How audiobooks are recorded

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How audiobooks are recorded

An audiobook narrator explains her process – and reads our writing. Check out other Vox Almanac videos here: Follow Phil Edwards on Facebook here: Subscribe to our channel! To investigate how audiobooks are made, we sat down with a professional audiobook narrator, Suzy Jackson, to break down her work. And to make the audiobook recording process even more apparent, Vox's Phil Edwards wrote one for her. According to Suzy Jackson, the hardest part of recording an audiobook isn't acting as different characters, it's the long hours. And random esophageal noises. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out . Watch our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Facebook: Or Twitter:

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Vox 10 months ago
Check out the rest of Vox Almanac here:
Ramsey Bruce 3 months ago
Vox =
Christina Miller 4 months ago
I'm hooked on listening to Audiobooks versus reading a hard/paperback novel. Great voice narrators with reflection can bring a Novel to life !
Yuliya Moshkovskiy 4 months ago
I would love to read for audible
Reian Qie trevyie 8 months ago
Vox l
hyou zan ren 1 month ago
i love audiobooks while driving or commute!
Dev Singh 1 month ago
To be honest, audiobooks are great and reasonably priced but my main beef with them is that I got to listen to it on my battery draining phone which I need for work if only I could download it on an iPod or mp3 player. Alas, nothing is perfect.
eee t0rro 1 month ago
now I know why people like audio book than reading one
jeevan Regmi 1 month ago
thank u so much
Yashita Aggarwal 1 month ago
that's so cooool!
Chandler Poché 1 month ago
Cool!
LuckyHat 1 month ago
her voice sounds like reese witherspoon
아이스 밀크 1 month ago
Wow sis calm down my wig is snatched
OCUBOX 1 month ago
About to enter the world of voice acting and audio-books narration.Exciting!
Aleya MC 1 month ago
Has she read to me? I have to go see in my library.
Aleya MC 1 month ago
Omg I need to meet the persons who has read my favorite book to me. They are like my parents reading to me has a child.
Aro So 1 month ago
All audio narrators are wonderful and good, but there's a hierarchy of ideal narration experiences: 1 - Narrated by the original author, with full cast of actors; Rare, and probably the most expensive for production in more ways than just cash, but offers distinct personalities to each character, while maximizing authorial intent in every little character inflection. See the 'Redwall' series by Brian Jacques for example. 2 - Narrated by the Author; If the author can, they should always narrate their own work. This offers the most perfect translation of their work from text to speech for every moment of the piece, even if that author isn't a professional voice over actor, though books written and narrated by actors are a clever win-win. 'See Vacation Land' by John Hodgman']. 3 - Narrated by Professional Voice Over Actor; Most common in commercial audiobooks and typically exceptional in terms of base narration quality. Some authorial intent can be lost though is usually made up for in speech quality and the ability to listen for hours and hours more on end, which isn't always true when coming from the original author. Respecting the story, as Suzy Jackson brilliantly concludes, is precisely the biggest and also the most challenging aspect of the narration (besides the stamina needed to keep up the same level of quality over hours and hours of recording sessions.) See 'Fear: Trump In The White House', by Bob Woodward. 4 - Volunteer Audio Recordings; Often associated with some quality issues, these are never the less the works of angels incarnate. To volunteer one's time reading to those who may not be otherwise able too, even if for the self interested purposes of building a portfolio, or just practicing narration is still an act worthy of praise and deep appreciation on part of the listening audience. These are critical to expanding the total auditory library and bringing literature to all, a truely Promethean act.
Katie Anne West 1 month ago
I want to read this book
Devon 1 month ago
I really want to be an audiobook narrator. If I can't be in the theater business, which I probably won't be, this is the next best thing!
Edward Reynolds 2 months ago
He kids get the best bedtime stories.
Kyle Willard 2 months ago
I remember a time when it would be in pretty poor, morbid taste for someone who isn't visually impaired to listen to audio books. I get that's changed now but what I see in classrooms of high schools and for underclassmen in college is very worrying.reading is more important than ever now
Pencil Eraser 2 months ago
She kinda sounds like Pearl from Steven Universe
David Zilz 2 months ago
Is here voice tuned or pitched? It sounds weirdly robotic in some parts. Do they use a de-esser? The s sounds are very harsh to my ears. Other than that I guess it's interesting if you didn't know any of this.
