• David H. Lawrence XVII
  • Narrator
  • A veteran of 35 years and over 160 audiobooks voiced. Oh, and a creepy evil villain on TV.
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: California, United States
  • Website: davidhlawrencexvii.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share,Royalty Share Plus or $400-$1000 PFH
Secrets of Screen Acting, 3rd Edition

Category : Arts & Entertainment
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
David H. Lawrence XVII is not only the narrator of this best-seller, but is also the actor exemplified in the introduction of the book - his use of the material presented was instrumental in gaining further work in the TV show HEROES. When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle, and actors must "fit" into the frame. Based on a revolutionary, non-method approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer - anyone working in front of the cameras - gives excellent performances on screen. Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to work with the realities of a shoot and work from there toward the real. His step by step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field, containing over 50 acting exercises and the tried-and-tested screen acting checklist.

A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Based on interviews with family, friends, and acquaintances of Durst, law enforcement, and others involved in the case, A Deadly Secret is reported by PEOPLE Magazine's Matt Birkbeck, and is a cross-country odyssey of stolen IDs and multiple identities that raises baffling questions about one of the country's most prominent families - and one of its most elusive suspected killers. Durst's apparent confession to the crimes in an HBO documentary is presented in chilling detail. A Penguin Audio production.

Hangman: A Novel

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
New York Times best-selling author Stephan Talty’s acclaimed fiction debut, Black Irish (which was also narrated by David H. Lawrence XVII), won him comparisons to such thriller masters as Jo Nesbø, Karin Slaughter, and Tana French. Now, his chilling new novel brings back intrepid heroine Absalom Kearney, a driven police detective with a haunted past, trying to make a difference in a troubled town. Hangman, Hangman, what do you see? Four little girls, as cute as can be. The eerie schoolyard chant still sends ripples of horror through North Buffalo. Not so long ago, serial killer Marcus Flynn preyed upon the community’s teenaged daughters - until he was cornered and shot in the head. But Flynn lived, carrying to prison the nickname "Hangman", along with the secret of his last victim’s fate. Homicide cop Abbie Kearney wasn’t around during Hangman’s reign of terror. She hadn’t yet come home to wear her dad’s old badge in the tough Irish American stronghold known as "the County". Abbie had never experienced firsthand the horror of Hangman. Until now. Hangman, Hangman, where do they go? Down on the ground, where the daffodils grow. A corrections officer lies dead, a prison van stands empty...and somewhere out there, the monster who condemned innocents to death at the end of a rope watches and waits to strike again. Abbie leads a desperate manhunt through a city driven to its knees by fear, matching wits with a predator as brilliant as he is elusive. But as more victims are claimed, a rising tide of secrecy, paranoia, and politics forces her to realize that stepping beyond the law may be the only way to find justice. Because with each passing hour, the stakes grow higher - and Hangman’s noose gets tighter. ©2014 Stephan Talty (P)2014 Random House Audio

Last Man At Arlington

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Six young people who had worked for the Kennedy administration in 1963, but all in minor jobs, receive a death threat ten years later for reasons they "will fully understand." Why them? They hadn't even known the president. Then one night Congressman Thomas Medwick is killed. His car veers out of control, and the police rule it an accident. But George Williams, one of those named on the list, knows better. As a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department, and its most skilled investigator, he takes the threat seriously indeed. He had loved the young President, had shared the excitement and mission Kennedy had inspired in America during the Sixties; for Jack Kennedy, Williams would have sacrificed anything. But he never thought it would have to include his life. An epic story of the men and women of the Kennedy years.

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Reviews: "Four stars...David H. Lawrence has a great voice for a football book. Or a Michael Connelly or Robert Crais thriller..." "Five stars...wonderful book, eye opening...gritty, and revealing. [David H. Lawrence XVII gave a] good performance, nice voice..." From the publisher: "Professional football players do not sustain frequent repetitive blows to the brain on a regular basis." So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America's most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players - including some of the all-time greats - to madness. League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn't know - and what the league sought to shield from them - is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage. In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America's research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research - a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco's fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer. It chronicles the tragic fates of players like Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who was so disturbed at the time of his death he fantasized about shooting NFL executives; and former Chargers great Junior Seau, whose diseased brain became the target of an unseemly scientific battle between researchers and the NFL. Based on exclusive interviews, previously undisclosed documents and private emails, this is the story of what the NFL knew and when it knew it - questions at the heart of crisis that threatens football, from the highest levels all the way down to Pop Warner.

The Scroll Lawyers

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
This ia an ACX/Audible title, produced in the fall of 2011. Synopsis: Bryson Wilde, investigator for hire, lives in an edgy world where the dames are dangerous, cigarettes dangle from ruby-red lips and the nights are hotter than whiskey-soaked jazz. In R.J. Jagger's riveting noir thriller, The Scroll Lawyers, Wilde finds himself entangled with two attorneys, one a solo practitioner and one an associate at Denver's largest law firm, who are cast into the throes

War of the Worlds

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
A passage from HG Wells' The War of the Worlds, from the original.

I voice audiobooks, and I produce them for other audiobook talent and publishers. I also teach the ACX Master Class
Secrets of Screen Acting, League of Denial for ESPN, The Robert Durst Story for PEOPLE Magazine, The War of The Worlds, Grimms Fairy Tales, the entire 10 Quick Steps series (available on Audible), Wil Wheaton's Just A Geek and others, Kristine Oller's Feeding Your Focus, The Scroll Lawyers and more.