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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 9:25 pm 

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The Art of Audiobook Narration

Celeste Lawson is recording studio director for the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress. In this video, she explains techniques for becoming a skilled audiobook narrator, demonstrating the subtleties of performance, enunciation and diction.

https://youtu.be/xxbXlwsMj1s

I thought this might be interesting to those who are considering becoming professional narrators.

Winston

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 10:08 pm 
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Very interesting - I think many readers would get things from it , there was a very small section about picking narrators but even that gave an idea of things we could all aim for.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 2:24 am 
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That is a very interesting video!

This one I found interesting (I paraphrase):
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You can go on youtube and listen to author's interviews where they say their own name, presumably correctly.

Pity our authors are all dead by now...

And in the end I had to chuckle when she started with "For more information,..." :lol:

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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2017, 8:55 am 

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"A good book requires a good narrator, and a bad book needs a great narrator."

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