As a narrator, Bryn Austin draws upon over thirty years of experience as a professional actor, dialect coach, and professor of acting, directing, and expressive speech.
Prior to shifting her professional focus to audiobook narration, Bryn was the accent and dialect specialist in the Theater Division at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee from 2009 until 2021. She was also active as a dialect coach in the Northern New England region, including work with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Company, and the Palace Theater of New Hampshire. She continues to serve as an Associate Editor of the International Dialects of English Archive.
ACCENT AND DIALECT DEMOS
Kindly note: Every accent or dialect has myriad possibilities for linguistic expression. When entrusted with a character that requires an accent, I consult appropriate primary speaker samples to inform and guide my work.
For more samples, click on the audiobook covers below.
“Bryn Austin really makes my stories come alive! Even though I write in a wide variety of genres and have several different character types, I can always count on Bryn to create just the right sound for each of my books. She has an engaging and active narration style and her ability to use a wide range of accents and voices makes for a delightful audio production. My readers love her!”
— Stephenia H. McGee
“Bryn Austin and I have collaborated on two novels. She did such an extraordinarily fine job on the first one, A Small Flirtation, that I could think of no one but Bryn to narrate and produce, Simon’s Story. She is intuitive, asks all the right questions, as she prepared to embark on the project. As this was my first experience in this field, she was more than helpful and patient as she explained the process thoroughly. She has a great sense of humor, is light hearted, as well as direct. Our deadlines were met. In one case, even early. Bravo!”
— Buff Brazy Given
“Bryn’s work as a narrator for my books has been an exceptional experience. Throughout production Bryn is very professional and clear with communication. She breathes life into my stories and delivers a performance with the authentic emotion that is needed for each character. I absolutely recommend Bryn to anyone who wants to provide an engaging experience for their reader.”
— Kate Alexander