Audio Book Narrators –
Interview with Marcus Anderson
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Pictured Left : “The Old American Artist“
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Audio Book Narrators
Interview with Marcus Anderson
Categories : AudioBooks
Introducing Marcus Anderson
Marcus, I understand you have done some professional promotional work for some well known national or international firms. Could you tell us how that helped you in narrating “The Old American Artist”?
In working with a varied number of clients from different cultures and backgrounds, it helped me to get a feel of how the character would act, react and sound in a particular environment. For example: A character living in a village in Europe acts and sounds different from a character living in a suburb in America.
There are, however, a lot of things that I find are typical across all borders. Young men and women growing into adulthood all want the same things at periods of their lives: excitement, experiences, education and measurable growth.
Fiction is so different from non-fiction, at least in a narrative sense, can you say what new things you learned doing the voice for “The Old American Artist”?
Although fiction is different from nonfiction, in a narrative sense they do have some things in common. The narrator has to become the character(s) he or she is voicing.
A story has to have a normal flow to it and when different characters are involved, it can be very challenging to the narrator.
” The Old American Artist ” showed how, when the story lines of the characters are closely related, and the periods of time involved are clearly separated (ie. a 20 year old character requires a different read than a 50 year old character).
What would you do differently if you narrated another fictional work?
Well, it is always good to have as much info as possible about the characters involved and about the tone of the story being told. Fiction unlike Non-Fiction, is very hard to research to get a feel about the characters and the story line. All that info has to come from the author and any reference he or she may have.
So, I would spend a lot more time with the author and get as much info as I can as to what their intent was for the story being told and the overall feel they would like to have portrayed.
What words of wisdom do you have for fellow narrators considering doing an audio book?
I would suggest spending as much time with the author as you can to understand what it is they are looking to achieve from the read.
If the narrator can read the completed work before voicing the project, that’s great. If not, discuss each part with the author for clarification of tone, pace and intent.Edit content as you record in parts (chapters, parts etc.). It is very easy to miss things that need correcting after a very long read.
What would you say to prospective authors thinking about having one or more of their fictional works created as an audio book?
1. Be as clear as you can about your intent for the project.
My Impression of Working with Marcus
Marcus was the first narrator (of five) I had the privilege to work with, and it was with great fortune that he was. I felt we were both so grateful we had someone willing to be understanding, patient, and, from my end, glad to have someone with such talent to work with.
There is a distinctiveness to Marcus’ voice, reminiscent of several actors, that lent an authenticity to my main character’s reading.
Having two timelines running (that meet near the end), was a challenge to write, but a pleasure to hear played out.
The older American artist, thinking back to and relating to his younger self, from a young man through decades of maturation, to the moment where the reasons for the memories and the waiting through the day arrived, in the form of Rosetta, was made more believable than I even I had realized could be, hearing his rendition.
For his patience, care, and talent, I am grateful for Mr. Marcus Anderson.
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A paperback version is also in the works.
Other Posts re “The Old American Artist” on my Site :
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The Indie Spotlight : “The Old American Artist, a Love Story”
Poetry in Fiction, Samples – The Old American Artist, Part 3 Chapter 2
Poetry in Fiction, Samples – The Old American Artist, Part 3 Chapter 19
The Old American Artist, a Love Story – Ten Chapter Preview Sample
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