eLearning demo - narration for young learners

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
When narrating for young children it's important to slow down. A touch of enthusiasm and fun keeps them engaged.

Meditation for Sleep

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Resonant
Performance Notes
A segment from a meditation book I narrated and produced. This delivery style is "in the pocket" for me.

Alien romance - male lead role is an alien out to breed with earth girls. Ooh. Or eww? You decide.

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Husky
Performance Notes
Two males parts in this sample. I channeled a bit of Warf from Star Trek for the secondary voice. They are reptilian aliens after all.

Serious and sexy male lead role for romance novel

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
I like voicing male characters that have attitude and the hint of danger. This audition came along and it fell right in the pocket for me. I recorded the audition along with two others, and by the time I was ready to upload... the audition was closed. S.M. West, you missed out!

Introverts and Extroverts

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
This read includes book title, headings, and lists. As a narrator I encounter books that require changes of pace and great timing and this is one of them.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Smooth
Performance Notes
This audio sample is from audition material meant to challenge a narrator with unfamiliar words and word combinations which can tongue-tie. I chose a smooth delivery style for this read.

Visitation Dreams

Category : Religion & Spirituality
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
This audio is from a lesson I give on visitation dreams.

Bio - Gopi Krishna

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Informed
Performance Notes
Giving reads of biographical material is challenging. I'm not a 60-year man from India who experienced an extraordinary Kundalini Awakening. But I can put myself in the scene he paints and speak from a place where the material affects me.

UFO Dreams

Category : Self Development
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
This sample is from a lesson I teach about UFOs and aliens in dreams. It's a good general demo of my voice and natural style -- deep, with a touch of pizzazz.

Tiny Tugboat - Children's Book

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Enthusiastic/Excited
Performance Notes
Reading for young children can be the most challenging work for a narrator. SLOW. DOWN! But also be enthusiastic and exciting so the kindergartners don't think it's nap time.

Travel Ad - Colorado Creative Districts

Category : Travel & Adventure
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Booming
Performance Notes
I poured the shtick extra heavy for this travel ad. My experience in radio broadcasting is handy when I need to break out "the boomer." The audio leaps out at the listener without being abrasive or annoying.

Travel Ad Copy

Category : Travel & Adventure
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Upbeat
Performance Notes
I love to travel and visit new places, and I draw from my experience and feelings to infuse this read with excitement and a hint of upbeat adventure. My job as narrator is to make readers want to visit Bristol... and spend their money!

Electricity and Magnetism

Category : Science & Technology
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Informed
Performance Notes
This sample is taken from an audition I recorded in my home studio. It's targeted to 6th grade science students.

Fall Foods - Quiz Narration Sample

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
The audio sample is taken from my narration of an e-learning quiz for 5th grade students. Students read the content then take the quiz. The key to narrating this type of material is to be neutral -- I know the answer and don't want to give it away through subtle changes in my voice!

I'm an author of four published books including a best seller in my genre who got lured into audiobook production. A major e-learning publisher advertised a contract gig for an audiobook editor and I made the leap. The experience gave me new skills, so when the contract ended I headed over to ACX and wow, I uploaded a few auditions and the proverbial phone hasn't stopped ringing. Now I run RAD Audiobooks, specializing in giving voice to the books of independent authors and small publishers. I shook the tree and out dropped those opportunities. And I'm thankful. As an author I love helping fellow authors to succeed. A lot of my experience is in the self-help and metaphysical genres, but I can give voice to any style.
I am credited as part of a publishing team that produced more than 50 audiobooks. My ACX credits include 11 productions successfully completed as of Dec. 2019. They include: Active Listening: Improve Your Conversation Skills, Learn Effective Communication Techniques, Achieve Successful Relationships with 6 Essential Guidelines Manipulation and Persuasion: Learn How to Influence Human Behavior, Dark Psychology, Hypnosis, Mind Control and Analyze People Chakras for Beginners: Innovative Guide to Balance and Unblocking the Chakras and Awaken Positive Energy Crystals for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Discover the Healing Power of Crystals Self-Guided Meditation for Anxiety: Declutter Your Mind from Bad Thoughts Through Thinking Positive: Get Out of the Circle of Panic Attacks and Start to Live Stress Free How to Interpret Dreams: RadOwl's Crash Course in Dream Interpretation Wicca For Beginners: Wіtсhсrаft, Маgіс, Аnd Ѕреllѕ Вооk Wіth Неrbаlѕ, Саndlеѕ, Сrуѕtаlѕ Аnd Мооn
A children's book I narrated, The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach, is a featured high-quality offering by Learning Ally, a volunteer organization chock full of audiobook industry pros dedicated to helping kids with difficulty learning. See http://radaudiobooks.com for the book trailer. On the author side, I wrote an Amazon #1 best seller in my genre and a #1 new release.