Audiobook Narrator / Actor / Improv PerformerVoice Style: Articulate, Warm, Smooth, Engaging, Storyteller
5 Star Audible Review "From the very beginning, the narrator's warm and captivating voice draws you in, making every emotion and revelation feel intimately personal."
Author Review "I am blown away with how well done your narration is! ... I really like how you did the marquis' French accent, and Pevensey's voice tone turned out very nicely too. Thank you for your work on this!!" -Rosanne E. Lortz Author of The Pevensey Mystery Series.
3rd person. M/F Multiple characters. Tudor era mystery. Yorkshire & RP Accents
3rd person M/F Multiple characters. Regency Mystery/Romance
3rd Person Multiple M/F Characters. Yorkshire-Scottish Accents. Historical Mystery
Maria is a British narrator from a small seaside town in Northern England, who feels at home in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos, New Mexico. She brings a rich tapestry of experiences, adventures and acting/theatre training to her passion for audiobook narration. She is a PBS Documentary narrator, voice actor, improv performer, and jazz singer. Maria first arrived in NYC at the age of 18, and had a successful modeling career working with top designers and photographers, in print, runway and film. She has traveled extensively, and lived in Italy, Germany & France (and speaks French). She loves producing audiobooks from her professional home studio. She has a BA in Liberal Arts with emphasis in literature, psychology, and theatre, and is a dialect coach.She is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist!Hobbies include landscape painting, singing, hiking, gardening, and, as a great admirer of Mother Nature, Maria hikes in the mountains of Northern New Mexico whenever she can, with her adorable dog, Nuschka.
Audiobook Production: Pro Home Studio: AudioTechnica 2035 mic, Focusrite Scarlett Solo preamp, DAW: Audacity.Accents: British RP, Multiple British Regional Dialects, Scottish, Irish, General American, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Australian.
Languages: Fluent in English and French. Familiar with Spanish and Italian.Genres: Historical Fiction, Regency Romance, Thriller/Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Memoirs, Non-Fiction/ Self Development/Spiritual, Children's Books,
Documentary Film, Commercials.
Regency 1800s, Mystery-Comedy - M/F/F Cockney Accent
Thriller-1st person-F/F Dialogue - British
Regency 1800s, Mystery-3rd person-M/M Dialogue-French & British Accent
Cozy Mystery F/M Dialogue - Scottish Accent
Memoir: 1st person -Dark Comedy-Yorkshire Accent
Audible 5-star Review: "The narrator expertly maintains the undercurrent of tension and hardship, while revealing the depth of each character's experience. The story is told in such an absorbing manner, it was hard to step away from listening."
5 Star Audible Review "The narrator's acting is brilliant and each character's voice so distinct, they are instantly recognizable, allowing the listener to become truly immersed in the tale."
Author Review "Wow. The pacing was just right, and I liked how you shaped her voice and diction--better than I had imagined it. The scene with the soldiers was like a movie. I'm impressed". - E. Cosgrove, Author.
Theater Review "...And brava to dialect coach Maria Johnson, whose sure hand led these talented actors to flawless delivery of both aristocratic and cockney accents." - Theater Review in SFReporter.
5 Star Audible Review "The narration was excellent! Maria's voice transports the listener into the story so well, it's like the story plays out as a movie in my mind. She does the various character voices and accents really well. You know which character is speaking. Excellent story, excellent narration."
Audiook Reviewer.com "The narration of Maria Johnson holds the right pace for the story from start to finish. The voice acting is superb, with voices easily discernible as the story progresses. Listeners will hear the perfect intonation suited to the scene and characters. The accents were impeccable." - Rox Burkey
Author Review - "What can I say except WOW , You have done an amazing job and I am so pleased with the result. It was better than I could ever have imagined... you brought it back to life! I was quite emotional listening to it. Thank-you so much, I don't think I could have asked for anyone better to narrate it...amazing work Thanks again." C.A Scrimshaw, Memoir Author.
PBS Documentary Director Review "Maria was an amazing discovery in my search for the perfect professional to portray the true character of Lillian Ross. Her vocal tone, pacing, inflection, and ability to adopt the emotion and Wisconsin dialect was exactly what was needed to bring Lilian to life. Her performance was one of the best elements of the film. I look forward to working with Maria on other projects in film and audio." -J. Cooney, Director