about me

when i was 11 years old i sent a cassette tape to an address i found at the back of a magazine advertising auditions to narrate audiobooks. i chose a selection from Dandelion Wine. i was not hired.

at about this same time i stowed a cupcake in my knit hat walking home from school. crumbs for days.

zip forward several decades. you can find me in my home studio. i now narrate and produce audiobooks for a living. i’ve narrated over 100 titles, have multiple Earphones Awards, Audie finalist nods for A Time to Die and Burnt Tongues (narrating and co-Producing), and an Audie Award Win for Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala and was nominated for a SOVAS award for my narration of Moby Dick.

i no longer wear cupcakes in my hair.

favorite genres include YA, classics, and nonfiction.

https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/audiobookindustry/pete-cross/


favorite audible reviews

“I sampled a lot of performances on here before choosing this one. It’s absolutely awesome. Cross’s natural voice is so fitting for Ishmael, but he also does fantastic voices for every other character in the novel.

Slightly off topic, but I finished this about a month ago, and I’ve gotten in the habit of listening to it every night when I go to bed. It helps to distract me from my sleeping problems/recurring nightmares. My point is that the narration is so good and the content of the book is so dense and fantastic that I’ve listened to it every night for a month, and it hasn’t gotten old.”

Favorite negative review (also for Moby Dick)-

“Stubb sounds like a cartoon weasel, and Ahab sounds like a hipster on talk-like-a-pirate day. “

And in case you missed it – Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds was featured on Audiofile Magazine’s podcast Behind the Mic. “Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the crisp voice Cross uses to narrate Harvard epidemiologist Paul Farmer’s true and sad account, one that gives listeners the gnawing sense that in pandemics and epidemics, care should always triumph over control, and that “stuff, staff, and systems” go a long way toward managing the sick.”:

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds by Paul Farmer, Read by Pete Cross

samples

AUDIOBOOK NARRATION:

moby dick by herman melville (classic)

D&D into the jungle by matt forbeck (choose your own adventure)

the eden express by mark vonnegut (memoir)

openly straight by bill konigsberg (ya/lgbtqia+)

HOME STUDIO RAW SAMPLE, UNMASTERED

monarch rising by harper glenn

COMMERCIAL VO:

Boost Mobile

Monroe Bank and Trust

contact


petecross@alum.calarts.edu

Photos of Pete by David Zaugh https://www.zaughphotography.com/index