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Voice Talent

Fiction Demo

Animation Demo

Hear more of Holly’s demos on her SoundCloud page.

When I bring voice to a book, I try to honor author, characters, and listener, ever mindful of the intimacy of these relationships. When I am voicing a game or animation, it’s still about the story, the characters, and the intense or deliciously funny action, right? That’s my job–be there, tell the truth.” – Holly Adams

Holly Adams draws on voice and physical theatre training to breathe life into every text. Her attention to texture and the energy/movement qualities of sound make her voice work personal and dynamic. Holly records audiobooks, commercials, video narrations, and animation/game characters at client studios or in her professional home studio, which is equipped with Source Connect for live recording sessions.

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Holly’s Latest Book

Holly sez: I loved this book–a terrific journey into the soul of a young woman.

BLURB: “Lifetimes of family secrets. Threats from every direction. A young woman forced to discover the truth.

Tessa Lamar, a Southern girl with a crazy family and a brand new college degree, wants nothing more than for her life to finally start. When her uncle dies unexpectedly, she inherits more than his old truck. As lifetimes of family secrets send her carefully planned world into a tailspin, she realizes nothing will ever be the same.

After learning that she is not only a Firebird, but also half Nunnehi–the Cherokee equivalent to fairy–Tessa is forced to fight for her life against a conjurer determined to kill her, Tribal Elders trying to manipulate her, a crazier-than-a-bat mother, wolves, snakes, and one pissed off ghost. Worse still, she’s caught between a gorgeous blue-eyed cop and a Nunnehi bodyguard who she can’t decide if she wants to throttle or kiss. Good thing she was raised by two tough Southern ladies.”

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“The narrator did a great job as well. Holly Adams brought this story to life. I really liked all the spark and mouthiness she gave the main character. She was fun to listen to, the narrator made the whole story fun and leaving me begging for more.”

“I am so pleased to have been introduced to this great series via audio, otherwise I would have missed out on a terrific narration by Holly Adams. She absolutely nailed it. She sure knows how to deliver a line! The story has quite a few characters, all of whom are distinctive and diverse, but Holly captured them all perfectly.”

“Her performance helped me be pulled into the narrative which greatly heightened my enjoyment. Excellent performance by Ms. Adams to bring the author’s words to life.”

“Holly has a knack for capturing the essence of each character.Her timing is impeccable-she made me laugh and empathize with the characters at the same time. Brava!”


Professional Accomplishments


Stage and Screen

“As a performer, I am always in service to the piece I am working on, listening for its heart beat and breath, creating opportunity for those harmonic moments where audience and actor touch like a finger on a violin string. I am also a driven educator, a passionate director and project coordinator, and a take-no-prisoners kind of person. These rivers of my life converge in my role as Artistic Director of Shearwater Productions.” – Holly Adams

Holly Adams’ professional career covers two decades and four continents! Known for her skills as a physical actor, her stage and film credits include Zombies, Aliens, and Shakespearean nymphs, witches, and warriors. When playing characters with ‘normal’ lives, these same drives of passion and honesty make her stillness and subtlety all the more compelling.

Holly Adams (III) on IMdB: View Holly Adams’ IMdB page

Film Reel:

Holly is taking Trapeze class!

“In the Bag”, starring Holly Adams as Netta, the tough lawyer with a soft spot
for the man she loves:


Holly also does mask-making, stunt work, and stage combat choreography.

What’s in holly’s head today

Wow, how is it Autumn already? I spent the summer narrating two Tessa Lamar novels that take place in sunny Florida, and am now on a narrative adventure in Vermont, where the leaves are turning red and gold. I loooooove my work!