of the surgeons at the battle of Gettysburg. THE MATRIARCH OF RUINS - novel, sequel to NOT ONE AMONG THEM WHOLE. JUICING OUT - horror novella. MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM, Frederick Douglas bio
"Edison McDaniels’s wonderfully evocative narration brings a further authenticity to the words and is a delight for the listener." Tim Farrington, author of SLOW WORK. "Edison McDaniels is a strongly committed and passionate narrator of audiobooks, whose care and expertise for every spoken word and sentence he delivers puts him in the top tier of audiobook narrator/producers. We are proud to be affiliated with him." —Square One Publishers, Inc. "Mango Publishing is very lucky to have the honor of publishing legendary author Leonard Carpenter, who wrote the million-selling Conan the Barbarian series we all know and love. Therefore, we were extremely selective when choosing a narrator for his novel LUSITANIA LOST. Edison McDaniels was the only one who could bring this marvelous story to life.  He did a brilliant job. Give it a listen and you'll soon agree!" Brenda Knight Editorial Director Mango Publishing  ••• "Edison McDaniels is on his way to being one of the superstars of audiobook narration. Edison brings novels to life in a way few others can match. With attention to detail both in the narration and his interaction with the author or publisher, he delivers a first rate experience. If Edison offers to narrate your novel, stop all other auditions and sign him. We did."  Tony Acree Publisher Hydra Publications, LLC  ••• "I second Tony Acree's endorsement of Edison McDaniels. He does a great job, and I am very pleased that my novels are his first narrations for Hydra Publications." Dr. Arlan Andrews, Sr., Author of Silicon Blood and The Valley of the Shaman ••• "If you had asked me in the beginning if I would have imagined a mature, African-American voice being perfect for Joel's story, I would never have imagined it would have worked out so well. Edison's voice captured the tone of the story." Carter Bowman, Author of Part Timers ••• "Edison McDaniels' narration of my novel, SILICON BLOOD, made me feel as though I were listening to the story for the first time. His edgy presentation captures exactly the tone I intended for the near-future, dystopian, noir tale of terror, guilt, and betrayal. A great job!" Dr. Arlan Andrews Sr., Author of Silicon Blood ••• "The patina of mystery and mysticism he is able to import by voice intonation alone gives the audiobook version an added dimension of realism. Edison, you captured my intentions perfectly." Dr. Arlan Andrews Sr., Author of The Valley of the Shaman