“Long before writing, people were telling each other stories and the audiobook goes all the way back to that tradition.” – Philip Pullman
The first audiobook I narrated was a true story about an all- female poetry society onboard the Titanic.
Since then I’ve narrated full length non-fiction titles and numerous short stories – some of which are designed to lull you to sleep. I’m not sure if that’s something I should be mentioning – though it does suggest calm, soothing and warm.
I have always loved telling stories. I’m an avid reader and have been performing ghostly tales and short stories live on stage for years – so becoming an audiobook narrator was no brainer.
Audiobook narration is a real art. Narrators aren’t just versatile voice actors – they need an excellent studio space, great production skills and lots of patience.
I don’t often get to create visual audiobooks – but this one is for children, and it’s a rather beautiful picture book.
It’s one of a series of fairy tales, all created for this children’s author.