Interview with a Narrator: Ben Patrick Johnson

Narrator Ben Patrick Johnson
Narrator Ben Patrick Johnson

Ben Patrick Johnson narrated Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured by author Susanne Bellefeuille and it is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.

Hi Ben,

Thank you so much for connecting with us today! We are excited to learn more about the voice behind this book!

First, some particulars:

Your Name:

Ben Patrick Johnson

Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:

Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured

What City do you live in?

Palm Springs, California

Now for the cool stuff.  Here goes!

IHS: What was your favorite part about narrating this particular book?

Ben: I loved the sweetness of the story and hope I was able to convey it for the author.

IHS: How did you get into narrating audiobooks?  Did you fall into it or was it planned?

Ben: I have been a voice-over narrator for three decades, mostly in movie trailers and promos. It never occurred to me to try audiobooks until about five years ago. Once I started narrating them, I was hooked.

IHS: The Audibook community is blessed to have you! Moving on, do you have a theater background?  Is it something you think is necessary to be a success as a narrator?

Ben: I studied theatre in college and have done projects and readings throughout my adult life. I think a bonafide actor has a big jump on someone with a pretty voice but no real acting chops.

IHS: Were you an audiobook listener before you started narrating?

Ben: I used to have a house in the mountains and it was a 2 1/2 hour drive each way to Los Angeles. I made that commute often and audiobooks of classic American novels made the drive tolerable.

IHS: Narrators seem to each have their favorite niche or genre, and things they don’t like to get into.  What kinds of books do you stay away from?

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