Romance-Humor/M/F Dialog (If You Only Knew)

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
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Literary Fiction - 3rd Person POV (Cruel Beautiful World)

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
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Romance/Male-Female Dialog (Burn)

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Female narrating a male part
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Literary Fiction/Age Range (Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk)

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
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SciFi/First Person POV (The Book fo Joan)

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Brooding
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Thriller/Killer's POV (A Simple Favor)

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Intimidating
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Nonfiction/Self-Help (There Is No Good Card for This)

Category : Self Development
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Inspirational
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Young Readers (The Velveteen Rabbit)

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
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Cozy Mystery/Character Work (A Toxic Trousseau)

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
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This clip is from A Toxic Trousseau by Juliet Blackwell, and features a witch speaking with her familiar, a gobgoyle, named Oscar. Clips highlights humorous delivery, male/female dialog, Southern accent work, and fantasy character work.

As Xe Sands or Jo Raylan... More than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration and performance. From powerful first-person narrative, to honest and compassionate self-help, to passionate and sensual romantic fiction, a performance that is intimate and real. Natural. Authentic. A direct translation of author intent to listener experience...without melodrama or staged performance. Just the character's journey, the truth of the moment, and a candid voice to carry it with grace, intimacy and credibility. Real men. Honest dialog. The raw intimacy of the moment. What authors are saying... "I got a great selection of professional auditions to choose from. But I had an idea in my head and every one that didn't meet that idea was painful to hear. Jo Raylan had a certain something that was spot on, and she let me know right away she'd do whatever she had to to get it perfect. It was obvious she had the talent, so I scooped her up. I've developed a wonderful friendship with Jo and have a deep respect for what she does. She wants it perfect. She wants every word to express the right emotions, and we spoke about the character of Monica for a long time. What she wanted, how she sat, where her fear was. It was deeply creative and deeply satisfying.” -- CD Reiss "The first time I listened to one of my books in audio (Catch of the Day), I was utterly terrified at the thought that someone else would “translate” the narrator's tone. But the second I heard Xe as Maggie, I was exuberant. It was like Maggie had come to life and was sitting in my kitchen." --Kristan Higgins What reviewers are saying... "Sands's performance fully embraces the rich gothic storytelling of Webb's prose." --Publisher's Weekly (The Vanishing by Wendy Webb) "Sands doesn't miss a beat, deftly building the tension until it unravels in the confusion and clarity of the final pages." --Booklist (Motherless Child) What listeners are saying... "The reader's voice. So in tune and so real. Incredible incredible performance." --Listener, The Beekeeper's Lament "While listening to SEQUENCE ONE I laughed, was turned on, on the edge of my seat and heart broken. The writing and narration had me feeling like I was in the story with Monica and Jonathan. SEQUENCE ONE was a total emotional ride and I want to ride it again and again." --Listener, Songs of Submission, Vol 1 "...as for Xe Sands, she is simply a genius comedic narrator. I could listen to her read the phone book." --Listener, Too Good to Be True Narration and full production services provided through One Night Stand Studios. For a broader view and set of samples, visit either: www.xesands.com www.joraylan.com
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