Digital audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing, and those numbers are still rising. With people as busy as they are, and a host of apps and websites devoted to them, audiobook narration is becoming the go-to for learning and entertainment.
Audiobook Voice Over Brings Your Favorite Fiction to Life
A SOVAS Award winner for Best Audiobook Voiceover, Kim is passionate about the written word, and even more passionate about bringing those words off the page and into life. Great narration isn’t just about reading the words on the page (Siri doesn’t cut it reciting Harry Potter), it’s about performance and nuance. Understanding the characters, and what their true intent is, which words are important, where the emphasis needs to be and what the tone is.
Kim’s father read her Shakespeare as bedtime story, and she is a writer herself. A journalist and relentless blogger Kim also took a foray into writing a novel herself and learned not only how difficult it is but what makes a story flow. Those moments of urgency, of silent sadness, declarations of love, or the big climactic reveal. The call to action, the dark night of the soul, the moods and intention of the words. All these ebbs, flows, inundations, whirlpools, and waterfalls are what makes a story settle and stay in your heart. Kim has the experience and the drive to help unfold the tale in the best way possible.
Chosen by illustrious authors, such as best-selling author Margaret Atwood and international bestseller Sandra Gulland to narrate their works, Kim has more than a few audiobooks under her belt. Upcoming releases include Holt medallion winner Drove All Night by Sarah Hegger.
Voice Over that Fits Non-Fiction
Non-fiction books often deal with difficult subjects whether through humor or dry facts. Some studies show that listening is actually harder than reading, particularly when it comes to new ideas and concepts. Where a reader can easily skip back and re-read a paragraph that’s more difficult when listening to an audiobook. More challenging content needs more breathing room.
Effective and efficient voice over with a clear and interesting narration keeps the listeners engaged and on track. Kim is master of pacing, giving time for new ideas and old ideas with a twist to settle, so the listener doesn’t get overwhelmed and give up.
Kim works with the content, not against it, with the ultimate goal of serving the writing. She has narrated memoirs, How-To books and college level textbooks.