Hi Everyone! Books-n-Kisses and I are thrilled to have with us today Narrator Nelson Hobbs!
Viviana: Hi Nelson! Thank you so much for joining us today and for being part of Audio Book Lovin!
Nelson: Thanks for having me. I really appreciate it.
Viviana: The first time I heard you narrate was in Reaper's Fall (Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 5) by Joanna Wylde, loved it and went to find out what else you have narrated. How did you get into narrating Romance or start narrating audio books in general?
Nelson: I have been in and around the audio publishing world for many years. I started as an actor and did a lot of voice acting for radio and television commercials. My first bunch of book that I recorded were romance novels. I had never done that kind of work before so I had no idea what to expect, but it turned out that it was really fun to do. I guess some of those did well and I started getting requested to read more. And I'm still going so that's kind of cool.
Viviana: I’m going to put you into the spot a little bit …. Who is your dream author to narrate for and why?
Nelson: Gosh. Lots of author's to think about. I have gotten to read for some of the best, so I honestly don't know. Maybe Janet Ivanovich, or someone like that? That would be pretty incredible
Viviana: As readers, we listen to the narrator perform the different characters of which all have different voices and tones, and of course, then there is the narrative. What is your process? Do you read the entire book before you start recording it? (i.e. do you highlight, is there a software you use to give you WARNING - HOT BRITISH GUY NEXT LINE or HOT BIKER DUDE ABOUT TO SPEAK… I don’t know....LOL etc.)
Nelson: I always try and do as much research as possible. I usually make a little list of characters and jot a few notes about them (where they are from, what kind of voice etc.) And as I record the book the characters usually come out naturally at the point as we go.
Viviana: When we were discussing this interview and figuring out the details, you’ve been backpacking across Europe, when not bringing stories to life, what kinds of things you enjoy doing?
Nelson: I love adventure. If I am not working, I am running out the door to find my next outdoor excursion. Hiking, backpacking, etc. everywhere, anywhere.
Viviana: Okay, last question …. Are there any upcoming audiobooks that you have in the works and are really excited about?
Nelson: I am currently narrating Heart Strike, by M.L. Buchman. I'm pretty excited about this one.
Viviana: Nelson, THANK YOU again for taking the time between recording and your vacation to be with us today! Truly appreciate it!
Nelson: Thanks for having me. This was great.
Please take a few minutes and listen to the audio sample of Nelson's work! Let us know what you think in the comments and remember to enter the giveaway!
About The Narrator
When not acting or working on books he spends time traveling as much as possible. He is an avid backpacker and hiker. From hiking in the Sequoias to backing across Europe, his sense of adventure keeps him healthy.
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