For Audiobook Narrators

I love audiobooks and take great pride in producing audiobooks of the highest quality. My audiobooks have topped the Audible bestseller lists, have been nominated for two Audies and multiple SOVAS, and have won both an Earphones Award and a SOVAS Award. They have also been recognized on Audible’s year-end best-of lists many times.

I’d love to tell you more about the books I produce and how I like to cast my self-produced audios.

I’m interested in working with both established talent and in breaking out new talent, and I welcome you to submit a sample. Please read my guidelines below before emailing!

Let’s talk about sex!

My romances include open-door, consensual sex scenes. My stories are wide-ranging and diverse, as are my characters, and I’m looking for narrators who agree with me that love is love and all stories are worth telling.

Because I like to work with narrators in long-term business relationships, my wish is to cast performers for leading roles who are interested in giving voice to all these stories for my romance readers/listeners.

When you submit a sample for leading role consideration, please be sure to fill out the form at the bottom of this page that accompanies the samples.

Let’s be friends or family!

If you do not narrate sex scenes, that’s cool! I often have supporting roles to cast, and I will hire actors and actresses to play moms, dads, brothers, sisters, or friends who will not be involved in a romantic arc of their own! Let me know if you prefer to be considered for supporting/non-romantic roles as I would love to hear your voice for those parts too.

Let’s talk about characters!

When it comes to race, diversity in my stories is important to me, and so is inclusivity in casting.

To that end, I have recently changed my casting approach to a more race-appropriate one. In the past I did color blind casting in my multicasts. I cast Black actors for white parts and Asian characters, and I occasionally cast white actors in Black roles as part of my prior focus on casting purely by voice, not by color of character. When those characters continued in other books, I continued with the same narrator.

However, after the recent changes in the United States, I educated myself about more thoughtful casting, and have committed to a more conscious and race-appropriate casting approach for all future books. Going forward, any heroes or heroines of color or supporting roles with characters of color — that are individually voiced in multicast productions — will ONLY be cast with narrators of color. Likewise, I am casting narrators of color to play either lead or supporting characters of all colors in future books. I also support the own voices movement as it relates to race and will be sharing and supporting titles from authors of color. (Please note: In dual narration books the main narrators perform all the voices in his or her POV.  In multicasts or duets either all or some characters are individually voiced.)

I look forward to hearing from you and listening to your voice! If you’d like to submit an audio sample, please send it to lauren@laurenblakely.com with the subject “Audio Sample” and include your Full Name, your Pseudonym if you use one, links to your website and/or catalog on Audible. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR LEADING ROLE OR SUPPORTING ROLE CONSIDERATION.

Leading role submissions: If you are submitting for leading roles, choose from the male or female samples below and please read all! You must also submit the form below. If there is no form with your sample, I can’t listen!
Supporting role submissions: If you are submitting for supporting roles, please submit a sample of your own choosing that shows you interacting with both a man and a woman in a lighter storyline.

Male narrator audition script  |  Female narrator audition script

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