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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

English/Australian accent wanted

We're looking for a male narrator for The Missionaries. If you have a genuine posh English accent, or Australian accent, and you're interested, shoot me an email. No American voice actors who can do accents for this one, please.

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37 Comments:

Blogger Shimshon August 16, 2016 6:13 AM  

No preference for male or female?

Blogger JACIII August 16, 2016 6:14 AM  

Please. Please. NOT JamieR.

Rap would strangely become the cadence of the native tongue, we would all be exposed to it, and die horrible deaths.

Blogger Shimshon August 16, 2016 6:16 AM  

I know several Brits with right proper accents. I'm passing this on to them.

Blogger Cinco August 16, 2016 6:32 AM  

Oh please let it be JamieR! I mean if he works on a Friday night the epic side rants will be hilarious.

Blogger VD August 16, 2016 6:34 AM  

Male. And NOT JamieR.

Anonymous Bobby Farr August 16, 2016 6:35 AM  

What is a "post English" accent? Is that third world pidgin English with East End pronunciation?

Anonymous Neocolonial August 16, 2016 6:36 AM  

I'd love to, hell I spent a decade in PNG while growing up, but cannot be done in these next two months.

Blogger Sillon Bono August 16, 2016 6:42 AM  

What is this for? an audio-book version of "The missionaries"?

Blogger N Matheson August 16, 2016 6:42 AM  

I can't get the email tab to work. I have a Southern English educated (but not posh) accent, I also have a very good actor friend who is posher.
Neal

Blogger VD August 16, 2016 6:44 AM  

What is this for? an audio-book version of "The missionaries"?

Yes.

I have a Southern English educated (but not posh) accent, I also have a very good actor friend who is posher.

Both read 2-3 paragraphs and email the MP3 to voxdayATgmailDOTcom.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 16, 2016 7:05 AM  

O/T yet still involving the UN, virtue signaling busy bodies and vibrant weapon toting men. Thru alternative media I find out there was a mini-Benghazi in the South Sudan where some aid workers were terrorized and raped while the US embassy and the UN did squat.

Blogger John S August 16, 2016 7:14 AM  

Looking forward to this audiobook, with proper accents even...

Will we perhaps see some of John C. Wright's stuff come to audio? Audible only has one short story by him, Guest Law. It's quite good, but leaves you wishing there was more in that medium.



Anonymous Prof hale August 16, 2016 7:18 AM  

DISCRIMINATORY HIRING PRACTICES!! I demand you hire someone with a voice that sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard for your next project.

Anonymous JB August 16, 2016 7:23 AM  

Speaking of "the Missionaries", is there a print book out yet , or one in the works?

I want to get it for my technologically-challenged father, a great reader of Maugham, Waugh, and... Flashman!

Blogger VD August 16, 2016 7:27 AM  

Speaking of "the Missionaries", is there a print book out yet , or one in the works?

In the works, but it's not at the front of the line.

Will we perhaps see some of John C. Wright's stuff come to audio?

We're working on them.

Anonymous Mantle of Hate August 16, 2016 8:12 AM  

I'm a speaker in Australia, I've presented to large audiences and have been told I have a good speaking voice. Not sure if you want more of a 'twang' though - Australian accents I've heard always sound over the top. I loved the book, and got the impression that while Fletcher was rough, he was competent and I didn't read him in my head as a bogan..

Anonymous Lloyd Christmas. August 16, 2016 8:23 AM  

G'day mate! Let's throw another shrimp on the barby!

Anonymous Mantle of Hate August 16, 2016 8:51 AM  

Fair crack of the whip there Lloyd, you don't think we all speak like that do ya, by Jingo. Cripes!

Anonymous Mantle of Hate August 16, 2016 9:01 AM  

It's bedtime over here so I just went ahead a did up a quick demo for you Vox, and sent it to your Gmail. Let me know what you think.

Blogger VD August 16, 2016 9:17 AM  

Got it, thanks. Pretty good. Owen and I are talking about whether Oz or Pom would be better. On the one hand, Americans understand the English accent better. On the other, the book is a very funny satire and the Australian accent is intrinsically more humorous to American ears.

Blogger Student in Blue August 16, 2016 9:36 AM  

Perhaps Pom for the bureaucrat, and Oz for the narrator and others?

Blogger VD August 16, 2016 10:02 AM  

Perhaps Pom for the bureaucrat, and Oz for the narrator and others?

No.

Blogger VFM #7634 August 16, 2016 11:46 AM  

I'd go with Aussie myself.

Blogger Josh August 16, 2016 12:46 PM  

Too late to vote for Jamie?

Blogger Keith August 16, 2016 12:58 PM  

It's gotta be an Aussie

Blogger Keith August 16, 2016 12:58 PM  

It's gotta be an Aussie

Blogger JaimeInTexas August 16, 2016 1:37 PM  

Who is this JamieR?

Blogger Were-Puppy August 16, 2016 2:34 PM  

Aussie is a good accent. Claudia Black anyone?

Blogger Josh August 16, 2016 2:46 PM  

Who is this JamieR?

Do you even ilk, bro?

Blogger weka August 16, 2016 3:49 PM  

I loved the book, and got the impression that while Fletcher was rough, he was competent and I didn't read him in my head as a bogan..

Yeah, nah. This Kiwi heard Strine in his head.

https://youtu.be/0yXinPYK-Jk

Anonymous Turd Burglestein August 16, 2016 7:09 PM  

Why not Milo?

Anonymous BGKB August 16, 2016 11:01 PM  

Will we perhaps see some of John C. Wright's stuff come to audio?

It might raise the cost to find someone with a good enough vocabulary to handle that.

Fair crack of the whip there Lloyd, you don't think we all speak like that do ya, by Jingo. Cripes!

I have meet people from Sydney and Perth but not sure if they represent their local dialects well.

Blogger CashBailey August 16, 2016 11:22 PM  

I'm Australian so PLEASE don't resort to someone faking an accent.

It's notoriously the hardest accent for actors to do convincingly. Not even Meryl Streep managed it.

Blogger CashBailey August 16, 2016 11:24 PM  

Actually, I've heard Matthew McConaughey do a pretty decent Aussie accent, because he lived out here for a few years as an exchange student.

Anonymous A Contributor August 17, 2016 3:16 AM  

What sort of Australian accent do you want, broad, general or cultivated? Broad is the accent everyone thinks of when they say Australian accents and is thought of working class rural. Cultivated is considered upper class, educated and sounds similar to received pronunanciation. General is the accent spoken by the majority of people and is inbetween and is absorbing the other two. I'm assuming broad as it is the sterotypical one but cultivated would work as well. So if you can get a posh british it would be arguably somewhat accurate/close to cultivated and would justifiable on its own merits anyway.

http://dialectblog.com/2011/07/10/types-of-australian-accents/

Blogger rho August 17, 2016 5:07 AM  

Turns out I could get both English and Australian amateur voice actors.

Blogger SRBEL August 19, 2016 5:59 AM  

Vox mate fair shake of the sauce bottle cobber! Yer goin round the bend if ya reckon some toffee nosed bloody pom could do this pearler little book justice. Struth mate yer out of ya tree to be even consider it, fair dinkum.

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