Audiobook Narration

Bio:

A bit of an introvert, narrating audiobooks was a natural extension of Amy’s acting background and ease of performing for an imaginary audience.  Her dad (a truck driver and an avid reader) is picky about his narrators, giving her incentive to keep honing her skills and be the kind of storyteller he would enjoy . . . even if he’s not into romance novels.   

Amy is a member of the APA (Audiobook Publishers Association) and has an in-home studio (specs below).  She has narrated almost 50 titles in various genres with a few different publishers. Amy’s full name is quite common, so she started narrating under Carolyn A. Lee in 2018.  While she hasn’t retired the name yet, she may continue to use Carolyn for YA books in the future.

Sci-Fi, 2F, Southern Accent, 3rd POVUnder Amy J. Johnson
00:00 / 01:05

Sci-fi, from The Creators by Rick Moscovitz

This is the 3rd book in the trilogy: Brink of Life (I also narrated the 2nd in the series).  The characters in each book slowly discover their real histories and try to stop the dangerous threat to humanity.

YA Fantasy, 4F, 1st POVUnder Carolyn A. Lee
00:00 / 01:15

YA Fantasy, from Crown Princess Academy by A.J. Flowers

The Academy's newest student is razzed by her snooty classmates and teacher.

Fiction, M/F intense, 1st POVUnder Amy J. Johnson
00:00 / 00:55

Fiction, from Ellipsis by Kristy McGinnis

In this soon-to-be released audiobook, Nell and her Armenian boyfriend, Narek, are in the last moments before the birth of their son.  

Fiction, F/F, 1st POV, impressionsUnder Carolyn A. Lee
00:00 / 01:24

Fiction, from Slumberland by Bradley Carter

Our heroine wakes up in a hospital to a familar TV show playing on TV.  The Iconic TV character impressions were a fun part of this narrative selection.

YA Australian Accent, 2F teensCity Spies by James Ponti
00:00 / 01:09

YA Adventure, recorded for Learning Ally as a volunteer narrator.  Two female teens chat about a brilliant 3rd friend, who makes odd choices sometimes.

Romance, M/F dialogue, flirtyUnder Amy Johnson
00:00 / 00:47

Romance, from Fantasy Football, by Amber Marler

Matt, a courteous driver/hunky football player, happens upon Sloan, a sexy and ticked off driver with a flat tire and late for her first day of work.

Comic/Romance, Irish,1dragqueen, 2FUnder Amy Johnson
00:00 / 01:19

Shifter-Romance, from The Lightening Witch Prophecy by Emily Cyr

Aunt Mil still needs to inform Delaney about her powers and background as a witch, but she isn't a big fan of Delaney's flamboyant best friend who enjoys a sense of his own style.

Romance, 2M/1F, Gangster run-inUnder Amy Johnson
00:00 / 01:34

Romance, from Eluded by Michelle Michaels

Our opposites-attract couple are on the search for the heroine's sister when they  run into a dangerous, but entertaining crew who may have been the last to see her.

YA Russian accent, M/FCity Spies by James Ponti
00:00 / 01:03

YA Adventure, my first book as a volunteer with Learning Ally.  The whole book was fun and challenging.  This is a peak moment between a 12yr old girl and the adult Russian enemy in the book.

Romance, 2F, French accent, 3rd POVUnder Carolyn A. Lee
00:00 / 01:18

Historical Romance, from The Pearl Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan

Sophia accidentally sends the wrong message with her fan to Thomas Jefferson, while sitting at the opera with the Marquise de Lafayette.  We learned about the language of the fan in an acting class in grad-school, so I particularly enjoy this scene.

Non-Fic, Empathetic, InstructionalUnder Carolyn A. Lee
00:00 / 01:28

Non-Fiction How-To, Positive Toddler Discipline  by Laura Hall

Straight read, sympathetic and encouraging tips for parents of toddlers.

Author Testimonials, Reviews & Resume

Accents:

British RP, Cockney, General Southern (but can get more specific; Texas, KY), French, Scottish, Irish, Australian, Russian, Brooklyn

Equipment:

Desktop Mac OS Yosemite
DAW: Presonus Studio One, Audacity
Interface: Presonus Audio with Cloud lifter
Mic: SM7B mic with a pop filter
Headphones: Shure SRH440

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