Audiobook Production

We are an audiobook production studio who specialise in turning a written book into a recorded narrated audiobook. As an audiobook producer we believe that with the right narrator, a book can be brought to life and stand out in a crowded marketplace. 

With audiobook production you have a couple of options to consider. As an author, you can either read the audiobook yourself and give it a more personal voice. Or, have the production recorded with your chosen voice over or actor

Regardless of what anybody tells you, you will want your audiobook recorded in a professional studio by people who regularly make audiobooks. We have recorded hundreds of books and thousands of hours in collaboration with renowned publishers and creative talent.

So, when you find an audiobook producer to work with, make sure you’re happy with their track record.

But why? Too often people go to audio studios that don’t record audiobooks on a regular basis, but assume that because they’re a studio they’ll know how to record a voice for spoken word.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as recording a voice for spoken word is a very specific discipline. 

Here’s a few examples of what many studios get wrong.

Loud background noise recorded on the track, microphone bangs, clicks and pops. Words being wrongly pronounced with errors on the script being recorded. And, the worst offender, a flat and un-colourful mastered recording.   

In regards to reading the book yourself or employing a professional narrator. It all comes down to your budget and preference on what you want the audiobook to sound like.

Listed below is some of the frequently asked questions people have about producing an audiobook. Including some links to our current narrator pool.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why use OUR STUDIO TO Record your audiobook?

If you’re looking for an audiobook production recording, we have over 20 years experience in working for the biggest brands and broadcasters in radio and TV. 

We have produced thousands of hours of audio for many publishers and independent clients. Including programmes for the BBC.

What STUDIO FACILITIES DO YOU HAVE?

We have a professional broadcast standard recording studio with an independent (sound proofed) voice-over booth

Our studio facilities includes all modern technology to connect online, which is ideal for when a voice we recorded locally needs to re-read bits, but is no longer in our area. 

Audiobook production services
Actor Adrian Lester recording for our company

Do you help with distribution?

Yes, but we are not an audiobook publisher. That said, we can point you in the right direction. 

The main one is ACX which is owned and ran by Audible who have around a 40% share of the marketplace. However, it’s important to be on other platforms too, which we will provide details for.

How long does A book take to record?

An audiobook that has around 80,000 words takes between 3 to 4 days to record in full. And is usually recorded with the punch and roll method of recording.
But if you’re reading the book yourself  it could take 5 to 7 days. These are intensive reading days from 9am till 5pm each day. Once recorded. Post production work takes between 2 to 3 weeks to finalise. 

As an author, can I read my own book?

Yes, but it’s important to remember that reading a book in an audiobook studio is a lot different than reading a book for pleasure in your own  time. It’s a structured discipline that requires intense concentration for very long hours, whilst keeping very still, focused and enthusiastic.

How is the audiobook provided?

Whether you require the audio in just its raw form only, or fully editedproduced and mastered

We can deliver the audio in any file format you require and provide a full download link with all downloadable files.

What voices are available?

We have a good working relationship with many of the UK’s top voice agents and can source any actor to read your book, be it male or female. 

We also have our own database of locally based actors and narrators who we’ve worked with on a variety of audiobooks. Some of these narrators are listed below. Just click on their headshot to view their page and listen to their sample.

What is the cost of this service?

Audiobook costs vary depending on the number of words that need reading. 

So, if you’re looking for a costing, you need to consider two things. How many words will need to be read, and will the book be read by the author or a professional narrator. Once you know this information, then drop us a line and we will provide a free no obligation quotation.


Our Narrators

Everything we do, we do with love, commitment and passion. The result is a production that meets all your expectations. But hopefully exceeds them.