Modern 'Peter Pan' Dad, Playful, Soothing, Engaging, Warm, Dynamic, Bright
Dad-Informed: Children's, Middle Grade, YA
As a Grown-up: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Adventure, Memoir, Romance (ask about his pseudonym), and Non-Fiction
Caleb Summers has been performing on stage, on camera, and on a microphone for over 25 years (with a break to work in whale conservation and agro-ecological sustainability). He studied acting at NYU Tisch (at Lee Strasberg), the Boston Actors Workshop, and Skidmore College. Audiobook narration gives him an avenue to do what he loves from his home on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. As a 18-year partial stay-at-home Dad, he has more experience in reading out loud than in any other art!
Caleb grew up in the wooded suburbs of Boston, where Walden Pond was a swimming hole long before it was the home of some bearded philosopher named Thoreau. His upbringing on an animal/nature-assisted therapy farm nurtured in him a deep reverence for animals and nature as well as a deep mistrust in pitchforks, shovels, and goats. It also gave him the gift of loving to lift up other people. Few things bring him joy as much as the act of sharing a bit of himself with someone in order to make their day better. Reading was always Caleb’s ticket to wonder, and as a child he could be found many a morning asleep under his blanket with the flashlight still on, open book draped across his chest.
These days, when not narrating audiobooks, Caleb can usually be found in the kitchen baking (sourdough breads and cookies mostly), at a piano making noise, in the woods walking, reading books to his children (or sometimes to his dogs, if they’ll listen), singing, acting and dancing with his wife at their local performing arts center, waxing philosophic with his fish Neil, or contemplating the wild wonder of this crazy world.
If you really want to get him going, ask him about mushrooms, whales, soil microbiology, or harmful portrayals of gender stereotypes by the patriarchy...
AKG C214 Microphone
UA Apollo Twin Interface
Adobe Audition DAW
Dedicated M1 MacBook Pro
1st Person, Inner Monologue, Natural
Various (Gnome, Vampire, Human, Elf) 3rd POV
Fiction - Memoir
M/F/F, Old/Young, Comedic,
What people say about Caleb
I get chills EVERY TIME I hear him bring a new project to life for me. He gives life to my words and characters in a way I'll never get tired of. Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend.
Caleb is a superlative audiobook producer. He is efficient, timely in his responses, clear in his communication and delivers on time if not beforehand.
His narration skills are peerless. His vocal choices and stylings were spot on.
Caleb manages to bring to life all our young heroes with enthusiasm, emotion, and passion. He perfectly captures each character’s personality and relays it flawlessly to the listener.