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Jennifer Pickens

"Jennifer provides a nuanced narration

that perfectly mirrors the character’s journey—gentle, compassionate, anxious, and full of joy...

Provides spot-on comedic relief."

-Library Journal

Narration Samples

Storytelling has always had a central place in my life. My mother read to me every day, and when family gathered we would sing old songs about love, hard times, and heaven's pearly gates. As a child, I would create characters with their own backstory and inner life, spending hours acting out their adventures. Showchoir, community theater, dance, talent shows:

it really did feel like all the world was a stage.

And books...there were always books.

 

I've helped bring characters off the page for years as a model for my book-illustrator partner. Now, as a narrator, I continue to use my skills to be part of the great storytelling tradition. I bring an intimacy and vulnerability to the script, and my confident grasp of character and pacing help build the connection between the story and the listener.

I'm very happy to be a member of SAG-AFTRA, and to serve on the board of directors for PANA (Professional Audiobook Narrator's Association).

I live in Oregon, and when not at the mic I can usually be found reading, drinking tea, metalsmithing, playing the mountain dulcimer, or sitting under a tree and daydreaming.​​​

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Hearsay
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Scuttlebutt

"Narrator Jennifer Pickens breathes life into Brammer's debut novel [giving] Clover a voice that is distant and uncomfortable with everyday interactions but compassionate and empathetic with her dying clients. The grandfather who raised her; her elderly neighbor, Leo; and her current client, Claudia, have voices filled with love and wisdom."

 

-Audiofile review of The Collected Regrets of Clover

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3 Poems by Dorothy Parker

View of inside recording booth. A microphone, desk, computer monitor, tablet with manuscript,  keyboard, and other desk detritus.

Home Studio

  • Sennheiser MK4

  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

  • Studio One

  • iZotope RX8

  • Professional Sound Treatment

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I've worked with many indie authors to bring their stories off of the page and into audio. I would love to answer any questions you have about the production and distribution process. If you'd like to know more about how we can work together, please get in touch!!

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