Do you like mysterious adventures and strange worlds? Then the FINAL WEEK of SYNC 2018, will be the best one yet. Monstrous Beauty Written by Elizabeth Fama and narrated by Katherine Kellgren.There is nothing like a great Mermaid story and this one is a beauty… Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a …
Welcome to: Australia and New Zealand’s Audiobook Narration Fellowship.
Here is where you can find your next Aussie, or Kiwi great narrator for your latest novel.
I’ve brought these pages to you, with a vision of extending our local prosody and vernacular to the ever growing world of audiobooks.
As I’ve discovered this wonderful world of hearing a book, while all the while reading another, I’ve noticed that we Kiwi’s and Aussie’s are poorly represented as a whole. And most audiobook narrators seem to be hired out of America, or UK.
I asked myself, “Why can’t we have the lions share, or even a rather large rams share of this new and exciting revival… of the power–of the spoken word?”
Hence this resource before you.
As I develop this site, I will be keen to interview local narrators from Australasia. And there will be giveaways, reviews and contact information added of these local talents, so that when you are ready you will be able to find the right person, with the unique loved–and–hated accent of our nations.
Check out our sister site: Reshwity Publishing.
These pages are laid out alphabetically…
I have arranged this via the narrators surname. Since this is aimed to be a sought after resource for authors finding narrators, I have listed these examples and audiobooks that way. Making it easier for you, the author, who may be on the prowl.
Although I’m working hard to get as many Kiwi and Aussie narrators featured on ANZNARRATORS and have around 90% true blues here, there are narrators from other nations featured too. It’s difficult to find them all because we often work using various other accents and pseudonyms to meet the need of the authors. We are a very clever people from downunder and versatile and can sometimes be hard to distinguish as trueblues!
Enjoy! Also, why not consider adding these pages to your Bookmarks.
This is a frightful week of curses, witch hunts and survival in a world of lies. How to Hang a Witch Read by the author. Get you free copy from SYNC, this week. Salem, Massachusetts, is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York …
Week 11 of the SYNC for Audiobook listeners is upon us. Follow these girls lives and how we need to be looking beyond assumptions and preconceived ideas, to find the truth. Girls Like Us Written by Gail Gilies and narrated by two voice talents, Lauren Ezzo and Brittany Pressley. A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award …
Dune – Audiobook Review This has a **** Star from me. It is an epic battle of the finest where you must watch your back, otherwise you will never survive. Wow! What an adventure! This is a brilliant read and a well laid out story, set on the desert planet ‘Dune’. A place where the …
Yet another week of SYNC FREE AUDIOBOOKS…This time, if murder, curses, witches and false promises are up you alley then it’s all here. Starting with Shakespeare and… Macbeth Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be …
Another week of free audiobooks is up! This week will be about Pride and the Labels we’re given Doctor Cerberus Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and performed by various talents in the L.A Theatre Works This is a coming-of-age, coming-out cocktail with a twist of terror. Thirteen-year-old Franklin Robertson is trying to survive adolescence. His parents …
Week 8 of SYNC is upon us with these two (one of them true) stories, about our history and of slavery! My Name is not Friday. Written by Jon Walter and Narrated by Dion Graham A gorgeously written account of a freeborn black boy sold into slavery during the Civil War; think 12 Years a …
This week on SYNC AUDIOBOOKS FOR FREE we have daring people who win against all odds! Kicking off with ‘Everland’. Things are not safe in London, England… where all the adults have been destroyed by a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are the children. Among them are Gwen Darling …
I’ve been asked lately by several people in NZ simply, “How to do Audio Books?” So, I’m thinking I should give a bit of a run down and I’ll call it, ‘the ‘Billy basic’s of creating audiobooks’. There is a lot to it and nearly anybody can do it… in fact I know of a …
This week is a week of illness, blindness and yet, love…Get them from SYNC today, they’re free!! Love and First Sight On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High …
Feeling like a spy in WW2 ***** – Stars Wow! What a moving story. Georg, or George is a small German boy who witnesses students of a university massacre their professor… his father, during the revolt against the Jews. Georg, is smuggled out of Germany to England and eventually on to Australia. He is a …
This week we have two more heroines facing the world today… When Dimple met Rishi Now that Dimple Shah has graduated, she’s ready for a break from her family – especially from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband. Ugh. But Dimple knows that her mother must respect that she isn’t interested …
My Audio Book Reviews:
Although some of these books I’ve reviewed are not always New Zealand, or Australian Narrators/Authors, they are certainly audiobooks I’ve listened to and have felt they are a worthy production to tell all of you about. Perhaps, you will be inspired to hook-up and listen to them yourselves.
|Ègg & Spoon *****StarEgg & Spoon is such a wonderful story – long winded, but wonderful all the same. It seems most people who comment love the witch Baba Yaggah the most, Read more…||The Boy Born Dead *****StarsWow! This heart wrenching true story of David vs Goliath, is one of the best I’ve ever heard.
In 1953, Jonesboro, Arkansas, a baby boy was born – dead. Read more…
|Pennies for Hitler *****Stars Wow! What a moving story. Georg, or George is a small German boy who witnesses students of a university massacre their professor… his father, during the revolt against the Jews.Read More…||Dune ****Stars It is an epic battle of the finest where you must watch your back, otherwise you will never survive.
Wow! What an adventure! This is a brilliant read and a well laid out story, set on the desert planet ‘Dune’. Read more…
Most Reviews altogether
|New Zealand – The Luminaries||Australia – The Husbands Secret|
Most Prolific Narrators:
|New Zealand – Saskia Maarleveld (sample)||Australian – Humpfrey Bower (sample)|
FYI, the development of this site is still incomplete. In fact what you have before you thus far, is
Phase 1 completed:
which was to get at least 250+ audiobooks/narrators ready and available to you for your listening pleasure. And of course, to make this fab site live!
is to have 500+ audiobooks/narrators featured and to also add contact details of these narrators, so that if you wish to contact them yourselves… perhaps you want their unique narration service for your latest novel, then this reference web site will be your ‘go–to’place to find them.
is to begin interviewing narrators and submitting their take on the world of audiobooks and the creation of them. I will be asking for their tips and advice and letting you know how to do this audiobook thing, professionally.
Will be just as exciting as I will add products, services, resources and tutoring so you can benefit and, perhaps even become a professional narrator yourself! Then you might be able to join this Hall of Fame too. Maybe you’ll be the next big narrator down–under Why not?
If you would like to join me on this journey and be kept informed; or if you can offer advice, references or help… or even if you just want to drop a line, then enter your query into the email form below. I intent to answer every correspondence you might have for me.