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Narration Scripts Example: Fairy Tales

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If you’re looking for a script to inspire you, look no further. Whether you’re a voice actor in need of a voice over practice script, or a scriptwriter looking for examples that will light your creative fire, these narration sample scripts for fairy tale audiobooks have been assembled just for you.

Note: These sample scripts have been crafted with a focus on the audiobook industry, and showcase fictional sample scripts for children’s fairy tales.

For Clients Looking for Fairy Tale Audiobook Scripts

These automotive commercial scripts include specifications like voice age, gender, job description, languageroleaccent, etc., similar to voice over job postings on Voices.com. 

So, if you’re looking for a voice actor, the next time you post a job on Voices.com, you’ll know what job posting format will attract the best auditions. This formatting helps voice actors understand your overall vision, and bring it to life in their read.

For Voice Actors Looking for Fairy Tale Audiobook Scripts

Feel free to use these fairy tale audiobook sample scripts for your demo and/or for practice! Keep in mind that when auditioning for jobs, it is recommended to only provide a small portion of the read in your audition. For example, a 7 to 15-second read of a 30-second script will suffice.

Featured sample scripts:

White Knights Sample Script:

Client:

Beanstalk Audiobooks

Voice Age:

Young Adult (18-35)

Gender:

Male or Female

Job description:

We’re looking for an audiobook narrator to perform both the narration and the dialogue for this short fairy tale. You can read the synopsis here:
 
White Knights is an original children’s fairy tale that tells the story of a lonesome White Knight tasked with standing guard over a wintry kingdom for many days and nights. Suddenly, one evening, he encounters a magical talking cow, Maria, who has been separated from her herd. She decides to settle in the nearby valley, and over the course of four nights, the White Knight and Maria keep each other company and become close friends who teach each other a valuable lesson.

Art Direction:

The voice actor for this job should feel comfortable reading three parts: the narrator, the White Knight’s dialogue, and Maria’s dialogue. We’re looking for someone who can pull off different character voices to help the listener distinguish between the two characters and the narrator.
 
This narration is for a fairy tale that takes place within medieval times, but it’s targeted toward a young, modern audience. Playfulness and putting a contemporary spin on the classic medieval voice are encouraged.

Category:

Audiobooks

Industry:

Publishing

Style:

Enchanting, Narrator, Whimsical

Language:

English

Accent:

North American

Word Count:

180, 96, 46

60-Second Fairy Tale Sample Script:

To her surprise, Maria was beginning to grow attached to the wondrous new land she had found herself in. 

She missed her herd back home, of course. She also missed the sweet taste of the bluegrass in the valley where she was raised. 

But she liked walking around and leaving hoof prints in the freshly fallen snow. She liked gazing at the tall tower that rose up from behind the castle walls, and imagining what magnificent view it offered out onto the kingdom grounds. But most of all, she liked her new friend.

One day, she asked the White Knight whether he might allow her to climb the tower to see if she could spot her homeland, off in the distance.

“Well, Maria,” the Knight responded with slight hesitation. “You see, the staircase leading up to the tower is very narrow, and I’m not sure that a four-legged cow like yourself would be capable of making the trip up.”

“Never say never,” proclaimed Maria, as she instantly stood upright on her hind legs and began marching toward the castle gates. 

30-Second Fairy Tale Sample Script:

As fresh snow blanketed the grounds of the kingdom, the White Knight gazed out upon the sprawling valley, sighed to himself, and said: “I must be the loneliest knight in all of the land.” 

All of a sudden, the White Knight spotted a strange creature wandering up the snowy path towards him. As the distance between the knight and the creature shrank, he saw that it was a cow. 

“Who goes there?” the White Knight stammered. To his surprise, a gentle voice responded. “It is I, Maria, a calf who has found herself far from home.” 


Listen to a read of this sample script performed by Aleesha Bake:

You can also hear this fairy tale audiobook script come to life in an episode of Mission Audition, where voice actor and coach Joe Loesch reviews a handful of auditions by voice actors performing their best reads of this very script.


15-Second Fairy Tale Sample Script:

Once upon a time, in a magical kingdom surrounded by a vast valley, there lived a young squire who dreamed of becoming a knight. Every day, the squire carried out his daily duties, patiently awaiting the day he could prove his worth and pass into knighthood.

The Firelight Fairy Book Sample Script:

Client:

The Firelight Fairy Book

Voice Age:

Child, Young Adult, Middle Age, Senior (all ages)

Gender:

Male or Female

Job description:

This job is for an audiobook publisher – reading a classic fairy tale for children.

