Each June, audiophiles from around the country celebrate all things audiobook. Since we love to listen and review audiobooks here at That’s What I’m Talking About, we are participating in our own Audiobook celebration.
What would an audiobook be without a narrator? As part of Audiobook Month, we are spotlighting various narrators so you can learn a bit more about who they are and what they do.
Tell us how long have you been narrating books?
About 3 years.
What genres do you cover? Do you have a favorite?
I’ve done them all. My favorite however, are those with an omnipresent narrator, or first person. I feel like the inner workings of a character’s mind is so much more compelling than how quickly they pulled a weapon, or how feather light a kiss was. 🙂
Do you do any other voice work or acting?
Radio drama, Commercial work, play reading for screenwriters.
What is your favorite job to date?
I can’t say which book is my favorite. Authors are sensitive beasts. I have one that is truly memorable just because it was one of the first projects that I really found my groove with. Raveled.
How do prepare for a job? Does the preparation depend on the genre or type of book?
It varies on the personality of the author, the genre, the number of characters, etc.
If you could narrate any book or work with any author past or present, what would you choose? Why?
I’d love to do a book by Gillian Flynn. Gritty but with a woman’s insight.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I just got a project narrating Janelle Taylor’s book Necessary Evil. It’s the first audio she will have done, after decades as a Best Selling Author. I’m honored!
About the Narrator:
I’m a mother of three and a wife to one. I narrate. I narrate with a passion. I’ve done close to 200 audiobooks for major publishers and indies alike. It isn’t a job for me. When I speak the words that my author’s write, I do it with respect for the purpose behind every one of them. Hearing from a writer that it made him or her cry to hear the life that is given to those words, I am humbled and satisfied beyond measure. Thanks for Listening! www.rebeccarobertsvoice.com
Social Media Links:
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