Category Archives: Audiobooks

New Audiobook: Organize Your Home by Louise Harvey

I am pleased to announce the release of my newest audiobook: Organize Your Home: The Complete Guide to Organizing and Cleaning Your Home in 7 Days by Louise Harvey!

Click to see the title on Audible and hear a sample.

 

I learned a lot about home organization reading this book. Louise is a master home executive. Even though this is a relatively short book, it is packed with information. I like how she starts out with getting past psychological barriers to decluttering and cleaning. We all get attached to our stuff, we feel too overwhelmed to even begin, or we fear that it’s pointless to even try to get organized because even if we manage to accomplish it our home will just get cluttered again! Louise addresses all of these objections and how to overcome them.

Then, she goes room-by-room in a typical home and gives a specific game plan to declutter and clean every space – even using humor you can relate to (have you really used that egg cooker you bought in the last 6 months?) I found the bathroom and garage sections particularly helpful.

FInally, she offers three different plans that you can implement to make sure your home stays organized. One for those who only want to clean once a week, one for those who want to clean a few times a week, and finally one for those who can take a little time out every day for home maintenance.

This is the kind of thing that, for the most part, we don’t get taught in school, nor by those we live with over the course of our lives. If you want to hear a succinct but useful guide to home organization that you can really follow and stick with if you want to live in a nice, organized home – this is a great place to start.

As with most of my audiobooks, I do have a limited number of review copies available, so if you would like one (in exchange for an honest review) please feel welcome to get in touch with me through one of the contact forms here on my website.

 

To get the book on Audible or download a copy for free with a new Audible membership, click here! Or, you can read a Kindle or physical version. Just click the book cover to see them all.

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me!

New Audiobook: The Book Of Satoshi by Phil Champagne

I am pleased to announce the release of my newest audiobook: The Book Of Satoshi: The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto by Phil Champagne, with a foreword by Jeff Berwick!

I really enjoyed narrating this book. It’s described in the intro as “bitcoin’s autobiography” and, having been interested in bitcoin myself since 2011, I agree with that description. This book contains public and private writings from bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, in the form of forum and mailing list posts, private emails, and of course the original whitepaper which describes bitcoin. There is also commentary by Phil Champagne on each discussion that Satoshi was involved in, as well as an introductory section to tie Satoshi’s writings together and explain what bitcoin is and how it works for those who are curious.

The things that stood out to me while I was reading this book mostly had to do with a new appreciation I gained for Satoshi and their work. (I use “they” as a gender-neutral pronoun, since Satoshi’s name is a pseudonym and the bitcoin creator’s true identity – or even whether it is a single person or a group of people – is not known.) Satoshi was incredibly thoughtful and did a truly remarkable job of painstakingly designing bitcoin to address every conceivable potential pitfall before it even became a problem. They were able to explain their reasoning and address questions from the cryptography community in a very clear and logical manner. But, besides the genius that enabled them to engineer bitcoin, other aspects of Satoshi’s personality also came through in their writing. Satoshi was, like many very intelligent people, shy – or at least very concerned about attracting attention that could prove a threat to their safety, perhaps very rightly so. Never during my reading did I get the sense that Satoshi undertook the bitcoin project to get rich or to assume the ring of power of a central banker. In fact, quite the opposite. I think Satoshi almost would have been bored with the idea of bitcoin as an investment, except from a high-level economic perspective. To Satoshi, bitcoin was a fascinating academic experiment.

There were signs, when bitcoin started to gain more traction in the mainstream, that Satoshi was growing more and more uncomfortable. Satoshi warned the early bitcoin community that if Wikileaks, which had its bank accounts extrajudicially frozen in late 2010, were to begin accepting bitcoin, it would prematurely attract the wrong kind of attention to bitcoin. I could clearly imagine the beads of sweat forming on Satoshi’s face when Gavin Andresen wrote to them that he was going to give a talk about bitcoin to the CIA… and even through those relatively impersonal forum posts and emails, I could also clearly see the thought process taking place where Satoshi realized that what began as a fascinating experiment had taken on a life of its own. Pandora’s box was open, and bitcoin was now out of Satoshi’s hands. Shortly after that last email from Gavin, Satoshi disappeared from public life.

