A Social Carol

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
An excerpt from Gregory Coffin's "A Social Carol", in which I introduce the story. The intention of the opening is to thrust the audience into the shoes of a young adult whose participation in a protest goes horribly wrong.

Talathastro Harangues the Masses

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
In this excerpt from 'The Glorious Path' by Seth Cooper, Talathastro, having discovered the corrupt relationship between the academy and the temple in Nidrom, flees to wander the streets, where curious crowds press him until he speaks. This scene was written to have a flare comparable to the Bible and Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

Since childhood I was always making up characters and voices for them. This carried over into acting classes, film projects, and participation in the college playwrites group. Now, having worked in the video and film production fields for over 10 years, as well as creating independent film work with my wife Heather, I've honed technical and creative abilities necessary for a good audiobook. **My wife is also venturing into audiobook production; we can do a male-female duo if needed.** Most recently I have stepped into the publishing business, creating Oerstra Works with author-friend and co-founder Seth Cooper, where we continue to realize the vision of Cooper's book "The Glorious Path." Cooper decided that I should read the audiobook version of TGP, based on an attitude that my voice brings to the tale. While it's hard to explain what I do uniquely as a voice-actor, I can say that I've worked with voice-over talent enough in my field to develop a distaste for the "corporate" sound. Maybe you know what I mean. That tone of voice that right away makes you think you're being sold something. I don't like that. Good story-telling should not sound like an infomercial or sales-pitch... it needs to be mystified. Upon finding my voice in a new way through reading TGP, I decided to offer my skills to other authors seeking new talent.
"Tales of Wonder: Stories from a Magical world," Lord Dunsany (Edited: David Christopher Lane); "A Social Carol," Gregory Coffin; "The Glorious Path", by Seth Cooper (in production)

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