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Linda Jones, award-winning audiobook actor narrator

Fiction

Nonfiction

Accents & Dialects

More Info on Accents & Dialects

I’ve been a voice & speech and dialect coach on and off for more than 25 years, including nearly eight years at Edge Studio in NYC. I’ve performed or coached the following:

 

  • St. American
  • Am. Southern (var.)
  • New England
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Philadelphia
  • British (var.)
  • Irish
  • Scottish
  • Hispanic
  • German
  • Australian
  • Russian
  • Eastern European
  • Bosnian
  • Israeli
  • Indian
  • South African

Home Studio Specs

Studiobricks
Neumann TLM102
RME Babyface
MacBook Pro
Pro Tools
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Publishers

Penguin Random House
Recorded Books
Tantor
Dreamscape
Audible Studios
OrangeSky Audio
Spoken Realms
more…
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Awards

Independent Audiobook Awards
2021 Win—Best Horror
2021 Nom—Best Female Narrator
2021 Nom—Best Non-Fiction
Voice Arts Awards
2020 Win—Best Anthology (ens)
Audioverse Awards
2018 Nom—Female Performance
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Accents & Dialects

I’ve been a voice & speech and dialect coach on and off for more than 25 years, including nearly eight years at Edge Studio in NYC. I’ve performed or coached the following:

St. American
Am. Southern
New England
New York
Chicago
Philadelphia

British (various)
Irish
Scottish
Hispanic
German
Australian

Russian
Eastern European
Bosnian
Israeli
Indian
South African

Home Studio

Booth: Studiobricks One

Mic: Neumann TLM102

Interface: RME Babyface

Computer: MacBook Pro

DAW: Pro Tools

boothie

Accents & Dialects

I’ve been a voice & speech and dialect coach on and off for more than 25 years, including nearly eight years at Edge Studio in NYC. I’ve performed or coached the following:

St. American
Southern (var.)
New England
New York
Chicago
Philadelphia

British (var.)
Irish
Scottish
Hispanic
German
Australian

Russian
E. European
Bosnian
Israeli
Indian
South African

Home Studio

Booth: Studiobricks One

Mic: Neumann TLM102

Interface: RME Babyface

Computer: MacBook Pro

DAW: Pro Tools

Publishers & Clients

Awards

  • Penguin Random House
  • Tantor Media
  • Blackstone
  • OrangeSky Audio
  • WF Howes
  • Crossroads Press
  • Central Recovery Press
  • Recorded Books
  • Dreamscape Media
  • Brilliance
  • Audible Studios
  • Fireside Audio
  • Valancourt Books
  • numerous remarkable indies

Independent Audiobook Awards
2021 Win—Best Horror
2021 Nom—Best Female Narrator
2021 Nom—Best Non-Fiction
Voice Arts Awards
2020 Win—Best Anthology (ens)
Audioverse Awards
2018 Nom—Female Performance

A Few Favorites

LettersofShirleyJackson
TheBirdsNest
EvenSo
TheLuckyOnes
Crossroads
Short Carries
Bitterroot Lake
TheFearingDefinitiveAudiobook
Walden
WeNeedToDoSomethingNew
ScienceofSerialKillers
Off Island

Audio Drama

I love this one. Narrative Podcast/Audio Drama. A quirky, darkly comic, Southwestern-flavored paranormal anthology called Uncanny County. In this episode, ‘Host in the Machine,’ I was Connie Ambrose, “a local news giant and legend around these parts,” who really “threw herself into her work.”

A Few Favorites

LettersofShirleyJackson
TheBirdsNest
EvenSo
TheLuckyOnes
Crossroads
Short Carries
Bitterroot Lake
TheFearingDefinitiveAudiobook
Walden
WeNeedToDoSomethingNew
ScienceofSerialKillers
Off Island

Audio Drama

I love this one. Narrative Podcast/Audio Drama. A quirky, darkly comic, Southwestern-flavored paranormal anthology called Uncanny County. In this episode, ‘Host in the Machine,’ I was Connie Ambrose, “a local news giant and legend around these parts,” who really “threw herself into her work.”

About

Jones is an award-winning narrator recording from her home studio in the wilds of Brooklyn. Weaned on du Maurier and Hitchcock, Kafka and Poe—tales of mystery, adventure and intrigue spawned a decades-long career with writers in new work, development and narration. She has worked with Penguin Random House, Recorded Books, Audible Studios, Blackstone, Dreamscape, Brilliance and Tantor, as well as a variety of independent authors and publishers. She has a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College.

 

She and her husband, noted horror writer John C. Foster, and their rescue dog Coraline—a Dutch Shepherd/Pitbull mix, live in an apartment filled-to-bursting, floor-to-ceiling, corner-to-absolute-corner with books.

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Linda Jones is an NYC actor with a “cracked wit” and a passion for words and language. She narrates books, both fiction and non, and has also worked in new plays, old plays, film, tv and voice over. With a decade of narration, and nearly two in new plays and development—including dozens of premieres (NYC, West Coast, US & World)—she loves nothing more than to dig into new work by exceptional writers. She spent several years as a lead artist with Crowded Fire, an award-winning, nationally recognized San Francisco theatre company, where she was happily named by one reviewer as, “…an indispensable actor of exceptional power, nuance and range.” (Brad Rosenstein, SF Bay Guardian).

Award-winning theatre work includes Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing and Charles Mee’s Trojan Women: A Love Story. And generous critics have called her “nuanced,” (EDGE NYC), “deep” (NY Cool), “fierce” (OnOffOff), “sharp and hilarious” (New Theatre Corps), “ever-versatile” (Backstage West), “excellent” (SF Bay Guardian), “magical” (Contra Costa Times), “inspired, touching and comic” (SF Chronicle), “mesmerizing” (Sacramento News & Review), “completely focused and faultless… hilarious” (Sacramento Press-Tribune), “[an actor with] a quality of inner light – rare, radiant and indefinable” (Ithaca Journal).

Born and bred in Concord, Massachusetts (she learned to swim in Walden Pond!), her escapades have taken her across the country, with years spent in upstate NY (she is honored to hold a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College), Chicago and San Francisco. It’s been nearly twenty years since she hopped in her little convertible, waved good-bye to California, and drove cross-country, Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ blaring from the speakers as she crossed the Nevada desert. And, though she looks back fondly – she’s glad to be a New Yorker.

She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity. In addition to performing, she also coaches acting, voice, speech, dialects and voice over for actors in NYC. (More on that, here.)

Other details? She prefers her whisky neat and her coffee black. She loves dive bars and diners, thunderstorms and snow days. And road trips. And though she tried being a blonde for a few years, she discovered she actually has more fun as a brunette. She has been known to run marathons – three, and almost four – and she’s looking forward to running that fourth one soon. She and her husband, noted horror writer John C. Foster, and their rescue dog Coraline—a Dutch Shepherd/Pitbull mix, live in an apartment filled-to-bursting, floor-to-ceiling, corner-to-absolute-corner with books.

Linda Jones is an award-winning actor, voice artist and audiobook narrator

Hydration

So many beverages in the making of an audiobook.

11,307

Coffee

23,514

H2O

5,557

Tea

31,099,600

Bubbles