Today, im going to show you some good resources for listening to australian english. I have no problem with someone of any accent reading an audiobook. Now, as an australian myself i should hardly find hearing such an accent surprising. I guess for me its a little like hearing an aussie accent in. Erin mallon, who is an amazing narrator, brings jenna to life with her uncertainties and bravado, as well as sporting a very good aussie accent for the character of tanner. American is also designed to help the regional speaker attain professional. Free audio bible downloads in mp3 format and online. Though jeff woodman is actually an american with a work history in england, he performs the audiobook in its entirety with an indian accent strongest at the beginning, tempered as the story goes on. Katherine littrell is an australian audiobook narrator who works for independent authors and large publishers to narrate and produce awardwinning. Get rid of your accent is a speech training manual for mastering britishenglish pronunciation. Audiobook narrator matt haynes gives five starter tips on the australian accent, then uses his favorite practice technique of applying accents to. The narrator is wonderful as a narrator of american characters and i enjoyed his pace and tenor but it isnt necessary to try and speak in an australian accent. Rebecca harper loves to tell a good story and knows how to hold a crowd.
And when your favorite narrator has a sexy accent, its more than a little hard to resist. After spending years in paris making highend dresses, tilly dunnage returns to the small australian town she was banished from as a child. The goal being to record a phonetically relevant text by as many volunteers as possible, and make this dialectaccent database available to the world, by releasing the recordings into the public domain. Farrow displayed his australian accent while quoting dylan howard the former top editor for the national enquirer in an email that supposedly boasted that hed retrieved statements from a. Audio production voice over voice talent singing narration voice acting voice over american accent voice over british accent voice over australian accent male voice over. It can even open doors to other roles that need someone skilled at using an australian accent. Many students i work with tell me that they find australian english more challenging than the two international standard englishes.
I have no problem with someone of any accent reading an audiobook, as long as their diction and their reading comprehension is good. The australian accent is renowned for its lack of regional differences. Much of my nonaustralianaccent narration has been in historical fiction, including several regencyvictorian romance series voiced in a bbc accent. Chrome on android does supports our technology in the operating system, but it is not accessible to the browser, so responsivevoice falls back to australian female as the best case available. Finding a good narrator with an authentic australian accent which would still be clear enough for the. Russian for a spy he encounters, highpitched and sultry for. Audiobook narration may sound effortless when you listen to it on headphones in the park, but sitting in a booth watching olivia dowd read the lost ones by. Amy soakes australian audiobook narrator quality professional. If you are attempting to improve your english or copy an accent, then there are plenty of audiobooks to choose from. Great narration terrible australian accent a strange choice of narration given that the author is australian and so is one of the main characters. You can learn more about stephen in his behind the mic video. Ronan farrow voices trump, shows off barrage of accents in. Enter a phrase in the phrase field, and then click the button to change it from english to australian.
Another audiobook of note is life of pi by yaan martel. My first rupert channing listen, and he is amazing as tanner with an easy pace and a wonderfully melodic voice. I can also sing in vietnamese but i cant speak or read it very well. Listen anytime, anywhere to an unmatched selection of audiobooks, premium podcasts, and more at audible. I am looking for audio books that are read in an australian accent.
Pick a book with a narrator who doesnt only read but also sings in the recording. Audiobook recording and distribution services australia. Do you have any preferences for age, gender or type of voice. This darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture is also a major motion picture starring kate winslet. The audio features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect american accent. Though jeff woodman is actually an american with a work history in england, he performs the audiobook in its entirety with an indian accent. Learning any accent can be intimidating and even as difficult as learning a new language. Prominent australian author, tim winton, in his 2009 miles franklin award acceptance speech, acknowledged the important cultural value of embracing australian stories and telling them with our own accent. Im living in australia but i dont sound like an aussie myself. To make this easier, try rounding your lips as you say write, or spite. Harpers third book, the lost man, is a standalone novel and is also narrated by shanahan. While the crocodilehunter accent is commonly associated with australia, the everyday accent provides less of a dramatic emphasis when pronouncing words. Many people turn their attention across the ocean to british authors and their work, but there is so much great writing coming out of, and taking. Within this accent, farrow actually finds the elements of a good australian, english and, if he ever needs one south african.
John lee, a britishamerican narrator also narrates the whole of white tiger by aravind adiga in an indian accent. A novel of mythic proportions by daniel wallace, narrated by tom stechschulte. But, you do not know how to do an australian accent. Over the course of literary history, it would be difficult to understate englands overwhelming influence on the world. I have a language student from india that is looking to improve his australian accent. Ive worked through acx as an audiobook narrator for several years under a pseudonym. Everyone speaks english with an accent, including native speakers. Hire the best audiobook narrators find top audiobook narrators on upwork the leading freelancing website for shortterm. The cultural cringe died a long slow death while i was a kid. With being of british descent, and having lived in south africa for many years my accent is fa.
