• Elaine Wise
  • Narrator
  • I am a UK based British English voice artist and audiobook narrator with broadcast radio and TV experience working for the BBC and Channel 4.
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: [UK] England, United Kingdom
  • Website: www.elainewise.co.uk
  • Available for: Royalty Share,Royalty Share Plus or $100-$200 PFH
Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Intimidating
Performance Notes
Inside the mind of serial killers - extracts from detective crime thrillers, horror and suspense.

Classic Novels

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Upper Class
Performance Notes
Extracts from famous classic novels - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.

Romance

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Seductive/Sexy
Performance Notes
Extracts from historical and contemporary romance.

Comic Cosy Mysteries

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
Comic extracts from cosy crime mysteries and self development.

Comedy Character Voices for Children's Books

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
A selection of comedy character voices for children's fiction - featuring child voices and cute creatures and animals.

Children's Fiction

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Extracts from a selection of classic children's stories with character voices.

Madame Bovary

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Refined
Performance Notes
The beginning of the affair. Emma Bovary encounters her soon-to-be lover Leon at the theatre.

Wind in the Willows

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Female narrating a male part
Performance Notes
Classic children's story, featuring the voice of Toad.

Once Gone

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Frightened/Terrified
Performance Notes
First in a series of crime thrillers by Blake Pierce. Extract features the voices of female detective Riley Paige and her teenage daughter April.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
Narrative voice describing the discovery of Hyde's body in this classic Gothic horror.

Carmilla

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Spooky
Performance Notes
Extract from this classic gothic thriller.

Polyanna

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Enthusiastic/Excited
Performance Notes
Dialogue features the girlish voice of the optimistic Polyanna and the cockney accent of her aunt's housemaid Nancy.

Wind in the Willows

Category : Classics
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Child-like
Performance Notes
Character voice of Mole in this classic children's story.

Torment

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Brooding
Performance Notes
A spine chilling psychological thriller by H E Joyce, author of the bestselling novel, The Deadliest Game. Featuring narrative voice and various male and female character voices.

Be James Bond by Miss Moneypenny (Mike Bush)

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
Be James Bond: How to Manifest Agent 007's Magnetism, Confidence, and Style by Miss Moneypenny Who would grasp the appeal of James Bond better than Miss Moneypenny? In this concise, insightful, and practical audiobook, Miss Moneypenny explains James Bond's traits and the elements of his style that leave men envying him and leave women wanting him.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Upper Class
Performance Notes
Three extracts from the novel including the narrative voice of Jane Eyre as a ten year old girl at the start of the novel and later Jane as a young woman. The extracts also include French dialogue for the character of Adele and other character voices.

Ant on a Train by Claire Lamont

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Extract from a short audiobook for children "Ant on a Train" by Claire Lamont. The extract features character voices of a young child Mary Jane, the Ant as well as storyteller narration.

Isaac Newton - Children's Foreign Language Learning

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
Slower paced with careful articulation for children's English language learning. One of a series of five animations for the British Council entitled "Myths and Legends". Features my voice as narrator and also various character voices across the series.