Gamemaster1and2 2 months ago
Kilroy was here.
Karen Li 2 months ago
holy crap the book cover says 'the snoot shall droop' on the top
Kate Kennedy 2 months ago
❤️
G. Dalazen M. 2 months ago
I want the full version of this book now!
SoJayTay 2 months ago
I want to do this so bad but my voice does not sound half as pleasant. Go her!
tim van den berg 2 months ago
Wow
Bryan Siegfried 2 months ago
This is great! I listen to audiobooks all the time and loved seeing this.
Jerame Shadid 2 months ago
This is really I interesting!
Enoch and Puffball! 2 months ago
*generic water and ice cream*
freya 2 months ago
i simultaneously can barely answer here on the register, but also want to write and record an audiobook
Elizabeth Stephens 2 months ago
I wanted to do this when I was little SO BAD and still kinda do.
Slendergirl89 2 months ago
Such a cool video. My grandma needs audiobooks because she has poor visions and I've fallen in love with them too :). I've never understood audiobook snobs -- storytelling originated from an oral tradition it's OLDER than paper! Anyways. Love this video, it's really cool to see how much goes into these audiobooks. Mad respect to all narrators :)
Sherwin Elvina 2 months ago
Hey it's leslie knope.
Agil Asadi 2 months ago
Damn they are expensive
corduroy99 2 months ago
One of my favorite voice actors is JUSTINE EYRE she can basically read the phone book, and people would still enjoy it.
Darby Martinez 2 months ago
That bullshit that went on from 0:06 to 0:10 needs to stop
Leann M 2 months ago
Wow
Ponderings 2 months ago
Did she narrate the ''Tuesdays at the Castle'' books? I think I remember her doing them.?
arbeeex 2 months ago
This is why I reject many audiobooks I'd like to hear. Listen to how scratchy her voice is at times. Listen to how she says skill and similar words. Not as bad as one book I listened to where the reader did not know how to pronounce a word and it happened multiple times. The producer did not catch it either or the engineer. (And it was an audible recording so I am sure it was not because of budget or time deadline) I would not give pay her more than scale and she would not be worth that to me. I could find many great voices (outside of LA or New York. who would be thrilled to make two hundred plus two meals a day.
princessthyemis 2 months ago
This is why I LOOOOVE audibooks! Jim Dale is my favorite narrator!
YoungGatz 99 2 months ago
My teacher speaks like you when she reads to us
Chelsey Abbott 2 months ago
Her voice doesn't match the idea in my head
BlackDogeSam 69 2 months ago
Her voice makes me wanna Kill myself
Gen Kyo 2 months ago
I don't see myself ever using an audiobook. I'm surprised people actually like this idea. Reading is much preferred for me.
MyHeart Productions 2 months ago
what book is she reading as an example?? does anyone know??
Unicorn Princess 2 months ago
I've always wanted to know that thank you
Lily Kemp 2 months ago
What am I doing I have a test tomorrow
mike hunt 2 months ago
how lazy have we become.we cant even both to read books, wow
PlasmaCoolantLeak 2 months ago
I did something similar for our local library on a volunteer basis for visually-impaired patrons. It was a lot of fun, esp when I had to read multiple parts.
AwesomeAna 2 months ago
She kinda looks like someone I know, idk why.
sabrina berriez 2 months ago
I suppose it isn't part of the recording part, it's more editing, but I was hoping to see the mixing/splicing edited audio cuts afterwards. And casting too, that would have been cool to see.
Madhu Zzzz 2 months ago
I want her voice 😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️
tommy graham 2 months ago
Most of the American female narrators sound the same. it's like I'm listening to the same person every audio book. The best female voices I ever heard either never done an audio books or they done one or two.
Mandeep Bhatia 2 months ago
Wow that's so awesome. I want to become one. I have an amazing voice, well so I have been told, but I have no clue where to start. how can I go about becoming a narrator/voice-of-artist. Could someone please guide me. Please
HelloSunshine 2 months ago
Every time I read an audiobook I think about all that time somebody spent sitting there reading this book out loud again and again. I have mad respect for these voice actors—without them I would never read!