Although the story of bitcoin is 100% true, The Book of Satoshi reads almost like a thriller novel. For those who were not there watching from the very beginning (which is most of us!) it is a real treat to go back in time to learn about the beginnings of one of the most disruptive technologies of our lifetimes, and to experience this important historical moment first hand, straight from the keyboard of Satoshi Nakamoto.

Hear a sample of the audiobook here:

To get the book on Audible or download a copy for free with a new Audible membership, click here! Or, you can read a Kindle or physical version. Just click the book cover to see them all.

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me!

New Audiobook: A Guide to the Present Moment by Noah Elkrief

I am pleased to announce the release of my newest audiobook: A Guide to The Present Moment: How to Stop Believing the Thoughts That Keep You From Feeling Free, Whole, and Happy by Noah Elkrief.

The book is a #1 best seller on Amazon in the personal development/self-help genre on Kindle. It focuses on the idea that thoughts underlie emotions that we don’t want to experience, such as sadness, fear, shame, guilt, anger, and feelings of unworthiness and incompleteness. By identifying the thoughts behind the emotions that cause our suffering, and then reasoning our way out of believing these thoughts through asking ourselves questions meant to provide a “reality check” about whether these thoughts are actually true, we can disbelieve the thoughts and stop suffering from the corresponding unpleasant emotions.

Noah’s book is a deep dive into the practice of identifying and disbelieving thoughts that cause suffering, and offers lots of exercises and questions to help readers do so in their own lives.

I got a lot of value from reading the book and I think it could be very helpful for someone who wants to get lasting relief from emotional pain, if they are willing to do some self-reflection and make use of the exercises and questions provided in the book.

There is an additional section at the end of the audiobook which is an “audio workbook” of questions to help listeners actively engage with the process of using the 5 Steps to the Present Moment that Noah outlines in the book.

More resources can be found on his website and YouTube channel.

For those who appreciate the soft, soothing quality of my voice, you will probably enjoy listening to this.

Listen to the audiobook sample here:

The audiobook is now available on Audible.com! To get a copy for free with a new Audible membership, click here. Or, you can read a Kindle or physical version. Just click the book cover to see them all.

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me!

The Ultimate Guide to Journaling by Hannah Braime – Audiobook (2015 Release)

I am pleased to announce the release of my newest audiobook: The Ultimate Guide to Journaling by Hannah Braime

The book is about “DIY self-discovery.” It provides an expansive set of resources and prompts to help the reader develop a journaling practice that they can use to deepen their self-awareness and act as their own best friend.

This is the 2015 release of an audiobook that I narrated back in 2013. It was originally distributed through Hannah’s website, and now is being posted on Audible and Amazon. Since I originally recorded it I’ve learned so much about audiobook narration and delivery, and the sound quality is not at my current standards. But, everybody’s their own worst critic – and one of the lessons I took from reading this book was not to get paralyzed by perfectionism. 😉 So, here it is!

More resources can be found on Hannah’s website, Becoming Who You Are.

Listen to the audiobook sample here:

The audiobook is now available on Audible.com! To get a copy for free with a new Audible membership, click here. Or, you can read a Kindle or physical version. Just click the book cover to see them all.

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me!

Single In America Audiobook

I narrated the audiobook version of Single In America, by Dr. J. L. Barkas (the maiden name of Jan Yager, PhD).

This was my second audiobook working with Jan (I also narrated her book, Productive Relationships: 57 Strategies to Build Stronger Business Connections).

Single In America is a classic book written in 1980, with a new introduction written for the audiobook version in 2015. Although the research and figures in the book are from decades ago, the ideas and observations about singleness remain the same.

Jan interviewed hundreds of people who were never married, divorced, separated, widowed, living together as an alternative to marriage, or married. Everyone’s situation was unique, but she drew on themes and threads that she saw running through each category of people and wrote the book based on her observations. There are lots of anecdotes and quotes from the interviews she conducted in the book, some of them quite funny. You can hear a few of them in the audio preview for the book, here:

The audiobook is now available on Audible.com!

