It is one thing to be able to voice pieces that take 30 seconds to read, but to voice a form of longnarration, there are certain skills you will need to perfect. Jim dale, the narrator for all seven harry potter audiobooks, pops into houston for a talk and book signing sponsored by blue willow bookshop to celebrate the release of the seventh and final. To delight the millions of jims fans, his reading of peter and the wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young peter, and peters grumpy old grandfather. James herriots treasury for children collects all of the beloved veterinarians delightful tales for young listeners. Comparing audiobooks of harry potter and the chamber of.
Learn how to become an audiobook narrator with these. Record yourself doing a passage of the characters dialogue in 3. I had the privilege of interviewing audiewinning narrator noah michael levine. Learn more about jim dale and browse audiobook titles. Tonywinner jim dale recorded every audiobook of the j. Narrated by jim dale and a full cast, and written and created by the awardwinning team behind spin. The year 2003 brought jim dale many honors and accolades. The emerald atlas is very well written and has a very pleasing mixture of action and selfreflection by the characters. Becoming a skilled and captivating audiobook narrator like allyson briggs or jim dale requires a lot of practice and attention to detail. When my nephew broke one of the cds in his audio book of prisoner of azkaban, i took the opportunity to buy him a new one in exchange for him letting me listen to of all of his harry potter audiobooks, repeatedly. Discover more narrators youll love listening to on audible. The multitalented actorsinger jim dales career spanned more than half a century, during which he was a standup comic, a radio personality, a pop star, a stage actor in straight plays and musicals, a songwriter, a film and television actor, and a voiceover narrator. Jim narrated all seven harry potter audiobooks creating over two hundred individual character voices. This complete unabridged audiobook collection contains the following.
When it comes to harry potter audiobooks, the most epic rivalry is stephen fry vs. Jim dale, the narrator of the harry potter series, told audible in a video interview that he finds inspiration for character voices in the people he meets in his everyday life. On broadway in the category of best actor, jim has won a tony award barnum, received five tony nominations, five. Are you thinking about getting into voiceover work. Best fantasy audiobook narrators summarypolltwo free audiobooksmy overall picksummary a narrators job is to bring life to a story. Ive also tried getting the fry versions through audible but wasnt able to. Jim dale, also british, is best known for reading the harry potter books, and well there is a reason for it.
Jim puts a lot of work and emotion into his storytelling, doing all the voices so each character is distinct, and has a very soothing tone so that it. Just jim dale he has been inducted into the american theatre hall of fame audiobook narration. An interview with jim dale narrator of the harry potter series. His talent lent its voice to some of the most iconic characters ever written. Jim dale, mbe born james smith, 15 august 1935 is an english actor, voice artist, singer and songwriter. The top audiobook narrators can often portray things through tone, inflection, pitch and range that are very hard to create when reading alone. In this article, we will tell you how to become a freelance audiobook narrator. Jim narrated all seven harry potter audiobooks creating. Listen to thousands of best sellers and new releases on your iphone, ipad, or android. Both have narrated all seven harry potter books, like harry potter and the goblet of fire and order of the phoenix, both are beloved. Both have narrated all seven harry potter books, like harry potter and the goblet of fire and order of the phoenix, both are beloved british actors, and both have been trolled by angry youtube commenters. Stephen fry narrates the harry potter audiobooks sold in the uk, and jim dale narrates the version sold in the usa, and the internets are extremely divided over who does it better. Jim dale, the voice of the indelible harry potter, advises audiobook narrators to work on the dynamic range, timing and pitch to produce exemplary output.
Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Jim dale is an awardwinning actor, musician, writer, and audiobook narrator. I already love harry potter and ive loved it even more narrated by jim dale. They were looking for someone with an english accent to be the narrator, and someone said to whoever it was at the publishing company, they said, well, theres a guy called jim dale. Now the main characters range from preschool to barelyteen in the first book, but the internal lives of children is very rich, very imaginative, and even more immediate than most adults so this does not at all hamper the enjoyment for adults reading this book and the next one. Jim dale is the voice of many famous works, including the iconic harry potter series. His oneman show, just jim dale plays croton falls dec. Jim dale narrator of harry potter and the sorcerers stone. I tried his when i was a teenager but couldnt get into it so i read them in print.
