David Edes recently completed My Name is Prosperity: A Law of Attraction Story, by Author Tim C Star. It is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.
Thank you so much for connecting with us today! We are excited to learn more about the voice behind this book!
First, some particulars:
Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:
My Name is Prosperity: A Law of Attraction Story by Author Tim C Star.
What City do you live in?
San Pablo, California
IHS: What was your favorite part about narrating this particular book?
David: Narrating the dialogue in the conversations between the characters. That was really enjoyable.
IHS: How did you get into narrating audiobooks? Did you fall into it or was it planned?
David: I got some training with a vocal coach and was introduced to ACX through the training program. I’ve done a number of live narrations throughout my life for school and community events, and I was excited to begin doing audiobook narrations.
IHS: Do you have a theater background? Is it something you think is necessary to be a success as a narrator?
David: I was in a couple of musicals as a child, ‘The Sound of Music’, and ‘The King and I’. In college, I took an acting class and was in a couple of comedy productions. I don’t think theater experience is absolutely required, but I believe there are two major benefits you get from theater that will add to your success as a voice actor: Acting on a stage in front of an audience helps you learn to become the character you’re portraying, and to be believable. It’s essential if you’re going to be successful in theater. And secondly, you must learn to take direction well and be willing to change the way you deliver a line or express your character’s personality. As a voice actor, both of those elements contribute greatly to a successful voice over career.
IHS: Were you an audiobook listener before you started narrating?
David: I only started listening to audiobooks recently when we introduced them to our two boys. We’ve listened to several wonderful stories together and have enjoyed listening immensely.
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?
David: I will not do any erotica, or stories heavy into witchcraft or the occult.
IHS: Has anyone ever recognized you as a narrator from your voice?