Record yourself doing a passage of the characters dialogue in 3 to 5 potential voices. Heres a tip from dale on selecting the final voice. The best audiobooks to break out during your next long trip. Becoming a skilled and captivating audiobook narrator like allyson briggs or jim dale requires a lot of practice and attention to detail. They were looking for someone with an english accent to be the narrator, and someone said to whoever it was at the publishing company, they said, well, theres a guy called jim dale. He created an astounding 4 different voices for the harry potter books a performance that spans all seven volumes and earned him more accolades than any other audiobook. Audiobooks narrated by jim dale audio books, podcasts. Essential childrens audiobook listening with jim dale.
It is one thing to be able to voice pieces that take 30 seconds to read, but to voice a form of longnarration, there are certain skills you will need to. Over the course of the series, jim voiced hundreds of j. Noahs advice will help you learn how to become an audiobook narrator. The battle of the harry potter audiobooks narrators. Known for his ability to breathe life into any book he lends his audio skills to, dale is the proud narrator of the harry potter audiobooks for american audiences. The novel won the 1997 locus award and got the nomination for other awards as well. To delight the millions of jim s fans, his reading of peter and the wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young peter, and. Download the leader in you audiobook by dale carnegie. Veteran broadway actor jim dale narrated all seven books in the harry potter series. The harry potter septet, the night circus, a christmas carol, around the world in 80 days, peter pan.
Arguably the most beloved and iconic audiobooks of all time, the harry potter series, narrated by the incomparable jim dale, is a treat whether youre returning to hogwarts or studying wizardry. Well, i started as a comediannot a comedian, a young man trying to make people laugh when i was nine years of age in the various talent shows that i did in our local community, and after six or seven years of training to be a dancer, i then decided to be a standup comedian at the age of 17 and a half. Yes, hes a prolific stage actor, but probably better recognized for narrating dozens of works, including the septet of harry potter readings. Harry potter and the sorcerers stone, book 1 audible audiobook unabridged. Dale has won two grammy awards, a record 10 audie awards including audio publication of the year 2004, ideal childrens narrator. Essential childrens audiobook listening with golden voice. His long list of accomplishments includes recording with sir george martin, hosting music programs on both television and radio, playing in the british national theater as a leading actor, and tenure as a successful broadway performer. Harry potter and the sorcerers stone book 1 audio cd rowling, j. In conversation with legendary harry potter audiobook. How to become an audiobook narrator and work at home. Jim dale is one of the worlds great stage entertainers. Dale has narrated so many best sellers it is almost unbelievable, check out more here.
Jim dales melodious reading gives the story just enough whimsy, while still hinting at the murky purposes that are hiding underneath the magic. The ceremony was hosted by queer eye fashion expert and upcoming author and audiobook narrator, tan france. Dale has written more than a dozen other books and the bestselling greeting card line, the dales. Recordbreaking sales ensued, and jim grabbed another milestonea guinness world record for most character voices in an audiobook for the 4 different. To delight the millions of jims fans, his reading of peter and the wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young peter, and. Best classic audio book around the world in 80 days and publishers weekly award 2006 childrens narrator of the year three audie awards 2005 best classical audio book a christmas carol best audio book for children 8 and upwards peter and the starcatchers best solo narration usa and canada peter and the starcatchers two audie awards 2004. Jim dale has narrated new takes on classics such as the beasts heart, brightened fullcast recordings like spin. Gentle text about kindness narrated by the beloved jim dale makes this a modern classic on audio. How on earth does this list not include the harry potter books narrated by jim dale. The skills that actors use finding the actable emotions in a scene, connecting to and analyzing text, figuring out a characters motivation, learning to speak text naturally, moving the plot along are all part of being a narrator. Rowling harry potter and the cursed child audiobook. At the time of this interview, jim was in the process of recording book six, harry potter and the half blood prince. How to become a freelance audiobook narrator job, skill, salary.
Harry potter and the sorcerers stone book 1 audio cd. Sep 21, 2017 i had the privilege of interviewing audiewinning narrator noah michael levine. Acx audiobook narrators training for recording at home. It bugged me that he pronounced voldemort incorrectly. Dale s expressive narration endears listeners to all of his characters, and kids will love the kind zookeeper amos mcgee and his animal friends. I recently went on a 14 hour road trip to visit family and listened to jim dale s narration of the 2nd book on the way there and the 3rd book on the way back. May 11, 2020 for this post, we will primarily be examining ebook and audio book narration. They are some of the very best audio books to listen to. With the exception of hermiones voice, i think he did an excellent job. Recordbreaking sales ensued, and jim grabbed another milestonea guinness world record for most character voices in an audiobook for the 4 different characters he enacted. Jim dale is also the narrator on the new show pushing daisies, which is really good. Fantastic beasts and where to find them audiobook all. To millions of fans in the united states, jim dale is the voice of harry potter.
