Audiobook Narration

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Want to turn your book into a professional audiobook?
I can do just that!

At Voiceoverpro.co, I will affordably record high-quality, professional narration for your audiobook, mastered to meet ACX standards for sale on Audible. Ordering below is super easy!

Price is based on word count. Delivery date depends on the length of your book and my availability. Learn more about my service.

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Description

You: “Wouldn’t it be great if my book was an audiobook on Audible
— and professionally narrated?”

Ben: “Yes!”

I’m Ben Hauck. I narrate audiobooks for authors and audiobook publishers from my New York City recording studio.

Over the years, I’ve won contracts to produce audiobooks for a number of authors’ new books and ebooks.

My Audiobook Service

  • For 1 book you provide, I will record high-quality, professional narration mastered to meet ACX standards for sale on Audible. 
  • I charge by word count. My rate is 3.333¢ per word, equivalent to $5 per 150 words.  I offer discounts on audiobooks above 50,000 words.
  • I include a reasonable number of modifications, if needed.
  • I strive to deliver ASAP. Because audiobooks can require large blocks of time, my delivery schedule depends on my current availability. With that said, I typically deliver ahead of schedule.
  • Pay now by credit card or Paypal.

Restrictions

  • I do not provide background music, but I will mix in background music you provide to me.
  • I do not provide cover art or any design elements for your audiobook.
  • I do not upload the audio files to ACX.com.

Have a question before you order? Contact me.

If you’d like a sample read, email me a snippet of your text to read, any other information you have about your book like its length, plus your budget.

Listen

My audiobook narration covers a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres, ranging from minutes long to nearly 13 hours.

I’ve narrated suspenseful thrillers, monster-filled science fiction, horror stories, poignant business texts, and inspirational coaching books. I’ve even narrated a range of children’s books. Many of these audiobooks are currently available on Audible.


Interested in ordering the audiobooks?
You can use the provided Amazon affiliate links. -Ben

My Process

Some narrators record their part, then hand the recordings off to someone else to do the editing, mixing, and mastering.

Me? I do it all.

I provide great attention to detail and transparent communication about my progress. I work hard to make your audiobook perfect.

My Typical Workday

My typical recording day is a 10- to 12-hour day.

  • In the morning, I record about 8,000-10,000 words, which takes a few hours.
  • Then, I finish up the morning by editing out evident mistakes in my recording, which I’ve marked while I recorded.
  • After lunch, I follow with a quality-control listen (“QC”). This is the longest part of the process. During QC, I listen to what I’ve recorded that day, catch any additional mistakes, and make sure the recording meets my quality standards.
  • By around dinner, I deliver to you what I’ve recorded for the day for your review. I repeat over the next several says until I’m done.
  • After I’ve heard back from you on any requested modifications, I master the audiobook files to ACX standards and deliver to you your audiobook, which you can then upload to ACX.com.

In general, it takes 1-2 days to pre-read your book and ask you any questions I might have about the text. Recording 8,000-10,000 words a day, a 40,000-word audiobook takes about 5-7 full workdays to produce from start to finish.

Recording Studio

With a combination of pro equipment and software, Ben Hauck crafts a sound that will elevate your productions.

*If you are interested in purchasing any of this equipment for your recording studio,
you may do so by clicking through my affiliate links below. -Ben

Microphone

Shure SM7B

Preamp

dbx 286s Mic Preamp / Processor

Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Software & Plugins

Reaper Digital Audio Workstation

Waves

iZotope Nectar Vocal Production

iZotope Ozone Mastering

iZotope RX Audio Repair

Testimonials


Ben is the absolute best in the business. He brought to life just the way i visualized the story to be told. Ben is extremely professional, communicative, easy to work with and meets all of his deadlines. I will certainly be working with him for all of my future projects – Thanks for everything Ben.

— Sumit Kar, Author


Phenomenal. Ben Hauck went above and beyond my expectations. He was clear, concise, set clear timelines, and delivered at A+ project in the most professional way possible. I was shocked at how fast Ben could create an outstanding result. I will definitely be working with him in the future when new projects arise.

— Phil Pham, Author


INCREDIBLE, incredible work on this project. Ben went above and beyond on timelines, quality, and narrating a polished, beautiful audiobook for us. I cannot recommend him enough, and will be working with him on all my future audiobooks […] (you literally won’t be able to stop listening to him — I can’t, and I wrote the book!)

— Julia McCoy, Author


Ben is such an amazing talent, who comes with simply the highest recommendation I can give for your audiobook or any other narration you need. More than that though, he truly cares. He wants the project he is working on to be 100% right for you. His communication throughout the project was perfect and I know he worked long hours to get this completed on time. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have found him for my narration.

— Martin John, Author


Ben Hauck is an exceptional narrator and exceeded my expectations. He is an excellent communicator and his level of professionalism is second to none. He is very creative. He completed and delivered the order way ahead of schedule. It has been a pleasure to work with Ben, one of his most important skill sets his ability to execute the project with integrity and passion, and his commitment to excellence. I highly recommend Ben’s services to anyone looking for a professional narrator or voiceover artist.

— William Valmyr, Author & Leadership Consultant


What an awesome process this was. I really enjoyed working with Ben. He’s incredibly talented and very easy to work with. I’ll definitely be working with him again when I finish writing Thomas Orbitz 2.

— Evan Thompson, Author (Thomas Orbitz: Marked by Fire)


Ben is outstanding! He works fast, communicates VERY well, and is extremely professional. He created a super high-quality audiobook for us at lightning speed! Thanks, man!

— Josiah Rosenberger, Ghost Writer


Ben was an absolute pleasure to work with. He works tirelessly to not only get the project done on time but also to make sure that it 100% perfect. He has captured the voice and personalities of each character and I really cannot recommend him enough. If you are looking for a voice artist, Ben is your man. Thank you so much.

