Who is Shaina Summerville?
Shaina Summerville is an audiobook narrator with 120+ titles for clients including Simon & Schuster, HarperAudio, Tantor Media, Houghton Mifflin, and Hachette Audio.Her narration of Ava the Brave by Jules Adrienn is a nominee in the Young Adult category for the 2021 Independent Audiobook Awards.
Shaina has always been an avid bookworm, carrying a book with her everywhere, even before e-readers cool. Now, she enjoys narrating YA Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, and Non-Fiction in her home studio in Chicago.
Shaina received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Musical Theatre and Communication Arts from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also completed her Graduate Certificate in Aquaculture and Fish Health through the University of Florida.
When not narrating audiobooks, Shaina can be found performing in the Chicago theatre scene. She is certified in 6 of 8 stage combat weapons with the Society of American Fight Directors, and currently working on her final two.
She is a Chicago girl, born and raised (Go Cubs!). When not recording, Shaina loves nature photography, manatees, playing softball, tap dancing, watching Doctor Who/Lord of the Rings, and traveling to new places. She is currently writing her first book--a cozy mystery.
Testimonials & Reviews
I've worked with Shaina Summerville on two audiobook projects now, and both have turned out phenomenally! She has a talent for acting out scenes, accents, and many other nuances that fiction books require. Her narration makes it easy to pick out which character is speaking, which can be a difficult thing to do when there is a large cast of characters interacting with each other. Not only that, but working with her has always been a breeze! I'll be glad to have her helping me on my next book, and many more to come!
Shaina did a spectacular job bringing the audio versions of my books to life. Her voicing was spot on for the book's tone and each character, and she came up with some fantastically clever solutions for things in the text that don't translate directly into audio.
Mixed with the smooth narration of Shaina Summerville, this was all around a great read/listen. Definitely check this one out if you like…well…any genre really!
Ms. Summerville’s performance is one full of energy and life. She brings out the youth and personalities of the characters perfectly. Some of her voice work is incredibly strong. . . She keeps the pacing good for the story throughout, however, keeping listeners engrossed.
Very professional, experienced, fast and efficient. My wife [the author] was very pleased with her performance! Meditation Routine - Clear your Mind, Reset and Reboot, finally, has fantastic voice acting thanks to Shaina! Looking forward to the next assignment!
Friends, today I want to tell you of a wonderful book narrator, Shaina Summerville. Shaina narrated my book, SHE CRIED FOR ME, and she did an excellent job. Her voice tells the story in a remarkable way, and sales of the audiobook are greater than I expected. I recommend Shaina Summerville for any audiobook projects you may have.