This book is simply a great listen - regardless of the subject matter.
Whether you're just curious about voice acting, or have been in the voiceover/voice acting business for a long time, it is without question a trendsetter well worth purchase.
There are "how to" books on voiceover or voice acting and then, there is this singular book on the truth of the voiceover business.
Superbly narrated with extensive sound design, Todd brings over three decades of knowledge and experience in voiceover to the table. Weaving stories of the voiceover industry and its history, Todd reveals the raw truth of the business in what can only be described as an aural sculpture.
In comparison to most eBook/audiobook offerings, this book is like no other; setting precedent for sonic entertainment within the audiobook/e-book realm. With the release of this book, Todd Schick throws down the gauntlet using the power of his voice and pen.
Blending sound, comedy, drama and personal experiences, it boldly reveals the genuine, honest truth everyone should hear about the modern-day voiceover industry.
From the inventor of the modern-day voice talent business model, Todd Schick brings a cast of voices from many sources and colleagues (including his dog and parrot) to this rare, entertaining and incredibly informative publication on voiceover and voice acting; the first in an on-going series.
From the Author's Introduction: "There is no such thing as the "bible" of voiceover or voice acting; to make that claim is to sell someone a dream. Indeed, books on voiceover or voice acting are rarely narrated by the author, much less feature sound design.
Voiceover is an aural product; spoken words born from imagination, to communicate imagination. I could not in good conscience publish a book on voiceover without recording it; doing anything less would speak to the integrity of the content and author.
In my humble opinion, it's pointless to publish any book on voiceover and/or voice acting if the customer can't hear the product. That said, if you choose to purchase the e-book version of this publication, be sure to listen to it; you'll really be missing out by simply reading text."
Author's note: If you purchase the eBook and your Kobo reader doesn't support audio playback, be sure to download the Kobo desktop app to listen to the book.