Southern Sample

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
A range of Southern accents, cuz girrrl, we know there isn't just one kind! I also have "Texas" and some others in my wheelhouse.Not just adult, not just female characters.

Romance Demo

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Romance--sweet, sexy, challenging--it's all delicious!

Mystery Demo

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Short demo from audiobooks I have narrated, mysteries and thrillers. General American and Southern, cozy to suspenseful!

Boy meets girl, with Grandmother

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Warm
Performance Notes
A young woman meets her "intended" for the first time at her Grandmother's dinner party. Warm.

Southern sci-fi thriller

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
Sci-fi, hunt and be hunted in this dark, exciting moment, undertones of sexuality.

Cowboy Romance

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Feminine
Performance Notes
Wistful....

Cozy Mystery: wry humor & reflection

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
From the opening of acclaimed audiobook "A Murder in Mount Moriah" by Mindy Quigley

Naughty, British, and Fun

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Fun internal monologues and external actions of man, woman, and guard.

In a Louisiana hair salon, RomCom

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
A variety of women having fun

Bemused, slightly snarky cozy mystery

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
So much fun!

Children's Story, British

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Sweet, lovely welcome to tales by trees

Very FUN, brief, Southern

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
... and a bit snarky!

serious, smooth, reflective male pov

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
a darker sound for a darker story, but it goes down like whiskey :)

Southern, mystery

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Feminine
Performance Notes
Narration is first person and both narration and dialogue use the same Southern accent. I spent my early childhood in the South, and have relatives spread thru the Mid-West and TX, so I have a variety of Southern and Western accents.

2 Men, serious

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Female narrating a male part
Performance Notes
A brief, gritty conversation about a war wound.

2 women, fun & frustrated

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Perky
Performance Notes
A young woman is frustrated by her inability to get a date!

Woman, Man, serious

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Wistful
Performance Notes
A serious moment in a relationship

Children's book

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
I had the pleasure of narrating a book written by a 7 year old, including working with him on character voices and narration style. Such a great experience. This is a short excerpt; please let me know if you want to hear characters!

Brit accent, Charm

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Warm and Engaging!

Warm fun Grandma character

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Upbeat
Performance Notes
An excerpt: just a Grandma character, not narration!

YA Romance/life

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Wistful
Performance Notes
New in school..and meeting the cute guy....

VO French, non-fiction

Category : Science & Technology
Language : French
Gender : Female
Accent : French
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
About birds, who are really dinosaurs!!

When I bring voice to a book, I honor author, characters, and listener, ever mindful of the intimacy of these relationships. My training as an actress (with an emphasis on Classical and Physical Theatre styles) was an excellent foundation when I began my VO career in 2000. When I prepare a book, I draw from Voice and VO experience, but also from my Physical Theatre background. The qualities of movement that create character, setting, 'texture', and narrative tone transfer to qualities of sound (tempo, volume, suspension, bound/free, strong/light, for example). I have always loved books, and as an avid audiobook listener and a reading volunteer in schools and nursing homes, I know the tremendous impact a voiced text can have.
SAG-AFTRA performer Over a dozen recordings with Full Cast Audiobooks Narrator with Audible.com A "Voice of Science" for Lab of Ornithology's 'How Nature Works' short films Radioplays with JG Hertzler and The New Mercury Theatre VO for commercials and film VO for eCornell and other organizations Actress on stage and film for over 20 years
Audie Nominee for Best Female Narrator and Best Fiction for "Lilly's Song", by Susan Gabriel "Sun Moon Stars Rain" by Jan Cheripko, recorded with Full Cast Audio, Audie nominee for Best Drama "The Goose Girl" by Shannon Hale, recorded with Full Cast Audio, Audie Finalist Author Joan Reeves says, "Holly Adams is exactly what you want when you retain a narrator/producer: a talented and skilled actress and a consummate professional who honors time deadlines. She's more than a voice actor and/or producer. She's a valuable team member who works conscientiously to produce the best possible audio book. I've worked with several narrators, and Holly is one of the few who produces sound files that are true to the text and usually without any kind of error. " Author Jacqueline Rhodes wrote, "I'm sitting here blubbering, just having finished to the final chapters. You did such a wonderful job. I can't thank you enough."

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