Reading audio books
In addition to teaching, I’m now narrating children’s audio books. It’s extremely fun and interesting work, as I’m doing cold reading, meaning I have no idea what the story is about, or what events will happen. Today’s stories included a child being picked up by a giant in a forest, and taken to his house. The giant was cooking other children ( horror!) I tried not to stumble reading that! – but at the end of the story, the giant picks up the child in his hand and he dies of fright. The author then states that the giant is a person, and the poor creature who died…. is a small bird.
The stories are rich in beautiful lessons like these, dating back to older books. I also learned that elephants have a small finger on their trunks with which they can pick up the tiniest piece of food or a flower. I rode an elephant once years ago, but do not remember details about its trunk. That was in another life, in Sri Lanka, the tropical and exotic island near India.
If you would like to hire me to read for you, I have a mellifluous voice and a neutral Canadian accent! Contact me. Let’s talk!