Spellbound Narrator Auditions (Updated 10/11/2020 at 12:15pm EST)

Nicole B Dolan

Storm P Brown

Zach NeSmith

Jennifer James

Chicquito Joaquim Crasto

Matthew Cook

Victor Warren

Cheri  Calvert

Ray Wolinski

Ray Lisnewski

Nikki Lynch

Patrick Hyndes Darnell II

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27 thoughts on “Spellbound Narrator Auditions (Updated 10/11/2020 at 12:15pm EST)

      1. that sounds perfect. I wonder if this is an audition for one of your writings. I would like to audition too 🙂 but i would not have a typical american/ British accent.

    1. I agree across the board. I like it when the narrators first read is close to what I had in mind.

      Nikki was too squeaky with the child voice but I thought she was the right amount of drama. I sent her the link to my video because I read the story there, so she could have a better idea of what I had in mind. Matthew’s pacing was a little slow and his characters lacked drama. Patrick did best overall but I may send him the video, too, so her can take a second shot at it.

        1. I think it’s impossible for a narrator to vocalize what we have in our heads. If you listen to me read that short story I wrote, even I only get probably about 90% of what I was going for. And I know what’s coming. Multiply that by 27 stories and 14 authors and you are going to have a lot of different people with a lot of different expectations.

          But in the end I like to conclude that what’s in my head is not necessarily with the reader is going to read and interpret. Therefore, what the narrator does is allowed to be different and that’s what’s going to be delivered to the reader. There’s nothing that says my version was what was going to be in the readers head when they read it anyway.

  1. I still like Patrick from the first round and this second round, Cheri is streets ahead of the other readers, with strong alterations in speed and voice for different characters.

  2. I Listened to them all again, and Patrick has the clearest voice.
    Chicquito Joaquim Crasto has a rich tone despite the name I hear a Scottish lilt. Cheri is for me the best female voice.

  3. I still like the first Patrick best, but boy Chicquito is mesmerising. Like Ellen said, there’s a delicious Scottish lilt there that takes me straight to the highlands. He’s be fabulous if the whole book was set in Scotland.

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