— Martin John, Author


I’m very impressed and pleased with Ben’s work, He’s very knowledgeable about what it takes to narrate a book in voiceover. I will definitely continue to do business with him and also refer. I don’t think i could have found a better voiceover person to bring my book to life. If you are looking for a voiceover guy, Ben is your man!!!

— Tonya Millionaire Ray, Author


Ben was very professional and patient. He delivered a beautifully recorded book. I am very happy with the finished product. Thanks a million!!!

— V.V. Ayala, Author


Amazing service. Really happy with the final outcome of Little Elf Ray Audiobook. Ben was a pleasure to work with and extremely talented!

— Ross Hammond, Author


Very Professional and answered all questions I had. He even finished faster than expected with no issues. I will be returning soon for more audio.

— Corey Smith, Author


The finished product is incredible. Hire Ben today!!

— Victoria Allen, Author


FAQ

For answers to some frequently asked questions about my voiceover services, see below.

What are “rights”?2021-12-31T20:00:42+00:00

When you order a voice recording, you also need to order permission to use the recording how you want to use it.

These permissions are called “rights.”

I offer some rights for free, others for a fee. Whether you need to purchase rights simply depends on how you want to use the recording.

What rights do you offer?2022-01-11T11:51:38+00:00

Unless otherwise specified, my recordings are works for hire for personal, business, and online use.

These rights are free. However, they do not cover broadcast advertising use.

If the recording is for broadcast advertising purposes, you will need to purchase appropriate broadcast advertising rights.

Broadcast Advertising Rights

After purchasing appropriate broadcast advertising rights, you may use my recordings in advertising broadcast over “traditional” (aka terrestrial) radio or TV.

Here are the broadcast advertising rights I offer:

Radio Rights – You may use this recording in advertising on terrestrial radio. (For advertising on Internet radio or on podcasts, that is covered under online use, so you don’t need Radio Rights for Internet radio or podcast advertising.)

TV Rights (Local/Regional vs. National)- You may use this recording in advertising on terrestrial television, depending on the breadth of the market. I offer different rights for advertising in local/regional TV and for national TV.

 

What do you deliver?2022-01-11T11:42:06+00:00

I deliver my recordings as mixed and mastered mp3 files.

When ordering, you can also request a mixed and mastered wav file, or a raw (dry) wav file for your own mixing and mastering.

If you need another filetype, simply let me know what you need and I should be able to accommodate.

Audiobooks

For audiobooks, I provided mp3 files mixed and mastered to meet ACX standards.

Are you awesome?2021-07-08T19:25:32+00:00

Yep, I’m awesome!

What is your accent?2021-07-08T19:25:32+00:00

I have an American accent.

My general accent is Midwestern, very close to Standard American Broadcasting English. My voice works great for recordings where you want no regionalism in the voice.

My voice also reads as Mid-Atlantic or simply “generic American English.”

I don’t record other accents than my own.

I need a voiceover in 1-2 hours. Can you do that?2020-03-24T00:23:16+00:00

Sometimes I can! Contact me to see if I’m available.

Do you do precision timing? For example, synching to video, dubbing, or recordings that are exactly 60 seconds?2022-01-11T11:44:30+00:00

Precision timing is whenever I have to meet certain time constraints in my recording.

Examples of precision timing include:

  • synching my voice to a video
  • dubbing my voice over another person’s voice
  • recording to a specific time length (like 15 seconds, 30 seconds, exactly 53 seconds, etc.)
  • recording within scripted timestamps

Precision timing takes a bit more time and work to record and deliver, so I offer it at a higher rate than for standard recording.

What is your Modification Policy?2022-01-11T12:11:06+00:00

For discount voiceovers, modifications are at cost.  Order here if you need a round of modifications for a discount voiceover.

For premium voiceovers, most include a reasonable number of modifications within a specified time window after my first delivery at no additional cost. An exceptional number of modifications, modifications requested after this time window, and new scripting that may increase word count may be at additional cost.

If you are an agency or designer working on behalf of a client: Make sure your client knows that modifications may be at cost, and build modification costs into your rate and budget.

Of course, if I made a rare mistake, I’ll correct it for free!

Do you offer live directed sessions?2022-01-11T11:46:03+00:00

Live directed sessions are when I patch you into my recording studio, and you can direct me live as I record for you.

Subject to scheduling and for an additional fee, I can provide live directed sessions over the Chrome web browser.

What is your Pronunciation Policy?2022-01-11T12:07:10+00:00

When you send pronunciations for unusual words, names, or abbreviations/acronyms, you really speed up my delivery time!

Here are some recommended ways to send me any unusual pronunciations:

  • Send me an audio file of the correct pronunciation (BEST OPTION!) 
  • Send a link to a YouTube video with the correct pronunciation
  • Send a link to an online dictionary entry, like from merriam-webster.com
  • Write out what what any words rhyme with (not recommended)
  • Write out the pronunciation phonetically (not recommended)

If you don’t provide pronunciation guidance, and if after deliver I need to change my pronunciation, that counts as a modification.

See my Modification Policy (above) for details.

What is your Refund Policy?2021-12-31T21:15:16+00:00

In general, I do not provide refunds for my voiceover work. But never fear! I have a long history of customers around the globe ecstatic with my voiceover services.

If you are an agency or designer working on behalf of a client, make sure your client knows that modifications may be at cost, and build modification costs into your rate and budget.

What WON’T you record?2021-12-31T21:15:06+00:00

I will not record divisive political ads, robocalls, ringless voicemail, racist or sexist content, or certain other material.

Contact me with any questions before ordering.

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