• Tim Harper
  • Narrator
  • I am a voice actor with a naturally moderate, confident and authoritative voice that is ideal for narration, or eLearning, I have produced for Learning Ally, and ACX, while continuing my development and education for voice acting, production, editing and mastering. Please take the time to listen to some of my work. I am always happy to answer any questions about me, or my work.
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: TX, United States
  • Website: www.trhweb.com/
  • Available for: Royalty Share,Royalty Share Plus or $100-$200 PFH
Voice Sample - Demo

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
A short sampling of my voice work taken from several of the other samples on this page with characters male and female, young and old, and a couple of accents.

Ghost Train

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Spooky
Performance Notes
A short piece from the horror novel by Stephen Laws, Ghost Train.

Moving Pictures

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
(To hear the full sample visit my website, trhweb.com.) Short sample reading from the opening of the Terry Pratchett novel Moving Pictures, from his well-known series Discworld, with an appearance by Death.

Black Hat Blues

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sarcastic
Performance Notes
(To hear the full clip visit my website, trhweb.com.) A quick sample from the book Black Hat Blues, by Gene Kendall, in which a cartoonist visits his past, accompanied by one of his creations. The full clip includes significant speaking parts by characters who are children.

The Red Heir (World Reborn Book 1)

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Resonant
Performance Notes
A reading from the prologue of the novel The Red Heir, by Holden R. Johnson. Soon to be available in audio format from ACX\Audible with my narration.

They Tell Me You Are Brutal (Duncan Cochran Book 3)

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Masculine
Performance Notes
From Book 3 of the Duncan Cochran series, by David Hagerty. Available in audio format with my narration from ACX\Audible. In this piece the hero first learns of the events which will drive the story.

Space for Hire

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
(To hear the full clip visit my website, trhweb.com.) This is the first clip I recorded when I began voice work. The opening sequence from the William F. Nolan novel "Space for Hire", a science fiction, noir, mystery, comedy. There are three speaking parts in this section including Sam Space, the damsel, and a drunk Irishman.

The Glory of Their Times

Category : Sports
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Informed
Performance Notes
This is a reading from The Glory of Their Times, by Lawrence S. Ritter. This sample reading is from the original introduction of the book about the glory days of baseball.

Epic Zero: Tales of a Not-So-Super 6th Grader

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Range: low to mid range
Performance Notes
Several sample segments from my (first) audiobook recording of Epic Zero - Tales of a Not-So-Super 6th Grader, by R. L. Ullman, produced for Learning Ally. Appearances by various characters, including the hero and assorted aliens and super heroes.

The Wind Guardian

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Resonant
Performance Notes
A novel by Frank Scozzari which centers around an attack on a California Nuclear power plant. A short sample from early in the book, introducing the main character. This is one of my ACX\Audible productions.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Melodramatic
Performance Notes
A reading from the 1939 novel The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, by James Thurber, in which the hero imagines himself a famous naval commander.

Under a Dark Sky: A Gritty Science Fiction Thriller (Worldburner Book 1)

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
(To hear the full clip visit my website, trhweb.com.) The science fiction\fantasy novel Under a Dark Sky, by Johan M. Dahlgren, brings us this almost noir-like sample. (Includes profanity.)

The Historian

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Male narrating a female part
Performance Notes
A reading from the novel suspense and horror novel The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova. This piece is from the introduction in which the daughter finds an old letter written by her father.

Good Omens

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sarcastic
Performance Notes
Short sample reading from the prologue to the Neil Gaiman\Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens, with dialogue between the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crawly at the gates to The Garden of Eden.

Expensive Janitor: True Stories of a Trial Lawyer

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sarcastic
Performance Notes
(To hear the full length clip visit my website, trhweb.com.) In this clip we hear from David, a lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who tells us the truth about his profession in the comedic story Expensive Janitor: True Stories of a Trial Lawyer, by David N. Pauly.

The Camera Never Blinks

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Informed
Performance Notes
This piece is from the beginning of the autobiography of Dan Rather, well known American journalist and CBS TV anchorman. This section begins a discussion of events occurring between the Watergate break in and the resignation of President Nixon.

The Last Days of Thronas

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Masculine
Performance Notes
My first commercially available audiobook through ACX\Audible. A short passage from the first chapter of the 50s pulp science fiction\fantasy classic Last Days of Thronas by Stuart J. Byrne. Mostly narration with a brief appearance by the hero, and the guards who would like to capture him.

Microsoft Excel 2019 User Guide: Quick and Easy Ways to Master Excel Like a Pro

Category : Science & Technology
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
A sample passage from the MS Excel user guide, written by Michael Philip. Available in audio format from ACX\Audible with my narration.

The Last Book You'll Ever Read

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Spooky
Performance Notes
This is a piece from the story eXhaurio, Inc., one of five stories included in The Last Book You’ll Ever Read, by Scott Hughes. In this sample computer problems take an unexpected turn.

A Confederacy of Dunces

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Deadpan
Performance Notes
A sample reading from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole. Here Ignatius J. Reilly ponders his condition and reaction to his mother’s late arrival.

I bring a naturally confident, mature, and authoritative voice that still has the flexibility for most characters. Beginning in my youth as a speech\drama\debate high school nerd, as a voracious reader, through periods as a machinist, in sales and retail, parenting, and ultimately in middle management, recruiting, and IT, I have gained insight which allows me to bring a perspective to voice work that reflects a full understanding of the text. With a healthy, if dry, sense of humor I enjoy working with anything from commercial text to children's books to science fiction. My natural speaking voice and technical background is also ideal for technical documentation, or educational material.
Epic Zero Series Book One - Tales of a Not-So Super 6th Grader (For Learning Ally) - R. L. Ullman Last Days of Thronas: The Science Fantasy Classic - Stuart J. Byrne Microsoft Excel 2019 User Guide: Quick and Easy Ways to Master Excel Like a Pro - Michael Philip The Wind Guardian - Frank Scozzari They Tell Me You are Brutal (Duncan Cochrane Book 3) - David Hagerty The Red Heir (The World Reborn Volume 1) - Holden R Johnson (In Production) They Tell Me You are Cunning (Duncan Cochrane Book 4) - David Hagerty (In Production)
Comments from clients and rights holders... "...you are professional, versatile and production-oriented. You completed a fairly complex project more than a month ahead of schedule without any errors. Whereas the above are attributes one should expect from a professional narrator, the reality is that few embody them to the degree that you do." "Tim was a real pleasure to work with-- his attention to detail, clean and engaging voice, and dramatic presentation made for an amazing audiobook! And all delivered promptly and courteously...Tim's a true professional!" "Not only was your work amazing, but I felt new life in the book that I have spent so much time pouring over and working hard on." Comments from listeners... " I enjoyed the pulp fiction, especially the narrator. Tim Harper did the dialogue and narration in the style of 1950’s radio and the good old Saturday matinees. I hope to hear more of Mr Harper’s work, Stellar!" "The performance is excellent, well-paced, and serves the story well. All the characters are distinct and fun to listen to. The narrator does a great job making the story come alive in the mind of the reader. Definitely want to hear more from this narrator."