Finding a voice for the audio book version of a written work is not as easy as you might think, so when I was able to secure the rich baritone “chops” possessed by Shane Morris of ShaneMorrisVoiceOvers.com for the audiobook version of Twice Bitten, I was especially pleased. In all, I probably listened to at least two dozen audition samples before finding Shane . . . and what a stroke of luck it was for me. He has done a magnificent job making my words come to life. We’ve worked closely for over a year now, and the results are well worth it. If you click on the cover image, you can listen to the five-minute sample that Shane produced, which is featured on the Audible.com website listing.
A man of many and varied talents, Shane Morris loves photography, sailing (casual and racing – retired), deep sea fishing, golf, playing guitar, Jimmy Buffet, rodeos, the beach, and especially his wife of 20-plus years, Marcia. When not laying down voice tracks for such heavyweight clients as Astra Zeneca, Proctor & Gamble, and Hilton International Hotels, Shane can be found at the beach with his cat, Cruiser; or at a beach bar playing darts. To quote Shane: “Did I mention that I LOVE the beach.
After stints in the construction industry (he helped build over 500 homes in Florida, winning many accolades along the way, until the recession of 2007), half a dozen years tending bar (on the beach in Florida, of course!), and various other endeavors, too many to list, Shane finally found his niche in the voice-over business, thanks to a psychic friend whose tarot cards (and keen ear) helped steer him in the right direction. He enrolled with John Burr Voice Dynamics and began to hone his craft. It’s been six years since he started, and he has never looked back.
I hope you’ll take the time to listen to the audio sample Shane produced for Twice Bitten, and think of him if you’ve got a special project that needs a great voice to make it come alive. Shane Morris is “The Voice!” You can download your copy of Twice Bitten: A Matt Davis Mystery in audiobook from Audible.com. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
NOTE – Joe Perrone Jr is the author of the Matt Davis Mystery Series: As the Twig is Bent, Opening Day (a 2012 Indie B.R.A.G. medallion winner), Twice Bitten, and Broken Promises. All four are available in paperback and E-book from Amazon.com. As the Twig is Bent, Opening Day, and Twice Bitten are also in audiobook from Audible.com, with Broken Promises currently in production. If humor is your cup of tea, consider Joe’s rip-roaring, coming-of-age novel, Escaping Innocence: A Story of Awakening, set in the tumultuous Sixties, or A “Real” Man’s Guide to Divorce (First, you bend over and . . . ). Both are available in print, E-book, and audio book editions.
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