Paul HeitschAuthentic Storytelling
Paul Heitsch :: Narrator
I’ve been a professional VO since 2011. My performances are consistently praised as authentic, natural, versatile, and committed to the text. I’ve performed best-selling audiobooks for Harper Audio, Tantor, Audible Studios, Blackstone Audio, Dreamscape, Macmillan, Podium, and Brilliance, as well as many independent authors and publishers.
Narrator Paul Heitsch walks a tightrope in this memoir.
He must not tumble into rage or wallow in regret… When Heitsch delivers the word “violent,” it is with feeling, but not enough to even jostle the letters. It is for us, the listeners, to sob and gawp.
Narrator Paul Heitsch wastes no breath jumping into the character of Sasha…
…a gangster of growing renown. Throughout the story Heitsch continues his energetic pace. On a planet where humans rate at the bottom of the social order, Sasha has a chip on his shoulder, which causes those around him to keep their distance. Heitsch deftly captures all his resentment. When he does let down his guard to one of his companions, Heitsch creates a tone of intimacy and shows his vulnerability. Similarly, when Sasha saves two alien children, Heitsch contrasts his sensitive manner of addressing the kids with his fortitude in addressing the threat to them, both of which make him more likable.
The tumultuous life of artist Vincent Van Gogh is made easy to listen to by the pleasant voice of narrator Paul Heitsch.
Heitsch’s calm and steady pacing provides empathy for this disturbed genius and his long-suffering family. Heitsch’s carefully placed emphasis on the many quotes from Van Gogh’s extensive letters to his family, especially brother Theo, serve to enhance the text. He does a commendable job with the frequent Dutch and French words and phrases
Narrator Paul Heitsch amps up the tension
…portrays small-town cop Jon Phillips, who attempts to stop the serial killer and avoid becoming entrenched in a deep conspiracy. Heitsch narrates with a methodical tone that amps up the tension. He lends Phillips a neutral tone befitting the calm hero and gives lively accents and verbal tics to a colorful cast. Heitsch’s narration and energetic characterizations are contrasted with the story’s gruesome violence and explosive action to great effect
Heitsch tenderly and tirelessly…
…brings the horrendous fire and the sometimes callous attitudes toward gays to life, imbuing his narration with great sensitivity. His performance raises awareness of this turning point in contemporary gay history.
“Heitsch’s pacing, accents, and emotion were right on target… rises above just being talented to being a true expert.”
“Paul Heitsch does a fantastic job narrating…. he nails emotional scenes perfectly.”
“Paul keeps me glued to my headphones. I love that his performance never jarred me or hoisted itself above the book. In a word: immersive.”
Making the wonderful story even more exciting
“Paul’s narration is simply the best I have heard in any audio book, hands down. Paul didn’t just read the text he performed it, making the wonderful story even more exciting.”