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 […]

  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.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 […]

AWARDS/ACCOLADES AND WHATNOT By Johnny Heller There are lots and lots of awards out there that the serious award hunter can aim for. In time and with dedication, one could easily have a house full of awards that could be used to brag to friends or to hold open doors or to keep papers from […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 7 NO. 4 by Johnny Heller ON REVIEWS AND SUCH…. It’s always nice to get a wonderful review in Audiofile Magazine or Publishers Weekly. It feels good. Good reviews tend to validate your choice to become an actor who does audiobooks. It says: “I am being recognized and my […]

GOOD GOD – IS IT ALREADY FEBRUARY? Well here we are, we just put 2014 to sleep and greeted 2015 with a rousing “HUZZAH!” only to realize that we’ve done none of the things we said we were going to do to make this “our” year. What are the chances that we can put a stop […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT     VOL. 7 NO. 1 January 5, 2014 by Johnny Heller   ON THE YEAR 2014          Many important things happened during the year.  Sadly, I can’t remember a single thing without going to the internet and looking stuff up.  A whole year and I’m not certain what happened without Google.  Is […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT  VOL 5 NO. 2 by Johnny Heller November 4, 2013 NOTES: As For the Hell of It continues on my new site, I’ll be using some material that I wrote earlier but didn’t publish.  I’ll do this for crazy news stories like those featured in this issue. (For the Hell […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT   VOL 5 NO. 1 For The Hell of It returns to open my new JohnnyHeller.com website.  For the Hell of It will still be featured and linked to and inseparable  from AbbreviatedAudio.com  which is undergoing its own facelift.   A cartoon will still be a feature of For The Hell of […]