About narrating

The primary aim of this website is to provide a home for my voice-over and narration. Currently this is a hobby for me but as I develop my skills I would like to build up into a business. My aim is to provide quality audiobook narration and voiceovers.

After some research I bought some basic recording equipment earlier this year (2020) and set up a small vocal booth in my office cabin at the bottom of my garden.

I began by reading short verses and poetry for  a volunteer website called LibriVox and to date I have made around 12 recordings for them ranging from short verses all the way up to my most recent project, a 58 minute recording of a chapter from a book called “The religious experience of the Roman people” by W Warde Fowler. A series of lectures from 1911 which included several passages of Latin. I chose this on purpose to challenge me and stretch my abilities and stretch me is most certainly did!! Here is the chapter I recorded:

Chapter VIII Ritual of the Ius Divinum

I still have a few technical issues to sort out and I would like to enroll in some kind of performance or public speaking course to develop my reading performance but the next step now is to launch myself on some of the audition websites and see if anyone likes my voice enough to want to pay for my services. This is my project for the next few months and I will write about my successes and failiures in future posts.

Anyway, for now here is a link to my page on Librivox.

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