Norse Mythology Audiobook

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Norse Mythology Audiobook 
We're looking for an experienced narrator, male or female, with a home studio to record and edit a 65,000 word audiobook about Norse mythology (this include de-breathing of major breaths). We previously did a similar, shorter project using talent from Voice123 and were very happy with the results, so we're looking at doing more content in this vein. We'd prefer a light Scandinavian accent--natural is always better, so if there are any Scandinavian voice actors out there, we want to hear from you! Our budget here is $1200 USD. The book is a collection of Norse myths, so strong familiarity with the pronunciations of the names, places, etc. used in those myths is important. We can include a pronunciation guide, but it's obviously preferable if you're already comfortable with them. We're looking for an old-school "storyteller" vibe. We're hoping to find an experienced narrator so that this is a quick & easy project for all parties involved. This project will have a brief proofing for major errors which we would require picks up for but there won't be any back-and-forth about your style of delivery. We'll offer some initial direction and if your brief audition sounds like you get it, we'll leave you to it and won't nit-pick about performance. We're looking forward to hearing the auditions! 
2016-08-05 16:22:17 GMT
2016-08-15 14:54:20 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 1200
65000 WORDS
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male OR Senior Female OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
This is a non-union project
Swedish, Norwegian

Script Details

Loki was so angry at the meat being uncooked that Odin saw he was playing no tricks. In his hunger he raged at the meat and he raged at the fire. Again he put the meat on the cooking-spits and put more logs on the fire. Every hour he would take up the meat, sure that it was now cooked, and every time he took it off Odin would find that the meat was as raw as the first time they took it off the fire.

Now Odin knew that the meat must be under some enchantment by the Giants. He stood up and went on his way, hungry but strong. Loki, however, would not leave the meat that he had put back on the fire. He would make it be cooked, he declared, and he would not leave that place hungry.

The dawn came and he took up the meat again. As he[Pg 16] was lifting it off the fire he heard a whirr of wings above his head. Looking up, he saw a mighty eagle, the largest eagle that ever appeared in the sky. The eagle circled round and round and came above Loki's head. "Canst thou not cook thy food?" the eagle screamed to him.

"I cannot cook it," said Loki.

"I will cook it for thee, if thou wilt give me a share," screamed the eagle.

"Come, then, and cook it for me," said Loki.

The eagle circled round until he was above the fire. Then flapping his great wings over it, he made the fire blaze and blaze. A heat that Loki had never felt before came from the burning logs. In a minute he drew the meat from the spits and found it was well cooked.

"My share, my share, give me my share," the eagle screamed at him. He flew down, and seizing on a large piece of meat instantly devoured it. He seized on another piece. Piece after piece he devoured until it looked as if Loki would be left with no meat for his meal.

As the eagle seized on the last piece Loki became angry indeed. Taking up the spit on which the meat had been cooked, he struck at the eagle. There was a clang as if he had struck some metal. The wood of the spit did not come away. It stuck to the breast of the eagle. But Loki did not let go his hold on the spit. Suddenly the eagle rose up in the air. Loki, who held to the spit that was fastened to the eagle's breast, was drawn up with him. 
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