The Father's Footsteps

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
A brief excerpt from The Father's Footsteps by L.A. Brown, a political thriller. This scene demonstrates ominous rising action, as the protagonist is attacked during a bank robbery.

Sheep's Clothing

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
A climactic moment from Sheep's Clothing, a horror-western by Elizabeth Einspanier.

Dark Hall Press Cosmic Horror Anthology

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
An excerpt from Goddess of Our Fathers by Josh Strnad, a story in Dark Hall Press Cosmic Horror Anthology, released on Audible in May 2014. This features a gentle, storytelling feel with an undertone of oncoming dread.

Recollections of the Civil War, Chapter 16

Category : History
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
Chapter 16 of a book by the Assistant Secretary of War during the Civil War. Highlights an articulate, natural voice, appropriate for general nonfiction or memoir.

Nightmare Planet, by Murray Leinster

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
An excerpt from Murray Leinster's 1950s science fiction novella. This sample demonstrates my standard narration style, without dialogue, suitable for fiction or nonfiction.

What Mr. Grey Said

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
A short story excerpt. Gives a sense of my style when reading a gentle story, possibly intended for children. Also contains characterization through dialogue.

Wandl the Invader, by Ray Cummings

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Straightforward
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Wandl the Invader, a pulp space opera from the thirties, featuring spaceships, adventure, and alien brain creatures. This sample showcases different tempos of storytelling, as well as many different characters in dialogue.

Since 2006, I've been narrating books for LibriVox.org. My production of "The Man Who Was Thursday" by G.K. Chesterton has received wide acclaim from readers and professionals alike. I'm a professional stage, film, and television actor based in Washington, D.C. with a speciality in British Received Pronunciation and Estuary accents. My full resumé can be found at www.zachbg.com.
On Audible, Sheep's Clothing was released in August 2014, and the Dark Hall Press Cosmic Horror Anthology was released in May 2014. Solo credits on LibriVox.org include The Man Who Was Thursday, Nightmare Planet, and Wandl the Invader (forthcoming). Narrated three short stories for Thayne Multimedia for the Blind. Voiceover credits for Maryland Public Television (The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake) and Artisan E-Learning (Harassment Training Project). Multiple stage, film, and television credits in the D.C. area available upon request.
“Before discovering Zach’s work, I was iffy regarding audiobooks; however, his eloquent narration eased me into the format. My awe of his skill deepened the more I explored the medium... The thing I love most about Zach’s reading is the way he doesn’t simply recite the text but performs it with élan, pouring personality, passion, and pizzazz into the telling, making it a rich experience.” - Rohit Sawant, author. Listen to an excerpt of Rohit’s story “Bunsen Burn and Beaker Bubble, narrated by Zach, at https://rohitsawantfiction.wordpress.com/bibliography/ "The narrator did a great job! The characters all sounded different enough that it was easy to know who was talking at all times and his voice was easy to listen to." -- Customer review of Sheep's Clothing by Elizabeth Einspanier https://www.audible.com/pd/Sheeps-Clothing-Audiobook/B00MJ3LWZI

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