Listen to The Lady of the Tower Auditions

I am excited to be exploring options to publish an Audio Book of The Lady of the Tower. Working with ACX.com, I have been auditioning narrators for the past few weeks, and was pleased with the caliber and quality of the submissions. I’ve narrowed the list down to six, and have posted them below. I would love your feedback on them. I gave them two scenes from the book, which I thought would give a good cross section of emotion and characterization. The book will have just one narrator, so an ability to assume different roles is crucial. All are talented actresses, with an ability to provide a number of different accents, and all are native English-speaking. Here’s a recap:

Scene 1 – Lucy and Allen, where Allen declares his intent to marry her.

Scene 2 – Lucy, Barbara and Theo, where Lucy confronts and accuses them of the betrayal they played on her.

I’d love your feedback on:

Characterization, Clarity, Emotional Connection and Appropriate Age. Lucy ages from 14 to 44 in the book, so it’s important that the narrator has a voice that can stretch this age. And, if you’ve read the book, who do you personally think is the Lucy you imagined. If you could please rank your top three, and why you chose #1, that would be wonderful.

Auditions

#A – LOTT GdC

 

#B LOTT HT

(N/A)

 

#C LOTT ADJ

 

#D LOTT JEB

 

#E LOTT BM

 

#F LOTT BT

Please email me your thoughts by January 31st at elizabethjstjohn@gmail.com, or leave a comment on this post.

Thank you so very much! I’m excited to hear your thoughts and so appreciate you helping me on this project.

 

4 Comments

  1. Liz, I have sent the link to my sister, Pauline, who has read Lady of the Tower, and also to my sister-in-law, Beth (Eric’s wife) and their daughter, Lucy, simply because of her name! I hope they have the time to listen and assess.

    I think they are all good. My preference is D, followed by F, then B, E and A. I cannot really explain why. Had to do with both Lucy’s voice and Allen’s mostly. Anyway, I look forward to your audio books!

    1. Wonderful! Thanks for the feedback Francine – I agree – it’s all in the voice quality, and how Allen comes over. Has to be authentic and not forced, listening to a woman narrating a male role. Thanks for sharing and all the good wishes!

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