Jim came to audiobooks accidentally, and later in his career, continue reading in conversation with. Heres a tip from dale on selecting the final voice. An interview with jim dale narrator of the harry potter. Today, peter damien and rachel smalter hall weigh in to declare an ultimate winner in the book riot battle of the harry potter audiobooks narrators. Through his eyes, you can get a glimpse into that secret life. Hes playing offbroadway at the moment with three other men in a play called travels with my aunt. With the exception of hermiones voice, i think he did an excellent job. He has recorded all seven books in the harry potter collection, and as narrator received seven grammy nominations. There are two versions of the harry potter and the goblet of fire audiobook free, one is narrated by stephen fry, the other jim dale. While writing an article on audiobooks for the childrens writer, i had the wonderful opportunity to interview jim dale, the narrator of all the harry potter books. Youll want to read this article that is devoted to that topic. Harry potter and the goblet of fire audiobook ez audiobooks. Jim is the recipient of a record ten audie awards, plus two grammy awards and seven grammy nominations.
If youre specifically interested in becoming an audiobook narrator, read on. Jim dale needs no introduction to the devoted potterheads of the world. Jim dales voice brought to life one of the worlds most treasured series. June 21 was the muchanticipated release date of the fifth harry potter book, harry potter and the order of the phoenix.
He has been inducted into the american theatre hall of fame. His command of voice over the written word is both acute and farreaching. But, ive got the first three dale versions in audible. One of the most important things about finding a good audiobook is the narrator. Dale is perhaps most famous for being the voice of all the harry potter audio books, in which he notably performs hundreds of distinct individual characters voices. As you probably know, audiobooks have become mainstream entertainment. Linmanuel miranda narrates aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe. After listening to jim dale it is very hard to listen to other audiobooks.
Several of his songs entered the uk singles chart, including be my girl 1957, uk no. Which reader does a better job on the harry potter. How to become a freelance audiobook narrator job, skill. His outstanding narration work won him ten audie awards, the oscars of the narration world, four narrator of the year award 2001050708. Noahs advice will help you learn how to become an audiobook narrator. For his narration work on the harry potter series of audiobooks, jim became the first inductee into the audio publisher associations hall of fame jim was recently inducted into audibles hall of fame jims audiobook of harry potter and the deathly hallows by j. Harry potter audiobooks penguin random house audio. At the age of 22 he became the first pop singer to work with george martin, who produced all his hit records. Harry potter audiobook narrator jim dale is back with. To millions of fans in the united states, jim dale is the voice of harry potter. At the time of this interview, jim was in the process of recording book six, harry potter and the half blood prince. To delight the millions of jims fans, his reading of peter and the wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young peter, and. He is best known in the united kingdom for his many appearances in the carry on series of films and in the us for narrating the harry potter audiobook series, for which he received two grammy awards, and the abc series pushing daisies.
Enjoy the complete harry potter series performed by the grammy awardwinning jim dale. What many listeners may not know is that harry potter and the sorcerers stone was his introduction to audiobook narration. In the united kingdom, he is best known as a pop singer of the 1960s who became a leading actor at the national theatre. The battle of the harry potter audiobooks narrators. Harry potter and the sorcerers stoneharry potter and the chamber of secretsharry potte. The best audiobook narrators of all time so far kobo news. Jim dale narrates new rumpelstiltskin audiobook musical. Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and brilliance audio is proud to introduce its own version with multigrammy awardwinner jim dale as narrator. Harry potter and the sorcerers stone, book 1 audible audiobook unabridged j.
Whether it is a smile or a sigh, you must be able to put to use all these three to get the right kind of. Julia has narrated a number of audiobooks, and her sultry voice is so soothing, so engaging, we had to include her. If you ask an audiobook listener about their favorite audiobooks, odds are good that theyll say they adored jim dales narration of the harry potter series. The rumpelstiltskin musical, this audiobook is a treat for the whole family. Download audiobooks narrated by jim dale to your device. Its the first audiobook ive ever listened to i took a 16 hour trip recently and needed something good to listen to and i think i might try listening to hbp next. In conversation with legendary harry potter audiobook. Recordbreaking sales ensued, and jim grabbed another milestonea guinness world record for most character voices in an audiobook for the 4 different characters he enacted. Consequently, many voiceover talent, screen and stage actors, and people in other fields are eager to become narrators. Jim dale is also the narrator on the new show pushing daisies, which is really good. Dale has won two grammy awards, a record 10 audie awards including audio publication of the year 2004, ideal childrens narrator. Jim dale found his voice narrating all 7 harry potter.790 165 799 533 1344 643 764 1354 1551 1233 211 1286 1257 884 751 823 58 353 1349 788 525 1370 1057 20 399 423 515 991 1415 767 620 637 1474 855 1016 122 55 143 594 550 1183 891 85 475 385 557 752 1018 254