Art Direction:

These passages are from a fairytale titled “The Queen of Lanternland.” The audience is children, so keep this in mind when reading. You should take on the style of a narrator and read it in an enticing and entertaining way to captivate a young audience. Should be read in a whimsical way. In the 60 second script, you should differentiate the character’s voice from the narrator’s, using partially voiced style of narration.

Category:

Audiobooks

Industry:

Publishing

Style:

Narrator

Language:

English

Accent:

US General American (GenAm)

Word Count:

153, 62

60-Second Fairy Tale Sample Script:

The Prince journeyed on, spending days traveling, and his nights in little wayside inns… ‘till one day, he found himself in the heart of the Adamant Mountains.

The great, red, granite crags of the surrounding peaks rose out of the gleaming snow like ugly fingers, and the slopes of giant glaciers sparkled in the sun like torrents of diamonds.

The Prince sat down by some stunted trees, whose tops had been broken off a long time ago by an avalanche, and began to eat the bit of bread and cheese that he had stored in his pocket. Meanwhile, his black horse ate the grass, which grew here and there along the mountain path. And, as the Prince sat there, in the bright sun and the silence of the mountains, he became aware of a low, continuous roaring.

“There must be a waterfall near-by,” said the Prince to himself. “I’ll go and see it.”

30-Second Fairy Tale Sample Script:

Once upon a time, the King’s youngest son became filled with the desire to go abroad, and see the world. He got his father’s permission to leave on an adventure, kissed his parents goodbye, mounted his black horse, and galloped away down the high road. Soon the grey towers of the old castle, in which he had been born, disappeared behind him.

The Princess and the Goblin Sample Script:

Client:

The Princess and The Goblin

Voice Age:

Middle Age

Gender:

Male

Job description:

This job is for an audiobook publisher – reading a classic fairy tale The Princess and The Goblin by George MacDonald.

Art Direction:

For this role, we’re looking for a voice actor who can narrate these passages, which are from a fairytale titled, “The Princess and the Goblin.” The audience is children, so keep this in mind when reading. You should take on the style of a narrator and read it in an enticing and entertaining way to captivate a young audience. Should be read in a whimsical way and also, you should differentiate a character’s voice from that of the narrator. The author of the book was Scottish, but we are open to hearing from any voice talent who speaks English, regardless of accent.

Category:

Audiobooks

Industry:

Publishing

Style:

Rugged, Sincere

Language:

English

Accent:

None (or any British accent)

Word Count:

181

60-Second Fairy Tale Narration Script:

Perhaps my readers may be wondering what the goblins could be about, working all night long, seeing they never carried up the ore and sold it; but when I have informed them concerning what Curdie learned the very next night, they will be able to understand.

For Curdie had determined, if his father would permit him, to remain there alone this night—and that for two reasons: first, he wanted to get extra wages in order that he might buy a very warm red petticoat for his mother, who had begun to complain of the cold of the mountain air sooner than usual this autumn; and second, he had just a faint glimmering of hope of finding out what the goblins were about under his window the night before.

When he told his father, he made no objection, for he had great confidence in his boy’s courage and resources.

“I’m sorry I can’t stay with you,” said Peter; “but I want to go and pay the parson a visit this evening, and besides I’ve had a bit of a headache all day.”

Steven Varnum

These audition files were recorded by real Voices.com members, as part of Voices.com’s Mission Audition podcast. In this podcast, the team at Voices.com exposes what exactly makes a good (and not so good) voice over audition. Listen in to this episode to hear how experts have critiqued each performance, and discover who ‘won the job.’

Client:

The Princess and The Goblin

Voice Age:

Middle Age

Gender:

Female

Job description:

This job is for an audiobook publisher – reading a classic fairy tale The Princess and The Goblin by George MacDonald.

Art Direction:

For this role, we’re looking for a voice actor who can narrate these passages, which are from a fairytale titled, “The Princess and the Goblin.” The audience is children, so keep this in mind when reading. You should take on the style of a narrator and read it in an enticing and entertaining way to captivate a young audience. Should be read in a whimsical way and also, you should differentiate a character’s voice from that of the narrator. The author of the book was Scottish, but we are open to hearing from any voice talent who speaks English, regardless of accent.

Category:

Audiobooks

Industry:

Publishing

Style:

Endearing, Nurturing

Language:

English

Accent:

Any British accent

Word Count:

180 words

60-Second Fairy Tale Narration Script:

“I wonder, Lootie”—that was her pet-name for her nurse—”what pigeons’ eggs taste like?” she said, as she was eating her egg—not quite a common one, for they always picked out the pinky ones for her.

