Break into the lucrative market of audiobook narration

Nov 10, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $795
Class Size: 16 (Max)

 NOTE: This class will held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
6 sessions; Tues/Wed/Thurs, Nov 10-11-12; Tues/Wed/Thurs, Nov 17-18-19; 4:30-9:30pm EST

This class is for anyone interested in pursuing work as an audiobook narrator, as well as any authors interested in narrating their own work to be sold in audiobook format on Audible/Amazon. Explore and reveal the emotional truth – your emotional truth – that powers the best audiobook narrations.

Production requirements for the major online audiobook platforms will be reviewed, and students will create their own online profiles. Then it’s a deep dive into how to shape winning reads – the ones that persuade authors to hire you to narrate their audiobooks and compel audiences to listen. Discover how to analyze text for cues on tone and genre delivery (fiction and non-fiction), determine POV (and how to handle shifting POVs), and practice delineating characterizations.  Practice narrations on mic, get constructive critique of the work, and record samples to publish on ACX, Findaway Voices and other audiobook platforms.

Image Credit:  Gideon Baeza

Daily class schedule:

4:30-6:00 pm: Introduction to day’s session and scripts.

6:00pm-7:30pm – Independent work time and meal break. Instructor will be available for questions in private chat.

7:30pm-9:30pm – Sharing of work, feedback, discussion.

If you’re new to voiceover work and/or home recording, please take the Breaking into Voiceover Session, Oct 13th 7:30-9:30pm  prior to taking this class.

Equipment: At a minimum, students will need to be able to record themselves and email or post online their mp3 files.

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Instructor: Vivienne Leheny

Vivienne Leheny has narrated over 100 books for Harper Collins, Macmillan, and Audible Studio Originals, among others. She’s also been the promo voice for NBC, CocaCola, American Airlines and Revlon.