• KAREN COMMINS
  • Audible Approved Producer with soundproof studio! "A Vacation For Your Ears"--Let my voice be your tour guide to another time & place.
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: GA, United States
  • Website: www.KarenCommins.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share or $200-$400 PFH

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Biography about Margaret Mitchell

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
This sample is from ROAD TO TARA: THE LIFE OF MARGARET MITCHELL by Anne Edwards. Margaret's words are voiced with a Southern accent. in its review of this audiobook, AudioFile Magazine wrote: "In this comprehensive biography, narrator Karen Commins tackles Peggy Mitchell’s accent and mannerisms with a deft touch. Commins sounds Southern but not syrupy, and she captures the wry humor and wit of the author. She also creates distinguishable voices for most of the other main players in Mitchell’s story… "

Chick lit comedic cozy mystery

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
I have an excellent sense of humor and shine in comedic reads. This sample is from the cozy mystery Dirty Harriet by Miriam Auerbach and was recorded in my soundproof studio.

Information Technology

Category : Science & Technology
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
I earned an MS degree in Computer Information Systems and worked over 25 years in demanding information technology positions, including programmer, LAN/WAN/email administrator, and technical specialist. As evidenced by this sample, I can discuss computer and scientific terms as a subject matter expert.

Sweet Romance -- Fooling Around With Cinderella

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
This sweet romance read like the script to my favorite RomCom movie! When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella's glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine's ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park's resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom.

Cozy Mystery Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
I specialize in narrating comedic cozy mysteries and stories set in the South. You can read highlights of reviews praising my comedic timing and Southern accents at this link: http://j.mp/KarenComminsReviews

Memoir -- Good Morning Diego Garcia

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
In this memoir, author Susan Joyce describes her time sailing across the Indian Ocean in monsoon season on a private yacht with 4 other people. In addition to conveying the many emotions she experienced on this journey, I meticulously researched the pronunciations of place names and foods as documented on this page: https://www.evernote.com/l/AIIQdNZu3rhKBJ0jYz6aQh_xFRPGvxaLO84

9 Southern Ladies at a Meeting

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Comedic/great comic timing
Performance Notes
What happens at a DIVAS meeting stays at a DIVAS meeting.... The Dixie Divas are (ahem) ladies of a certain age who can't seem to stay away from wine, chocolate, and murder! In this scene from one of their meetings in DIVAS DO TELL, 9 ladies chat about the book written by a member that is being turned into a movie.

A woman finds a man's love letters -- M and F narrators

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male,Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Many romance books today are written in 1st person POVs of both the hero and the heroine. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your book professionally narrated by 2 people who have their own true-life love story? In this sample, I read the narrative part and female's perspective. My husband Drew Commins reads the man's love letter to his wife. The selection was created in our stunning soundproof studio and is indicative of the pristine quality you could expect on your recordings.

An elderly lady tells how to make dessert

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Mature
Performance Notes
Elderly people have a lot a good advice, if only we take the time to listen. This sample was recorded in my stunning soundproof studio.

A sweet Christmas-time romance

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
In this recent audition for a sweet romance, even the cat has a point of view! This sample was recorded in my stunning soundproof studio.

1st person narrative about power of thoughts

Category : Self Development
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Inspirational
Performance Notes
I'm a firm believer in using the power of your thoughts and words to co-create your reality! My narrations of Law of Attraction and similar spiritual/self-development books are therefore compelling and authentic.

Historical 1st person non-fiction

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Soothing
Performance Notes
This first-person narrative of "A Woman Who Went to Alaska" was published by May Kellogg Sullivan in 1902 and is based on her diary entries. The sample reflects the author's inner feelings. Although the language is stilted and Victorian, I narrate it in a contemporary manner.

