United States History

Category : History
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Persuasive
Performance Notes
History should not be a rote reading of facts. A history audiobook should bring the history to life. Because that's what history is - real life! Reading is from Tragedy at Eden, by Dow Helmers, a fantastic book about the deadliest train crash in Colorado's history.

Sci-Fi Science Fiction Romance

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
Several voices, both male and female, with a subtle lift in the voice for female, rather than going overboard. From SFR, a Sci-Fi Romance, by Julia Ward.

Zen Buddhism and Meditation Sample

Category : Self Development
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Soothing
Performance Notes
Gentle, leading, and evocative, this voice sample shows how leading the listener into meditation can be more helpful than just recitation. From Zen: Guide for Beginners, by Tabitha Zalot.

Sci-Fi Science Fiction Adventure

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Informed
Performance Notes
A science fiction adventure with voices including an alien and several crew members. Authoritative, involved, and sensitive. From Kimara Crossing, by David R. Beshears.

Civil War Young Adult (YA) History Lesson

Category : History
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
The history of the Civil War, as told to a Young Adult (YA) audience. The authoritative voice sells the material, while not being overbearing.

Halloween Horror Story

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
The story begins in a small community, where we can hear the tension underneath the voice. Unspeakable horror awaits us, along with suspense, in this holiday thriller. From This is Halloween, by James A. Moore

Cop Action Thriller

Category : Drama & Poetry
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Police drama/memoir about an undercover officer who has to do all sorts of unsavory things. Spoken faster than normal, as this is a tense scene where our hero has been asked to snort cocaine to prove he's not a cop. From Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night, by Mark Langan

Murder Mystery, Nonfiction

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-Mid-West
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
Describing the events leading up to a tremendous mystery! A slight Midwestern accent, just barely audible in a few phrases, lends an air of first-hand knowledge and intimacy to the proceedings. Listen for the covered-up sadness, as well as a knowing chuckle. From Missing... and Presumed Dead, by Michael Fleeman.

Science Fiction Sci-Fi Sample - Various Character Voices

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Science Fiction exploration novel. Created voices of female alien, multiple male aliens, recorded voice, and computerized AI voice. Vocal characterizations as well as electronic alterations were used. From Planet of Stones, by David Beshears

History, Historical Nonfiction

Category : History
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
A teaser from my book, Colorado Monuments by Night, displaying my ability to relate directly to the reader with a clear, authoritative, engaging style. Recorded with a Nuemann U87 for a crisp sound. Light compression using a DBX160, with breath sounds reduced manually during editing. All part of the service!

I got my first audio engineering gig when I was 11, in 1973. Since that time I've been honing my skills in every aspect of the audio business. I owned a prolific record label for twenty years, and in support of that label, I opened a world-class recording studio, which I still own. That gives me access to every type of microphone, outboard processing, plugin, and recording environment imaginable. From years on the road engineering for multi-platinum artists like Don Henley, Pete Fountain, Maria Muldaur, and The Temptations, to owning a Top-Ten producing record label, to becoming an in-demand voice actor, Craig's professionalism and depth of experience is unmatched. With an intelligent, warm, confident voice that commands respect and attention, the ability to produce an undertow of humor and lightness is often appreciated. Craig supplies depth and intensity when necessary, and lightness and sarcasm when desired.
Planet of Stones, by David R Beshears Minimalist Relationships: How to Have Great Friendships and Why Less is More in Relationships, by Devonne Atwood How to Make Money Online: Make Passive Income Online and Work From Home to Make Your First Million! by Robert Gardner Think And Grow Rich: How Managing Your Thoughts And Feelings Will Lead You To Success In Any Field (Endless Abundance Book 4), by Carri Powers Be Your Own Boss: How To Work From Anywhere, Create Your Ultimate Lifestyle And Become Truly Happy For Life! (How to Get Rich Book 2), by Robert Gardner Minimalist Cleaning: Enjoy a Clean and Organized Home by Applying Simple Minimalist Cleaning and DIY Hacks! by Devonne Atwood Zen: Guide for Beginners to Zen, Meditation, Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism (The Peace of Mind Series Book 1), by Tabitha Zalot American Civil War: Civil War: The History of America's Deadliest War - How Abraham Lincoln ended Slavery and the Confederate were Defeated, by William D. Willis Kimara Crossing, by David R. Beshears Micro Habits: Simple Micro Habits To Get You Started Small And Finishing Big (High Achievers Book 5), by Brian Ledger NLP: NLP Techniques - Boost Your Self Confidence! Effective Techniques For: Self Hypnosis, Mind Control, & Focus. (Self Control, Mindset, CBT, Hypnotism, ... NLP Programming, NLP Techniques Book 1), by Brian Ledger Terrorism: History of Terrorism - Including: Holy Wars, Conspiracies, False Flags, and Cyber Warfare (Cyber Terrorism, Terror, Special Forces, Biological Terrorism, Cybersecurity Book 1), by Michael Mansell World War One: A Brief History For Beginners, by Kevin Arnett Colorado Monuments by Night, by Craig Patterson Theatre: 1978 - A Step Back in the Future - The Unnamed, Torrey Pine Theatre, dir. Karol Sacca (Best Actor Award for A Step Back in the Future) 1980 - The Lark - Archbishop, Evergreen Theatre, dir. Neal Fox 1981 - The Music Man, Conductor, Evergreen Theatre, dir. Neal Fox Films: Dumb and Dumber, Head Bellman Empired, Director and Producer Dozens of commercials, over 40 music videos.
Best Actor Award for A Step Back in the Future Outstanding Composer, Colorado Springs Video Society