Gudrun Brunot has recorded voiceover work for several agencies in the Bay Area and elsewhere. While living in San Francisco, CA, she trained with TV Smurfette Lucille Bliss. As the fictitious character The Woman In Black, she narrated stories in over 200 radio shows that she scripted and produced for KTRT (The Root) radio station, 97.5 in Winthrop, Washington, and several of her shows have been aired on the regional station, KPBX in Spokane; She tends to select stories of a quirky or disturbing nature with haunting suspense, emotional tension, irreverent humor, endings with nasty or ironical twists. What people have said about her narrations: "Sounds like I'm hearing someone special--like someone from another era. No annoying affectations. When she gives an accent to a character, it sounds convincing, and she pronounces foreign names of people and places with authority and authenticity." In addition to horror, historical suspense, classics, you might consider her for elegiac love stories—one of her favorite books is “Because The Wind Can't Read” by Richard Mason. Tom Tryon, Jodi Picoult, Taylor Caldwell, Philippa Gregory, Michael Palmer are some of her favorite writers. Inspiring audio narrators are Jonathan Davis, Christopher Hurt, Corey James, just to mention a few.
Audiobook Narration Samples:
From the Orphan Trainby Christina Baker
First person narrative
Male-female dialogue, schoolteacher and child “protection” service agent
After her foster family throws her out, ten-year-old Polly walks all night through the snow to get to the safety of the schoolhouse, but Mr. Sorensen would like to bring her back to the Grotes “try it once more.”
From Ringing the Changes by Robert Aickman
Third person narrative
Phrynne is relieved to hear the last note from those “damned” constantly ringing bells, but Gerald knows that the real danger is… when they stop.
From the Most Dangerous Game by Michael Connell
Third person narrative
Two-character dialogue: General Zahrof and Mr. Rainsford. Some are hunters, some are huntees; Rainsford is fortunate to belong to the former category, isn't he?
From William's Truthful Christmas by Richmol Compton
Irate Condescending Female
Multi-character dialogue 2 adult female, 1 11-year-old boy
William takes the preacher's sermon seriously when, for this Christmas season, it encourages the congregation members to speak the truth one with another.
Johnny and Mona
Male-female dialogue: Old woman and teenage punk
How could this naive social director think that these two could have anything whatsoever to say to one another?
Dead Aaron's Ghost Reportedly, this whacky ghost story is told in the Gullah dialect–which I am not trying to emulate–just suggesting that dialect is used.
Candy Making Non Fiction
Chronic Sitting Non Fiction