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Narration Scripts: Non Fiction

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Try your hand at these 30 and 60 second audiobook voice over sample scripts, whether you need more voice over practice or want to create a fresh demo for your profile.

The two scripts below are excerpts from a non fiction science text and are meant to be read in a serious yet entertaining tone.

Client:

Audiobook Publisher

Voice Age:

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

Gender:

Male/Female

Job description:

This job is for an audiobook publisher – reading a piece of non-fiction that will be published as an audiobook.

Art Direction:

This piece of non-fiction should be read in the style of the narrator. These passages are from a work documenting the life of astronomer Galileo Galilei and should be read in a bright and engaging way in a fully-voiced narration style.

Category:

Audiobooks

Industry:

Publishing

Style:

Narrator

Language:

English

Accent:

US Mid-Atlantic

Word Count:

66 & 123

30-Second Narrative Script Practice Read

Like many other philosophers, who greatly extended our knowledge of nature, Galileo had a remarkable aptitude for the invention of instruments designed for philosophical research. To facilitate his practical work, we find that in 1599, he had engaged a skilled workman, who was to live in his house, and be constantly at hand to try the devices, which were forever springing from Galileo’s fertile brain.

60-Second Narrative Script Practice Read

Like many other philosophers, who have greatly extended our knowledge of nature, Galileo had a remarkable aptitude for the invention of instruments designed for philosophical research. To facilitate his practical work, we find that in 1599, he had engaged a skilled workman who was to live in his house, and be constantly at hand to try the devices, which were forever springing from Galileo’s fertile brain. Among the earliest of his inventions appears to have been the thermometer, which he constructed in 1602. No doubt, this apparatus, in its primitive form, differed in some respects from the contrivance we call by the same name. Galileo at first employed water as the agent. Its expansion was the basis of the measure of temperature.

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  • Marc Lagace
    February 10, 2019, 4:54 pm

    First off, I would just like to congrats Chantelle on her accolades in attaining a financial success level that impressed me. Voices.com must be in epic gratitude to have her exercising what she was born to achieve. My same emotion leans towards the rest of the Voices.com staff, as their prolific specialties earn them a position with this very company. So my lone question I have is: For myself, I specialize in Unvoiced Readings for any of the genres. Now I need to know if it is compulsory to add emotion in every reading that pertains to my arduous work. Or will the client include this duty in the artistic description before commencing voice over. Please and thank you!

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    • Chantelle
      February 12, 2019, 1:54 pm

      Thanks Marc for reading and for your kind words. As for your questions on whether or not you should add emotion into every reading or not, that largely depends on the artistic direction that the client gives you. Emotion can range from descriptors such as upbeat or lively to sombre and sad – so my advice would be to follow the guidelines the client gives you for a particular job and ask any clarifying questions to ensure you nail their read. Hope this helps and good luck with your endeavours.

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  • Mohamed Ali
    July 24, 2019, 8:24 am

    I am new and big up for the above post.
    Now about get started do i need to read over such scripts and record my Voice and upload it

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    • Tanya
      August 13, 2019, 8:41 am

      Hi Mohamed,
      Yes – that’s correct! Here is a link to our help section, which walks you through any question you may have about setting up your account: https://www.voices.com/help/talent
      All the best,
      – Tanya

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  • Pam Cota
    August 28, 2019, 10:57 am

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    • Lubna
      September 6, 2019, 10:10 am

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      Thank you for reading our blog! We are glad you found the information useful and we wish you the best.
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  • Linda Lee
    October 30, 2019, 6:02 pm

    Haven’t been able to find a sample script for a demo to make for the Podcasting category. Please advise.

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  • Michael Howard
    December 13, 2019, 2:37 pm

    Thank you. This will be a great help to me!

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    • oliver
      December 13, 2019, 3:53 pm

      Hey Michael,

      It’s our pleasure. Happy recording!

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  • Johnnie Reveire
    May 19, 2020, 5:43 pm

    Just getting into the voice over industry and I’m wondering when creating a demo can I use some of these sample scripts or do I NEED to create my own?

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    • oliver
      May 20, 2020, 11:41 am

      Hey Johnnie,

      You’re more than welcome to use our sample scripts. They’re royalty-free and we’ve written them specifically for voice actors to use, whether that’s simply for practice, or new material for their demos. You can access of library of free sample scripts here.

      Happy recording,
      Oliver

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  • Zulkifl Kaif
    June 21, 2020, 9:19 am

    I am 14 and want to do some narration, could you give me some tips because I dont seem to be finding any tips on the internet. And where can give my sample to? And also English is not my native language.
    Thanks!

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    • Oliver Skinner
      June 25, 2020, 10:34 am

      Hey there,

      When you sign up for a Voices talent account, you’ll have the opportunity to list all the languages that you speak directly on your profile. That way, when clients are searching for a voice actor to perform in a particular language, your profile will appear.

      If you’re looking for some resources to guide you as you cut your teeth in the voice over narration industry, I’d recommend checking out the Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, as well as our YouTube channel.

      I hope that helps!
      Oliver

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  • Kunwar Sarao
    July 27, 2020, 1:47 pm

    Is it okay if i use these on other similar websites?

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    • Oliver Skinner
      July 28, 2020, 10:20 am

      Hey Kunwar,

      Our voice over sample scripts are completely royalty-free and penned by our in-house writers. Feel free to use them for your voice over demos on Voices, your own website, or anywhere else where you plan to highlight your voice over services.

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  • Hayden Hales
    October 27, 2020, 6:30 pm

    Hello kind people of this website! I just have a question for some off you. With all of these narration types of script and fiction scripts, I was wondering if any horror focused scripts existed, because if they do, I am not having any luck. Because I know that I can narrate and read aloud, but sometimes when I do, I’ve been told that I can sometimes come off as a horror narrator.

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    • Oliver Skinner
      October 28, 2020, 12:00 pm

      Hey Hayden,

      That’s a great idea! Unfortunately, we don’t have any horror-themed voice over scripts at the moment, but you should keep an eye on our sample scripts page since we publish new scripts every so often.

      Happy recording,
      Oliver

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