Ye Rin 2 months ago
Is she on fish in a tree' or smth like that
Susan Allison 2 months ago
I love audiobooks. I tons of them. I like listening to them in my car.
Susan Allison 2 months ago
That was interesting
Pastel Jelly 2 months ago
wait. so Vox means voice
David Riley 2 months ago
There was no bubbling sound in your esophagus, you burped!
Ariana Malkin 3 months ago
Your voice made me think of Amy Poehler :D
edgar morbos 3 months ago
Suzy looks like Emma Watson in the thumbnail. Am i the only one who noticed?
mimi kat 3 months ago
She's really good
Joseph Camplese 3 months ago
I wonder how choose your own adventure books would work in audio book form.
IF ØNLY 3 months ago
I want this book!
Restia Ashdoll 3 months ago
Dumbledore asked calmly
Rebecca Donoghue 3 months ago
Audible hopes you enjoyed this program
subseven 3 months ago
So they read a book and the audio is recorded? Wow, who would have guessed that's how audiobooks are recorded!? That's crazy!
bunetoff 3 months ago
I don't feel like I've learnt how an audiobook is made from this video.
SK8fourL1F3 3 months ago
I assumed they recorded the dialogue separately for consistency. That's super impressive.
Cerridwen 3 months ago
Dragon sounds like a chain smoker, hehe.
suskirk 3 months ago
She has such a lovely voice !
ibkristykat 3 months ago
you're just a VOICE ACTOR when you narrate stories for Audiobooks.
bennyota 3 months ago
it really bothers me how she said 'Come on daydreamer, let's go.'
Malcolm and Amber Homeyer 3 months ago
Her voice is so beautiful and soothing. She is very talented at reading smoothly.
Hank Kopta 3 months ago
the snoot shall droop
tiffanie8000 3 months ago
Her voice is so soothing
Sam Galloway 3 months ago
Doing audiobooks would be a nightmare for me. It would feel like having to read aloud in class and my heart would drop.
Rose Confetti 3 months ago
I want to do this for a living but have no idea how to
C4CH3CH3 3 months ago
Wow this lady looks like Amy Adams
Tisha 3 months ago
anybody else hear Amy Poehler?
Oldest Member 3 months ago
She's got a beautiful voice
n40798 3 months ago
I really liked Reese Witherspoon's narration of Go Set a Watchman
Elliot Chan 3 months ago
Staying ahead of the words you'll read. that's it! That's the one tip I needed.
0IDaveCouch 3 months ago
I love how Steven Toast reads audiobooks. 😂👍🏻
Bot Prophet 3 months ago
She has a very nice and clear voice.
Mimi Kamanda 3 months ago
The whole time I was listening to her I was like why is her voice so familiar.why does her voice remind me of like 4 different books and then it hit me. Most of the audiobooks I get have been her narrating the story and I absolutely love her narrations! Great job Suzy! Official a fan!
Macabre Wilhelm 3 months ago
She should really try doing video game and anime voice work. She has a great voice.
Miqseri GX 3 months ago
Wicked
Alexander Lee 3 months ago
Amy Poehler’s sister
Pavini Suri 3 months ago
This is fascinating! Anyone know how one can become a book narrator ?
Azim 3 months ago
Leslie Knope got into narration
ⵣ Arezki ⵣ 3 months ago
It's a shame this video isn't sponsored by Audible.
Tuni Wife Life 3 months ago
I could listen to her read all day ❤
AJJ 3 months ago
When do we get a full 'You are generic' come in for us Vox this sounds GOOD
Jonny B 3 months ago
As someone who listens to audiobooks all day while at work, while driving around, go about 500 of them, this is basically EXACTLY how I imagined it, hahaha. I used to read books but audiobooks are just so much more engrossing, you actually remember a lot more of it and with a good narrator you get a lot more emotion out of it.
Sienna 465 3 months ago
I like actual books because you can treasure them and create a collection but I might as well try audio books seeing how much effort they put and all
Sweetkiwi74 3 months ago
Word.
morgan riddiford 3 months ago
What I thought they would do like one chapter and then take a break???
William Russo 3 months ago
This sounds like a really cool book
k w e e n. r a q u e l l e. 3 months ago
I swear ive heard he before wen I was listening to an audiobook