This is a sample from an autobiography written by a Baltimore City bus driver. I did the voice over for the entire book. I had a great time with the work because of the engaging nature of the story.
Young Adult (18-35)
North American, US African American, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
rough side. No one told me to leave, No one told me to stay, but something inside of me said, If you want to be successful, you must make a move. Staying was not an option. The issue was no money, no transportation and no direction. My father was a strict god fearing man who when challenged would respond with boy, go get me a switch. He said this a lot because I was always getting into trouble in my analytical mind. I always saw things different than others, but I lacked the confidence and experience to explain the reasons why I wanted the bottom line up front. This resulted in me getting more than my fair share of whippings. Receiving whippings, motivated my mind and my behind to realize the move had to be made without God's help. I took matters into my own hands or so I thought and left home at age 13, walking with no sense of direction, only the desire and passion of getting away from the situation. Leaving gave me freedom and leaving gave me the ability to grow as a person. Leaving. Also taught me to trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways, acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths, Proverbs. Chapter 3: verse five and 6. King James version
Everyman, Narrator, Storyteller, Articulate, Authentic, Authoritative, Believable, Engaging, Approachable, Charismatic, North American, US African American, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)