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me.

Becoming An Entrepreneur Audiobook

I’m very pleased to share this chapter from the audiobook version of Becoming An Entrepreneur by my good friend Jake Desyllas. Becoming An Entrepreneur is Jake’s first book, and also his first author-narrated audiobook! He did a phenomenal job of expressing his own unique voice in the audiobook… listening to it, it’s hard to believe it’s his first one. He’s way better than many experienced audiobook narrators I’ve heard!

The way I was involved in helping bring Becoming An Entrepreneur audiobook to life was as its producer and sound editor. Jake is an experienced podcaster, but I helped him adjust his recording setup for audiobook narration, to be more ergonomic, quiet (in terms of background noise), and consistent from session to session. He sent me raw recordings of his narration, and I edited them – removing the outtakes, processing the sound to make Jake’s already-very-pleasant baritone, British accented voice sound extra nice, and formatting it according to Audible.com’s specifications.

He’s shared the Introduction chapter on his podcast, The Voluntary Life. Listen here!

You can purchase the full audiobook here. Review copies are also available – contact Jake at the voluntary life dot com for more information.

In rare cases, I accept audio editing & production projects. If you’re interested in hiring me as your audiobook editor, get in touch with me here!

Ending Aging Audiobook

I’m happy to announce that I’m working on the narrating the audiobook of Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae!

I’m very excited to be working on this audiobook. The book has become a foundational work in the human life extension movement. As a scientist myself (I have a PhD in Biochemistry and worked as a research scientist before becoming a professional voice actor), I have followed the SENS foundation and human longevity research for almost the last decade.

Here’s a very short audiobook sample:

Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime

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The Alpaca Breeding Book – Audiobook

I narrated the audiobook version of The Alpaca Breeding Book, by Dr. K. D. Galbraith of Walnut Creek Alpaca Farm.

This was a great book! Alpaca reproduction is really fascinating. Did you know that male alpacas sing to the females while they are breeding, and the females enter a trance-like state?

I imagine this book would be really useful to alpaca breeders, as Dr. Galbraith meticulously catalogs her experience with alpaca breeding gained over many years.

She also has some adorable photos of alpacas on her website, such as this one:

Image by K. D. Galbraith, Walnut Creek Alpacas

They are listening to the audiobook sample… which you can hear too, here:

The audiobook is now available on Audible.com! Or, you can read a Kindle or physical version. Just follow this link to see them all.

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me!

Small Steps to Healthy Eating: Lose Weight, Have More Energy, Feel Better Eating the Foods You Love! – Audiobook

small steps to healthy eatingI narrated the audiobook version of Small Steps to Healthy Eating: Lose Weight, Have More Energy, Feel Better Eating the Foods You Love!, written by Lynn Johnston. Lynn also blogs at Small Steps to Big Change.

I found this book helpful because it shows how to accomplish a large goal (like changing one’s diet or losing weight) by breaking it down into small, easily defined steps, and then integrating each small step as a habit one at a time. This is called the Kaizen approach, which is a theme in Lynn’s writing.

Here is an audio sample:

The audiobook is now available on Audible.com! Or, you can read a Kindle or physical version. Just follow this link to see them all.

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me!

Productive Relationships: 57 Strategies for Building Stronger Business Connections – Audiobook

I narrated Productive Relationships: 57 Strategies for Building Stronger Business Connections, written by Jan Yager, PhD.

I learned a lot about improving professional relationships from this book! It contains helpful tools such as self-quizzes to assess how your work relationships are currently going; a list of characteristics of a functional vs. a dysfunctional workplace; and many anecdotes that the author learned from interviewing her contacts about their experiences in business.

The audiobook is now available on Audible.com! Or, you can read a Kindle or physical version. Just follow this link to see them all.

Stay tuned for an interview with the author, Jan Yager!

Here’s an audio sample:

If you’d like me to narrate your next audiobook, please contact me!

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