• Patricia Shade
  • Narrator
  • Patricia has been a stage actor, teacher and storyteller for over 20 years.
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: California, United States
  • Website: patriciashade.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share,Royalty Share Plus or $200-$400 PFH
Cozy Mystery - Eternal Rest Bed and Breakfast Book 1

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
This is the first book of a series that I am narrating. It's a fun, cozy mystery set in Georgia.

Who Stole My Bible

Category : Religion & Spirituality
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt that I narrated for Faith In Public Life, due out soon!

I Was a Trophy Wife and Other Essays

Category : Biographies & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
This is part of the first essay of a book of essays by Shannon Page revealing interesting, lively and poignant stories about her life.

Ash Wednesday

Category : Religion & Spirituality
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Ash Wednesday is a book that I narrated and produced for DJB Griffin. It is the story of a woman who discovers that she is from a long line of Hedge Witches after her mother dies.

Wild Horses on the Salt

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
This book tells the story of a woman running from and ultimately overcoming domestic abuse by finding her own inner strength. The novel also weaves in picturesque and interesting stories and facts about the wild horses that live in Arizona and the controversy surrounding their protection.

Non-fiction Self Development

Category : Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Inspirational
Performance Notes
This is a book about finding peace in sadness -- learning to find peace and happiness after loss. Finding Peace in Sadness by Aubrey Lawrence.

Dialog - two female/one male

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
This is a sample from Cars and Corpses, a cozy mystery book by Donna Muse. The two main female characters are old friends and have solved many crimes together in their small town in Indiana. In this sample, Iris has taken up a new hobby.

Cozy Mystery - Pies and Poison by Donna Muse

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
This is the audition track for a book by Donna Muse that I narrated and produced. It is a Cozy Mystery about two older women who are friends and love to solve murder mysteries in their small town in Indiana.

Youth book sample for ages 6-12

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt from Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism - a novel for children.

British RP English accent sample - Matilda

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt from Matilda by Roald Dahl to show British proficiency.

If you are looking for a fresh, new voice for your audio book, look not further! I specialize in storytelling and bringing life to both fiction and non-fiction works. I have a reputation for being prompt, professional and proactive in all of my projects. I am a great communicator and look forward to collaborating with you on your project. My voice style is warm and engaging. I look forward to bringing your story to life and helping to share it with the world.
Fiction Pies and Poison (Mrs. Pomolo Investigates) - by Donna Muse Cars and Corpses (Mrs. Pomolo Investigates Book 10) - by Donna Muse Wild Horses on the Salt - by Anne Montgomery Ash Wednesday - by DJB Griffin Sweet Dreams (Eternal Rest Bed and Breakfast Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by Beth Dolgner Late Checkout (Eternal Rest Bed and Breakfast Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Book 2) - by Beth Dolgner Non-fiction Finding Peace in Sadness: Strategies to Deal with Grief and Loss - by Aubrey Lawrence Called to Be Creative: A Guide to Reigniting Your Creativity - by Mary Potter Kenyon Storytelling as a Therapy Tool: Using Story to Heal Trauma and Abuse - by Heidi Henyon I Was a Trophy Wife and Other Essays - by Shannon Page Who Stole my Bible? Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny - by Jennifer Butler Should You Get a Divorce by Lori J. Buongiovanni In Production: Picture Perfect (Eternal Rest Bed and Breakfast Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Book 3) - by Beth Dolgner
Dear Patricia, Great job on Cars and Corpses! Thank you for all your hard work, expertise, and attention to detail. I hope you will be open to narrating more books for Tica House Publishing. Cheers.Paul MaxfieldEditor/Audio CoordinatorTica House Publishing LLC ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your involvement and professionality really shines through in the audiobook. This is my first audiobook and I could not have picked a better person to work with. Aubrey Lawrence, author Finding Peace in Sadness: Strategies to Deal with Grief and Loss -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I listened to at least 50 auditions to select Patricia Shade to narrate my book. Her annunciation is clear without being stiff. She adds emphasis to words in the sentence to clearly express the idea I was expressing. But the primary reason I chose her is that she doesn't sound like she is reading to the audience. I wanted more of a conversational tone between the reader and the audience. My book is in the self-help category so I needed a sympathetic yet authoritative voice. Patricia got my book done ahead of the schedule she set and helped me navigate the difficult ACX system. I had very few corrections which she made quickly. I considered doing my own audio but I don't have the sound equipment for high-quality audio nor the time to dedicate to the undertaking. Her price is worthy of the effort I spent writing my book. I am really glad I handed this off to Patricia and I am very excited about my audiobook. --Lori Buongiovanni - author of Should You Get a Divorce