Everything is not as it seems. Cutting through how something appears to discover what lies beneath is at the heart of this genre. The allure of the unknown, the hidden dangers within; a mystery narrator can conjure the spirit of the unrevealed through their tone and delivery.
From Sherlock Holmes to Scooby-Doo, mysteries are unique and can require an assortment of styles. We have an outstanding selection of narrators in countless languages and accents - to ensure your performance is localised to your audience.
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Find out more about casting narrators for mystery stories
The mystery genre, like most other fictional genres, has many conventions and sub-genres. So much so that YouTuber 'bookslikewhoa' compiled a list of her favorites, and why:
For your own mystery, we at Voquent want to make sure you have access to the resources to give your novel a competitive edge on the book marketplace. The mystery genre is unique in that it requires a specific delivery style and range of vocal characteristics to work in varied 'auras' for an audiobook variant.
The horror genre is another good example of this. For horror audiobooks to be effective, you need the talent to evoke an uneasy feeling with their tones. Mystery, on the other hand, needs the narrator to build up suspense and to be entertaining. They also need to portray the mystique of the plot itself, this, of course, being the primary appeal of the genre.
What better way to accomplish that in your mystery than to find a professional narrator capable of exactly that. Our aim at Voquent is to connect you to the talent you need to bring your audiobook mystery to life.
Our powerful search tool can help you choose tone, delivery style, and pitch using to ensure that you get only the best from our vast catalog of talent.
With all that said, even with our search tool, choosing a narrator can be a daunting task. Many people don't have the time to do it themselves, so we are here to make the task as simple, straightforward, and as seamless as possible. Don't waste valuable writing time. We can even recommend voices to you.
However, if selecting a narrator yourself, there are a few things you should consider. The kind of mystery you have written impacts how it should be narrated. Is it a dark, gritty murder mystery? Or maybe a light-hearted adventure mystery?
The themes of your novel will determine what emotions you want to invoke within your reader, so reflecting these ideas with the right talent is of paramount importance.
Another important factor to consider is the marketplaces that you intend to sell your book within. If looking solely at the English-speaking marketplace for your novel, then accents and dialects of English may be a factor you want to consider to make your novel stand out. Do you want a neutral accent, or perhaps something more specific like a regional accent?
We can provide some popular English accents from the different British regional accents like London, Northern English, Welsh, or Scottish. We can also offer more international, regional accents of English such as Canadian, Australian, American, and English-speaking European accents.
If the international market is more where you intend to sell your novel, then we offer narrators in various different world languages for you to consider. We serve a wide range of languages, including popular widely spoken languages such as French and Hindi and more niche languages such as Cambodian Khmer and Gujarati.
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