A LOCAL author is on the search for a Barnsley resident to read his latest novel out loud for the purpose of an audio book.

Jonathan Lee, a nationally acclaimed author, is appealing to members of the public to read his latest novel.

He said: “We are looking for someone to read my sixth novel ‘337’ which is due out later this year.

“When I say read, I mean read out loud, for the purposes of an audio book.

“We are hoping that we can find the right voice in Barnsley.

“I like to keep anything book-related as local as possible as it’s good for the town and good for the community.”

This is Jonathan’s six novel, and his debut book, The Radio, was shortlisted for The Novel Prize in 2012.

“It may be that you are a drama student, involved in local amateur dramatics or you just have an excellent reading voice,” he added.

“We could do with someone who can put some emotion into the words they read, though you don’t necessarily need any experience.

“We have a tight budget but you will be paid for your time.”

Register your interest by emailing contact@hideawayfall.com.