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Project Title The Berserker
Production Type Paid
Location Remote recording
Production Dates Late April to early May
Production Details

Please carefully read the project and role details and only apply if you fit the brief.  We are currently looking for a male Audiobook Narrator for an historical action/adventure novel set in Saxony in the 770s, during the Saxon/Viking resistance of Charlemagne and the imposition of Christianity. The book is the first in a series entitled 'Fire Born'. 

The narrative is divided between two principal characters' POV:

Bjarki Bloodhand (the protagonist) is an early 20s, gruff voiced, brutish-but-likeable fisherman's son who begins his story spared from execution before embarking on a quest to become a Rekkr, or 'Berserker' - a warrior with the ability to summon the "gandr" spirit of a fierce beast.  Tor Hildarsdottir is also in her early 20s and starts the story already as a fully-fledged and experienced warrior - herself, the daughter of a legendary Rekkr. She is the sharp-witted companion to Bjarki's lumbering naivety and the pair's developing camaraderie becomes core to the heart of the book.

In addition to action/adventure and blood and guts battles, the novel places great emphasis on Pagan/Saxon religiosity and takes great care to portray the spirituality of this ancient faith, in opposition to in invading Christianity.

Role Details

We are looking for an experienced audiobook narrator with the ability to record themselves to a high standard.  The narrator will be selected based upon the best fit for the protagonist, Bjarki. We would like a deep timbred, gravelly, gruff male voice, non-RP for dialogue. Think along the lines of an extremely masculine Viking/Barbarian. All UK accents will be considered, especially Northern UK/mild Scottish/other Celtic accent.

The novel contains a vast number of Nordic/Saxon/Scandinavian names and places (a pronunciation guide will be provided) so a good grasp of language comprehension and interpretation is a must.

A good knack for accents in general for secondary characters is a bonus.

We will consider applicants based on their previous audiobook experience and voice/demo reels before inviting a shortlist to audition with a portion of the book. Shortlisted auditionees will then be considered by our publisher client. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, the successful candidate must be able to remotely record themselves to a high standard from their location. Editing and mastering will not be required by the narrator. Please do not apply if you do not have the equipment and facility to do this.

Playing Age

Early 20s

Gender

Male

Payment Details

This is a paid role at the rate of £70 per finished hour of the final, completed audiobook.  We expect this audiobook to be roughly 14 hours long.

How to apply To apply, please visit Mandy.com.  Applications received via  other methods will not be considered.

https://www.mandy.com/uk/job/1405669/the-last-berserker/audiobook-narrator