Always nice to get feedback

So first chapters away to the author Martyn J. Pass of the Trident series I've just started narrating.

'Fantastic start! You did a wonderful job there, the tome was spot on and the characterisation was exactly what I was looking for. The tone felt humorous without taking away from the context. Keep it up!'

The first few takes of any audiobook can be the toughest, there are of course notes from the author on how the characters should act and sound but I always feel that no matter how well this is written and how well you interpret the 'brief' it may never match up to what the author has had playing in his head as the book evolved.

It's like the film that's made of the book that you've always loved, yes, you know the one! Will they get the casting right, and will that actor live up to what you've had in the cinema of your mind? 

Privileged to have nailed this one...though there are a few more characters to appear!

Chapters one and two delivered! Back into the booth!

TRIDENT: Dead Siege by Martyn J. Pass &Tim Mason

So I've just secured a deal to narrate 3 books in this series by Martyn J. Pass & Tim Mason.

Trident: Dead Siege...A suicide mission on a backwater planet with a cockney-speaking robot and 6.2 million undead colonists. What could possibly go wrong? 

Script received, just going through the characters and first few chapters.

Gotta say, I was drawn to the book by the comedy 'cockney' robot who I'm going to have real fun voicing, as a Londoner, and my Mum was technically a born 'cockney' should be able to add this to my cockney voicereel!

Excited to be working with Martyn, hope I manage to do the book proud. 

Currently available on Amazon here:

Emergent Vision: The Babel Resurgence - Book 1

Here's a book I narrated for recently, now on sale on Audible, The Babel Resurgence written by the lovely Jeffery Dale Cole, with whom it was a pleasure to work!

Something that Jeffery did for me very early on in the process, after contacting me through ACX was to send me an image of the actor that he saw playing each different character in The Babel Resurgence 'Movie'. It was an invaluable aid, so thanks Jeffery. It really helped me to conjure up the voices for the main characters before I embarked on the read and something that I have asked other authors to possibly think about doing when discussing how best to read their characters.

Although one chapter had to be re-read as I found out too late that a minor character I had voiced as a US accent was in fact German. 

It's a good read and worth a listen, has a touch of christianity in it although I wouldn't put it down as a 'christian fiction' novel. I think it stands alone as a sci-fi story.

Catching the Clicks

I've used Adobe Audition for a long time for VO/Audiobook work and never had any problems. However...recently I've noticed odd clicks appearing in the longer Audiobook recordings. Its definitely not coming from me.
I've changed Mic's changed cables and it still appears. Doesn't seem to have a rhyme or reason, ie: not every 30 seconds, or dependent on volume etc. Today, I tried Audacity as a test record, did 2 minutes (would get a click in that time with Audition) and click free so I think I've pin pointed the Audition App as the problem.
Thanks to the power of 'Sosherll Meeja' the luverlly people over at Voice Over Support ( did help me loads!
(It was clock speed)

(who knew?)

..insert something about time as an abstract construct and do clocks even have speed.

Pushing the Vocals

So the website is nearly complete, 3 more voice reels to complete. 3 Auditions to ACX this space. Actually don't watch. Listen.