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“BJ Harrison started The Classic Tales Podcast in 2007, and it didn’t take long for listeners to discover that he’s an amazing storyteller. Like (Levar) Burton, Harrison’s voice is soothing enough to help you wind down after a long day… “
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“One of the best readers (esp for the classics)”
B.J. Harrison is one of the best readers I’ve heard. Able to do many voices compellingly, believably, and back-to-back. Even my kids were stunned when they realized it was all one reader.
~ H Ordover
“Just What the Doctor Ordered”
I love P. G. Wodehouse’s writing so much that I didn’t think it possible to enjoy it more. B.J. Harrison proved me wrong. His narration and voice acting increased my enjoyment of of these stories exponentially. He brought them to life in such an engaging and realistic way I that felt as if I were a fly on the wall of Bertie Wooster’s flat.
Audible.com Review for The P.G. Wodehouse Collection 8/27/14
I have read and listened to Pride and Prejudice so many times that I have memorized most of the dialogue. This narration is by far the best I have ever heard! It must be difficult to narrate the grating accents of Mrs Bennet but this narrator does so without causing me to flinch ….very well done !!
– A Smith
Audible.com review for Pride and Prejudice 2/4/20
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Deyan Masterclass with Bryan Barney from Blackstone Audio
With historical fiction, the exposition/scenery is always important. “Chew the scenery”. That’s what makes historical fiction great.
Deyan Masterclass with Lisa Smith from Oasis
What an honor to meet Lisa Smith from Oasis at the latest Deyan Masterclass. She and PJ Ochlan really helped us sharped our skills and dig a little deeper. Highlights included: How does the narrator feel about this moment? You should always know this. It makes the...
Deyan Masterclass with Gina White from Podium
It was such a treat to finally "meet" Gina White from Podium at the Deyan Masterclass last night. She and PJ Ochlan pointed out some aspects of narration that are often overlooked. These included: Always know the emotion of the scene. Always be able to put a name on...