Narrator for Thriller Audiobook

Job #12849

Job Posting Details

Job # 12849 Narrator for Thriller Audiobook

Posted Date
Apr 28, 2009 @ 01:06
Respond By
May 27, 2009
Word Count
65000
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Both
Age Range
Middle Aged
Category
Audiobooks

Job Description

Reagent Press/RP Audio is a member of the Audio Publisher's Association and we launched our first titles in 2005.

At this time, we are seeking new voice talent for a dramatic reading of a 65,000-word thriller for adults. In your reply, please include a detailed rate quote. The book in audio form would need to be edited and professionally polished by you prior to submitting to us. We require the audio to be recorded in high quality stereo (minimum 44.1 Khz 16-bit stereo AIFF). We believe the finished reading would run approximately 7 hours.

We will review every submission, one or more times, and choose what we feel is the best talent for the job.

Thank you,

Thomas Green

Sample #1.

“Mr. Stevenson,” the man said, giving his hand a firm shake, “Detective Chase Assad. We’re sorry to bother you at this hour.”

Stevenson nodded. The detective’s pale blue open-necked shirt and sharp navy suit, and the manner in which he wore them, hinted at an affluent upbringing. Add the day’s worth of stubble over olive skin, and the guy looked more like a model in a Saks Fifth Avenue catalogue than a New York City detective.

“My partner, Detective Emma Milstein,” Assad said. Milstein likewise did not fit the mold. She had an elegant angular face and large caramel eyes, which looked directly into Stevenson’s as they shook hands. He judged her to be about five-five, though she carried herself taller.

He invited the detectives in, determined to be cordial despite Assad’s curt manner on the phone. The two detectives sat on the velvet couch in the sitting room off the master suite, and he sat in the armchair facing them. Looking down at his frayed running shorts and bare legs, Stevenson suddenly felt self-conscious. Other than his suit and tie, all he had in the hotel were his workout clothes. Eyeing Milstein, he immediately decided that he should have gone with the suit.

“You’ll have to forgive me,” he said, gesturing feebly at his attire. “My street clothes disappeared from the hotel gym. They think housekeeping may have accidentally picked them up.” His voice trailed off. He rarely got flustered, but right now, barely awake and thrown off by the surprise visit from the detectives, he exuded all the timidity of one of his junior staffers.

Milstein gave an understanding smile, pulled a digital camera from her handbag, and directed his attention to the camera’s tiny screen.

“Do you recognize this man?”

Stevenson pulled the camera to his face, squinting at the digital picture.
“Aw, Jesus,” he said, quickly looking away. “It’s Parker Sinclair.” He tried to shake off the picture of Parker, lying dead on a city sidewalk, the front of his white button-down shirt soaked in blood.

“His wallet was missing,” Milstein said. “Your phone number was in his pocket. I take it you knew him?”

“Yes. Parker used to work for me a couple of years ago,” Stevenson said, letting the disturbing picture sink in. “I’m in town on business. We were supposed to meet for dinner earlier this evening.” Stevenson ran his fingers through his thick brown hair. “He never showed.”

“Do you know how we can reach his family?” Milstein asked, scribbling something on a small notepad.



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