• Rick Barr
  • I provide a deep, rich voice that can provide a unique quality to your book. Let's bring your work to life!
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: OH, United States
  • Website: barr26.com/voiceoversAudiobooks.php
  • Available for: Royalty Share or $200-$400 PFH

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A Romance Sample

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Smooth
Performance Notes
This is one of my latest romance books, published under the pseudonym Bolton Hill. It's a romance novel with some hot scenes, but is far from gratuitous. There is a lot of humor and sweetness here, which allowed me to use a somewhat softer tone in places to keep the mood light. I thoroughly enjoyed narrating this title, and it's a good example of what you can expect from this genre.

Horror

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Masculine
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt from a novel I narrated that combined horror and mystery. It was also fairly short and fast-paced, so I kept my own tone and pace fairly upbeat to match that style.

Mystery Horror

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Resonant
Performance Notes
This is a sample from a mystery horror novel that required a brooding, somewhat dark tone. The main character is a cop who has been through a lot, and continues to go through a lot as the story progresses.

Sci-Fi Thriller Sample

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Masculine
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt from a fictional book I narrated about an end-of-world plague, combined with a covert ops team that, unbeknownst to the world, is busy saving it while they sleep. I took a serious tone for the narration, but there was a varied cast of characters that I was able to breathe life into.

Young Adult - Third Person

Category : Religion & Spirituality
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sophisticated
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt from "Finding Freedom", part one of The Zion Series. It's a great start to a vey interesting trilogy about a teenage girl who leaves a religious cult with her parents, leaving her brother behind. While I stayed with a deeper tone for this book, I made sure there was a smoothness that suggested a kindness, as if reading to a younger person.

Romance - First Person

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Masculine
Performance Notes
This is a short sample from a romance / erotica novel I produced. Trying to keep the sample clean, but the rest of it was quite an adventure! I have a lot of passion for this genre, and always throw myself fully into each story to provide an engaging, fun listening experience.

Horror Fiction - 3rd person

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
This is a sample from a fictional horror novel. Spoken in a slower cadence, in a deeper tone, with exception of the characters.

With a deep, rich voice, I'm adept at shaping his voice for a wide variety of styles and genres, from sci-fi and horror, young adult, and romance. I have two grown children, and live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and cats. I'm also a professional musician, playing acoustic country/rock shows regularly.
FICTION SCI-FI & MYSTERY Second Sight: The Decay by Jack Pierce / Amazon Digital Services Androcide: Intel 1, Book 5 by Erec Stebbins / Twice Pi Press The Long Harbor Testament by Tom Minder / Beacon Audiobooks HORROR Closure: The Deceptions Trilogy, Book III by Dana Mansfield / Beacon Audiobooks Down From Beast Mountain by Gerry Griffiths / Beacon Audiobooks The Fear by Rae Louise / Beacon Audiobooks Jurassic Island by Viktor Zarkov / Beacon Audiobooks The Remnant by Channing Whitaker / Off Speed Press YOUNG ADULT The Zion Series by Brittany Nicole Lewis / Brittany Lewis: o Finding Freedom o Heir Of Zion o Reunited NON-FICTION Marie Antoinette’s Watch by John Biggs / Bay Ridge Press ROMANCE BOOKS BY BOLTON HILL Blackmailing My Internet Hotwife by Thomas Roberts / Boruma Publishing LLC The Cuckold Path by J.C. Wittol / Moira Nelligar Stolen by Lisa Lace / Lisa Lace A Bad Girl For The Night by CJ Howard / Simply BWWM EQUIPMENT: StudioBricks Soundproof Booth MacBook Pro CAD Equitek E100s Microphone WARM Audio pre-amp Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 Interface Logic Pro X iZotope RX6 VO TRAINING: Big Voice Productions Sean Allen Pratt
Young Adult FINDING FREEDOM by Brittany Nicole Lewis “Beautifully written, rich in emotion, this was a book I could not stop listening to. The narration only added to an already brilliant book, the character voices were really well done and the delivery matched the emotions and tensions of the story.” – Claire, Audible Listener HEIR OF ZION by Brittany Nicole Lewis “Great story. Eagerly looking forward to next installment. Narration voice smooth, crisp, a pleasure to listen to.” – Jacqueline S., Audible Listener “The narration is excellent, with lovely clear character voices and a smooth natural delivery.” – Claire, Audible Listener REUNITED by Brittany Nicole Lewis “This is a family friendly read that the whole family can enjoy together. It supports Christian values without preaching, which I find a relief. Reunited is another 4 star book from Brittany Nicole Lewis. I listened to the audio version of this book and Rick Barr’s narration is as awesome as always.” – Beth, Audible Listener Mystery / Thriller SECOND SIGHT: The Decay by Jack Pierce “This book is a future where the governments and countries are no longer those we know and gods, demons and their minions ravage entire towns. We get to ride along as Lt. Levin and Starr fight for mankind in a crazy adventure. The narration is excellent and his voice is easy to listen to and had plenty of inflection to keep you interested.” – The Bookshelf Podcast Romance (as Bolton Hill) A BAD GIRL FOR THE NIGHT by CJ Howard “Bolton Hill has a deep and sexy voice, and he is the perfect choice for this novel. He made a great story even more enjoyable.” – Katie, Audible Listener

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