Interview with a Narrator: Monica Jaye

Updated: Aug 17, 2018

Narrator Monica Jaye

Monica Jaye just completed Repeat with Me: I Am (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment: In the Spring! by Edward F T Charfauros. It is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.

Hi Monica,

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:

Monica Jaye

Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:

Repeat With Me: I AM

What City do you live in?

Reno, NV

IHS: What was your favorite part about listening to this book come to life?

Monica: Working with the author and I’m Hearing Stories. It was my first experience and they made it great.

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

Monica: Oh, I definitely fell into it. A friend of mine who has done it for years loves the sound of my voice and kept pushing me to do it. Finally I listened!

IHS: Do you have a theater background? Is it something you think is necessary to be a success? Monica: I only did drama class in high school. I always wanted to act but Radio got me first.

IHS: Were you an audiobook listener before you started narrating? Monica: Sorry to say, but no, I wasn't. It's been a fun experience going through the process.

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? Monica: I don't want to do language books. I'm nervous about mispronouncing things. I liked doing this one. Something inspirational!

IHS: So… authors are kind of a unique breed of humans. Any funny stories about working authors? Monica: All the Authors i’ve worked with have been great except maybe one of them, we are like twins and love the same stuff.

IHS: Has anyone ever recognized you as a narrator from your voice? Monica: No, not from audiobooks yet. However, people always recognize me from Radio. I was on the same station for eighteen and a half years and it was number one for a long time.

IHS: Learning to narrate audiobooks can sometimes feel like going through the school of hard knocks. What was a the most unexpected lesson you got in your early narrating career? Monica: Oh yes! I was surprised that I had to produce my own stuff. I’ve lived a pampered life and have always had producers. I usually just sit down and talk.

IHS: Let’s talk reviews. Do you read your reviews and listener comments? Monica: I try not to because you can’t please everyone. I am a pretty emotional person and want to make everyone happy.