Narration For Audiobooks

2 & 1/2 hour Master Class on audiobook narration techniques with a focus on romance novels.

Who Are The Narrators?
We’ll discuss the temperaments and backgrounds of people who are best suited to long-form narration and how they sometimes differ from those who primarily do commercials and promos.

Good storytelling is as much art as science. In order to maintain consistency and stamina during long sessions, knowing how to utilize specific vocal techniques, and prepping your script in advance, are among the key tools that will be presented.

Learn about the most relevant narration skills to hone and master in order to be competitive in the audiobook industry.

Practice Reading Aloud
Participants will be given samples of audiobook copy, and time to prepare them, during the seminar. Our coach will provide guidance and suggestions as each person practices narrating and listening back to what was read.

Jayme Mattler has spent years working in voiceover as an engineer, director, producer, and voice talent. She has recorded over 700 audiobooks as an engineer/director and over 50 as a narrator.  Her work in the industry led her to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation where she was one of the founding engineers at the EIF Voiceover Lab, coaching and directing actors on the art of voiceover. Over the years she has worked on audiobooks for Audible, Harlequin, Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Recorded Books, Harper Collins, and ACX. She has recorded two Grammy nominated projects, as well as many Audies award-winning and nominated books. At present, she is the NYC Producer/Director for Blackstone Publishing.

Class Notes: Please bring two paper copies of a 2 page sample from a contemporary fiction book.


October 24, 2019
  7:00pm - 9:30pm
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48 hours notice before any class is required to cancel or reschedule without incurring a fee.
No refund will be given if you cancel within 48 hours of a class or do not show up.
50% refund will be given if you reschedule within 48 hours of a class.
We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than the minimum number of students enroll.

Phone: 212-213-9487