What are the best reference books about voice-overs?

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    #1The Art of Voice Acting

    The Art of Voice Acting
    The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing Voiceover is a reference book about voice-overs written by James R. Alburger. With over 400 pages, this book was published in 2010 by Focal Press.
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    #2There's Money Where Your Mouth Is

    There's Money Where Your Mouth Is
    There's Money Where Your Mouth Is: A Complete Insider's Guide to Earning Income and Building a Career in Voice-Overs is a reference book about voice-overs written by Elaine A. Clark. Published in 2011 by Allworth Press.
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    Divya Patil
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "When he was 16, my son, Jonathan Murphy (jonincharacter) started taking classes at Elaine Clark's VoiceOne Studio in San Francisco. Elaine attracts the best in the business and, thanks to Elaine, he's taken classes from people in the industry who really know what they're talking about...Casting directors, talent agents, voiceover actors, and marketing specialists. His best teacher, and mentor, is Elaine Clark, and his copy of the second edition of this book is so dogeared and marked up because Elaine's advise and tips are so practical and spot on! She KNOWS the ins and outs of having a successful career in the voiceover industry. I've read her book in support of my son and together we've put her techniques and business recommendations to the test in his own career...and they work! I just placed an order for her third edition. If you are serious about having a career in voiceovers, you must get this book. "
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    #3Sound Advice

    Sound Advice

    Sound Advice: Voiceover from an Audio Engineer's Perspective is a reference book about voice-overs written by Dan Friedman. With over 80 pages, this book was published in 2010 by Authorhouse.
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    William Sanchez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a great product. It was recommended to my by a friend after he suggested that I had a voice made for voiceover. He said I should read this to learn about getting started in the industry. Great book, I just wish it was longer."
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    #4More Than Just a Voice

    More Than Just a Voice

    More Than Just a Voice:: The REAL Secret to VoiceOver Success is a reference book about voice-overs written by Dave Courvoisier. With over 200 pages, this book was published in 2014.

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    Kimberly Dunn
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is the only book I can think of that serves as a comprehensive reference for VO work; all others are either filled up with autobiographical information or are written from a perspective concerned more with deploying VO or commissioning it. This is great for VO actors more than anything and it's absolutely perfect."
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    #5Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic

    Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic

    Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic is a reference book about voice-over written by Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt. With over 200 pages, this book was published in 2010 by Bug Bot Press.

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    Tyler Harper
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Everyone that preparing to audition for voice acting actor should read this book! There are a lot of exercises and great tips input from professionals in the book. "
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    #6Secrets of Voice-Over Succes

    Secrets of Voice-Over Succes

    Secrets of Voice-Over Success: Top Voice-Over Actors Reveal How They Did It is a reference book about voice-overs written by Joan Baker. With over 100 pages, this book was published in 2009 by Sentient Publications.
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    Leonardo Flores
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I thought this was a pretty cool mashup of information from a lot of cool different voice actors. I don't feel like all of it was necessarily actionable as much as it was interesting, but I did enjoy my time with it."
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    #7Word of Mouth

    Word of Mouth
    Word of Mouth: A Guide to Commercial Voice-Over Excellence, 3rd Revised and Updated Edition is a book by Susan Blu as a book reference book about voice-over. Published in 2006 by Silman-James Press.
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    Jordan Simpson
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Word of Mouth is written by Susan Blue who talks about voice-over and the history behind it. A bit boring for my liking."
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    #8A Dream of Passion

    A Dream of Passion
    A Dream of Passion is a book about author Lee Strasberg's famous Method acting - a form of acting practiced by many notable actors. The book was published on October 1st, 1988 by Plume.
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    Caroline Zhao
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This area has evolved since then. It is more a historical aspect, but some advice can still be applied."
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    #9Audition

    Audition

    Michael Shurtleff's Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part, is a book of guidelines for aspiring actors during the dreaded day of auditions. The book was published on February 1, 1978, by Walker Books. 

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    Pranav Chattopadhyay
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "If you're into acting, this is a good read. Good read to if you want to get the parts you audition for. Not an actor but still enjoyed the read. "
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    #10Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor

    Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor

    Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor is a book advice from theatre veteran, Jack Garfein whose insight can only be gained by experience as both a teacher and practitioner. The book was published on June 30th, 2010 by Northwestern University Press.
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    Michael Franklin
    Written on May 14, 2018
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Summary

Best What are the best reference books about voice-overs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Art of Voice ActingBooks 19 Paid
2There's Money Where Your Mouth IsBooks 15 Paid
3Sound AdviceBooks 13 Paid
4More Than Just a VoiceBooks 12 Paid
5Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the MicBooks 9 Paid
6Secrets of Voice-Over SuccesBooks 7 Paid
7Word of MouthBooks 6 Paid
8A Dream of PassionBooks 4 Paid
9AuditionBooks 2 Paid
10Life and Acting: Techniques for the ActorBooks 1 Paid
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