Jim dale narrated audio books at simply audiobooks simply. Every sentence that ended with a harry was a haaarryyyyyyyeeeeee. As a narrator, he has won a grammy award 2000, five grammy nominations and seven audie awards. In the british film world he became one of the regulars in the carry on series. His outstanding narration work won him ten audie awards, the oscars of the narration world, four narrator of the year award 2001050708. Jim dale narrator of harry potter and the sorcerers stone.
In every area of audio book recording, david generously shares tips and techniques that he has learned over a lifetime in the business, which really helps level the learning curve. While writing an article on audiobooks for the childrens writer, i had the wonderful opportunity to interview jim dale, the narrator of all the harry potter books. They got my family through countless long car trips. Download audiobooks narrated by jim dale at and save. Narrator for unabridged versions of the childrens book series never land adventure, written by dave barry and ridley pearson as prequels to j. A jules verne classic, read by jim dale, this comes to 4. Harry potters summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a houseelf called dobby, and rescue from the dursleys by his friend ron weasley in a magical flying car. Harry potter and the sorcerers stone jim dale audiobook book 1 harry potter series book 1 j. He wrote and appeared in his oneman show, just jim dale, looking back over nearly sixty years in show business. Just jim dale he has been inducted into the american theatre hall of fame audiobook narration. Rowling author, jim dale narrator, pottermore publishing publisher 4.
I couldnt stand the way he drew out vowels obnoxiously. Jim dale both have narrated all seven harry potter books, like harry potter and the goblet of fire and order of the phoenix, both are beloved british actors, and both have been trolled by angry youtube. In conversation with narrator jim dale audiofile magazine blog. Rowling harry potter and the order of the phoenix audiobook narrated by jim dale. Dale s wizardry makes this a must listen for older potter fans. Rowling harry potter and the cursed child audiobook download. Hes become my goto for comfort when im not feeling well. At the age of seventeen he became the youngest professional comedian on the british music hall stage. The characterizations are spoton, and dale is laughoutloudfunny. Rowlings characters, and even once held a guinness world record for the number of voices he created for harry potter and the deathly hallows 4.
One of those suggestions was to start your own audiobook production company. If i were stranded on a desert island with only one audiobook, this is the one i would want. The 35 best audiobooks for 2020 great audiobooks for a. The book is the story of some royal families and all the characters are very interesting. I found one on soundcloud i still like dale, but stephen fry sounds pretty great too. There are two primary harry potter audio books narrators. Does anyone have a link for an audio sample of stephen fry. Dale, the winner of two grammy and 10 audie awards, is best known for bringing to life the seven books in the potter series with an astonishing 4 different character voices. No wonder dale is one of the best audiobook narrators. Through his eyes, you can get a glimpse into that secret life. Hp 5 harry potter and the order of the phoenix audiobook. Its the book that made me fall in love with audiobooks, and to this day remains my favorite audiobook of all time. In this batch, i chose some dreamy videos about an interview with jim dale narrator of the harry potter series comparing audiobooks of ha. Hes playing offbroadway at the moment with three other men in a play called travels with my aunt.
Listen as jo reed and jim dale discuss his audiobook work and his extraordinary career in the entertainment industry. The best audiobook narrators of all time so far kobo news. The rumpelstiltskn musical, and enlivened the worldwide bestseller the night circus. Jim dale, the narrator of the harry potter series, told audible in a video interview that he finds inspiration for character voices in the people he meets in his everyday life. Jan 03, 2016 it is a terribly good book, filled with dark characters and shadowy themes, but it is more enjoyable to listen to because it is read by jim dale. Its the first audiobook ive ever listened to i took a 16 hour trip recently and needed something good to listen to and i think i might try listening to hbp next. Listen to thousands of best sellers and new releases on your iphone, ipad, or android. How to buy audiobooks and how to listen to an audiobook with amazon audible, scribd, apple books and more. If you havent had any practice or previous training during voice over work, you might try these tips to break into the industry.
