• Philip Battley
  • Narrator
  • British actor, VO artist, audiobook producer and narrator, with studio, with over 50 audiobook titles available on Audible.com: https://adbl.co/36ano45. Thousands in sales.
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Website: www.philipbattley.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share Plus or $200-$400 PFH
Non-Fiction: A Step Away From Paradise by Thomas K Shor

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
THIS BOOK TELLS THE TRUE STORY of a charismatic visionary lama and his remarkable expedition to find a secret Himalayan paradise. FORTY YEARS LATER, the author spends over five years tracking down the surviving members of this extraordinary expedition. He deftly weaves their stories together with humour, wisdom, and scholarly research into Tibetan traditions of Hidden Lands, all the while reflecting on what this means for the rest of us.

Comedy: Letters from an Idiot, by Richard Carstairs

Category : Comedy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
Idiotic correspondence between Richard Bhindi-Carstairs and an unsuspecting world. He devotes his time to setting up crackpot business projects with foreign partners, pestering television companies with ideas for new series and generally making a nuisance of himself via email, letter and commercial 'online chat' facilities.

Kids: Stanley Pargo in Suburbia: The Crooked House, by C.L. Clark

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
In the first installment of this epic adventure series, young Stanley Pargo realizes he’s forgotten more than just his home when he wakes up alone and lost at sea, sitting in a large bowler hat. On reaching land, Stanley takes shelter in a dark tower that stands as crooked as the man who built it. The man—a kind but blundering professor named Quibbie—befriends Stanley, but the boy soon suspects his new friend might also be keeping secrets of his own. Fun and monsters await...

Historical Romance: Nearly Ruining Mr Russell - Rogues and Gentlemen Book 5, by Emma V Leech

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Miss Violette is a damsel in distress The devil of it is, she just won't accept it. Alone and far from home in the big city, Violette is on a mission to find a missing man - a war hero who never made it home - and she doesn't want a chaperone. She refuses to reveal who she is, or what the man means to her.

Historical Mystery: The Troubadour's Tale (Oxford Medieval Mysteries) by Ann Swinfen

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Oxford, 1350s. Nicholas Elyot and his friends set out to spend Christmas in the country, but these are troubled times after the Great Pestilence, when bands of dispossessed and desperate men roam the countryside of England. The troubadours hired to provide entertainment at Leighton Manor are attacked in Wychwood. But is one of the troubadours not quite what he seems?

Historical Gay Mystery: The Affair of the Porcelain Dog by Jess Faraday

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
London, 1889. For Ira Adler, former rent-boy and present plaything of crime lord Cain Goddard, stealing back the statue from Goddard's blackmailer should have been a doddle. But inside the statue is evidence that could put Goddard away for a long time. Ira must choose between his hard-won life of luxury and standing against a grievous wrong...

