How do I choose a narrator?

How do I choose a narrator?

Choosing the right voice means everything. Tell us about your book and we’ll get to work hand-selecting the best narrators to bring your story to life. Findaway Voices differs in that we provide a curated list of recommended narrators specifically for your audiobook production.

All Findaway Voices auditions include a short, performed sample of your manuscript. Once you’ve picked your favorite narrator, you’ll have a chance to help guide their performance before they enter the studio. 

If this is your first time with Findaway Voices, simply follow the instructions below. It's important to note that there is zero obligation to continue to audiobook production by requesting and receiving a curated casting list. 

  1. First, create an account with Findaway Voices.
  2. Start a new audiobook project by clicking the green New Project button and choose the "I want to work with a narrator" option.
  3. Answer a few questions about your book and our narrator casting questions.
  4. Our casting team goes to work and within a week we share a curated list of narrators with bios, rates, and audio samples. You'll be able to see your personal casting list right in your Findaway Voices account.
  5. As you review your personalized recommendations, you may request an audition from your top candidate(s). They'll record a 3–5 minute audition from the manuscript you've provided (approximately 750 words). Findaway Voices coordinates all auditions, typically returning them in about one week.
  6. Once you've heard the auditions, make your final selection and we'll move on to production. 

All narrator recommendations from Findaway Voices are tailored to your style preferences and material. Every narrator has been vetted for professionalism and quality.

What's next? Check out our Comprehensive Audiobook Production Guide

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