Who says I talk like a Hillbilly?
January 10, 2014
The world of audiobook creation is a really fun gig in its own bizarre way.
Understand that I am not a guy who has trained for the theater.
Okay. I’ve been a ham most of my life, a singer-songwriter, a trial lawyer, a public speaker.
Are you telling me that anyone who aspires to be an author isn’t a ham?
You can peddle that view somewhere else because I don’t believe it for a second.
But back to audiobook narration.
On Audiobook Creation Exchange (“ACX”) narrators have the ability to audition for gigs. At any given time there are several thousand books looking for voice over talent to handle the narration. ACX has attempted to simplify the process of finding good matches for books and narrators by allowing rights holders to select a number of voice characteristics for the narrator they believe would be most suitable for the project.
Therein lies the problem.
Here is the list of vocal styles.