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Publisher's Summary

The greatest vocal coach in the world will help you get the voice you want.
Every time we open our mouths, we have an effect on ourselves and the way others perceive us. The ability to speak clearly and confidently can make or break a presentation, an important meeting, or even a first date. Now, with the advent of Skype, YouTube, podcasting, Vine, and any number of reality talent competitions, your vocal presence has never been more necessary for success or more central to achieving your dreams.
Roger Love has over 30 years of experience as one of the world's leading authorities on voice. Making use of the innovative techniques that have worked wonders with his professional clients, Love distills the best of his teaching in Set Your Voice Free and shares exercises that will help listeners bring emotion, range, and power to the way they speak.
This updated edition incorporates what he's learned in the last 15 years, as the Internet and talent competitions have completely changed the role your voice plays in your life. These are the new essentials for sounding authentic, persuasive, distinctive, and real in a world that demands nothing less.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Roger Love and Donna Frazier (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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1 out of 5 stars
By JASandJKS on 01-22-17

The book is more about the author than your voice

I recognise the experience and authority the author brings to this book. However the focus up front on his connection to famous people and how successful he is detracts from the book being a helpful tool. I could not get past the first two chapters.

Yes there is a formula to 'self help' books. Many authors are told to establish credibility so you will read. Surely this does not mean to the level done in this book. I love reading (listening to) books across the self help genre. The ones that work for me are books that genuinely put the reader's interests first, not the author's. Surely someone buying this book already realised the author is successful from his bio.

Also the title says to help with your singing AND speaking voice. I bought this book to help with speaking. Yet the pitch at the start tries to hook you in with an appeal towards being famous. Perhaps a book that is just for singers who want to make it big, and very clearly stated as such, would be better. The book tries to appeal to too many audiences that have clearly different needs. Also sometimes a book originally written in 1999 should stay in that year. The changes noted by the author at the outset to this book warrant and entirely new book, not an update revised edition.

Again this is not about the author. I am sure after reading about his work that he does truly create an impact in the professional lives of his clients. This review is about the book structure and emphasis.

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5 out of 5 stars
By eric on 03-18-17

very helpful, PDF and website included

Not sure if some of the other listeners made it all the way through, but a few sections begin with certain celebrities, their problems and how he helped them. Then he explains what to do if you are having the same issues. But anyway, the book comes with a PDF and a companion website which has practice exercises you can listen to and download which is pretty neat. I am not a professional singer just looking to get better and I feel like this book has helped a lot. It is too soon to see so far, maybe in a month I will come back and let everyone know how I am doing. But it goes into other subjects such as songwriting, practicing, stage fright and a lot of other relevant topics. If you are at all interested pick up this book. Roger is obviously one of the top in the industry and sincerely wants to help, I believe. He is enthusiastic and his positivity is kind of contagious as you are listening. In the audio exercises he even encourages you as you go along, which at first I thought was silly but really helped as I was struggling. Great book, pick it up!
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2 out of 5 stars
By Dreamsmith on 01-02-17

Beware of self-narrated books

What didn’t you like about Roger Love’s performance?

This is a good book and I believe the author is an excellent voice coach. However, I'm quite disappointed at the book because of the unnatural way the author narrates his own book. He keeps intentionally and excessively placing stresses on every few syllables, which makes listening a tiring and irksome experience. I decided to give up after listening for half an hour and went to buy a paper edition of the book instead.

Any additional comments?

The book would have been far better if performed by narrators such as Heather Henderson, Brian Holsopple, Erin Bennett, etc.

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