Johnny Heller’s 3rd Annual Splendiferous Narrator Workshop – The Not Silent Blog 6/6/17

Being an effective audiobook narrator is tough. The intricacies of preparation, technical production, genre mastery, performance, and much more are what make attending Johnny Heller’s 3rd Annual Splendiferous Narrator Workshop so gosh-darn important.


For those of you who aren’t aware, audiobook narrator extraordinaire Johnny Heller hosts a workshop to coincide with the annual Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC) and The Audies, which is like the Oscars but for audiobooks. It’s a full day of panels and live coaching covering everything from narrating fiction vs. non-fiction to the business-end of the audiobook industry.


That’s Johnny Heller, the aforementioned mensch.


That’s this year’s panel of amazing narrators.

From left to right: Carol Monda, Johnny Heller, Simon Vance, Hilary Huber, Sean Allen Pratt, PJ Ochlan, Scott Brick, Andi Arndt, Jeff Kafer, and Amy Rubinate.

The panelists are some of the best audiobook narrators in the business. Just for fun I did the math and between them they have narrated 3,602 audiobooks! It’s safe to say they know what they’re doing.


There were also live coaching sessions between the panels. This is panelist Scott Brick working with Pam Lorence. It’s amazing how much you can learn just by listening to someone else being coached!

A huge thank you to Johnny Heller, Steven Jay Cohen, and Jo Anna Perrin for organizing this amazing event!

If you want to take part in other Splendiferous Workshops that Johnny hosts, join his mailing list.

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