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Audiobook Narration

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Bio:

Narrating audiobooks is a natural extension of Amy’s acting background.  Her strengths lie in 1st Person narratives and she has an ear for assimilating accents easily.  Publishers and clients include Outloud Audio, Brilliance Audio, Fireside Audio, Orange Sky Audio, Audible Studios, Spoken Realms and several independent authors via ACX & Findaway Marketplace.    

Amy is a member of and volunteer ambassador for the APA (Audio Publishers Association).  She also became a new member of PANA in November!  As AI is sweeping into our lives at the pace of a bullet, having a human narrator community for support is a valuable asset in this business.

 

Since her name is quite common (there are currently 3 other Amy Johnsons on Audible), she started using Carolyn A. Lee for a handful of titles.  After listening to the sound advice of Sean Pratt, she is now mainly under Amy J. Johnson and Daryl Hix for a few risqué titles.  

Her StudioBricks booth is pet-friendly. . .until they snore.

Audible Link to recent titles:  Amy J. Johnson

Audiobook Samples:

Sci-Fi, 3rd POV, Confrontational, Southern accent, 2 Females
Indie Author
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.

Women's Fiction,1st POV, Comic, 1Male, 2 Females

Indie Author
00:00 / 00:55
YA Fantasy, 1st POV, Snarky, 4 females
Indie author
00:00 / 01:15

Women's Fiction, from Ellipsis by Kristy McGinnis

Nell and her Armenian boyfriend, Narek, are in the last intense moments before the birth of their son.  

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

The Academy's newest student is razzed by her snooty classmates and teacher.  This was narrated under Carolyn A. Lee.

Women's Fiction, 3rd POV, Dramatic, 3 Females
Brilliance Audio
00:00 / 01:46

Women's Fiction, A Wedding in Driftwood Cove by Olivia Miles

Oldest sister, Claire, reveals a secret she's been holding onto for years about their parents' marriage, while her 2 younger sisters struggle to understand.

NonFic, 1st POV, Drama; 1male, 1 Female

Spoken Realms
00:00 / 01:36

Non-Fiction Biography/Autobiography, The Story of My Life by Helen Keller.  Published with Spoken Realms; there are 3 parts of the book 1st POV from Helen's autobiography, 3rd POV supplementary account of her education.  This sample is from Anne Sullivan's personal letters.

Nonfiction, 1st POV, Empowering
Indie Author
00:00 / 01:13

Non-Fiction Self-help, from Quick and Simple Chair Yoga for Seniors by Audrey Fitzgerald.  Upbeat, enthusiastic instruction 

Romance, 1st POV, Comic, Irish Accent, 1Male, 2 Female

Indie Author
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, 1st POV, Comic; 2 Male, 1 Female
Indie Author
00:00 / 01:34

Romance, from Eluded by Michelle Michaels

Our opposites-attract couple are on the search for the heroine's missing sister in a seedy nightclub. Note: One character is a black nightclub owner, and my intention is to show his humor along with his intimidation tactics, but not create a stereotype.

Author Testimonials, Reviews & List of Published Audiobooks

Accents:

British RP, Manchester, Cockney, Arabic, French, General Southern (but can get more specific; Texas, KY), Scottish, Irish, Australian, and others

Equipment:

StudioBricks home studio

MacBook Air, M2, 16GB
DAW: Presonus Studio One, Izotope
Interface: Presonus Audio
Mic: SM7B mic with Cloud Lifter and  a pop filter
Headphones:  Sony Dynamic, MDR V6

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