A delight to work with. She always arrived on time, fully prepared and ready to start. Her natural enthusiasm and acting ability proved itself through the range of characterisations and compelling performances that added positively to the overall quality of our production.
Katie Reddin-Clancy - An Engaging Audiobook Narrator
Katie has over 10 years experience working as a professional voiceover artist. She has a strong actor’s instinct built on the foundation of trained physical, mental and vocal endurance that is needed for audiobooks.
Such storytelling requires tremendous concentration, a keen ear for the rhythm of natural speech, an understanding of the importance of plenty of preparation, bold choices and a desire to play.
Katie has always been a keen reader. She loves a good story. She even writes her own!
She is very excited to develop her voice over experience in the audiobook industry.
A Versatile, Characterful Voice Actor
You got the job, you play everyone!
Katie has a wealth of acting and storytelling experience from her theatre, film, radio and voiceover work. For the last eight years she has been writing and performing her own theatre and comedy. Each show had a minimum of five characters that she played varying from Kate Middleton’s look alike to meditation gurus to Hollywood actors, to theatrical agents to ghosts even a drag King.
You can hear Katie’s range of characters on her page dedicated to her Gaming, Animation and Radio Drama performances.
Reddin-Clancy creates some wonderful characterisations.
Prodigious acting talents.
Katie has an originality and aliveness in her work that will make a name for her in the entertainment industry. A delicious blend of spontaneity, focus, unpredictability, and compassion.
A Natural Entertaining Storyteller
Katie can create a character and narrate in the first person or speak in the neutral, third person with several character voices in the wings.
Good narrators inhabit characters and engage listeners, but they also get through 100 pages of text a day. Katie understands that audiobook recording runs to a tight schedule.
The pairing of narrator and text is a very specific kind of casting.
Research suggests that for newcomers to audiobooks, the quality of the
narration is central to the success of their first experience.
It’s an honour to be telling a story literally in someone’s ear, one to one.
Katie can also be on the front cover of your book too!
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- Broadcast Quality Home Studio
- Top Industry Equipment
- Live Directed Sessions
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- Best Quality Audio Streaming
- Soundproof Acoustics
- Hard Wired Internet
- Additional Editing Service
- Covid Safe Environment
- Industry Standard Rates
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The Audiobook Market Is Booming!
It has grown from a publishing industry side hustle into a huge global business.
Digital audiobooks continue to be the fastest growing segment in publishing and have overtaken ebooks. That was before the Covid-19 pandemic and global lockdowns. The impact on audio book sales from the recent changes to most of our behaviour since Coronavirus hit, will be huge. Audiobooks provide a wonderful solace for many of us. We listen during gaps in our learning schedules, whilst off work during furlough or in order to relax for a few hours after a busy, difficult day.
The industry will be worth £157 million in 2020-21 – an increase of 25.3% from 2019-20. (IBISWorld)
The global audiobooks market size was valued at USD 2.67 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.4% from 2020 to 2027. In the US, audiobook downloads generate revenue of close to a billion dollars annually.
The Importance Of Stories
Hearing stories, read well, provides a welcome distraction from current events that may otherwise cause anxiety.
At the beginning of 2020, 1 in 6 (16.3%) children and young people aged 9 to 18 said that they listen to audiobooks. During lockdown that increased to nearly 1 in 4 (23.4%). The benefits of listening to audiobooks increased their interest in reading, writing and they used their imagination more than when they watched videos. 1 in 3 (31.8%) children and young people said that listening to audiobooks made them feel better during lockdown.
The Audiobook industry generated a new listener.
The average audiobook user is not your usual book buying type. They are affluent men, aged between 18 and 34 years old, who now listen to at least four audiobooks every 12 months. Great for entertainment and brain stimulation while working, commuting and running outdoors.