Dystopian Martial Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
From a forthcoming title "Grievar's Blood" (The Combat Codes Volume 2) by Alexander Darwin.

The Semi-Detatched by E Nesbitt

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
A classic ghost story, with some humour, a little male-female dialogue and a spooky tone. Story is by E Nesbitt, best known for The Railway Children, read in a mostly RP / BBC British Accent. Full story - enjoy!

Action Scene - American & British Accents

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
An action scene featuring a British male, American male, 50s and a British Female, 20s.

Historical WW1 Fiction - Trans-Atlantic & Arabic Accents

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
An excerpt from a histroical ww1 novella featuring a young American with a Trans-Atlantic accent and an Arab Bedouin.

Excerpt From John Charrington's Wedding by E Nesbitt

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Male narrating a female part
Performance Notes
RP accents, male femal dialogue.

South American & American characters

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
British narrative, Argentinian, and American characters.

Non-Fiction Sample

Category : History
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
Historical Non-Fiction about the Romans. Some Latin words.

The Happy Prince - Childrens Story

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Excerpt from Oscar Wilde's classic childrens story

YA Fantasy - "Firestorm"

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-Welsh
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
A slight welsh accent for father and son characters in this Lord of the Rings style Young Adult Fantasy Novella. Narration is British RP.

John Charrington's Wedding by E Nesbitt

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

The Combat Codes - Martial Arts Sci-Fi

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
Retail audio sample from The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin, soon to be released.

J B Priestly - The Other Place

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
Retail Audio sample from a collection of J B Priestly's short stories, produced for Valancourt Books.

Audiobook Showreel

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
My most recent audiobook "showreel".

Martial Arts Fantasy Novel

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
An audition for a Martial Arts Fantasy novel. Narrated in a brooding style similar to narrator David Tennant. The book is called The Swordsmans Tale by Zenodamus M

Romance Sci Fi

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Male narrating a female part
Performance Notes
A recent audition for a Sci-Fi Romance, portraying a head-strong young female. The book is called Revenous Innocence by Myra Danvers.

Martial Arts / Sci Fi Novel

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Husky
Performance Notes
An excerpt from a title I am currently producing. Dialogue between a teenage fighter and his older, gruff, husky-sounding mentor (vaguely reminiscent of Jason Stratham). The book is called The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin

Non-Fiction sample

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
An audition for a non-fiction book about teaching methodologies for noisy classrooms. Informative, Straightforward, Engaging style. The book is called "Take Control Of The Noisy Class" by Rob Plevin

Political Mystery Story

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General Scottish
Vocal Style : Male narrating a female part
Performance Notes
A series of excerpts featuring male / female dialogue, Scottish and British RP accents. Slight effects added for a "telephone" voice. Title is called "Scotched Nation" by Andrew Morton

Mystery/Thriller Police Drama

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
A recent audition piece. Features male and female voices, a slight west country accent, gruff, middle aged male and young well-spoken female. The title of the book is "Death Unholy" by Phillip Strang.

Vincent In Wonderland - Child voices and Elemental creatures

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Male narrating a female part
Performance Notes
A recent audition I found particularly enjoyable to read.

The Return Of Fursey - Various character voices

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Irish-Southern Irish
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
A variety of character voices from Mervyn Wall's classic Irish satirical supernatural novel.

Eltonsbrody - Gothic Horror - Action scene

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
http://www.audible.com/pd/?asin=B07SLNQ5D4

The Artist - Contemporary Horror

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-Northern Irish
Vocal Style : Announcer
Performance Notes
Featuring a variety of regional British accents. http://www.audible.com/pd/?asin=B07TDN9GXG

Lemonade - Cosy crime

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-Northern English
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
http://www.audible.com/pd/?asin=B07SNGJVQJ

The Future Of Mr Polly - Romantic Comedy Play

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-Welsh
Vocal Style : Melodramatic
Performance Notes
http://www.audible.com/pd/?asin=B07MLRMGVG

Ashik Kerib - Folk Tale

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
http://www.audible.com/pd/?asin=B07K7WRQRP

Embrace The Darkness - Contemporary Horror

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Spooky
Performance Notes
http://www.audible.com/pd/?asin=B07K8YPGXM

Eltonsbrody - Gothic horror

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes

The return OF Fursey

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Irish-Southern Irish
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes

How The English establishmant Framed Stephen Ward

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes

"Tunnels" audio showreel

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Announcer
Performance Notes
A showreel of highlights featuring various accents, from the title "Tunnels And Other Short Stories" by PJ Blakey-Novis

Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Scandinavian
Vocal Style : Booming
Performance Notes
In this scene, Lyra, a young girl is in conversation with Iorek Brynsson, an Armoured Bear.

