This is a review of ”Billion $ Read- How to Make Money Reading and Recording Books” by Pat Fraley, with Audie Award Nominee, Hillary Huber.
Pat Fraley & Hillary Huber offer an astonishing amount of information in this content-packed 2 CD set.
The encouraging thing Fraley & Huber tell us, “Because there are so many market genres; mystery, history, suspense, motivational, fiction, humor, drama, classics, business, management, etc., there is the right book for you.
One of the most important points to remember when reading an audio book, is to not react to what you read. Let the listener do that. Infuse your voice into the character, and allow the narrator to be a character. Simply think and feel the text as you read it.
Frank Muller, a highly respected audio book narrator says,”Be yourself, use your voice and try to find the truth of the author’s intent.”.
Other topics addressed include, workbook exercises, reading aloud skills, tempo, volume, energy, diction, mouth works, and pitch (throat placement), preparation (research), resources, directions for submitting yourself to an audio book publisher, and demo structure.
On a scale of 1-5 stars, this CD with its accompanying workbook gets a 5, and I would consider it essential for anyone wishing to pursue audio book recording.