Historical Biography (non-fiction) Amazing Grace

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
From Audiofile Magazine: Heller's mature, sandy voice never overwhelms, but allows listeners to hear his smile as he reads some of the hilarious passages. He addresses the occasional bits of poetry with either the reverence or amusement intended by the author. Although Heller's pace seems brisk at first, it serves to maintain a welcome tempo for such a diverse parade of information about disease, politics, aristocratic living, and the madness of George III. The audiobook is a worthwhile prequel to the American Civil War and a jewel of biography beyond black and white.

YA (teen) Perks of Being a Wallflower

Category : Teens
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Wistful
Performance Notes
From Audiofile Magazine: Johnny Heller lends credibility and urgency as he captures the pitch and tone of a teenager barely out of puberty. Particularly poignant passages include Charlie's descriptions of his relationship with his older brother, a football star; his empathy for his lovelorn older sister; and the hopelessness of his crush on the beautiful Sam. Heller is especially affecting as Charlie deals with sex, drugs, and the heartbreaking truths of his childhood.

YA (Humor/fantasy/superheroes) N.E.R.D.S

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Youthful
Performance Notes
From Audiofile Magazine: Johnny Heller is a whiz at bringing out the funny, especially when it comes to kid characters. But the plot holes in this story distract from the enjoyment of listening to Heller turn the mean principal into a Richard Nixon sound-alike. How does someone talk clearly with braces popping out of his mouth? How can a kid plunge into ice water at the North Pole and not even get a cold? Forget logic. Concentrate on Heller’s reading, and N.E.R.D.S. transforms into pleasure.

Fiction/Murder Mystery) Naked Heat

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
From Audiofile Magazine: Johnny Heller's rich, throaty voice, excellent timing, and fine acting are the perfect showcase for this latest Nikki Heat installment. Cassidy Towne, a hated New York gossip columnist, has been murdered. Heat, NYPD's top homicide detective, is hot on the trail of the killer. Jameson Rook, a charming and gorgeous writer, is hot for Nikki. Snappy dialogue, distinct characters—each perfectly and distinctly portrayed—plot twists, and a great story all combine to make this outstanding listening. Heller's ability to create the perfect voice for each character is not to be missed. This audiobook sizzles!

Children/Fiction/Humor - Zombiekins

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
From School Library Journal: Narrator Johnny Heller is in rare form, moaning and groaning, milking every strangled consonant and mangled vowel, impersonating teachers and students alive and undead, and bringing Bolger's sound effects to eerie life. In fact, due to Heller's excellent work, listening to Zombiekins can be a little scary in places—which cannot be said of the print version.

Philosophy/Humor - Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
From Audiofile Magazine: Cathcart and Klein, both Harvard graduates in philosophy, have put together a book that illustrates major philosophical ideas with jokes--what the authors call "philogagging." Heller knows how to deliver a gag with just the right timing. As Socrates said when he drank the hemlock--this stuff slays me. D.B. 2008 Audies Finalist

Humor - Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Snarky
Performance Notes
A very funny excerpt about the great differences in communication (and lack thereof) between men and women who are attracted to each other. It's from a guy's viewpoint of course, which works well for me as I, too, am a guy.

Johnny Heller was named a Golden Voice in 2019. He is an award-winning actor and VO coach with over 35 years of experience in the industry. He has found success in voice-over, stage, television and stand-up comedy. Johnny has narrated nearly 700 audiobook titles in every genre. He has garnered almost every award the industry can bestow, including 3 Audies, over 30 Earphone Awards, and Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards for 2008-2014. Heller was named one of the Top Voices of the 20th Century by Audiofile Magazine. He has received multiple starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly and has been featured in countless industry podcast interviews. The Library Journal says Heller has “the voice of a master storyteller.” AudioFile Magazine calls him "the best narrator for children's books around”. His narration skills led the School Library Journal to say: "Listening to Heller is so much fun it's difficult to imagine simply reading the book.” And AudioFile says: “Heller makes nonfiction as thrilling as any action-adventure.”
PARTIAL LIST: NOIR, Liesureville,The Great Halifax Explosion, MASH, The 8th Dwarf, Education of Little Tree, Gangsterland, Down, Don't Bother, Marley and Me; Naked Heat; Heat Wave; Fat Man; Plato and A Platypus Walk Into a Bar; You: Raising Your Child; You: Staying Young; You: On a Die;, Wringer; Stuck in Neutral; The Last Striptease; Bad Night's Sleep; The Bad Kitty Lounge; Treasury of Deception; Treasury of Great American Scandals; Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans; Toughing It; Voices of Heaven; We Were Soldiers Once and Young; Shut Up, Stope Whining and Get a Life; A Tale Dark and Grimm; Zombiekins; NERDS; NERDS 2; Flawed Dogs; A Day No Pigs Would Die; Rats Saw God; Slab Rat; Geoge Carlin's Last Words; Satch and Me; Shoeless Joe and Me; The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book; the Brotherhood; The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday; Sixty Six; 21:Bringing Down the House; My Lobotomy; Nothing LIke it In the World; The Mental Floss History of the World; The $1000 Genome; Horrible Harry (all books); Homo Politicus; Culture of Coruption; Fleeced; the Great Money Binge; The Happiest Toddler on the Block; Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry is Not Making This Up; Dracula Vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacluar; Dragon Sea; Closing Time; Dangerously Funny; Cabin Pressure; Al Capone Does My Shrts; Murder At Ebbets Field; Hunting A Detroit Tiger; American Freak Show; Ask Me Why I Hurt; You Lost Me There; Ratification; Wild Bill donovan and many more...
A 2019 GOLDEN VOICE. 2019 Audie Winner. 2009 Audie Winner. 2005 Audie Winner. 2008, 2013 double Audie Nominee. 2014 Audie Nominee Best Male Narrator,2018 Audie Nominee, Winner: 2008 -2013 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards.2014 Booklist Editors Choice Award Winner, Multiple Earphone Award Winner. Named one of the top 50 Voices of the 20th Century by Audiofile Magazine.

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