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Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011.  During her   illustrious career, she has been nominated twice for Audie Awards by the Audio Publishers Association, has won numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up awards, and is a frequent Earphones Award winner. Additionally, she has been honored with many starred audio reviews by the Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.  Coleen is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Furthermore, …


FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL 6 NO 6 By Johnny Heller ON VACATIONS: For many years a large part of the American Dream was a job   — or at least the opportunity to land a job. And why was this “right to work” so important? Was it so one could feel imbued with a sense of belonging in an increasingly dehumanizing society? Was it so one could feed, shelter and clothe kith and kin? meh. Mostly the right to work — the desire and drive to earn a salary – can be summed up in one word – VACATION. Everyone deserves a vacation. But you can’t have a vacation …


  “Pick-Off Play” is a Mickey Rawlings historical baseball mystery short story set in the Texas League during the 1913 season.  Proceeds from the purchase of this audiobook will be donated to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. The ALS Association has committed millions of dollars to find effective treatments and, hopefully one day, a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or as it is better known, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Their  global research effort to educate the public and eradicate this disease has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, and helped to advance new and often groundbreaking discoveries and treatments. Please consider donating to this great cause. Right …


News & Events

Audio interview with Johnny Heller at featuring Mash for Tantor Audio.

2014 AUDIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OUT!  Johnny Heller is nominated for Solo Narration (Male) for the Recorded Books production of Adam Gidwicz’ In A Glass Grimmly.  It’s a real honor.

May 28th 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 -

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 to sign up.  You can also work with Johnny via in Manhattan or via skype.  Or – just contact Johnny for more info.


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We are featuring the audiobook Pick-Off Play written by Troy Soos, and narrated by Johnny Heller. Proceeds from the sale of this audiobook will be donated to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter on behalf of our friend, and producer extraordinaire, Bob Deyan of Deyan Audio. Please give, and give freely. With your help we can stamp out ALS.