Helen Lloyd, […] simply enchants with her delivery of this charming story […] Lloyd's portrayal of Lady O. is perfect, capturing her spine of steel and very soft heart. Her portrayals of the children, the young lords, and those working "below stairs" are also spot-on.
Audiofile Magazine Review excerpt on Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Goose
I have no idea what Penelope Lively sounds like, but as far as I'm concerned, narrator Helen Lloyd channels the 84-year-old esteemed author perfectly. Her mellow, educated tone is just right for the Booker Prize-winning Lively's newest book, which combines memoir with gardening commentary.
Audiofile Magazine Review excerpt on Life in the Garden
Helen Lloyd brings to vivid life the English seaside village of Tilling and its competitive, sometimes mean-spirited residents. […] Lloyd is at her best recounting the duel that almost happened between competitive golfing and drinking buddies Major Benji and Captain Puffin.
Helen Lloyd's voice often sounds remarkably calm as she narrates Deb Brandon's recollections of medical emergencies and sensory overloads. That calm accentuates the moments of sheer panic that Brandon experienced.
Audiofile Magazine Review excerpt on But my Brain Had Other Ideas
Helen Lloyd transports listeners to rural Suffolk during WWII … clear narration helps create the perfect backdrop for this historical mystery. Her character portrayals produce believable males and females. Lloyd's excellent pacing helps keep the plot moving to a satisfying conclusion.
Nicola Upsonon Dear Little Corpses
Helen Lloyd's narration of this fascinating audiobook about the British intelligence agency MI9 mirrors the calm intensity of its operatives. Well paced and using just the right amount of nuance and emotion—Lloyd's deliberate and steady tone more vividly brings to life the many individuals who collaborated across nations to help Allies escape from and elude the Nazi war machine.
Helen is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her confident delivery adds authenticity to her performances while her calm, even delivery strengthens the listener’s experience.
Erick BlackStudio Manager, Dreamscape Audio
Helen Lloyd's narration is remarkable. The strength and warmth of her voice easily lifts stories from the page and into the listener's ears. Her story telling is captivating.
Jackie RosenfeldCasting Director, BeeAudio
Helen Lloyd is an absolute joy to work with. Having recorded several fiction and non-fiction audiobooks for us, we know the absolute quality of her work.
Laura MakelaProducer, Bonnier Books
Helen has a marvellous voice, rich and expressive and it conveyed the essence of my story.
I am impressed by your fluency in shifting from one voice to the next, alternating with the narrator’s. It seems to be a very complex interweaving - again, more than I knew - which makes your skills all the more evident, and admirable.
Helen Lloyd did a fabulous job narrating my memoir “But My Brain Had Other Ideas.” Not only was her voice and intonation perfect, but she really captured the essence of who i am. She hit all the nuances of my inner self, fear, humour, grief, just right. As I listened to the final product, I felt as if I was listening to (a better version of) myself telling my story.
SOVAS nominated, Best Biography Audiobook 2019.
With her rich tone, intimate storytelling and strong characterisation Helen brings our books to life. Helen’s sense of timing, ability to deliver and sustain accents and crystal-clear delivery enriches the experience even further.
ProducerWhite House Sound
Helen’s no nonsense, cut-to-the-chase approach, combined with subtlety and delicacy in direction, led in no small part, to my now burgeoning, award-winning career in audiobooks.
Matthew Lloyd DaviesAudiobook Narrator
Helen’s sage advice and industry know-how gave me the precise tools I needed to audition for and land professional gigs. I know I deliver a professional product and I give Helen Lloyd full credit for setting me up for narration success.
Jenny HoopsCanadian Audiobook Narrator
Helen has been my mentor since I began my audiobook career. Helen’s course was the most valuable course I have taken and provided me with the fundamental skills that I use every day.
Malk WilliamsEarphones Award Winning British Narrator
The way Helen sets out the course, in bite size sections, is so easy to understand and you have time to concentrate on just one area of the Audiobook production whether technical or creative. When I reluctantly finished the course, I was definitely more confident and could hear a dramatic difference in my narration.
Nano NagleAudiobook Narrator
Helen Lloyd can diagnose what isn’t working and offer the right corrective with a mix of tell-it-straight clarity and helpful encouragement. She really knows what she’s talking about and she’s a very generous teacher.
Helen Lloyd completely changed the way I narrate. She went over and above any expectations I had. I thought I was just going to have some simple narration direction, but Helen gave me insight and advice that changed everything for me.
Helen’s honesty, direction, and guidance in how to best present my narration capabilities – what worked, what didn’t – helped me understand what people want to hear from audiobook demos and samples.
I love taking coaching from you! I feel comfortable enough to let go and try new things and to take in information, and I never feel rushed. I have appreciated the little (or big, or humorous) things you point out in each text that I missed or glossed over, and I try to do that for myself when I’m alone in the booth - I ask myself what would Helen notice?
If you take up one of Helen’s courses the best advice I can give is to listen. We’re used to talking, us lot, but when you have someone of Helen’s talent and experience before you - don’t waste the excellent opportunity to learn.