Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Medicine in Translation nearing Completion

I am getting close to finishing "Medicine in Translation" by Danielle Ofri. I am listening back to my work, to see if I want to make changes--always dangerous because I can be very hard on myself. It is an extraordinary memoir of a doctor who works in the Survivors of Torture program at Bellevue Hospital. Some of the stories are extremely difficult, but there is also a tremendous amount of hope and love in this book. I hope you will listen. It will be available from Audible.com in the New Year.

Check out "Fanfare" on Audible.com

Please take a moment to follow this link: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B006LPIAUK&qid=1324400218&sr=sr_1_1

It will take you to "Fanfare" so you can have a listen.
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Finished "Fanfare"

Finished "Fanfare" by Renee Ahdieh. Such a delightful novel. It was such a pleasure to record. I feel like the characters became friends. I'm a little sad to let it go. It will be available soon on Audible.com.

In short, it is about a young (funny, wry, and slightly cynical) young woman meets a movie star in passing, and the circumstances align in such a way that a friendship develops.  Who has not entertained this fantasy at one time or another?? (if only George Clooney got to know me....I'm sure he'd really like me...)

I won't spoil it by saying more. Suffice it to say that it is very well written, fresh, and very satisfying.....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Killer in the Woods; A Psychological Thriller

Had my production of "Killer in The Woods" by R. Barri Flowers approved today by the ACX (Audible's production platform)! It should be available for sale on iTunes, Audible, and Amazon by early next week.  It is set in an upscale neighborhood of the Pacific Northwest, where a mysterious killer is strangling young attractive women. The neighbors rally together to create a neighborhood watch to try to catch the killer. But what if the killer is one of them?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Started new book today

Today I began recording a new book for Books In Motion. It is "A Picture of Guilt" by Libby Fischer Hellmann, published by Penguin. I'm about an hour in, and so far it is fun. The writing is very solid and the characters are very distinct. I am switching to this book for now, as there is a deadline on it, and then I'll go back and finish  "Medicine in Translation". That one has so many dialects to research that I feel I need to take my time. Best to get this one back first and then be able to take more time with the other.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Loving the New Equipment

I am really having a blast with the new equipment. ProTools 9.0.2 is so fast and (knock wood) completely glitch free! What a pleasure. The sound quality is incredible.

I am working on "Medicine in Translation" right now. As the title suggests it deals with non native English speakers so I am in dialect hell or heaven depending on the day!! It is really a challenge, so I am taking my time, using all of my dialect resources, and just trying to have fun.

Books In Motion informs me there is another project on the way from them, so I will look forward to whatever challenges that presents next.......

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Equipment and New Website All in One Day!

Today was the day I pulled the trigger and ordered a new studio computer and the newest ProTools software and interface! It coincidentally was the day that my website was completed. I think fate works in strange ways. I have to give a shout out to the great tech support and sales staff at Sweetwater. I highly recommend them. Lifetime tech support. That's what I'm talking about!!! And they mean it too. I surely have gotten my money's worth over the years. I can't wait to get my new toys!!

check out the website (designed by Ken Krauss) at:  http://givingvoicestudio.com/

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Several Books Moving Through

I'm grateful to report that I have had several books moving through my studio lately. I just finished one called "Alcohol" in a Chelsea House Series called Understanding Drugs. It will be available for purchase on Audible soon.

Now I am working on "Curiosity Kills" by Linda Roberts for Books In Motion. It is a mystery novel set in Butte, Montana about mysterious happenings around an old copper mine. Look for that one at Booksinmotion.com in coming months.

Next in the lineup is what looks like a really interesting read: "Medicine in Translation, Journeys with My Patients" by Danielle Ofri. She is a doctor working at Bellevue in NYC. She works with people really living on the edge of society, including patients in the Survivors of Torture program. Gritty stuff. Very compelling. This one is for University Press Audiobooks.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Studio Up and Running

I finally have my new studio up and running and sounding good. Moving studios is a big deal, but it was a good move. The last studio sort of evolved by solving a series of problems as the arose. This time I was able to put all I have learned in the past 6 years into the design. It's funny how many annoying little things I lived with for years--cords that were in the way, or having the hook for my headphones JUST barely out of reach. Really--what was I thinking?

In any event, it is great to have this studio put together with all these things in mind. I feel so comfortable now. I sent off a sound sample to Myles at Books in Motion so he could re-do his presets for me for post production on my programs. I'm curious to hear from him how different the sound quality is. I feel like it is better. I hope that is the case.

Next up is a book on Alcohol for the Chelsea House. I've also done some post production for University Press this week. It is nice to be back at work.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Good to have my voice back!

I have been without my instrument for over a week now. Pretty scary. I never felt that sick, just a little puffy in my throat, and then my voice just went. I mean gone. Nothing. Nada. Scary.

Today I am almost back to normal. I've started a new book for Books In Motion, "Revenge For Old Times Sake," by Chris Neri. Very funny stuff.  This book seems to want to come out in my voice. Props to the author. It is a first person narrative, which makes it fun, and the protagonist is a smart alecky whip. After the last book it is nice to turn to something light and fun.

I need to wait to finish the final fixes on "Love in Condition Yellow." I am afraid that my voice might not match if I try to do it too soon. The final pages of that book were so moving that I kept having to do new takes because I kept getting choked up. I want the listeners to be choked up, NOT ME!! I am afraid to listen too closely to it for fear of beating myself up. I really think it is a wonderful book, and an important one. I hope I did it justice. It should be available soon on audible.com.