The Case of the Missing Bike

Job #6357

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Job # 6357 The Case of the Missing Bike

Posted Date
Feb 21, 2008 @ 23:39
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Feb 24, 2008
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Job Description


I would like to get a voice-over for a short story that I am distributing as a language learning resource. It is a children's short story, but the audience for the finished product will mostly be adults listening to and reading the story in order to learn English. I currently distribute the resource from, but right now the voice is synthesized.

I am looking for a neutral sounding voice that is possibly a little deeper than normal but not gruff. I wish to receive an MP3 file with a 32 or 44.1 KHz sample rate.

I have attached the entire script.

Thank you.

Please find a portion of the script below for audition purposes. Full script available in attachment.

Part 1

Wednesday was John's tenth birthday. At dinner that night his grandmother gave him a twenty-dollar bill. His father and mother gave him a racing bike. As soon as he finished his birthday cake John called up his best friend Mike and told him all about it.

"Wait'll you see my new bike! It's a red and black BMX racer, with a shotgun-style saddle, snake-belly tires and cobra grips!"

"Sounds pretty decent," said Mike.

"It's better than decent. It's excellent!"

As soon as he finished talking to Mike he called Ben and Sally and told them the good news too.

On Thursday it was raining so John couldn't ride his new bike to school. He went downtown later in the afternoon and bought a chain lock instead. And a siren. And a lucky-number licence plate-number ninety-nine, just like Gretzky. Mike came over to help him put the new equipment on the bike.

"I was going to get some other stuff too, only I didn't want to spend the birthday money Grandma gave me," John told Mike. "I'll save the twenty for when I really need it." He tightened the last bolt on the siren and stepped back to see how the bike looked.

"All right!" said Mike, giving John a thumbs-up sign.

"Yeah! I'm glad I waited to buy this extra stuff before I took it to school," said John. "Wait'll the other kids see it!"

But as it turned out the kids at school didn't get to see John's bike the next day. Neither did John. When he went out to get it in the morning it wasn't there. The chain had been neatly snipped just above the lock.

"Oh no!" he cried. "My bike's been stolen!"

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