Meet Zara Ramm, narrator of Jodi Taylor's books on Audible

Hello all you lovely Jodi Taylor fans out there.. My name is Zara Ramm and I am the reader of all those wonderful tales from St. Mary’s.

Jodi has asked me to say a little about how I bring her brilliant words to your eyes and ears.

So where to start?

Well…..I have been an actor for twenty seven years doing mainly theatre and television. In the last ten years I have also been recording audio books as well which I sort of fell into and found I really enjoy. Which is lucky as I do quite a lot of them.

It’s a funny old job as you sit and prep the book (i.e make tons of notes and decisions about what voices and accents you are going to give all the different characters) and then spend two or three days sitting in a tiny studio with a producer in the next room making sure you don’t talk total rubbish and letting you out for a cup of tea every few hours.

You could of course risk not reading it before you record it and just wing it in the studio. Not a great idea though as you might get to the end of the recording and find out that all the characters were French!

I love a dialect so am very happy to give characters all manner of them but sometimes a change of pitch or pace is all that is needed to distinguish one character from another.

Unless specifically requested by the author I will always narrate in my own accent and then add different voices for lesser parts as I get to them, as sustaining a voice that isn’t your natural voice for a whole book is pretty demanding. I did do that with a Geordie accent once and also Glaswegian but it was quite hard work!

Reading and recording The Chronicles of St. Mary’s is always a’s to many more! Thanks Jodie for giving me the opportunity to record them and thank you readers and lovers of audio books for continuing to read and listen to them.

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  • Paula

    Thank you Zara for the wonderful narration. I love Jodi”s books and you are the voice of Max (…and Markham!).

  • Richard Crossman

    Zara, I have every single book in the series and your storytelling is fantastic. You are in my top 3 audiobook narrators of all time. I love how you take the incredible stories Jodi writes and imbue them with your magic to create an experience for the listener. I envision myself in every scene in every book thanks to the collaboration of you two amazing ladies!

  • Hilary Gibbons

    Narration is an art form and you have it down to perfection. Jodie must keep writing and Zara must keep narrating, that’s it, no option! ;)

  • Bettina M Hamilton

    Dear Zara,
    Your voice is the reason I listen to all of the Chronicles of St. Mary books instead of reading them. Nothing makes me happier than to hear the words,”and the world went white “

  • Michelle Gutzmer

    Dear Zara, you and Jodi Taylor are an amazing team. These books are so well written and read, I think I am time traveling with Max! Thank you for hours of enjoyment. Happy Holidays, Michelle

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