Al Kessel is one of the most trustworthy, responsive, and detail-oriented audiobook narrators in the voice acting industry. I believed in his talent and in his character so much that I actually hired him a full year in advance! Throughout that entire year, he responded to all of my emails very quickly (sometimes, within just a few minutes after pressing “send”) and patiently waited as I completed my manuscript. By the time I was ready for him to begin narrating my book, he fulfilled his voice-related duties with impeccable precision. Demonstrating world-class enunciation, Al was sure to emphasize key terms and phrases of my book that were outlined in bold and typed in italics. This gave my writing a sense of personality that was so eloquently captured by Al’s magnetic speaking voice and his remarkable rhythmic inflection. Overall, I was incredibly captivated by and thoroughly satisfied with Al’s work on my completed audiobook. With the completed project closing at an affordable rate, Al Kessel was one of the best hiring decisions that I have ever made. I look forward to receiving his services in the future, and I will be recommending him to all of my audiobook-creating friends!
— Dan McDaniel, author of The Ultimate Guide to Success
As author of the non-fiction Disney book, “In the Shadow of the Matterhorn” I wanted to turn this best-selling book into an audio book. I had heard Al Kessel on his Pod Cast, “Tales from the Mouse House” and immediately felt I had heard the perfect voice to do my book in audio form. True to my instinct, Al put together several sample readings of my book and I was so impressed that I even felt goosebumps on my skin hearing his silky and versatile voice narrate the text. So diverse that Al captured the female dialogue in parts of the book and his ability to add a ‘southern drawl’ to other parts, he was able to truly bring to life-and give depth and style-to my written words.
For those who seek a professional narrator for virtually any style of book, one who can add the quality touches of appropriate background music and chapter intros in addition to effective narration, I highly recommend Al for your work. I will be using Al again and again. For a more personal reference, those who wish to learn more about Al may contact me at David@synergy-books.com.
— David Smith, author of In The Shadow Of The Matterhorn
Al Kessel has been awesome to work with. Not only do I love his voice, but he’s a REALLY nice guy. I wasn’t sure anyone could do anything with the voice of my character, John, who was injured in such a way that his voice was raspy. Al pulled it off better than I could have imagined. He brought kind of a “Clint Eastwood” style to John’s voice. And Al really enjoyed portraying John. He also did the female voice well. That’s hard to pull off for a guy, but I had no problem imagining a female when Al was portraying Rachel. I hope to work with him again.
— Lauralynn Elliott, author of Haunted Lake