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There are twenty true stories in this book, each about a person who, as a child or teenager, were told they would never amount to much because of a disability but, as adults, they each achieved incredible success. The audience will be high school and college students, as well as their parents and teachers.

Adding music - only need a few seconds of music (I'll provide) at beginning of book and at end of book. If you're not able to do that, I can hire someone else to do that.
If you are not able to edit, I can hire someone else to do that. Please indicate when you respond if your fee includes adding music & editing.
Thank you. 
2010-08-31 11:59:23 GMT
2010-09-04 11:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 500 to USD 0
38,535 words, 177 pages
English - USA and Canada
Teenage Boy
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks AND
• Add music
The Voice Actor should have at least 1 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details

I am looking for a conversational type voice, one that connects with the listener - a friend telling a friend a story.
A warm, friendly, confident voice. Let your voice express enthusiasm and happiness in appropriate places and sadness and/or confusion when dialog calls for that.
This is from the Foreword of the book.

In 2008, I completed my quest to climb the “Seven Summits,” the tallest peak on every continent. For a blind person, climbing mountains has been an unusual path to say the least. I’m fortunate to live an exciting and fulfilling life, full of adventure, but my journey began in a similar way to the kids featured in the stories you are about to read.

As a young teenager, I began to lose the last traces of my sight. I could no longer walk around by myself, so my brothers and parents had to lead me. I hated what was happening. Blindness was like a storm descending upon me with such force, I thought I might be crushed by it.

Just before I lost my sight entirely, I was watching a TV show called That’s Incredible. I could still see a little out of one eye, although I had to crane forward a few inches away from the screen. Featured on the program that night was an amazing athlete named Terry Fox. Terry had lost a leg to cancer and, not yet discharged from the hospital, made a bold decision to run across Canada from east to west. Many people would have shrunk under the weight of this tragedy, but Terry did the complete opposite; he squared off with adversity and ran into its very midst.

With my nose pressed against the TV screen, and with tears rolling down my face, I watched Terry run. The thousands of miles took a tremendous toll on his amputated leg and primitive prosthetic. He hobbled along mile after mile, fighting the pain of blisters and raw skin.

What struck me the most was the look on Terry’s face. It was a look of extreme contradiction: full of exhaustion yet radiant with exultation. In his thin face was the trace flicker of an intense internal light that burned power into his struggling frame. That light seemed to actually feed on adversity, to consume it like fuel. The bigger the challenge, the brighter that light burned. I wondered if that light burned in me. Could I use it to become more focused, more determined, more creative? Could I use that light to transcend my own limitations to give my life purpose? The image filled my sagging spirit and gave me a feeling of utter courage. It was while staring into Terry’s face that I first wondered how we could turn into the storm and emerge on the other side, not just undamaged, but stronger and better. 
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