I am a native British English female voice artist and audiobook narrator based in the Lake District in the UK. I grew up in "Royal" Berkshire so have a natural RP (Received Pronunciation) BBC British English voice which is described as crystal clear, classy, warm and believable. I can also speak with an authentic upper-class, estuary English, cockney or French accent and love creating other accents and character voices for my audiobooks. Audiobooks are my speciality as a voice artist. I have narrated over 60 titles on Audible across a wide range of genres including classic novels, crime thrillers, suspense, comic cosy mysteries, romance, supernatural and children’s books. Ever since I was a child, I've loved telling stories. I look forward to telling yours!
I started my career in BBC radio and television and have also presented programmes for Channel 4 television. My voice is regularly used for corporate videos, explainers, medical narration, e-learning, commercials, virtual assistants and IVR. My client list includes the British Council, United Nations, the British Government, Care Quality Commission, Bvlgari, Swiss Post, Bayer, Novartis, Swiss Re, Zurich Insurance, Siemens Gamesa, A&D Satellites and Europe Emirates Group amongst others. I also create character voices for animations and have performed live storytelling on stage in the professional theatre. AUTHOR & PUBLISHER TESTIMONIALS "Thx so much! You are a true artist and I am honored to be working with you!" Noah Lukeman, Lukeman Literary Mmt., New York. (Rep. authors Blake Pierce & Sophie Love) "Elaine is a very talented voice over artist with a very soothing and pleasurable voice to listen to. She also does an amazing job with character voices aside from her main narration voice. Listening to her audio you can tell she puts her heart into her work." Ali Negahdary, ARN Publications, Los Angeles. "Elaine finished the project ahead of the deadline and when I listened to the finished narration, I was blown away. One could tell immediately that she had real empathy for the characters in my book – her tone was perfect in every way in narrative and dialogue. Elaine Wise is extremely professional, yet also takes a personal approach.” H E Joyce, Author “Torment”. “Elaine responded promptly with a marvellous audition. She even provided two distinct versions of it in different vocal styles ... She was friendly, courteous, and professional. She delivered the completed audiobook well before our agreed-upon deadline, and it was superb. There was no editing needed. ACX approved it upon our first submission of it. I would use her again in a heartbeat!" Michael Bush, Author, Massachusetts, USA “Be James Bond by Miss Moneypenny” "Within moments of starting to listen to Elaine’s recording of my book of short stories for children, I found that I was involuntarily beaming – always a good sign – and my smile continued throughout. Her characterizations, pacing and clarity of delivery were all top notch, and I have no hesitation in commending the quality of her vocal talent." Richard Storry, Author, London UK. “Ricarda & Samuel’s Busiest Week EVER!” "I had the absolute pleasure of working with the immensely talented Elaine Wise. The project needed someone with range and charisma, a voice that would sweep the audience off their feet. Elaine was the perfect choice." Michael Reiter, Author, UK. "Semus" illustrated story for children. “Elaine narrated a number of childrens’ short stories for us and we loved the way she brought them to life, the readings were flawless. It was a joy to work with her. “ Simon Cotton - Sunshine Storytime.
AUDIBLE LISTENER REVIEWS LITERARY CLASSICS & CHILDREN’S FICTION Madame Bovary “Outstanding Narration of Flaubert's Excellent Classic!” (HonestOpin 04-10-18) Carmilla “Elaine makes the characters sound passionate and well imagined but not over dramatised.” (Alice 15-12-16) Wind in the Willows “Excellent narration - The narrator Elaine Wise gives so much character to each different animal … full of feeling; I loved it.” (A. Chinn 10-05-20) “Great performance of a classic … excellent voice work.” (Eric 03-06-17) Polyanna “Wonderful Version - Elaine Wise beautifully narrates this lovely story with her wonderful, vivid voices for each character.” (Dianne Dutson 28-07-20) “The best... This book makes you a better person for listening to it. My kids and I adore it!” (CB 15-12-18) Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know “l like it a lot - it was amazing and I love it. I am Sophia and I am 6 years.” (Mr Monti 12-11-16) Ricarda & Samuel’s Busiest Week EVER! “Heartwarming story … Our three children (aged 8, 6 and 3) loved it; even our 3 year old was engaged the whole time. Simply delightful!” (JT 02-02-21) COSY MYSTERY Murder at Honeychurch Hall “Narrator is wonderful … This isn't Poirot and not meant to be. This is a pure delight, combining mystery with humor.” (Lauren Rose 26-09-19) “... enjoyed the entire listening experience. Good way to wile away an afternoon...”(John 25-10-18) A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall “The characters and the comedy had me doubling over with laughter at times. There needs to be a BBC or PBS mini series based on these.” (UtilaCindy 07-06-19) ROMANCE The Good, The Bad and the Duke “Beautiful! Wow! … I loved the Narrator. Her reading was just wonderful!” (Sandra L. Agus 13-04-19) If Only Forever “If you haven't tried Audible yet, give it a try with these books!! I love them.” (Amazon Customer 18-02-20) Forever, with You “Absolutely beautiful …” (Samantha McKibben 05-08-19) The Luck of the Bride “Loved, loved, loved.” (Belle5620 07-11-19) Forever and for Always “Awesome storytelling, and a compelling read. l can't wait to start the next book.” (Mrs J Scadden 19-09-20) “Absolutely love this series. Made me look at "romance novels" in a whole new way.” (Samantha McKibben 02-08-19) HORROR & SUSPENSE Torment “One of the best books I've listened to this year.”(Tony Mendoza 23-07-15) Out of Water “... just amazing from start to end.” (Helen 17-06-19) DETECTIVE CRIME THRILLERS Once Stalked “The best of all the books!! I even cried!” (Karen J. 13-12-19) Before he Kills “Excellent read - Gripping storyline, excellent narration, could not put it down. Purchased the series after the first 2 chapters.” (Amazon Customer 09-02-19) Riley Paige "A great big thank you for bringing so much life and enjoyment to all of the characters … My future “reads” will be utterly biased toward other books that you have narrated. Thank you for such a wonderful and enjoyable journey.” (EMAIL Peter Mitchell, Kentucky USA 09-10-20)