Audio Book Narration

Want to Work in Audiobook Narration?

This is you!


  • An avid reader with a love of words and language
  • An actor or voiceover artist who knows they’d like to narrate audiobooks
  • An author who’s been considering narrating their own audiobook
  • Already narrating audio books but want to refine your skills and need to know more about what’s required


Find out where to begin to work in audiobook narration and how it all works in these 2.5 hour small-group (maximum of 6) coaching sessions always held on a Saturday 10am-12.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) via Zoom.


Discover the Skills for Successful AudioBook Narration


Working with both fiction and non-fiction you’ll find out what you may be best suited too.

We’ll explore character dynamics and the art of storytelling.

You’ll learn the difference between working in 1st person and 3rd person and understand how to move from narrator voice into character voice or voices.

You’ll also understand the techniques for creating different voices for each character, male or female.


Takeaways to kick-start working in Audiobook Narration 

You’ll get insider knowledge and learn:

  • About the landscape of audio book narration
  • The skills for narrating even the most complex book
  • How to choose and prepare an audition and where to send it
  • How to do the book prep before your studio session
  • About how it all works in the studio or from home, and
  • About the technical process of creating audio recordings


These sessions will give you the tools to create a seamless performance for getting work in audiobook narration.

Cost is $180AUD (plus gst of 10%) Minimum 3, Maximum 6 participants

Next Session:    Saturday April 13th, 10am-12.30pm via Zoom (Melbourne Time)

You just need to register and pay and you’ll be sent a Zoom link and materials in the week prior to the session.

There’ll be time for individual questions.  Just click this link to register

And, here’s a link to The Audiobook Podcasts that I’ve been involved with, so you can find out more about how it all works via interviews, technique and fees discussions.

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Jessica Clarke

Working with Abbe was the best thing I could have done to kick-start my voice over career. The most skilled and experienced voice over artist in the country, she’s also a wonderful, passionate teacher who genuinely cares about her students’ progress. I made my demo with Abbe and was accepted by Australia’s leading voice over agency, EM Voices.  I can’t recommend her highly enough – you won’t find a teacher with more expertise in the world of voice over than Abbe. She’s the greatest.


Justine Puy

Working with Abbe was such a privilege and what I gained in confidence, I owe to her valuable knowledge of the voice and the industry. I contacted Abbe to produce a new demo and to broaden my skills and abilities. I had such a ball making my demo and Abbe was able to draw out the best in me. She has an incredible ability and sensitivity when it comes to helping create the perfect atmosphere for your reads. If you are looking for some coaching then look no further ‘cos Abbe is the lady you have been looking for.


Fiona Reed

Crime Scene Investigator and Voiceover Artist

I finally ‘got it’ when I did Abbe Holmes’ voice over course. Using the techniques I learnt from Abbe, I am now getting work which is a dream come true for me. The feedback I’ve been getting is great and I’m feeling more and more confident and proud of my work. I would highly recommend Abbe to anyone who is serious about getting into voice over.


Kyle Kidd

Abbe has excellent attention to detail, focusing on every little aspect of the craft until it becomes second nature. Her personality throughout her coaching is warm, uplifting, not to mention inspirational. Her experience in the industry itself shows within each and every session, giving you the confidence to achieve your best in the booth. Throughout my demo making process Abbe chose the strongest pieces and created something that has gained attention from other studios. I can’t think of anybody else who I’d rather work with to improve my craft and help advance my voice over career.


Rosie Traynor

Voice Over Artist

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Abbe as a personal voice coach. It was a fabulous experience! You’re in safe hands with Abbe. With so much experience in the voice over business, Abbe generously shares her wealth of knowledge. She instinctively knows how to get the best possible performance and is relentless in her pursuit of the perfect read. She is great at communicating what’s required and tailors the training to meet each individual’s needs.

A sound investment. Two thumbs up!


Cameron Bate

If it wasn’t for Abbe I would still be stuck in my bedroom yelling into my Mic, trying to impersonate the latest Harvey Norman Ad. Her insight and wisdom has helped me improve my skills and boosted my confidence in the booth, identified problem patterns and gave me a set of tools to help me trouble shoot any tricky moments that might arise.

The ‘One Dayer’ sessions are a must for any serious voice over student. The pennies keep on dropping and advice is always only a phone call away.

Abbe is a great mentor and has helped my dream come true.

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Adam Cook

Head of Acting, Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) Actors Centre Australia


Abbe Holmes is a sensational teacher in the art of the voice over.  

In her classes she keeps the focus practical and specific to the challenges and techniques of voice over, providing priceless guidance and advice. Year after year our students come away from her classes with vital and impressive marketable skills.

I highly recommend her to anyone interested in exploring this exciting and highly competitive aspect of our industry.