Cyclometh: And of course any feedback is welcome. I'm working on five more titles, and expect more to come in. And of course, the better they sell, the happier I get. :)
exick: Cyclometh: And of course any feedback is welcome. I'm working on five more titles, and expect more to come in. And of course, the better they sell, the happier I get. :)Did you sign an NDA for the titles you're working on or can you divulge their names?Also, as I can't listen to the audio at work and can't tell from your bio where you're from, do you by chance have a North Atlantic accent of some kind? I'm really looking forward to the next Game of Thrones audiobook but Roy Dotrice sounded a little old and tired in Dance with Dragons and I am fearful that he may not be around for the next one anyway. John Lee did Feast for Crows, but it was...a little weird with him. What I'm saying is that maybe you should do it.
Dancin_In_Anson: Way cool. I've been listening to books on my morning walks for the past couple of years. I'll give them a listen.I've wondered how that gig works. Editing stutters, burps farts etc. It seems so seamless. However, on the copy of Stranger in a Strange Land that I have you can hear birds chirping. Sounds like Christopher Hurt did some of the work in his living room.Also, how does one pick the books? A lot of the narrators seem to do the same types of books...Michael Prichard and Tom Clancy books for example.Good luck with the new gig!
Cyclometh: I have a general American accent, not North Atlantic. And I don't get to pick the titles I do (yet)- those kinds of books you mention are WAY out of my league at the moment in terms of my career positon. But one day, sure. :)
vartian: You have a lovely story-teller's voice. If you ever run a D&D campaign, I want in.
exick: I was kidding, of course, about doing GoT. But seriously, good luck to you.
Dancin_In_Anson: The questions on the process are (to me anyway) can be more interesting than questions about the books.It's funny what goes through your head around mile 5..."He's got the characters down" (Hurt doing Jubal Harshaw for example). "I wonder how many times do he read the book before...reading it."
Cyclometh: avoid the classic trap of reading a character for an entire novel using a sonorous basso voice, only to have the last chapter say "... he said in his usual nasal whine."
Dancin_In_Anson: Cyclometh: avoid the classic trap of reading a character for an entire novel using a sonorous basso voice, only to have the last chapter say "... he said in his usual nasal whine."Hahahaha! I can see that happening. That's the kind of thing that rattles around in my head when I'm listening. I wonder how the narrator came up with....Sometimes I even have to scroll back a few minutes to get back on plot.
Raharu: Move away from the mic to take a breath... PLEASE, or edit it out.
Donnchadha: Would you mind reading a chemistry text?
dickfreckle: Damn, you have a great voice and rhythm. This is good work, man.
Snarfangel: Now that this is going green, I will be less snarky and more serious, and congratulate Cyclometh. :D
brap: I'm an idiot and can't seem to find the samples. So my review is "sounds good to me."
Joe Six-Keg: Grats on the full-time gig!
Cyclometh: Donnchadha: Would you mind reading a chemistry text?If I get paid, no problem! ;)Actually, I specialize in medical and long-form narration of very technical topics, so that would be right up my alley.
The Voice of Doom: RaharuMove away from the mic to take a breath... PLEASE, or edit it out.Or if you have too much spit and need to swallow.I didn't check the samples, so it might not apply; but it took 3 or 4 Harry Dresden books until someone gave James Marsters a mute button, stopped him from doing it or edited out his breathing and swallowing.
brap: I revisited this. Good jorb. I like reading to my friend's kids but I can't imagine doing anything weightier than Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. Do you do this in mulitple takes? Do you do dubs if you stumble on a sentence or word? This is fascinating stuff.
Cyclometh: For example, when people listen to my books they have to be able to hear a woman's voice when I do a female character, but I will never sound like a woman. (Some books use multiple voices, I have not worked on a project like that yet)
TsarTom: Sounds great Cyclometh!One question: How does a feller with a decent speaking voice and a general American accent break into this sort of gig? Not picky. I'll read Jack Chick tracts if it pays minimum wage.Do you just send out audition tapes to people? If so, to whom?Ummm...What I really meant to say was three questions.
KarmaSpork: Hey Cyclo!Just saw this today. Hubby and I are both huge audiobook listeners. We go through 3-4 titles a week while we drive. I'll get right on it. :)Best of luck to you, you definitely have the (sexy) voice for it. I found that out during GJTB.The Spork
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