Want to create an audiobook of your book but feel overwhelmed about the process? Concerned that you will pick the wrong narrator? Afraid that you will need to spend hours that you don't have in requesting changes to an unsatisfactory production? Sit back and R-E-L-A-X! In fact, you can head to the beach because you've found an experienced producer and narrator to whom you can hand off your book without worry! As a full-time audiobook narrator, I love interpreting your words on the printed page and creating a pristine recording that allows today's ultra busy people to take a mental vacation. And who doesn't need one?! My rights holders are thrilled with the final product and the ease with which they receive it. They don't request corrections because none are needed! HOW I MAKE THE PROCESS EASY FOR YOU: -- Typos in the text? No problem. I say it correctly as I record. I'll send you a list of typos that I find. -- Accents? Sure! I'm a native of Atlanta and excel at Southern accents. I also research and perform other accents as needed in the text. -- I'm highly selective about my audiobooks. I only audition for and accept projects when my voice and style are IN BEST SERVICE OF THE TEXT. My other titles may even help to sell your book! -- Scientific or technical books? Yes! I earned a MS degree in computer information systems and worked over 25 years in highly technical IT positions. I can present your text with complete authenticity as I actually understand the words coming out of my mouth! -- I strive to create the best production possible. I pay meticulous attention to detail to offer: * Clarity * Consistency in performance * Compelling pacing * Consummate editing and sound quality * Correct pronunciations of names and places -- I always supply your perfect recording within and usually ahead of the deadline. -- I have a BA degree in radio and TV journalism and am an excellent writer. I can help you adapt your book to better suit an audiobook. -- I have studied audiobook narration with Grammy award-winning director Paul Ruben and legendary talent Pat Fraley. -- I actively market my titles and have created an audiobook marketing cheat sheet: http://www.AudiobookMarketingTips.com I have been hired to narrate titles in these genres: * biography * childrens * classic fiction * contemporary fiction * comedic chick lit * mysteries and thrillers * romance * self-development My ---> SOUNDPROOF STUDIO <--- is outfitted with a Whisperroom and Neumann TLM 103 mic as found in top recording facilities. I'm an audiobook narrator/producer who collaborates with my clients so that your story can be delivered -- and remembered -- in this frenzied world. Contact me today for a free audition for your project! Karen@KarenCommins.com 904.580.NAR8 (6278)
Selected list of credits: *** MYSTERIES *** Dixie Divas Mystery Series by Virginia Brown: - DIXIE DIVAS book 1 - DROP DEAD DIVAS book 2 - DIXIE DIVA BLUES book 3 - DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS book 4 Video trailer: http://youtu.be/LX_NwCU9y0c - DIVAS DO TELL book 5 Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller Series by Mellisa F. Miller: - IRREPARABLE HARM book 1 - INADVERTENT DISCLOSURE book 2 - IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN book 3 - INDISPENSABLE PARTY book 4 - IMPROPER INFLUENCE book 5 Blue Suede Mystery Series by Virginia Brown: - HOUND DOG BLUES book 1 - HARLEY RUSHES IN book 2 - SUSPICIOUS MIMES book 3 - RETURN TO FENDER book 4 Dirty Harriet Mystery Series by Miriam Auerbach: - DIRTY HARRIET book 1 - DIRTY HARRIET RIDES AGAIN book 2 - DEAD IN BOCA book 3 Pampered Pets Mystery Series by Sparkle Abbey - KITTY KITTY BANG BANG book 3 - YIP/TUCK book 4 DEADLY BLESSINGS by Julie Hyzy WHAT SHE DOESN'T SEE by Debra Webb LOWCOUNTRY BRIBE by C. Hope Clark DEAD PAN by Gayle Trent ONE HOOF IN THE GRAVE by Carolyn McSparren MURDER & MAYHEM IN GOOSE PIMPLE JUNCTION by Amy Metz Shannon Saga by Tracie Peterson and James Scott Bell - CITY OF ANGELS book 1 - ANGELS FLIGHT book 2 *** ROMANCE *** FOR A GOOD TIME CALL by Trish Jensen FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA by Stacy Juba MONTGOMERY HOUSE by Katharine Hamilton *** CLASSIC FICTION *** FANNY HERSELF: A PASSIONATE INSTINCT by Edna Ferber WHEN A MAN MARRIES by Mary Roberts Rinehart *** BIOGRAPHY/MEMOR *** ROAD TO TARA: THE LIFE OF MARGARET MITCHELL by Anne Edwards SWEEPER IN THE SKY: THE LIFE OF MARIA MITCHELL by Helen Wright MAKING MY PITCH: A WOMAN'S ODYSSEY IN BASEBALL by Ila Borders and Jean Ardell BLY VS BISLAND; BEATING PHILEAS FOGG IN A RACE AROUND THE WORLD by Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland IN THE SHADOW OF BILLY THE KID; SUSAN MCSWEEN AND THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR by Kathleen P. Chamberlain Video trailer: http://youtu.be/B1Fma2HfiTY CHEMO-THERAPIST: HOW CANCER CURED A MARRIAGE by Mary Potter Kenyon GOOD MORNING DIEGO GARCIA by Susan Joyce BLUEWATER WALKABOUT: INTO AFRICA -- FINDING HEALING THROUGH TRAVEL by Tina Dreffin *** HISTORY *** THE STORY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY by Benjamin Levine and Isabelle Story THE TRIAL OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY by Ann D. Gordon IS IT A CRIME FOR A US CITIZEN TO VOTE speech by Susan B. Anthony CHAMPION OF HER SEX: AN INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN B. ANTHONY by Nellie Bly *** OTHER NON-FICTION *** IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN by B. J. Gallagher COUPON CRAZY: THE SCIENCE, THE SAVINGS, AND THE STORIES BEHIND AMERICA'S EXTREME OBSESSION by Mary Kenyon Potter THE HEART OF THE NEW THOUGHT by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
NOMINEE Best Voiceover in Audiobook Biography for ROAD TO TARA: THE LIFE OF MARGARET MITCHELL by Anne Edwards FINALIST Best Audiobook Digital Book Awards 2018 for ROAD TO TARA: THE LIFE OF MARGARET MITCHELL by Anne Edwards AUDIOBOOK JUROR, Voice Arts Awards 2016, 2017, 2018 Audible Approved Producer, which was defined on the ACX blog as: ...the crème de la crème of ACX? We call these extra-dependable, knowledgeable members Audible Approved Producers.... [AAPs] should have a verifiable record of achievement in the audiobook industry [...with] favorable reviews of your productions.... PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: In this comprehensive biography, narrator Karen Commins tackles Peggy Mitchell's accent and mannerisms with a deft touch. Commins sounds Southern but not syrupy, and she captures the wry humor and wit of the author. She also creates distinguishable voices for most of the other main players in Mitchell's story… AudioFile Magazine Commins gives every aspect of Borders's life the right emotional touch--from her gritty commentaires on the mound to the tragedies and challenges she endured off the field. Commins changes her voice just slightly when quoting a player, coach, family member, or friend, never overdoing it... AudioFile Magazine Karen Commins has expanded and fleshed out Bitty and Trinket way beyond what even the author had in mind... Karen Commins is such an extraordinary reader with true storytelling talent that time flies and you're totally engrossed listening... More highlights of reviews can be found in this link: http://www.KarenCommins.com/reviews SOME FAVORITE COMMENTS FROM RIGHTS HOLDERS AND AUTHORS: -- It's awesome narration, as always! -- I've never requested corrections! You're just that good. :-) -- I agree with your recommendations and appreciate how you consider the *listener* rather than the reader as I do. -- I totally loved it! Your voices are amazing, and you really hit the humor spot on! You even had me laughing, and I knew what was coming! SOME FAVORITE COMMENTS FROM AUDIBLE LISTENER REVIEWS: -- Oh, she's just awesome with her story telling. -- This is another highly enjoyable listen. The quality of this story and narration means I will be enjoying this tale time and time again. -- Karen Commins' accents and pace were perfect. If you don't have a southern accent by nature, it is not something that you can usually mimic in a believable manner…That said, I am a believer and if Karen is not from the south, well we might as well say “Welcome Home Damn Yankee” and we'll grant her citizenship below the Mason Dixon line. -- Ms. Commins has a very pleasant voice and made the information even more interesting. She narrates the book at a good speed and you don't feel like it is being rushed. -- I don't think these books would be a great *read*, but I can tell you that they are a FANTASTIC *listen*. I love them!

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