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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 Elishia Merricks from Macmillan
Amazing performances abounded in the Deyan Masterclass last night. PJ Ochlan and Elishia Merricks from Macmillan helped us really stretch and discover all the nooks and crannies we missed. Here are my key takeaways: Work that inner voice. Show the listener what the...
Deyan Masterclass with Amber Beard from Penguin Random House
Magic and wonder were on display in the Deyan Masterclass last night. The great PJ Ochlan and Amber Beard from Penguin Random House coached us through some amazing performances. Here are my key takeaways: Mind the neutral narrator. Give the narrator as much...
Deyan Masterclass with Almeda Beynon from HarperAudio
It was a real treat to be coached by PJ Ochlan and Almeda Beynon from HarperAudio at the Deyan Masterclass. We had some real breakthroughs, and it was wonderful hearing the stellar performances of the other narrators. Key takeaways included: As in writing, so in...