I get to do what I love, nearly everyday.
Authors and publishers entrust their books to me and I treat each book with the respect it deserves. But that doesn’t mean I take myself seriously. There are times when it’s impossible to NOT laugh, mostly at myself. The YouTube clip at the right is an example of “Mr Eloquent” getting his tongue damn near permanently tied around a word that’s really not all that difficult to say.
My goal is provide an engaging performance on every book
From military memoirs, management lessons, and political history to fantasy fiction, classic literature, and inspirational devotions, I look for ways to connect the listener with the author’s intent. My favorite review comments are those where the listener remarks that “it sounded as if Jim had written the book himself.”
Some extremely talented people have added to my knowledge. I’ve been coached and attended training provided by:
- Isolation booth – noise floor -68db
- Mic – Blue Baby Bottle
- Pre Amp – Scarlett Solo
- Computer – Dedicated MacBook Pro
- Software – StudioOne Artist, RX6
I am an APA Ambassador and a proud
member of SAG/AFTRA