“An Amazing Storyteller.”
TIME – 5/30/22
It started when he did Muppet impressions at a talent show. He was 8. He killed it. BJ later became a scenic artist and sculptor for TV and film, where for 20 years, he listened to audiobooks every day.
In 2007, when his Classic Tales Podcast hit the scene, listeners were enthusiastic and voracious. The show peaked as the #3 podcast in iTunes. Pretty soon, Audible came calling to talk about a new program called ACX. Now, over 750 audiobooks and multiple awards later*, he continues to impress critics and listeners alike. Audiofile says he narrates with “gusto” and “enthusiasm”. TIME opts for “soothing”.
One thing is clear – BJ tempers his formidable narrator toolbox for the task at hand. It’s always thrilling to discover where he’ll take us next.
*Winner of Hear Now Palooza’s Platinum Award – 2023 for 813 – Arsène Lupin Series #4, by Maurice Leblanc *Winner of 2 Voice Arts Awards – 2022 (Best Audiobook Narration – Mystery and Outstanding Podcast Host- Arts and Entertainment) *Winner of the Independent Audiobook Award – 2021 (Best Audiobook Narration – General Fiction)
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With historical fiction, the exposition/scenery is always important. “Chew the scenery”. That’s what makes historical fiction great.
“BJ Harrison is hands down one of the nicest, most helpful, most professional people I’ve ever worked with. My readers love him, which is an added bonus, but more than that, he does a phenomenal job on my books. I honestly had no idea how talented he was when we first started. Nor how much I would need that talent for all my many characters. I am blessed to have such a great narrator on my team. Thank you, BJ, for being one of the best in the business.”
“BJ Harrison is one of the most talented and professional artists I’ve worked with over the years. Within a few sentences I forgot he was there and was swept into the story. I highly recommend BJ for his beautiful voice, intelligent narration style and large range of character voices, all coupled with a friendly, professional attitude”
“In the world of audiobooks the reader is essential for a good listening experience, and BJ Harrison is one of the best… if not the best. I’m a fan of his and have spent many hours listening to and enjoying his work.”
“BJ Harrison is a master at his craft, with smooth narration skills that reflect every nuance of emotion and bring stories to life with every breath. He’s professional, efficient, and I highly recommend his services.”