All audiobooks and demos were recorded in my own studio with my own professional equipment.

Martyn Swain - voice-over artist

Martyn Swain Bio

Martyn was a simultaneous interpreter for more than 30 years, interpreting in French and English for the world's senior diplomats and international organisations. He interpreted personally for Nelson Mandela shortly after his release from prison in South Africa in 1990. He is a professional audiobook narrator (APA and PANA member) with home studio. He has significant titles (Christopher Hitchens, Bob van Laerhoven, Jung, Clausewitz, Heidegger, Popper, Thomas Aquinas, among others) to his credit. In the 1980’s, he spent 4 years travelling the world by motorbike, summiting Kilimanjaro, and crossing the South Atlantic under sail. Martyn’s French is native speaker level. He also speaks German and Spanish.He has acted on stage and screen, produced and voiced content for current affairs radio, and tutored in media and presentation skills.

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"Haven't finished the book, but just have to say that Martyn Swain does an amazing job reading this. Heidegger is inherently difficult to understand, because his concepts are deep and require a lot of thought. But I find that Heidegger's way of expressing himself often adds to the burden. Swain reads in a way that makes the structure of each sentence clear, leaving the reader free to think about Heidegger's meaning rather than his sentence structure.

Before hearing this performance of B&T, I could not imagine how it would be possible to listen to such a dense text in a recording. But I'm finding that, to my amazement, that it's actually easier to follow the recording than the printed text. Mr Swain's reading brings out the structure of Heidegger's ideas with beautiful clarity. Add to that, that Mr Swain pronounces German and Greek fluently, and I think he deserves some kind of a medal. Bravo!”

Anonymous Audible review Being and Time - Martin Heidegger


Incredible performance by Swain of the first part of one of the the greatest theological texts of all time. The nuance and complexity of Aquinas' structure and argument is handled amazingly by the narrator."

Audible Listener Review - Summa Theologica, Thomas Aquinas Ukemi Productions

“I worked with Martyn on an animated TV commercial for France-Amerique Magazine, and I couldn't be more happy with our collaboration. He did an exceptional job recording the voices of several characters in the piece. My colleagues and I would listen to various takes of the script that he would send us and we would just crack up... that's how smart and funny his performances were. He has tremendous range, and his experience and intelligence mean that he is very creative in his interpretations. He's also very precise with giving and taking notes, and he was always professional and would deliver exactly when he said he would. You're a really extraordinary talent Martyn, I hope to work with you again soon!”

Dmitry Trakovsky Filmkraft, New York