The Newest Voices of Audible Studios

Earlier this month Audible Studios, ACX, and AudioFile Magazine teamed up for this spring’s open casting call. You submitted a record-smashing number of auditions, and we were thrilled to hear so many great new voices!

ACX_051314_v2Actors read samples from Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made and Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-aging, and the titles were cast by Audible Studios producers in conjunction with Robin Whitten, Editor and Founder of AudioFile. So, without further ado…

Congratulations to Hollis McCarthy reading Counterclockwise and Josh Goodman reading Raiders!


Actor Hollis McCarthy.

Both Robin and Kat were impressed with Hollis’ ability to entertain with the material. Robin notes, “Hollis grasps the author’s point of view and ‘gets’ the humor,” while Kat was swayed by her “wonderfully pleasant voice” and ability to “weave the narrative of Counterclockwise and keep the listener engaged and entertained.”

Update: Listen to Hollis’ winning audition below.

Turning to Raiders!, Kat found that Josh “adds another level to the entertainment of the story of Raiders!  He is very invested in the story, and you can tell that he’s really enjoying the material he’s narrating.” Robin noted that Josh “is able to balance the narrative view and the energy of the two boys.”

Update: Listen to Josh’s winning audition below.


Actor Josh Goodman

The narrators won’t have to wait long to cash in on those contracts, as production will begin shortly. Hollis and Josh will voice the two books and Audible Studios’ Grammy-winning team will handle the production. Watch for Raiders! and Counterclockwise from Audible Studios this later this summer. In the meantime, why not try one of the over 3,700 open castings on ACX today?



4 responses to “The Newest Voices of Audible Studios

  1. Jon Eric Preston

    It would be great to hear the takes that Josh and Hollis submitted. As someone who did audition, it would be helpful to hear what it was that got the booking. Listening to Josh’s samples from his site is nice, but to hear his take on the same piece of copy makes all the difference. I know ACX wants great narrators, and this is an opportunity to help us self direct.

    Jon Eric Preston

  2. Donna Kalinowska-Werter

    I just wanted to take a moment to THANK the ACX/Audible staff for that wonderful Narrator’s conference held last week. It was helpful and informative in so many ways. Met some super people as well.

  3. Way to go, Hollis and Josh! Thanks, ACX, for letting us tune in to the winning submissions. Like Jon says above, it is helpful–intriguing really–to hear that so-familiar passage read by someone else, to hear his take, and appreciate his production quality. So when’s the next one?!

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