ACX/Audible Studios and Guy Kawasaki are thrilled to announce the casting of actor Lloyd Sherr as the voice of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. We received auditions from some of the best talent in the industry hoping to read Mr. Kawasaki’s comprehensive and inspiring guide to self publishing.
APE is Mr. Kawasaki’s first foray into self publishing an audio version of his popular titles. “I was thrilled to have received over 350 auditions for APE. Ultimately, Lloyd’s audition really stood out to me. His audition brought out the approachability of the APE method, while still educating and informing. Lloyd sounds like he should be working for NPR, and I love NPR!” Said Mr. Kawasaki.
Mr. Sherr has been the narrator of the cable documentary series “Modern Marvels” since 2000 in more than 400 episodes, and is well known to children for his work in animation, such as Disney’s “W.I.T.C.H”, “Back at the Barnyard” and “Tak and the Power of Juju” for Nickelodeon; “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” for Cartoon Network; and as “Fillmore” in “Cars 2” for Pixar. He just completed narration on the audiobook “A Reason to Live,” a detective thriller by Mathew Iden which is due out this month from Audible.
Mike Charzuk, Executive Producer/Sr. Director of Audible Studios, was impressed with Mr. Sherr’s efforts. Said Mr. Charzuk, “From the sound quality to the performance Lloyd Sherr was pure professional perfection. Present in the text and conversational with his delivery, he added the gravitas needed, but with a light touch to keep the listener engaged. One of the best auditions I have heard in a very long time.”
You can listen to Mr. Sherr’s audition by clicking the play button below.
Mr. Sherr shared his thoughts on being cast for APE with us. “Being chosen to narrate APE is a major thrill for me. The book being written by Guy Kawasaki is a gigantic plus, and the fact that I would be paid to read something I would read anyway is really killing two birds with one stone. Writing a novel has always been in the back of my mind and this, I believe, is the book I’ve been waiting for.”
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