Interview with a Narrator: Samantha Fell

Narrator Samantha Fell

Samantha Fell recently completed Love's Dangerous Challenge, by Author Ellynore Seybold. It is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.

Hi Samantha,

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:

Samantha Fell. I go by Sam.

Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:

Love's Dangerous Challenge, by Author Ellynore Seybold who is great to work with.

What City do you live in?

Nuneaton, UK

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

Sam: Is is something completely different for me. I loved the historical references and feel like I learned something.

IHS: How did you get into narrating audiobooks? Did you fall into it or was it planned? Sam: It's a kind of long story.... Basically my children were growing and after putting everything into them it was time to follow my dreams. I have always wanted to be an actress but lacked the confidence and didn't want to be leaving my family so I felt that voice acting was as good as if not better. I did some research and found out about audiobook narrating and it started from there. The Audio Tech from our small production company approached me at the end of last year and thought this would be an enjoyable way to stay artistically connected.

IHS: I definitely get that! My background is very similar! So you have a theater background? Is it something you think is necessary to be a success? Sam: I did drama exams in school and was a member of a youth theatre when I was a teenager, but I haven't done anything as an adult. I think you need to have a natural talent and some acting experience is helpful but certainly not essential.

IHS: Were you an audiobook listener before you started narrating? Sam: No I'm a reader and have always enjoyed reading to others.

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? Sam: I don't want to do errotica although some of my upcoming projects have intimate scenes. Other than that I am happy to explore multiple genres.

IHS: Has anyone ever recognized you as a narrator from your voice? Sam: No not yet and I don't think they ever will. My family and friends don't think it sounds like me.

IHS: So… authors are kind of a unique breed of humans. Any funny stories about working authors?

Sam: As I said I'm a reader and I'm a perfectionist and I write, so when I read a manuscript I notice any errors or inconsistencies, the first time I was so nervous to email the author about some issues but it was fine, they tend just to be grateful and sometimes amazed because no-one had ever picked up on that before!