Audiobook History Based Italian Tour Guide

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Audiobook History Based Italian Tour Guide 
The book is an Italian tour guide that traces classic mythology with locations and artifacts that exist today. The book connects the timeliness of Italy, the importance of its mytholgy, etc.

Our studio is based in mid-town NYC. Applicants must be able to either record at our studio or they must be able to submit a punch and roll track transferred via numerous methods (will also need room tone).

There are basically two voices in the book you will be responsible to read as. The first is your basic read. The other voice will be responsible for reading the numerous classical quotes from Virgil, et al. What I'm looking for is a scholarly narrator. This secondary voice can either be enhanced with reverb, etc by my or you.

The following audition sample contains sections of both voices needed.

One last thing, the book contains several geological terms and locations. It is absolutely fine if you do not get the pronunciations right at this time. Just read thru it for now.

For whoever gets the gig, you will be supplied with a recorded glossary of terms to make pronunciation much easier.  
2012-12-11 12:34:31 GMT
2012-12-14 10:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
United States, Connecticut, United States, New Jersey, United States, New York,
Flexible Price - USD 75 to USD 400
25,000 words
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Talent must record at a designated studio in a specified area OR
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
This is a non-union project

Script Details

The book is an Italian tour guide that traces classic mythology with locations and artifacts that exist today. The book connects the timeliness of Italy, the importance of its mytholgy, etc. 
[NORMAL READ] According to Greek mythology, upon which Virgil drew heavily, there were four underworld rivers in addition to the styx -- the Cocytus, the river of lamentation, the Acheron, the river of pain and woe across which the newly dead are ferried from which the Styx and Cocytus spring, the Lethe, the river of forgetfulness; and the Phlegathon, the molder river of flames -- all of which converge in the Stygian Marsh.

Ample marshlands replete with swamp grass surround Lake Averno and Lake Lucrino just to the south and, for geologic reasons, the latter may have been inspiration for Virgil's Stygian Marsh. Between 31 and 12 B.C -- not long after the construction of Port Julius -- an episode of bradyseismic activity led to a dramatic lowering of waters in Lake Lucrino such that they were no longer navigable and ultimately became little more than a marsh. As a result, the port facility was moved to Miseno.

Two of Virgil's later passages, which describe the Acheron and Phlegathon, appear to have been inspired by a frightening area in Campi Flegrei known as the Solfatara.

[AS VIRGIL] From here the road leads to waters of Tartarean Acheron. Here thick with mire and of fathomless flood, a whirlpool seethes and belches into Cocytus all of its sand...

... Suddenly, Aeneas looks back, and under a cliff on the left sees a broad castle, girt with triple wall and encircled with a rushing flood of torrent flames -- Tartarean Phlegton, that rolls along thundering rocks.

[NORMAL READ] Formed between 3,700 and 4,6000 years ago, the Solfatara is a hydrothermally altered tuff cone (a large circular depression with a low rim of volcanic debris), which was then subjected a post-eruption caldera collapse. It is the most volcanically volatile area of the Campi Flegrei. 
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