“We’ll get you a pigeon’s egg, and you shall judge for yourself,” said the nurse.

“Oh, no, no!” returned Irene, suddenly reflecting they might disturb the old lady in getting it, and that even if they did not, she would have one less in consequence.

“What a strange creature you are,” said the nurse—”first to want a thing and then to refuse it!”

But she did not say it crossly, and the princess never minded any remarks that were not unfriendly.

“Well, you see, Lootie, there are reasons,” she returned, and said no more, for she did not want to bring up the subject of their former strife, lest her nurse should offer to go before she had had her grandmother’s permission to bring her. Of course, she could refuse to take her, but then she would believe her less than ever.”

Eliza Chadwick
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  • Catrina Ann Williams
    June 7, 2019, 1:48 am

    I am just starting out and have no experience with voice acting nor do I have a current profession to speak of. Which role should I audition for the 1st time? I am having trouble deciding.

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    • Maribeth McGowan
      July 4, 2019, 4:15 pm

      Catrina, my son is also new to the field. Some things we have found helpful are 1) hire an online voice coach and meet once a week for $30 a meeting. I understand that may not be feasible yet, but I highly recommend you check it out, when you can, 2) take an acting class through your local theater or a community college, 3) volunteer with a theater group or consider joining one, 4) volunteer to do small gigs for people you may know or meet to add to your resume and to learn more. Best wishes to you! You got this!

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    • Sarika kb
      July 20, 2020, 8:43 am

      Hi
      I am very new to this platform but I have a deep passion for narration .till now I didn’t get any projects from here but I will keeps trying

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      • Oliver Skinner
        July 20, 2020, 9:40 am

        Hi Sarika,

        Welcome aboard! I’d recommend checking out this video about finding voice over job opportunities from our onboarding series. It has a lot of helpful tips about focusing in on the jobs that are right for you.

        Best of luck,
        Oliver

  • James Pelliccia
    June 17, 2019, 11:46 am

    Im confident I can do this .I put myself into the role of what Im doing and follow directions and detail

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    • Tanya
      August 13, 2019, 8:43 am

      Hi Hiba,
      That’s wonderful that you speak Arabic!
      Here is a link to our help section, which answers a lot of the most frequently asked questions that talent have when setting up an account: https://www.voices.com/help/talent
      If you run into difficulty and need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to support@voices.com.
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  • Abegail Bernaldo
    August 1, 2019, 9:57 am

    I am starting to practice my voice because, I don’t had any experience of voice acting. But, i can try by best what is the best role for me, for the first timer.

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    • Tanya
      August 13, 2019, 9:50 am

      Hi Abegail,
      Welcome to the wonderful world of voice acting!
      That’s a great question – in general, the best role for you will depend on the unique qualities of your voice (e.g. do you love to create character voices? Or would you prefer to be the voice of a commercial for a luxury product?) The world is your oyster. One thing that you’re doing, which will be very helpful, is trying different scripts and practising. That’s one of the best ways to learn what kind of work you are drawn to and where your voice may shine. As you’re reading through practice scripts, feel free to record yourself (e.g. even on your phone will do!). That way, you’ll get to hear your performance and start to understand where your unique voice comes alive.
      I hope that helps!
      If you’re looking for professional advice and guidance, you can also try hiring a voice over coach. We have a number who provide remote coaching, and/or coaching in various regions around the world.
      Our directory of coaches is here: https://www.voices.com/coaches
      All the best & hope that helps,
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  • Hayli Hill
    August 5, 2019, 3:12 am

    I have done acting in elementary school and high school. But never voice acting. I will pick the female voice of course. I can do both adult voices and teen voices.

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  • Hayli Hill
    August 5, 2019, 3:15 am

    Also I would like to do the Firelight Fairy book. I don’t have a profession in acting yet but really want this acting job and, for now, work from home.

