Drawing on her background as a corporate diversity leader and public speaker, Machelle has narrated over 100 fiction and nonfiction titles for publishers like Simon and Schuster, Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Christian Audio, HighBridge Audio and Gildan Media
In 2021 Machelle was awarded The Audiofile Earphones Award for A Sitting in Saint James which was a 2022 Audies Finalist in the Young Adult category and was also featured on the Audible Editor’s Best Pick of 2021. Her work on Milk Blood Heat, also appeared on the Audible Best of 2021 list as well as Time Magazine’s 100 best audiobooks of 2021.
Machelle specializes in Mysteries & Thrillers, but her Bespoke repertoire also includes Non-Fiction, Religious, Urban and Noire.
Machelle lives in Northern Virgina, and is the proud dog mom of two Boston Terriers, Daphne and Lilah.
Voice Over Artist, Facilitator, Corporate Trainer, Public Speaker… and Pet Parent!
2021 AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE: Earphones Award Winner
2021 AUDIES: Finalist
2018: WASHINGTON AREA WOMEN’S FOUNDATION CO-CHAIR: Together We Lead initiative
- 2018: NORTHERN VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CO-CHAIR: Women in Business Council
- 2017: WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL: 25 Women Who Mean Business Awardee
- 2017: NETWORK JOURNAL: Top 25 Most Influential Black Women in Corporate America
- 2015: INROADS: Mid-Atlantic Region Board Chair and National Board Member
- 2012: WOMAN OF THE YEAR: National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
- 2014: RAINBOW PUSH COALITION: Emerging Leader Award
- 2012: SAVOY MAGAZINE: 100 Most Influential Women in Corporate America
Machelle Williams skillfully narrates this sprawling story of generational secrets in antebellum Louisiana. Williams weaves a hypnotic spell, pulling the listener along to meet the huge cast of characters and hear their tangled stories. Williams makes clear the intricate language switching common to Creole Louisiana among both enslavers and the enslaved”
-A Sitting In Saint James, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
Machelle Williams is a steady narrator who provides a solid performance of this diverse short story collection. With a melodic intonation Williams presents the deepest dilemmas of mothers, daughters, and other women. She maintains a steady pace as we navigate the thoughts of many generations in the same family. Listeners who are looking for a brief, engaging title will find one here.”
-Milk Blood Heat, AudioFile Magazine
Machelle Williams gives this rich history a straightforward narration that invites listeners to learn more about the resilience and ingenuity of black communities while also highlighting their struggles with fast food chains. Williams’s tempered delivery, with its distant but compelling tone, keeps listeners’ focus on Chatelain’s words.”
-Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, AudioFile Magazine
Machelle Williams did a fantastic job narrating my new book Pajama Paydays, How To Make The Internet Work For You. She was able to bring a very technical subject to life with her warm and friendly voice and clear pronunciation. Her voice is a joy to listen to. I highly recommend Machelle for audio books and other audio projects and look forward to working with her again in the near future.”
-Hwayda Kater, Author
Amazing Book Perfect Performance. This book touched me in every way possible. I loved this book. It really will have you on an emotional roller coaster but you won’t wanna get off. I listened to this book from beginning to end! Couldn’t stop. The narrator did an amazing job. She gave the book life. Then when she sang at the end that was the icing on the cake. She did excellent!”
Spot on interpretation of the tone of the book!”
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