Magic & Mountains
Magic & Mountains
Nov 13, 2023
The Voice of Story with Audiobook Narrators John Lee and Carolyn Hunter
Play • 34 min

How do you bring a character’s voice to life in a way that is authentic? How does one get started in audio book narration?


In this episode, we learn about the art of voice-acting and audio-book narration from two very different voices in the industry.


John Lee, the brilliant narrator of the audio book version of T. A. Barron’s GIANT: The Unlikely Origins of Shim, as well as hundreds of other books, shares with us how he put his thumb in the air and hitch-hiked around the universe before becoming a voice actor. Carolyn Hunter, our very own co-host, shares with us her unique journey as a voice artist.


We discover how John landed on the sparkling voice of Shim and he even treats us to a live performance.


T. A., Carolyn, and John will make you want to go home and read out loud to yourself, your kids, your loved ones. Find what voices just appear!


We hope you tune in. As Shim would say… Certainly, definitely, absolutely!


About John Lee:

John Lee has read hundreds of audio books of every conceivable genre. He is the recipient of many Audiophile Magazine Golden Earphone Awards and was one of their Golden Voices of 2010. He received the Audie Award for Male Solo Narration for The Count of Monte Cristo and has narrated two series of Ken Follett’s monumental historical novels as well as several of Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pahmuk’s celebrated works.


Learn more about GIANT: The Unlikely Origins of Shim (Prequel to The Merlin Saga).


Check out more books narrated by John Lee and Carolyn Hunter.


Magic & Mountains is hosted by T. A. Barron, beloved author of 32 books and counting. Carolyn Hunter is co-host.


Magic & Mountains Theme Song by Julian Peterson.

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