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Audiobook Narration Masterclass weekend with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller



Audiobooks are one of the fastest growing areas of the voiceover industry right now. This is an industry that is growing everyday and shows no sign of slowing down.

  • Are you interested in narrating audiobooks?
  • Or are you already an audiobook narrator but you’d like to improve and learn more?
  • Have you always been interested in this area of the industry and want to find out if you have what it takes to make it as a narrator?

We are incredibly excited to bring to you an exclusive masterclass weekend in London with two of the top audiobook narrators in the world right now, Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller. Sean and Johnny are flying to London from the US to spend the weekend with 30 switched on voiceover artists, audiobook narrators and actors at the beginning of December. You will be working in groups of 15.

Both Sean and Johnny are fantastic teachers and they have both spent many years working with students and helping to shape their careers and businesses. 

Sean has narrated over 900 audiobooks!

Johnny has narrated over 600 audiobooks!

‘If a teacher and mentor are judged by their ability to impart knowledge and their passion for doing so, then Sean Pratt must stand among the very best.’  Dana Hickox

This is a 2 day workshop all about narrating audiobooks and will include covering the skills you need to narrate both fiction and non-fiction.

Some of the topics will be covered include:

  • The “4 Voices of Nonfiction” and how to use them in your narration
  • The “3 Step Method” of preparing your audiobook for recording
  • “Scoring the Text” in order to create a roadmap for your performance
  • Various and unique issues found only in nonfiction text
  • Finding the “Narrative Voice” in fiction
  • Discovering the “4 Sidebars” and how to use them
  • A dive into the challenges of creating realistic dialogue
  • The importance of tempo modulation and when to use it in your narration
  • Revealing character traits through deconstructing the text 

This will be a jam-packed weekend of learning and all attendees will come away from this workshop with knowledge, confidence and skills.

It’s designed for voiceover artists and audiobook narrators of all levels.

You will spend 1 full day working with Sean Pratt on Non-Fiction and then 1 full day working with Johnny Heller on Fiction.

'If you're interested in working as an audiobook narrator or improving your audiobook narration skills, I would highly recommend this course. I especially recommend it to anyone who wants to work in non-fiction narration.' Kirsty Gillmore

Sean Pratt (AEA / SAG / AFTRA) - Well known audiobook narrator and teacher. He has been a working actor for over 30 years and audiobook narrator for 20 years, recording over 900 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards and 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association.  

Johnny Heller is a commercial voiceover, audiobook narrator, a coach, and teacher. has narrated over 600 titles for adults, young adults, and children. Publishers Weekly named him a Listen Up Award Winner 2008-2014. Audiofile Magazine named him a Best Voice of 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 and one of the top voices of the 20th Century. He is a multiple Earphone Award Winner.

You get 2 full days plus a bonus ticket to the Audiobook VOND event the Friday night - 1st December. This will be an evening event held at Spotlight with a panel and a Q&A about the audiobook industry and how to get more work.


  • Dates – 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2017
  • Time  - 10:00 – 17:00 on Sat and Sun, Friday will be 7-11pm
  • Venue – Spotlight 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7RJ
  • Price - £395       Members discounted price £349  (login to the member's area to book)
  • Food – Included

We can also offer split payments, please e-mail Leisa - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

'Sean Pratt is a veteran audiobook narrator still way ahead of the game and an enthusiastic communicator eager to relay his insider knowledge and professional tips and tricks to all his students. During his workshop, he explained his finely honed method of approaching a text and illustrated how to convert this analysis into effective strategies for the narrator of both fiction and non-fiction. He also gave great advice on how to develop and maintain character voices for dialogues in fiction, informed by his acting experience on stage and screen. All in all a very worthwhile weekend, for beginners and pros alike. Highly recommended.' Daniel Richards



‘He is patient with new and experienced performers alike and knows what to look for to help his students find new ways to excel.  Through his tutelage I was able to significantly reduce the number of technical errors in my reads and to greatly improve both the accuracy and the pace of my narration as well.

Sean Pratt’s services are highly recommended.’ Basil Sands




Event Properties

Event Date 02-12-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-12-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 25
Individual Price £395.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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