Ivy’s Bio

Hello audiobook lovers!

What does Ivy do in this world of audiobook recording?  Well, my great love is speculative fiction, whether YA literature or adult, scifi or dystopia, urban fantasy or AU fiction.

Give me another way to see the world and I will immerse myself in that book for months at a time!  Might as well be recording it then too, eh?

A bit about myself. I have a background in theater and music extending back to early childhood, including live performance, effects & sound engineering; as well as producing final recordings of both live and studio productions.

I moved into audiobooks, branched out into amateur radio plays & effects/foley, and have been honing a hybrid performance & production style for professional work. I thoroughly enjoy employing character voices and effects, creating a seamless subtle soundscape which enhances but does not overshadow the performance. My use of sound is more of a sketch of character immersion than audience immersion, a supporting role rather than a distraction for the ear.

Where straight narrative is the style called for by the author, my narration is sympathetic, precise, soothing and clear. I have exceptional, crisp diction, anchored in a low contralto, slightly husky delivery that avoids the slight edginess of so many female voices.

I record carefully and with great joy. Obsession and perfectionism is a great set of character flaws if one is an audiobook artist doing all one’s own production, sound effects and character work – I’ll apply them liberally, and hope the outcome is delightful.

 

Available Audiobooks

Not My Ruckus
by Chad Musick
Amazon  |  Audible

Red Shoes
by Satyros Phil Brucato
Amazon | Audible

Valhalla With a Twist of Lethe
by Satyros Phil Brucato
Amazon | Audible

Special Guest
by Satyros Phil Brucato
Bandcamp

Pads for his Throne
and The Rescue
by Olli Crusoe
GoogleBooks  |  AppleBoooks
Amazon  |  Audible

The Lost Children
by Carolyn Cohagan 
Amazon  |  Audible

The Sowing
book 1 of The Seeds Trilogy by K. Makansi
Amazon  |  Audible

The Reaping
book 2 of The Seeds Trilogy by K. Makansi
Amazon  |  Audible

The Harvest
book 3 of The Seeds Trilogy by K. Makansi
Amazon  |  Audible

The Dead
by James Joyce
Bandcamp

The Collar
by J. Fitzpatrick Mauldin
YouTube

Podcasts

Music