Engaging. Smart. Seriously fun.
Western Historical Romance
Cozy Mystery, Female Sleuth
Historical Mystery, 1st Person
Western Romance, Hero and Heroine Meet Cute
Memoir French Accent
Inspirational, quoting Scripture
Meditation, Spiritual Self-Help
Hi, I’m Mary
I began narrating and publishing my own audiobooks in 2016. The experience opened a new avenue of storytelling and bringing characters to life in fiction, or sharing powerful new ideas and information that inspires and expands hearts, minds and souls.
Professional and collaborative, my vocal style ranges from engaging and confident to warm and smooth, smokey with a touch of irony. I also bring my experience as a journalist and PR consultant to help my authors and rightsholders to market the audiobook.
As a narrator, my rule is to let the book tell me what to do and how to let the characters come to life. Authors and rights holders have selected me for their projects because I love to play with a variety of accents (British, French, Russian and notably Katharine Hepburn!) and characters of different ages and genders.
I offer full service audio production from my home studio that includes a custom vocal booth, Audio-Technica AT2020 mic, dedicated desktop PC and Adobe Audition + Izotope RX7 Audio Editor.
I’m available to work with independent authors and publishers directly or through ACX & Findaway Voices.
Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently at work
- Next level coaching with Emily Lawrence
- Time travel rom-com by Kristy Tate
- Inspirational self help by Jessica Rothmeyer, Ph.D.
Accents & Dialects
Narration & Main Characters
“I received many auditions, and I chose Mary Castillo to narrate as I immediately felt she captured the spirit of the book. It was not an easy task: a lengthy volume with many characters from different places. Her accents, intonations and interpretation of them were brilliant, and she brought the book to life. Mary always read with cognizance of the scene and presence. The tone, pace, rhythm and style were just right. I was so delighted with the reading that I asked her to work with me again on another project! The quality audio recording was excellent, and any requested modifications made to the narration were done swiftly and perfectly.”
– Faiz Ahmad, Book Studio
Winner of the ABR Listener’s Choice Award in Mystery
2019 Society of Voice Arts & Sciences Audition Spotlight Finalist
Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Paranormal Mystery Nominee
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