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!

Demo – Radio Ads

Here are some examples of previous radio ads I’ve voiced!

Some of them were also written by me, and I also mixed them with music for a fully produced ad.

Adult female voice. Sound:  Announcer, Amusing, Caring, Friendly, Genuine, Mother, Warm, Believable, Generation Y, Attractive.


If you like what you hear, please contact me today for a sample and rate quote.

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!

Elsevier Clinics Collections Video

Elsevier’s Clincs Collections are concise and comprehensive reviews of current topics in clinical patient care. I narrated their explainer video – check it out here!

Could I be the right voice for your next medical video? Contact me today to request a sample read and more information!

Demo – Podcast Intros

Here is a mashup of samples from my previous work on podcast intro & outros, bumpers, and skits!

Here are some more resources for getting up and running with your podcast, including getting an intro/outro produced.

 

If you like what you hear and are interested in having me intro your podcast, please get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you.

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!

Demo – B2B Explainer Videos

Here are some samples from my previous work on B2B explainer videos!

Adult female voice. Sound: Authoritative, Conversational, Executive, Corporate, Friendly, Strong, Natural, Professional, Confident, Knowledgeable.

 

If you like what you hear, please contact me today for a sample and rate quote.

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.

Demo – Medical eLearning

Hear some samples from my previous medical eLearning work – these are patient educational videos, medical device tutorials, and medical industry training videos.

Adult female voice. Sound: Authoritative, Caring, Concerned, Conversational, Executive, Friendly, Informative, Medical, Warm, Knowledgeable.

 

If you like what you hear, please contact me today for a sample and rate quote.

 

Vaultoro Explainer Video

Vaultoro is a new exchange with innovative auditing mechanisms and “glass books,” which provides a mechanism for trading bitcoin and gold instantly. I narrated their explainer video – check it out here!

Could I be the right voice for your next explainer video? Contact me today to request a sample read and more information!

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