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Storyteller

How to Be an Audio Book Narrator
Narrated by: Lorelei King, Ali Muirden
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, World Affairs
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Simple, straightforward advice from both sides of the microphone on becoming an audio book narrator - what it takes and how to do it! 

Sales and production of audio books are booming. It seems that in our busy, multitasking lives, people are hungry for more and more recorded books. In this audio book, two of the best in the business - award-winning narrator and member of the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame Lorelei King and award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer/director Ali Muirden - tell all about what goes into audio book narration and what you can do to prepare yourself for a career in this industry. 

Topics covered include: 

  • What a narrator does.
  • Determining if you have what it takes. 
  • Getting experience.
  • How to prepare.
  • Marking up scripts.
  • Research.
  • Creating voices.
  • Handling sex scenes.
  • How to behave in studio. 
  • Challenges and troubleshooting.
  • Marketing yourself.
  • Future-proofing.

Storyteller - How to Be an Audio Book Narrator is for people who want to get started in the audio book business or who want to learn more about what they have to do to get there. But it's also intended as a guide for narrators already in the business, who might pick up a few tricks and techniques to help them become even better at their craft.  

This audiobook gives you tools to develop your unique talent, helping you on your way to what might be one of the best jobs in the world.

©2018 Lorelei King and Ali Muirden (P)2018 Creative Content Ltd

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  • DMOM
  • london, england
  • 11-21-18

Storyteller Supreme

There can be no better way to learn about the art of being a Storyteller than by listening to the Master Storyteller herself. A brilliant introduction to the joys and challenges of the audiobook narration.

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Respect!

Have been an audiobook book fan since 2000 and a Lorelei King fan since discovering Charley Davidson and First Grave, back when it was the only Grave book! In Storyteller, Lorelei and Ali pull together how they, and so may others, do what they do, to bring to life the stories we enjoy.
Not just for those interested in becoming an audio book narrator, but for anyone who enjoys a good listen and have ever been curious how it’s done.

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Thank you!

Both no-nonsense and encouraging, and very, very informative. Answered all my questions and then some. Thank you!

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Much appreciated, from an aspiring voice actor

Thank you both Lorelei and Ali! Great performance, and enjoyed the bonus material. I will be listening to your book again, while ready to take make notes. I feel it is truly beneficial to me as just starting out.

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By pros, for those wanting to be pros.

Excellent. one of the few how narrate books with useful voice examples. and even though I don't plan on working with a producer, it was useful to have both sides of the booth presented.

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useful and entertaining!

I found this book super useful for learning how to audio record my upcoming book. Having the voice of Stephanie Plum explain everything made it even better. Get this book before you record any audiobooks!

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Conversationally Written. Masterfully Read.

Lorelei is an absolute master of her craft, and getting inside advice from her was not only such a leg up but also just plain fun!

There’s a moment (among other brilliant moments) in which she showcases her ability to use subtle manipulations to mold her voice to fit a cornucopia of characters. My wife, a YA author, and I were blown away.

We’re both professional actors and are hoping to record audio for her own novels, and this is such an invaluable tool.

Thank you, Lorelei and Ali. Cheers!

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Delightful

Wonderful advice. Very entertaining. Excellent tips and training. I fully recommend for anyone, narrators, especially.

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Great advice from people with experience.

As someone fairly new to the industry, I know enough I've learned the hard way to tell that this information is accurate. I wish I'd found this sooner.

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Useful and engaging

Too many trade books balloon a blog post's worth of content into a book. Not this one. I have my own home recording studio (in the bedroom closet), but I'm still very early on in narration and have been looking around for hands on, thorough information like this. From tips and tricks on how to minimize strange noises to broader commentary about the industry, this book covers a lot of ground in a short time. It's impressively dense without becoming boring. For someone in the beginning to intermediate experience level like me, this book was spot on.

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  • 08-08-19

Very helpful and inspiring

I really enjoyed this book. it was great to hear examples and demonstrations. I'd recommend this to anyone that is thinking of narrating a book.

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  • Renee
  • 02-04-19

Must listen for new narrators

An excellent guide for anyone planning to become a professional audiobook narrator. Short and to the point but still packed full if tips to help you find your full potential. Insight from both a professional narrator and an audiobook producer.

Although this book is aimed at people wanting to make a living as a narrator, it's also relevant to authors interested in narrating their own books.

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