Musings, Amusings, and Audio Bites

 Carol Monda is a formidable actress, voice-over artist, multi-award winning narrator,  teacher and coach. A partial bio is as follows: Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club, Perry Street Theatre, American Opera Projects’ Darkling: NYC premiere and tour to Germany and Poland Off-Off Broadway: HB Studio, EST, The Committee, Emerging Artists Theatre (company member), Spotlight On Theatre (Best Actress Award) Regional: Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Roundhouse, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Helen Hayes Award Nomination, Morticians in Love) Film: The Gentleman, Out of Season, Thou Shalt Not Mysogynate, After You Left Voice-Over: Documentary narrator, commercial voice-over artist, and Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator for Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Audible.Com, Hachette Book Group, Books …

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FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 7 NO. 4 by Johnny Heller ON REVIEWS AND SUCH…. It’s always nice to get a wonderful review in Audiofile Magazine or Publishers Weekly. It feels good. Good reviews tend to validate your choice to become an actor who does audiobooks. It says: “I am being recognized and my work is being commended. I am good.” But does it? Does it really? I am certain that a good review does say that the reviewer who said nice things thinks you did a good job. But what is the relationship between good reviews in an industry magazine or blog and the sales of the audiobook? …

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The Tomb That Ruth Built  – Mickey Rawlings is Back! The Roaring Twenties: America is dancing to jazz, gangsters are selling bootleg liquor, and the New York Yankees are building a baseball dynasty. In 1923, Yankee Stadium opens and Babe Ruth is about to lead the team to its first world’s championship. But the promising season gets off to an ominous start when the body of a murdered bootlegger is found buried in the new ballpark. Utility infielder Mickey Rawlings, in his first year with the Yankees, is called to investigate and soon gets caught in the crossfire of rival gangsters. The Tomb That Ruth Built is the seventh in …

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2015 AUDIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OUT!  Johnny Heller is nominated in Sci Fi for his work narrating The Beam by Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant from Podium with RCBray, Jeffrey Kafer, Tara Sands, Julia Whelan, Ralph Lister, Eric Martin, Chris Patton, Ray Chase, Rachel Fulginiti, Brian Holsopple, Emily Woo Zeller and Steven Bowlby.

Johnny is also nominated in the Inspirational Faith Based Non-Fiction category for Steel Will by Shilo Harris for EChristian.

The Audies will be presented May 28! And the Naudies are the same night! So come join us at one or the other.

Johnny will be teaching an audio book workshop with Scott Brick, Jeffrey Kafer, Carol Monda and others on May 26 from 10-4:30 at the Beacon Hotel.  Send us a note for information or check out his Face Book page.

May 27th is APAC at the Javits. Come on down! Meet Johnny and Jo Anna and all our narrator friends.  Go to the APA site for information - www.Audiopub.org

CLASSES/COACHING:  Watch this space for new AudioBook Narration and Commercial VO Course listings from Backstage University and taught by Johnny  at DuArt Studios! Go to www.BackstageUniversity.com to sign up.  You can also work with Johnny via www.edgestudio.com in Manhattan or via skype.  Or – just contact Johnny for more info.

 

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Abbreviated Audio is proud to present  The Tomb That Ruth Built  written by Troy Soos, and narrated by Johnny Heller.  A Common Mode – Abbreviated Audio production.

Mickey Rawlings is back! The Roaring Twenties: America is dancing to jazz, gangsters are selling bootleg liquor, and the New York Yankees are building a baseball dynasty. In 1923, Yankee Stadium opens and Babe Ruth is about to lead the team to its first world’s championship. But the promising season gets off to an ominous start when the body of a murdered bootlegger is found buried in the new ballpark.

“Rawlings turns double plays and solves murders with equal grace.” – Publishers Weekly