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Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts': the secret life of the audiobook star

19 mins | Nov 22, 2019
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As the business booms, narrators talk tricky accents, lonely shifts and tackling 100 pages a day. The audiobook industry is growing fast but still relies on the skill of narrators. In this piece, Tim Dowling gets an inside view into the work of audiobook narrators, from tricky accents to 100 page days, showing there's much more to the job than reading aloud.
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