Interview with a Narrator: Mike Lenz

Narrator Mike Lenz
Narrator Mike Lenz

Mike Lenz narrated Chief Leadership Officer – Increasing Wealth So Everyone Profits by Kevin W. McCarthy and it is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.

Hi Mike,

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?

Mike Lenz

Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:

Chief Leadership Officer – Increasing Wealth So Everyone Profits by Kevin W. McCarthy

What City do you live in?

Saratoga Springs, NY

Now for the cool stuff.  Here goes!

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

Mike: Kevin’s writing style really drew me in and I loved that he had characters telling the story rather than being in the first person. As an audiobook narrator it’s always fun to be able to get into a character and for this book I feel this style will really help engage the listener.

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

Mike: It was somewhat planned. A friend told me about ACX and I decided to try out a few auditions. When I was selected to narrate my first title I was thrilled and terrified at the same time! It was a great experience and close to 50 titles later I’m still loving it.

IHS: Close to 5 titles? Wow! What an achievement. Do you have a theater background?  Is it something you think is necessary to be a success as a narrator?

Mike: I don’t have a theater background but I feel it would certainly be a help for narrators, especially if they’re narrating fiction titles. Training with a good performance coach has helped me immensely and I always recommend that new narrators invest in some training.

IHS: Good recommendation. Were you an audiobook listener before you started narrating?

Mike: I’d listened to a few audiobooks but I’ve always been more of an avid reader than listener. I do listen to audiobooks now primarily to learn from the amazing narrators out there.