However the world is not better, scorpius chooses to going right into the past again to earn certain harry potter doesnt develop into the child who lived yet then later died. At 79years old and still going strong, the great jim dale. What many listeners may not know is that harry potter and the sorcerers stone was his introduction to audiobook narration. This is jim dales incomparable telling of the beloved a christmas carol, a little book, as charles dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since december of 1843. He created an astounding 4 different voices for the harry potter books a performance that spans all seven volumes and earned him more accolades than any other audiobook narrator in history. Jim dale is one of the most accomplished narrators there is. Dec 22, 2008 jim dale is the voice of all the characters in the harry potter audiobook series. Rowling, performed by jim dale listening library 800 726 0600 unabridged, 8hr, 17min. Considered one of the best audiobook narrators by far, jim dales audio credentials are staggering. Jim came to audiobooks accidentally, and later in his. Best audiobooks 2020 audiobooks for marathon training. The audiobooks include peter and the starcatchers 2004, isbn 0786854456 peter and the shadow thieves 2006, isbn 078683787x escape from.
Narration work for audiobooks is on par with other voiceover jobs in terms of compensation. I didnt know someone other than jim dale narrated harry potter. Most audiobook publishers and producers now work under a union contract with the screen actors guildamerican federation of television and radio artists sagaftra. It is the first audiobook of this series, released on august 1, 1996. The year 2003 brought jim dale many honors and accolades. One narrator made a spreadsheet of the top 50 books they had heard, researched the producers and publishers associated. And unlike your lazy characteracting, dale morphs his trademark baritone into a different voice for every character in each book. David pittu will always have a special place in my heart because the goldfinch was the first audiobook i listened to after harry potter im 100% team jim dale. Audio books narrated by jim dale are available only in the united states, while stephen fry narrates the united kingdom versions. June 21 was the muchanticipated release date of the fifth harry potter book, harry potter and the order of the phoenix. Rowling jim dale full audiobook online continue reading search for.
Sep 27, 2014 auditioning on acx is just one way to find work as a narrator. In the united kingdom he is known as a pop singer of the 1950s who became a leading actor at the national theatre. A really fantastic narrator can breathe life into the characters and bring the listening experience of an audiobook to new heights. He has recorded all seven books in the harry potter series, and as a narrator he has won two grammy awards, seven grammy nominations and a record ten audie awards including audio book of the jim dale, mbe born james smith, 15 august 1935 is an english actor, voice artist, singer and songwriter. Whether it is a smile or a sigh, you must be able to put to use all these three to get the right kind of effect. He sharpened his comedy skills during a stint in the.
If you ask an audiobook listener about their favorite audiobooks, odds are good that theyll say they adored jim dale s narration of the harry potter series. Dale opened every episode of the abc drama pushing daisies as the unseen narrator. When it comes to harry potter audiobooks, the most epic rivalry is stephen fry vs. Harry potter audio book bundles include all seven books in the series. Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and brilliance audio is proud to introduce its own version with multigrammy awardwinner jim dale as narrator. Jim dale, the voice of the indelible harry potter, advises audiobook narrators to work on the dynamic range, timing and pitch to produce exemplary output. Jim was presented with their 2018 history makers award. Practice reading out loud, but make it sound as if you are not reading. Jim dale narrated audio books jim dale is a talented actor, musician, and writer. Jim dale is perhaps best known as the beloved voice of the harry potter series. James dale and ellen small are the husbandandwife team who wrote the two of us. This audio book is just right for to getting the your potty training off to a great start. Apr 08, 2020 arguably the most beloved and iconic audiobooks of all time, the harry potter series, narrated by the incomparable jim dale, is a treat whether youre returning to hogwarts or studying wizardry.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone who is starting out with a new potty. Stead, read by jim dale macmillan audio, ages 46 gentle text about kindness narrated by the beloved jim dale makes this a modern classic on audio. Jim narrated all seven harry potter audiobooks creating over two hundred individual character voices. Peter and the wolf by sergei prokofiev, read by jim dale brilliance audio, ages 46. He has recorded all seven books in the harry potter collection, and as narrator received seven grammy nominations. With more than seven million copies of sorcerers stone and its two sequels sold in the u. Browse audiobooks read by jim dale sorted by best selling. Fantastic beasts and where to find them audiobook free eddie redmayne. The 2019 audie awards, presented by audio publishers association to honor excellence in audiobooks and spoken entertainment, were announced last night at the audies gala at guastavinos in new york city. The price is more than reasonable when you consider that the training could result in a lifetime of income for doing voice work. Of course, we all have our own personal preferences, but here are the top ten audiobook narrators we came up with.495 809 217 1110 205 846 618 293 738 1604 1251 1093 322 17 903 256 884 972 324 1299 1023 1290 1271 861 504 43 1411 1229 962 443 1494 761 1303 488 1042 1252 539 587 335 915 569 1041 286 928 983 946