Down And Out In Paris And London

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : Irish-Southern Irish
Vocal Style : Raspy
Performance Notes
George Orwell's memoirs of his time spent on the streets and poor-houses of London and Paris. In this scene, Orwell encounters and Irish tramp.

How To Fly - from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
An excerpt from Douglas Adams' classic Sci-Fi comedy novel.

Assassin - from Dune by Frank Herbert

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
An action scene from Frank Herbert's Sci-Fi classic novel Dune.

Advice From A Caterpillar - Alice In Wonderland

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Upper Class
Performance Notes
An excerpt from Lewis Carrol's classic tale.

Sweeney Amoung The Nightingales

Category : Drama & Poetry
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
Poem by TS Eliot.

Over 25 years experience of audio production, voice work and live performance. Currently building a profile as a narrator with my own blog-style website and social media presence. I have a professionally equipped studio producing excellent professional results conforming to all ACX audio specifications. I am conscientious and methodical in my work and can meet deadlines. I can also proof-read to a high standard. I specialize in classic-style literature, horror and comedy in fiction titles as well as poetry. In non-fiction i am interested in spirituality, biographies and arts titles. However, I will consider any other styles or genres on their own merits. My vocal style is mid-range, versatile. My natural accent is well-spoken British, a little more colloquial than "queen's english" although I can also read in that style. I can do most British regional variations such as scottish, northern and southern irish, welsh, northern british, cockney, estuary, etc. I can also do other world accents such as french, german, dutch, scandinavian, eastern european, russian, spanish, Indian, Australian, etc. I can also read in a "general" american accent. I am also a musician, producer, writer, poet and artist and am also currently creating content for an up-coming website which will feature my own audio books, poetry, essays, original music and art.
"Ashik Kerib" by Mikhail Lermontov - 19th Century Russian romance (2018); "Embrace The Darkness And Other Short Stories" by P J Blakey-Novis - Contemporary Horror (2018); The Future Of Mr Polly (Classic Scripts) by Ian Shimwell - Romantic Comedy Play with added musical score; sequel to HG Wells' classic novel (2019); "Tunnels And Other Short Stories" by P J Blakey-Novis - Contemporary Horror (2019) "The Return Of Fursey" by Mervyn Wall - Classic Irish writer's 1948 supernatural comedy sequel (Valancourt 20th Century Classics). "Eltonsbrody" by Edgar Mittelholzer - Classic horror novel from the 1950s (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) "The Artist And Other Short Stories" by P J Blakey-Novis - Contemporary Horror anthology "How The English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward" by Caroline Kennedy & Phillip Knightley - Non-fiction, investigative documentary style title. "Lemonade" by Tom Ashton - Short fiction, Cozy Crime / Dark Humour "Darknight Rebellion" by Riley Nielson - Steampunk Sci Fi novel "Four" by P J Blakey-Novis - contemporary Horror novella Short Horror Stories Collections I - III by P J Blakey-Novis In Production: "The Other Place" - Short stories by J B Priestly "The Combat Codes" by Alexander Darwin - Martial arts / sci fi "Destiny's War - Saladin's Sectret" by Pyram King - Historical Novella set in the Middle East during WW1 "Firestorm" by W C Maher - Fantasy Novella
“David is a talented professional and a pleasure to work with. I was very pleased with the narration and audio editing he provided for my science fiction novel ‘The Combat Codes.’ He adeptly covered a cast over over twenty characters and made each unique with his variety of accents” – Alexander Darwin “Wonderful experience! David Sweeney-Bear brings characters to life with his many voices and talents in narration. Any story will benefit from his skills and abilities.” – Riley Nielson “An excellent, professional job.” – James D Jenkins “I have had the pleasure of working with David on a number of my titles and the process has always been a delight. Aside from being exceptionally professional, David is a highly talented narrator. Many of the reviews on my titles have praised his skills in bringing the stories to life and I wholeheartedly recommend his work.” – P J Blakey-Novis “The challenge of “Ashik-Kerib” is that it is a very old tale, adapted and retold by a writer with a fairly modern manner of expression. As the narrator, David had to find just the right balance between the story’s sense of age and ethnic flavor and still making it fresh for today’s listeners. I believe he accomplished this and much more. In his interpretation, the story truly took on a third dimension, becoming a bright, savory listening experience.” – Maria K