Philip Battley is an actor, producer and voice-over artist. Born and raised in London, he works in both the UK and USA. Philip has appeared in the popular drama Emmerdale on ITV in the UK, and in Downton Abbey as John Harding, and has produced and acted in the film Art in Heaven. 2019 saw the release of more audiobooks by Philip: : more of Emma V Leech's series of 'Rogues and Gentlemen' novels, as well as the first two books of C.L. Clark's kid's 'Stanley Pargo' series, and the complete 'Blood Ladders Trilogy' from M.C.A. Hogarth. Please see on Audible.com: https://adbl.co/36ano45 AUTHOR REVIEWS: C.L. Clark (Stanley Pargo series) - teen fiction "Philip is an exceptional narrator. Working with him is a breeze, and his dedication to his craft is impeccable. His communication is always prompt and courteous. He even walked me through all of the intricacies of our first project, so I wasn't overwhelmed by what could've been an extremely complicated process. In short, he is the epitome of professional, and his talented voice-work has elevated my manuscripts beyond anything I could've imagined. I could continue listing superlatives, and even these wouldn't be enough to properly endorse him, so I'll just say, do yourself a huge favor and hire Philip. You can thank me later!" Linda Jones (Deadwood Hall, Deep Waters) - kid's fiction. "Finding Philip Battley on Audible was the perfect fit in every possible way. I didn’t have a clue about the Audible process. From our first contact, Philip explained everything, and if I needed clarification he replied swiftly and professionally. Philip made sure I was happy with his interpretation of every part of the story. Each section was completed on time, if not before time. He could not have made the process any easier... As an author it’s thrilling to hear my words interpreted so well...Feedback from listeners has been excellent" Thomas K Shor (A Step Away from Paradise) - non-fiction "It was a pleasure working with Philip. He was both professional and amiable throughout. I would highly and unquestioningly recommend working with him. He not only kept to the schedule, but the entire book was done well before the deadline. He was very open to my explaining my vision and he was amazingly able (again because he is a professional actor) to produce what I heard in my head and make it just right. Once he started, I felt he was applying his full time and energy and passion to the project. I am also happy to report that listener reaction to his work has been wonderful. I’ve heard nothing but praise for his performance."
AUTHOR REVIEW: M.C.A. Hogarth (Blood Ladders Trilogy) Not only is Philip an excellent actor, who can deliver a quality product on time and to specs, but he delivers with a high level of professionalism, not just as an artist, but as someone in command of production processes... I have never worked with a more efficient narrator, nor a faster one, who also delivered the kind of quality Battley offers. He makes it seem effortless. My readers love his voice; I love how easy he makes it to finish the job right. Truly, a pleasure to work with, and highly recommended.. AUDIOBOOKS (all on audible.com): Ann Swinfen's 'Oxford Medieval Mysteries' series: The Bookseller's Tale, The Novice's Tale, The Huntsman's Tale, The Merchant's Tale, The Troubadour's Tale, The Stonemason's Tale. The 'Rogues and Gentlemen series' by Emma V Leech: The Rogue, The Earl's Temptation, Scandal's Daughter, The Devil May Care, Nearly Ruining Mr Russell, Once Wicked Winter, To Tame a Savage Heart, Persuading Patience, Flaming June The Regency Romance Mysteries by Emma V Leech: A Dog in a Doublet, The Rum and the Fox 'Oozing Magic' series by Linda Jones: Deadwood Hall, Deep Waters 'The Elemental Trilogy' by Sherry Thomas ; The Immortal Heights, The Perilous Sea, The Burning Sky The Stanley Pargo series by C.L. Clark: Stanley Pargo: The Crooked House, Stanley Pargo: In Suburbia 'The Blood Ladders Trilogy' by M.C.A Hogarth: An Heir To Thorns and Steel, By Vow and Royal Bloodshed, On Wings of Bone and Glass Also: The Skeleton (V.S. Pritchett), Flowers on the Grass (Monica Dickens), The Whole World (Emily Winslow), The Affair of the Porcelain Dog (Jess Faraday). TV: Emmerdale (Primetime soap) Downton Abbey (TV drama)*, Layover (TV Movie - Crime thriller), Doctors (Medical soap) , Hollyoaks (Teen soap) , Inspector Lewis (Detective drama), Friends & Crocodiles (TV movie), The Courtroom (Legal drama) , Hearts in the Wind (TV movie), Hollyoaks: In The City (Drama), Sold (Sitcom), Riot At The Rite (TV movie), Afterlife (Supernatural Drama), Footprints In The Snow(TV Movie). *2016 Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series FILM: 9 Lives of Schrodinger's Cat (Comedy Short), Sogni D'Oro (Drama short), Half Past Twelve At Night (Comedy Short), Art in Heaven (Drama Short), Dumpee (Comedy feature), Abducted (Thriller feature) , The Trace (Drama feature), Wild Target (Comedy feature), Children of Sorrow (Drama feature), Life's Journey (Drama short), The Sun Always Shines (Comedy feature), The First Trial (Drama short), Aimee (Drama Short). LONDON THEATRE: Partners in Crime, Fallen Angels, The Comedy of Errors, Nicholas Nickleby, Amadeus, Baghdad Wedding, Bloody Sunday* , Guantanamo, Importance of Being Earnest, As You Like It, The Alchemist, *Winner of Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.
AUTHOR REVIEW: John H Hanzl (Out of Hell's Kitchen) - action/adventure, fiction I was blown away by not only the way Philip brought my characters to life, but by the quality of the recording itself. Philip has delivered on every front – he’s helped me navigate through the entire production process, providing guidance at every step. The quality of Philip’s product is truly outstanding." LISTENER REVIEWS: For Emma V. Leech's Rogues and Gentlemen series: “Mr. Battley narrates superbly.” “...the astounding voice talent of Philip Battley allowed me to fall in love with this book once more.” “Philip Battley was simply wonderful... “ “Philip Battley is just one of the best narrators around” ““The narrator is one of the best.” “The narrator is excellent and has fast become one of my favorites... I am always looking for more books by this narrator” For Ann Swinfen's Oxford Medieval Mysteries: ""reader is amazing. love love love." " beautifully read by Philip Battley" "...the translation of this [into an audiobook] by Mr. Battley was a work of art. I actually “felt” as if I were actually there, in the story with them." "The narrator, Philip Battley, is by far the best I have heard." "The narrator is excellent. I can't wait for the next book!" "I loved this audio performance and cannot wait to hear more from this voice actor - so versatile and talented!!!" " Philip Battley is one of my favorite narrators. He makes the characters and story come to life." "Philip Battley's narrating gives depth to the characters" "The narration could not be better, subtle, well spoken, with a range of wonderful British dialects by a native Englishman" "His various different accents were spot on" For Sherry Thomas's ELEMENTAL TRILOGY " The narrator is fantastic! He differentiates voices without going overboard as too many of them do. I'll look for his narration again because he's so pleasant to listen to!" " Philip Battley - I just loved his narration! He has a delightful British accent and a deep, clear voice which was so enjoyable to listen to. His voicing of the characters was quite distinct...He picked up on that beautiful, beautiful sarcasm and banter and the tone and volume of each scene was just perfect. I loved his narration... I’d love to listen to more from him! "Philip Battley did an amazing job!" For Jess Faraday's THE AFFAIR OF THE PORCELAIN DOG "My app won't let me put in 5 stars for the reader! FIVE STARS FOR PERFORMANCE!" "Oh how Philip Battley narrated the heck out of this book! He took Jess Faraday's amazing story and put such an incredible performance behind his reading. Every accent and every tone just burst with verisimilitude...I sincerely hope there's more from him."