Audiobook narrator & voice actor

All the above audiobook samples are available via Audible.

An accomplished British audiobook narrator working from my professionally equipped studio in the UK, I’ve narrated more than 30 mainly fiction titles. I’m a trained actor and work in theatre, radio drama and sketch comedy. I also provide voiceover services for corporate and commercial projects.

I work regularly for various audiobook publishers in the UK and internationally including Harper Audio and WF Howes as well as directly with authors and independent publishers narrating contemporary thrillers, romance, historical fiction and non-fiction, notably ‘Dishing The Dirt’ by Nick Duerden, ‘The Passion of The Ripper’ by Nicholas Nicastro, “Blood Red City” by Rod Reynolds and “Silent Sisters” by Joanne Lee. My most recent narration ‘The Hellion’ by Harriet Young will be released in the Spring 2021.

‘I wanted to email you direct, essentially to say, in capital letters to stress my gratitude, THANK YOU. I think you have done an amazing job, with such subtlety and sensitivity – and such compellingly accurate accents, too. I’m absolutely thrilled with it – so I wanted to convey, here, both my admiration and appreciation.

Nick Duerden, author of ‘Dishing The Dirt’ one of The Guardian’s ‘Books of the Autumn 2020’.

I have an engaging ‘storyteller’ style of narration and am a highly versatile character actor, able to deliver intensely dramatic readings. I also have excellent comic timing! My natural voice is assured, no-nonsense, trustworthy, mature, believable, sincere and gentle.

I narrate usually in a neutral British English accent or lightly northern English accent as well as a variety of other British accents. I can provide a wide-range of international accents from Eastern European to South African to US accents. My ‘voice age’ ranges from late 20’s into 50’s and I can provide character voices across all ages.

Audiobook narration (examples of past work, recorded at my studio)

Commercial Reel (samples, produced by Rob Bee, Bee Productive, Mcr)

Corporate Reel (examples of past work, recorded at my studio)
Radio Drama Reel (samples, produced by Rob Bee, Bee Productive, Mcr)
Telephone systems / prompts / IVR / On Hold Reel (examples of past work, recorded at my studio)

Age of Love Podcast by Christopher Green, based on characters created by Pete McKee. Melanie Crawley plays Joy.
Meet The Parents by Rachel E Thorn, performed by Sketch Up. Mother, played by Melanie Crawley
In Court by Rachel E Thorn, performed by Sketch Up. Prosecutor, played by Melanie Crawley

Fairy Gifts by Rachel E Thorn, performed by Sketch Up. Militant Fairy, played by Melanie Crawley
“What I most enjoyed about this tale was the narration itself. Melanie Crawley does a fine job of endowing each figure of the story with their own voice and style, and her narration keeps the tale alive. Well done.”
Review by George Ellington of The Malvern Mystery
“Melanie is an excellent voice over artist. She can adapt her voice to different age and accent groups. She delivers professional narrative voices, but she is also a voice actor. Her performance has such an emotion and warmth you can’t avoid being totally blown away. Highly recommend her!”

Reviewed by BrunaMartini

Hire me for your voiceover project!

You can book me direct or via an online agent depending on your project.

I’m a professional member of the World Voices Organisation with a profile on Voiceover.biz

You can listen to and purchase Melanie’s 5-star reviewed audiobook work on Audible

Recent comments from Audiobook listeners:

‘The Passion of the Ripper’ is a fascinating and unique telling about the infamous and mysterious Jack the Ripper. Nicastro’s weaving of the story is engrossing as is Melanie Crawley’s outstanding and enthralling narration. I highly recommend this audio book to everyone looking for a fresh and exciting telling about, arguably, the most famous unsolved mystery of all time”  Audible listener review of ‘The Passion of the Ripper’.

‘Melanie’s narration was excellent, this is the first time I have listened to her narration and certainly won’t be the last time. Melanie is able to adapt her language, expressions and accents to suit all of the characters in the book perfectly…Superb.’  Ellie S. Audible review of ‘Missing Gretyl’.

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