Background

I’m Australian born and bred.  My background is in the television industry, where I’ve worked for over 20 years, both in front of the camera and in production.  I’ve produced over 800 video segments, and voiced over a thousand voiceovers for TV shows, corporate videos, training programs and TV commercials.  I’ve been narrating books for about four years, in Australian and British RP accents, with character voices in Australian, upperclass/BBC British, cockney, general US, Irish, Scottish, Russian and New Zealand accents. In UK-accent, I’m usually asked to narrate historical fiction.  If you’re interested in what goes into producing an audiobook, take a look at the “Narration Services” page.

 

You can find me on facebook, where I occasionally put up pictures or comments.  Or contact me via the Contacts page.

 

Achievements

23 audiobooks narrated by Amy Soakes (as listed on this website’s Audiobooks page).

Harlequin Audio:  “Don’t Lie to Me” by Amber Bardan.

Dreamscape: “In the Blood” by Leslie Welsh

Under a pseudonym, I’ve also narrated for Penguin/Random House.

A further 9 books, using a BBC accent, under an alternative pseudonym

 

Testimonials

“Her Aussie accent gives this story the authenticity of being in the Outback. I loved her voices for the characters; each has its own personality and is easily distinguishable. Her pace is perfect, and she makes this listen full of the emotional drive it is and takes you with Max and Maggie as they grow.”

Patricia, Audible Review at Audible.co.uk

“The narrator used proper voice inflection based upon the emotion and occurrences in the book at that given time. She employs natural pauses that contribute to the story’s description and details. The dialogue presented was conducted in such a fashion that her voice made it possible to produce a visual image. Her performance enhanced the story and created the atmosphere for this audiobook to be enjoyed and appreciated.”

Donna from Orlando, Review at Audible.com

“Amy Soakes did an amazing job with the narration. I love her beautiful accent.”

Jocelyne, Review for Fool Me Twice at Audible.com

“The narrator did an excellent job in this performance. She was really able to magnify Holland’s mannerisms in such a way that made me love her as a character so much more. She also did a great job differentiating between character voices and easily kept me engaged throughout.”

@AudiobookObsession Houston TX, Review for Fool Me Twice at Audible.com

“The narrator, Amy Soakes, performs beautifully; she makes a great story better.”

Beth, Review for Maggie’s Run at Audible.com