This audiobook is a great listen for your next road trip. Both books are narrated by earphones award winner stephen shanahan, who brings his genuine australian accent. But in the context of audiobooks, and in particular fantasy audiobooks, i do because every audiobook ive listened to so far has had a british or american narrator. Pick a book thats only available as audiobook or was first released as audiobook. Australian accents and how to figure out which one you have. Once youve got your as and is down, try dropping the g at the end of ing words. Australian narrators australian narrators for australian.
Im also working on my rp british english accent, but i dont think im quite there yet. I majored in english literature with a theatre minor at bryn mawr college magna cum laude. There is a distinctly nasal placement in the australian accent, with compression around the soft palate area, which lets more air out through the nose, and relatively still lips. With an educated australian accent though she can also put on a great ocker tone, her voice is modulated, warmly authoritative and relatively deep for a chick. The australian journal of linguistics put out a paper in 1997 that sought to provide greater clarity between how to classify the broad, general and cultivated accents. We look forward to bringing your words and your story to life for those who prefer to enjoy their books audibly. Recent audiobook releases audio samples fiction historical, satirehumour my brilliant career by miles franklin australian characters and narration.
Historical fiction, literary fiction, australian classic fiction, historical romance, wholesome romance, humour. A complete and comprehensive course on the pronunciation and speaking style of american english for individuals of all language backgrounds book and 8 cds paperback. Southern audiobooks with narrators with decent accents. Narrator euan mortons gravelly voice and australian accent embody ted. This audio is the new and expanded third edition of american accent training, with four allnew chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition, american voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an esl instructors guide.
Listening resources for australian english magoosh toefl. The narrator did an excellent job in this performance and easily kept me engaged throughout. Whether youre into some heat from down under with an aussie accent, the posh articulation of an english nobleman, or even the more relaxed drawl of a southern gentleman, there are so many unique accents to choose from. American english to aussie accent translator transliterating words to help you sound australian. I have a deep, authentic, warm audiobook narration style voice that is great for commercial and corporate work too. The broad australian accent is used by people including ex australian prime minister julia gillard, actor paul hogan, and conservationist steve irwin.
Free legal audio bible downloads in mp3 audio that can be freely used and redistributed. So deep in fact, that in her university days, when enquiring about playing. The benefit of listening to an audiobook is that you enter the world the author. Audiobooks with unusual accents thoughts on fantasy. I was a beneficiary of a new optimism and confidence in australia. The audiobook is based on a tried and trusted method, used in london drama schools, that helps british people with provincial accents learn standard british english. As an australian, i find some american accents difficult to understand. Learning australian accent in 30 days could a foreigner. This is perhaps not surprising given that britain settled the country fairly late in the history of the empire new south wales was discovered over a decade after americas declaration of independence. I wanted to find out if i gave it 30 days, could i learn the aussie accent well enough to. Audiobook narrator matt haynes australian accent youtube. A celebration of all the wonderful dialects and accents found within the librivox community. Audiobook free 30day trial audible australia audible.
Producing audiobooks in australia alliance of independent. I can do the full range from educated east coast australian to broad aussie, aussie, aussie oi, oi, oi. Hmm, i dont see it listed anymore on, but if you like indian accents, there is an audio edition of sacred games by vikram chandra narrated by a native speaker named anil margsahayam. My first novel is an audiobook now, read to you in my aussie accent. If you liked the film adaptation of big fish, by tim burton, then youll love this one, too. Her performance enhanced the story and created the atmosphere for this audiobook to be enjoyed and appreciated. Librivox recording of a celbration of dialects and accents, vol.
Australian accent katherine littrell audiobook narrator. World english bible,bible in basic english, reina valera and more. Historicalauthoritative the british subjugation of australia. When the biggest legal case of her career brings eliza carmody back to kinsale, the hometown. However, if you really work at it, it can give you an edge in an audition. American the complete guide to speaking the standard. You will find initially that to keep in pace with the native speaker the sounds and speech will feel penned in to a certain area in the mouth. Responsivevoice australian text to speech is supported natively in chrome desktop, safari, and ios. Whether youre into some heat from down under with an aussie accent, the posh articulation of an english.1601 490 1065 820 102 1496 994 1384 1460 1505 1482 1461 1236 1130 135 15 298 1532 774 1370 717 523 1007 1046 1533 1560 175 260 838 670 320 597 478 983 811 365 705 1073 739