FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL 9 NO 4 May 2, 2017 ON APAC WEEK 2017, TIPS AND MORE! My good friend Tom Dheere has written a nice piece on the events of APAC week May 30-June 2, 2017.  He mentions me quite a few times so I will return the favor: Tom Dheere, Tom […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT  April 17, 2017 by Johnny Heller 3RD ANNUAL SPLENDIFEROUS NARRATOR WORKSHOP COACH INTROS To make sure it’s easy to find all the rude things I said about the coaches this year, I thought it best to put them all in one place.  Here.  Except I can’t figure out how to […]

ON APAC WEEK 2017 FEB. 2, 2017 By Johnny Heller Once again I have been asked to provide some background for those of you coming – or considering coming – to New York City for APAC Week. And it is a week. Last year, APAC was in Chicago, my home town, and I convinced many […]

  ON RESOLUTIONS BY JOHNNY HELLER  Jan. 2, 2107 Welcome to a brand spanking new year! Full of possibilities and dreams and hopes.  Of course, the year is new but it’s still the same old you so if anything is going to change, it’s going to have to come from you. The calendar is pretty […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT   VOL. 8 NO. 6 ON LEARNING THE CRAFT By Johnny Heller   Dec. 18, 2016 Since my last blog was a less than loving goodbye to the year 2016, I thought it in the best interest of my reading public to return to a blog that is more voice-over centric. So […]

  2016 – A YEAR IN REVIEW By Johnny Heller November 23, 2106 2016 will go down in history as a year neatly sandwiched between 2015 and 2017.  It seems that, however, only scratches the surface of its true nature.  Dickens wrote “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times” and […]

  ON COACHING   10/12/16 By Johnny Heller “Hey I just got hired to do my first audiobook!” “That’s wonderful. Congratulations!  …where are you going?” “I’m off to teach an audiobook class!” Aaaaaaah!  It reminds me of the old joke musicians like to tell. A guy goes to a teacher to learn bass guitar. He has […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 8 NO. 3 SEPT. 20, 2016 THE DANGEROUS BUSINESS OF AUDIOBOOK NARRATION By Johnny Heller Kafer. Kafer Brick. That would be my name if I was just starting out in the business today.  (I might still use it if anyone ever wants me to do a dirty book where […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 8 NO. 3 August 23, 2016 ON REVIEWS By Johnny Heller The audiobook narrator sits in his or her solitary confinement, bent over an IPad and trying to say “fecund” without giggling and then wondering what “fecund” actually means and then deciding that it doesn’t really matter what it […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL.8 NO.2 July 26, 2016 EVERYBODY IS DOING IT! By Johnny Heller   I need to write more blogs. I really do.  On the plus side, I did a blog last month and here’s one this month so if it’s a monthly blog, it’s not so bad. But it isn’t […]