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    • Tanya
      August 13, 2019, 8:08 am

      Hi Hayli,
      That’s great! Please feel free to use these scripts to help you practice or to create your demo. These scripts are not for jobs that are in hiring, but you’re welcome to create an account (for free) to get started today at voices.com.
      All the best,
      Tanya

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  • Rishi Arora
    August 5, 2019, 9:17 am

    Hello i know i cn give voice as i am an actor myself so am well versed with the variations to be used but just guide me how to start i mean what shoud i record for the demo

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  • Mahnoor Khan
    September 22, 2019, 2:57 am

    Hey! I just love the concept of your website. As i am new here, just sign up and having a very little experience in podcasting. So i need your suggestion that for a demo which kind of content should i select as i have no idea that as a podcaster which kind of content should i prefer? Can you guide me regarding this?
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    • Lubna
      September 23, 2019, 8:56 am

      Hi Mahnoor,

      Thank you for reading our blog. Here is a blog post which contains sample scripts for podcasts https://www.voices.com/blog/planning-your-podcast/

      Please feel free to use this one (or any other posted on the blog) for practice and/or for creating your demo. Happy Auditioning!

      – Lubna

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    November 5, 2019, 1:55 am

    Im still deciding on what job I should get and i’m interested in voice acting, any tips that I can do while still in high school?

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      November 19, 2019, 10:18 am

      Hi Nicole,
      Good for you for exploring your options and interests! Our blog is full of articles (including many tips) on how to get started in voice acting – including considerations to keep in mind for the gear and training that you’d need to acquire to be successful. This is one article that helps to cover off a lot of the basics: https://www.voices.com/blog/starting-voice-acting-career/
      However, perhaps one of the best things that you could do is to learn about your own vocal abilities, and get some practice. I see that you’re already reading the sample (practice) scripts (great start!), but you may also want to consider doing a bit of voice over training as well. It’s always helpful to get an expert’s insights on where your voice would shine, and get a handle on the work required to become successful as well. Here is another post on selecting a coach: https://www.voices.com/blog/voice-over-coaching-basics-selecting-coach/
      Best of luck!
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  • Wilma Mejia
    April 8, 2020, 7:58 pm

    I would like to apply to voice over this.

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    • oliver
      April 15, 2020, 1:32 pm

      Hi Wilma,

      Thanks for your comment! The scripts featured on this page are intended to be samples that you can use to practice your vocal performance or record a demo. They’re entirely free to use, and they’re penned by our writing staff, so you don’t need to worry about copyright.

      If you’d like to search for voice over work and begin auditioning for available jobs, I’d encourage you to sign up for a Voices talent account! From that point on, you’ll have the opportunity to fill out your profile, post your demo, and audition for voice over work.

      I hope that helps! Wishing you the best,
      Oliver

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  • LiliyanaCortez
    June 20, 2020, 2:43 am

    Hello Everyone! I’m new and I don’t have experience yet. I came to this to make my voice acting dream’s come true! I could use advise for a starter like me! I have tried the fairy tale script an I’m doing OK not the best at it, but I will keep trying or if i cant do it then I go to the next. 😀

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    • Oliver Skinner
      June 26, 2020, 10:00 am

      Hi Liliyana,

      Practice makes perfect! If you’d like to broaden your horizons, you can try practicing with more of our sample scripts that cover different fields of voice over work. Once you have a demo that you’re happy with, I’d encourage you to sign up for a Voices talent account and start sharing your voice with the world.

      For more beginner’s advice, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, as well as our YouTube channel!

      Happy recording,
      Oliver

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    June 22, 2020, 2:52 am

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    August 11, 2020, 12:06 pm

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    August 17, 2020, 12:56 pm

    I am just starting out I would like to know where’s a good place to start?
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    • Oliver Skinner
      August 18, 2020, 11:42 am

      Hi Debra,

      I’d suggest starting out by reading our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting to familiarize yourself with today’s voice over industry, and then following that with our onboarding video series about getting set up with Voices.

      Once you feel ready, you can sign up for a Voices account to begin auditioning for the voice over work listed on our platform.

      Best of luck!
      Oliver

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    August 19, 2020, 7:21 am

    I’m not sure how to record a demo please help

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    August 21, 2020, 4:06 am

    Hi
    I’m new here but very interested in learning voice acting u can’t see Me but only hear my voice I’m sure I can pull it off.
    I work as a call rep and have to put on a very professional voice as is, I’m sure I could find myself being passionate about this I would love to know more

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    • Oliver Skinner
      August 24, 2020, 10:29 am

      Hi there,

      You can start out by taking a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting to familiarize yourself with today’s voice over industry, and then follow that up with our onboarding video series about getting set up with Voices.

      Once you’re ready, you can sign up for a Voices account to begin auditioning for voice over work.

