"Tunnels" audio showreel

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Announcer
Performance Notes
A showreel of highlights from my upcoming 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. This sample is more representative technically than the others of my work since i have upgraded my equipment.

The Canterville Ghost

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
Excerpt from Oscar Wilde's classic comedy. Voice of a young american girl, voice of ghost with vocal effects.

The Happy Prince

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Excerpt from Oscar Wilde's classic tale.

The Model Millionnaire

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Informed
Performance Notes
Excerpt from a comedic Oscar Wilde short story

A Flower Given To My Daughter

Category : Drama & Poetry
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Resonant
Performance Notes
Poem by James Joyce

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

Category : Drama & Poetry
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Inspirational
Performance Notes
Poem by Emily Dickinson, set to music.

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, with social media presence coming soon. 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) In production: "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 Aritst 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 "Four" by P J Blakey-Novis - contemporary Horror novella
The narrator did a great job! I'm thinking narrators with accents help bring the scariness of a story out as opposed to a regular American speaker. I don't know, something about an "English accent ... just added to the stories. For example, when he talked as the little girl in "Tunnels." OMG! He was giving me the creeps with that voice, especially when she was calling out for her mommy." "The narrator, too, was bang on, adding a lot of character to the, eh, characters." " Fantastic creepy narration made the piece all the more chilling." "The narration captures the atmosphere wonderfully to enhance the listeners experience. " " the narrator did a great job! I'd definitely listen to him again "

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