Fantastic listening experience!
Velveteen Daughter listeners review - Betty Hafner
I've listened to a lot of audiobooks over the years, and cannot think of a more satisfying experience! Ms. Huber's fascinating story and flawless writing are matched perfectly by Ms. Lee's delivery. Lee did a superb job of smoothly bringing alive the voices of all the characters-man,woman,adult, child. It’s an in-depth look at creativity, family dynamics, depression,and, especially, the power of the mother-daughter relationship. Listeners will feel part of the world of the arts in Europe and New York in the early 1900’s, even meeting some of the great artists of the time. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
"The Narrator makes this fine novel pulse with life"
Working as a voice actor, narrating and producing audio books ,ticks every creative box for me. Lifting author's stories and characters from the written page, breathing life into them, giving them an array of voices, accents, ages so that listeners are transported to that place, time and situation where they can experience their thoughts, emotions and feelings is totally magical, challenging and hugely fulfilling.
I have had experience of many different genres including, Cozy Murder Mysteries, Comedy Adventure, Romantic Thrillers, Psychological Thriller, Historical Fiction, Poetry, Biography, Children's Fiction and can offer many regional and foreign accents and age ranges.
A passion for the creative arts and having my speaking and singing voice professionally trained whilst at school, has helped hugely developing strong vocal techniques. I spent many years as an amateur actor, and have sung semi professionally alongside a diverse career in public relations, the music industry, recruitment and training.
My husband Mark has mastered the technology and skills of audio book editing, proofing and mastering allowing us to produce quality audio books that fulfil all technical requirements from our well equipped home studio in our cottage in East Coker, Somerset UK. I have also been lucky to work with Audio Factory a production company who exclusively produce audio books , and have had the benefit of their impressive expertise and direction.
Please contact me to discuss any audio book narration or voice over work. My fees for a fully produced retail ready audio book are $200 - $400.00 per finished hour (PFH ACX band) and Royalty Share also considered.
Testimonials and Reviews
“I recently had the great good fortune to work with Alex Lee”
"I recently had the great good fortune to work with Alex Lee, who narrated my historical novel, The Velveteen Daughter. She was wonderful on every level: professional, quick to respond to every query, and, above all, a marvellous actress. Alex Lee took the time to read the book and to come back to me with questions she had about characters so that she could understand them fully. Her interpretation of my work was superb, and if there was a passage I thought needed fixing (which was rare) I would give her a bit of direction and voila! - perfection. Alex Lee has a terrific sense of pacing and instinctively knows what will work for best dramatic effect. I would choose to work with her again in a heartbeat."
History Brought Beautifully to Life
“Alex pours her heart and soul into her performances”
The Narrator makes this fine novel pulse with life
This mother daughter story spans a lifetime, and we the reader enter the story just when there was an end of innocence, the moment when a young girl who was happy to draw at her mother's feet while she cooked, was catapulted to international fame as a child prodigy. The damage is profound, to the girl and her whole family, and we stand witness to the unfolding tragedy, as well as times of magic and delight. The way this book is structured, and the story moves forward and backward across time, is seamless and fascinating. A remarkable book and collaboration with the narrator!
Fortunately, I had a five hour drive across Maine and NH to listen in rapt attention to half the book! What a thrill!"