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  • Wennie Rosendo
    August 22, 2020, 10:34 pm

    Just heard some examples of records, And I hope it can really help me as I don’t have any experience🙂

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  • Reny Bijosh
    September 4, 2020, 3:58 am

    hi, I am new to this field of voice over.
    I am a kindergarten teacher so i was doing story audios for my students and many suggested that I have a good voice and i can do voiceovers. how will I know that I have a good voice and can get work in this field?
    I had always loved to do voices but never knew which field to go for it.

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    • Oliver Skinner
      September 8, 2020, 11:16 am

      Hi Reny,

      I’d recommend reading through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting in order to gain an understanding of the voice over industry and what it takes to make it in this exciting field of work. Then, once you feel ready to get started, you can sign up for a Voices talent account and begin auditioning for work. When you’re filling out your profile, you’ll have the opportunity to list cartoons and animation as a category of voice over work that you specialize in.

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  • Danselvi
    September 4, 2020, 12:42 pm

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  • Reshma khan
    September 10, 2020, 11:47 am

    I m here for bcom an voice actor bt m confident and fluent only in hindi …

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    • Oliver Skinner
      September 11, 2020, 10:40 am

      Hi Reshma,

      When you sign up for a Voices talent account, you’ll be able to list the fact that you’re a fluent Hindi-speaking voice actor. That way, when clients are in search of a Hindi speaker, they’ll be able to find your profile.

      Reply
  • Latha Ramachandran
    September 25, 2020, 11:12 am

    Hii I am new in this field of voices. I am confident that I can speak good English, hindi, malayalam and tamil. I would like to know how can we record demo voice record and how can we start doing jobs

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    • Oliver Skinner
      September 30, 2020, 4:58 pm

      Hi Latha,

      When you sign up for a talent account, you’ll have the opportunity to list any languages that you speak directly on your profile. That way, when clients are searching for an English, Hindi, Malayalam, or Tamil-speaking voice actor, they’ll be directed to your profile.

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  • MARIUM SULTAN
    October 10, 2020, 3:55 pm

    Hii!!!!!
    I am very much interested in audio narration, I also happen to have a good pronounciation and fluently speak English, as it’s been my major subject but hesitating a little as I don’t have any experience. As a beginner how am I to start!!!!!

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      October 13, 2020, 10:58 am

      Hey Marium,

      Our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting is a great resource to check out when you’re getting started in voice acting, and our YouTube channel is a must when you want to learn all about using our platform.

      Once you feel ready to get started, sign up for a Voices talent account to begin auditioning for voice over work!

      Reply
  • VANI R P
    October 17, 2020, 1:22 pm

    It’s just a very new beginning for me. I have participated in many shows that happen for school children. Small moral oriented stories I have narrated with different voices. Exploring online is new for me. I am sure if given an opportunity I will prove to be a wonderful artist.

    Reply
  • Lori Oritsetsegbemi Favour
    November 2, 2020, 6:27 pm

    I.want to.participate on on audio book..

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      November 5, 2020, 9:37 am

      Hey Lori,

      I’d suggest signing up for a Voices talent account so you can begin auditioning for audiobook jobs with just the click of a button. You can also use this sample script to record your demo, if you’d like.

      Reply
  • Stella Robinson
    November 5, 2020, 5:50 pm

    Hello I’m Stella. ..I not understand how on this page
    …I do a voice demo …I thought a audio tape would be at end of this fairytale reading page bit it not?? I’m lost ??

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      November 9, 2020, 1:42 pm

      Hello Stella,

      Check out this guide to recording a voice over demo. If you’d like, you can try to emulate Aleesha Blake’s recording of the White Knights script that is featured in this blog post, or you can bring your own creative interpretation to the script. It’s up to you!

      Reply
  • Benita Eric
    November 8, 2020, 7:20 pm

    I love to create characters and voice but i dont have a professional voice over experience. I make recordings in my room with different accents and characters but I havent been able to make it professional yet.

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      November 9, 2020, 11:30 am

      Hi Benita,

      To prepare to launch a career in the voice over industry and begin auditioning for professional voice over work, I’d suggest taking advantage of some of our helpful resources for beginners. Our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting and our YouTube channel are both great places to start.

      Then, once you’re ready, you can sign up for a Voice talent account.

      Reply
  • Ashley Mckinney
    November 15, 2020, 3:18 am

    I am very new to this and would love if someone could help me , but if not I completely understand…

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      November 16, 2020, 9:23 am

      Hey Ashley,

      This is a collection of voice over scripts that you can use to record a voice over demo, or just for your own voice acting practice.

      I’d suggest checking out our YouTube channel and our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting if you’re interested in learning more about Voices and the voice over industry!

      Reply