Cindy Jo Hinkleman - Audiobook Coach

Cindy Jo Hinkleman has been in the audiobook business about 20 years and has worked on over 500 books. She is now teaching classes and producing demos.

Audiobook classes are taught by Cindy Jo Hinkleman, the only Oscar winner who is coaching audiobooks.

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PRH Audio Launches Ahab Voiceover Casting Platform 03/06/2021

PRH Audio Launches Ahab Voiceover Casting Platform

Penguin Random House Audio has just announced their online talent casting service. This service isn't just for audiobook casting, but it's for all types of voiceover projects. Whether you are a voiceover actor or a producer, you should find this service extremely useful. Check it out and please let me know if you decide to put a profile on the website, or if you use it in another way.

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I'm not sure when I will be scheduling another class, so please check back periodically. Thank you.


My next class will be May 31st & June 1st. I'll create an "Event" soon. Please go to my website for information and to sign up!


I'm extending an offer to anyone who has taken my class. On April 6th an audiobook Producer/Casting Director will be speaking at my class! She casts hundreds of audiobooks every year! If you'd like to come and hear her speak you are welcome to join us! The cost is $50.00 and there is a PayPal button on my website. She will be speaking at about 11AM and she'll be staying for lunch. Taco lunch is included and you can sit in for the entire day if you like, space permitting. If you need to get refocused, this is the perfect opportunity to do so! 03/23/2019

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A top audiobook industry Producer/Casting Director will be stopping by my April 5th-6th class to share what she looks for in casting. She casts hundreds of books! This may be a onetime opportunity to meet and talk with her so it's something that you don't want to miss! Sign up now! #casting #acting #audiobooks #books #recording #extraincome #performing #opportunity #class #coaching 03/03/2019

The Cat in the Hat - Wikipedia

I read in the LA Daily News that Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) would have turned 115 today. It says he was a student at Dartmouth Univ. in 1925. He was caught by the dean with gin during Prohibition. In order to keep working at the school's humor magazine he adopted his mother's maiden name, Seuss, as his pen name. That started in all. I think my favorite was always "Fox In Socks". What was yours? Such joy he brought to us all! The Cat in the Hat is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957. The story centers on a tall anthropomorphic cat, who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. The Cat shows up at the house of Sally and her brother... 02/27/2019

Sign Petition: Save Samuel French on Sunset!

This book store that has been a resource for actors and more in Los Angeles all these years is planning to close. The one in Studio City already closed a few years ago. This just can't happen!! We need this store and what it has to offer. Please sign this petition in an effort to keep it open! Thank you! Samuel French Film and Theatre Bookshop is scheduled to close its doors at the end of March after 70 years of business in Los (3091 signatures on petition) 07/08/2018

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If you're looking for information on the Aug. 24th & 25th class, please go to my website, Thanks.


We're working on scheduling my next class. At this point, June 23rd & 24th is a possibility. Please keep checking back! Thank you.


Please check periodically for when my next class is scheduled. It's looking like May at this point, after the TV pilot season is over. Thank you.


Today we recorded my student Jerry Temple's audiobook demo at The Greene Room with Marc Greene. Jerry is an amazing talent and I have high hopes that he will be a very successful audiobook reader!


To all my students, past, present and future, I'd like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. To be specific as to my coaching, I am thankful that you are wonderful open minded students, that you are talented and that you are motivated. I wish you much success with all you pursue! 09/22/2017

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Did you know that my website has a Blog page? Check it out and please comment if you feel so inclined.


Another successful class is completed. We had great students who were very focused and worked extremely hard! As a coach, I appreciate that so much! That is the way to do it! Please check back periodically as the next class will be scheduled soon!


Sending out a last call for my Aug. 18th & 19th audiobook class! You must be signed up by noon on Thursday Aug. 17th. It sure would be nice to see you there!


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My next audiobook class is right around the corner. If you're interested in learning this art form and about the business don't delay in getting signed up!!!! 07/26/2017

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If you haven't seen my new audiobook coaching Yelp page yet, please check it out! And if you've taken my class and can spare a few minutes, please write a short review. Thank you if you do! You could be the first!


I have completely redesigned my audiobook coaching website! It is now called Books Do Talk and it has all the details about my class and more! If you are considering taking my class I'd suggest getting signed up as there are only 10 spaces available and they will fill up quickly!!



Unlock The Audiobook Mystery is now Books Do Talk! The first class under this new name has been scheduled and an Event has been created. Please keep in touch for up and coming classes that will be offered!


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Cindy Jo Hinkleman - Audiobook Coach 08/24/2016

Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins | Books on Tape

Today, I find myself mastering this audiobook, Phil Collins' autobiography that he recorded. It sounds like it's going to be really good. I want to stop and listen to it but that's not part of the mastering process. No I didn't meet him unfortunately but it's still kind of cool. The book comes out on Oct. 25th. Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles’ legendary film A Hard Day’s Night.


The August 26th & 27th class is being rescheduled. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please check back for new class dates!!!


With the recent passing of Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, it makes me think about what an honor it was to direct the audio edition of one of his books. His book, A Mad Desire To Dance, is beautifully written and very moving. Oh these special moments. 07/18/2016

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The next class has been rescheduled. The new dates are August 26th & 27th still at The Greene Room. There will be no class on Aug. 12th & 13th. We hope you can make it here at the end of the summer break. Unlock The Audiobook Mystery


The next class is scheduled for August 12th & 13th at The Greene Room. Please go to my website for all the info!!


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Last weekend's Audiobook Class went exceptionally well. We had an outstanding group of students who contributed so much in their reading, questions, suggestions and stories. It was an enjoyable experience working together and getting to know each other as well. I will soon be posting the date of the next class which will once again take place at the beautiful Greene Room.


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Hi everyone. I still have 3 seats open for this weekend's Audiobook Class!!! I was thinking today that I've been doing this so long, I originally was editing books on reel-to-reel tape!

And I'm thrilled that a book I edited recently called "The Girls" by Emma Cline is #3 on the Fiction Bestseller List this week!!

Come join us to learn this rewarding and enjoyable skill of reading audiobooks. It's a flexible way to generate additional income!! Unlock The Audiobook Mystery


There are only 5 seats left in my Aug. 8th & 9th class. Sn**ch up your seat now!!!!


A book I edited the audio version of, The Girls by Emma Cline, is #5 on The Fiction Bestseller List this week! (-:


Unlock The Audiobook Mystery

Thank you for all the new "likes"!!! If you or anyone you know would like to learn this rewarding art form of recording audiobooks, there are still a handful of spaces open in my July 8th & 9th class here in Van Nuys. Go to for all the info. Unlock The Audiobook Mystery

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