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Audiobook memoirs come to life in author’s voice

News from STLtoday.com: Reading a memoir is pleasant, entertaining, enlightening or all three. But reading is nothing like hearing a memoir in the voice of its author, and some recent memoirs really come to life on audio. ‘No Land’s Man’ by Aasif Mandvi Read by the author Audible; 4 hours 23 minutes Mandvi, probably best known as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” brings us into his world, and what an unlikely world it is. He tells of growing up in England, immigrating to Florida with his Indian family (his father was obsessed with brunch, he claims) and trying to break into acting. Boarding school stories are painful; the chapter about working with the late Ismail Merchant (of such Merchant-Ivory costume dramas as “A Room With a View”) is screamingly funny. But Mandvi also tells the … Read entire article »

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Montrose sports announcer is voice of new children’s audio book

News from MLive.com: MONTROSE, MI – Mike Pyrc has one of those voices. It can be heard at football and basketball games at Montrose High School, co-workers hear his voice on internal videos at work and now he is the voice of multiple characters for a new audio book, Keaghan in the Tales of Dreamside. “I had been doing some voice-over work at my job and somebody suggested that I look into audio books,” Pyrc said. “I started (searching) Google and I came across a site called ACX.” Pyrc works for The Dow Chemical Co., where he does voice-overs and edits internal company videos. He has also worked in radio and has announced junior varsity and varsity sports at Montrose High School for the past five years. Pyrc said after following suggestions, he submitted a profile on … Read entire article »

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Very important Info on voice over for audio books

News from The Jewish Week: Sorry, no content was found at the requested path – it’s possible that you’ve requested this page in error. It happens. You can use the search form below, or go to our home page. ……………. continues on The Jewish Week >>> Read the full article Related News: News from mediabistro.com: << PREVIOUS Scholastic Introduces Summer Reading Challenge NEXT >> Dan Lubart Joins Hachette as SVP Mediabistro Course Our brand new boot camp, Book Promotion & Publicity  starts July 10! In this intensive boot camp, you will learn the publicity skills needed to ensure a succe……………. continues on mediabistro.com >>> Read the full article … Read entire article »

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Book Authors and Voice Actors Connected Through Online Voice Casting Website

News from Equities.com: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.equities.com/news/headline-story?dt=2012-11-16 .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Sacramento Bee: NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 – NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce the publication of THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY AUDIOBOOK LIBRARY on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. This comprehensive collection brings together all of Hemingway’s novels, nonfiction and short stories.  Narrated by an all-star group of actors, the collection offers 133 hours of audio on 15 MP3 CDs and includes an intimate conversation with Hemingway’s last surviving son, Patrick. “Since 2002, Simon & Schuster Audio has been re-introducing Hemingway’s incomparable body of work to a new generation of listeners, read by some of the finest actors … Read entire article »

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Amazon’s Whispersync for Voice Is a Killer Feature

News from Gotta Be Mobile: When Amazon made its announcements for its new fall lineup of products earlier this year, the innovation that excited me the most was Whispersync for Voice. I’m a big audiobook listener and an Audible member. Audible is an audio book service that Amazon acquired awhile back. I pay a monthly fee and that gives me one credit a month that I use to download an audio book for my listening pleasure. I’m also a voracious reader and have used Amazon’s Kindle Apps and a Kindle to do 99% of my reading since that service became available. Whispersync for Voice now lets me sync between reading and listening and quite honestly, I find this to b……………. continues on Gotta Be Mobile >>> Read … Read entire article »

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Amazon Whispersync for Voice Syncs Audible Books With Kindle Books

News from Gotta Be Mobile: Amazon finally has a way for readers to sync their audiobooks between devices, and even sync audiobooks with ebooks for a better reading experience. The new Whispersync for Voice syncs the location of an Audible audiobook through the service’s mobile apps. The feature makes it easy for users with multiple devices sync their location in an audiobook without having to seek through the files themselves. It’s great for listening to books on a tablet then syncing the location and picking it up again on a smartphone. Whispersync for Voice does more than just sync audiobooks between devices, however, it also syncs the location of Kindle Books. Users can now sync their location between the Audible and Kindle version of select books easily. The service works automatically, or users … Read entire article »

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The Voice

News from New York Times: Illustration by Otto Steininger My audiobook listening takes place during my morning exercise, which means I spend a good seven hours a week listening to books — far more of them, in fact, than I read in print these days. If you’d encountered me on the street recently, you might have seen me trotting along, laughing aloud to David Sedaris’s “Barrel Fever” or Tina Fey’s “Bossypants,” or crying — yes, real tears and grimaces, I have to admit — to the ending of “The Mill on the Floss.” My neighbors either don’t notice or are too kind to mention my seeming emotional instability. But if somebody’s going to spend 10 or 20 hours in my ears, turning me into a local jogging spectacle, I’d better enjoy the experience. … Read entire article »

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Tennant to voice Chitty audiobook

News from The Bookseller: 21.12.11 | Katie Allen Scottish actor David Tennant, known for his roles in “Doctor Who” and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been chosen to voice the downloadable audiobook of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by the family of Ian Fleming. The novel by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the first official sequel to Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, will be available as an exclusive download for £10.99 from Audible and iTunes from today (21st December). Lucy Fleming, niece of Ian Fleming, said: “We are thrilled that David agreed to read the audiobook. He is such a talented actor and his voice brings Frank Cottrell Boyce’s story to life with a wry humour and great characterisation.’ The audiobook also includes an interview between Lucy Fleming and Tennant, who said: “The idea of … Read entire article »

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