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Another Cousins Subs spot for The Pack

by DJ on November 3rd, 2016 at 11:41pm

This one is for a Green Bay Packer promotion. As a former Cheesehead, I approve this message. 🙂

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Grammy Salute To Music Legends (…and a legend in his own mind)

by DJ on October 15th, 2016 at 5:58pm

Earlier this year, I was honored to be asked to be the “voice” of a Grammy special — the first time their Special Merit Awards have been given their own broadcast. The Grammy Salute To Music Legends™ premiered last night, October 14th, on PBS stations across the country, as part of the Great Performances series (produced by WNET Thirteen in New York). Among the performers were JD Souther, Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Hancock, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Great music, plus the dulcet tones of my disembodied voice — what’s not to love? 😉
(The show is no longer available to watch online, but I hope to have some audio clips from it posted soon.)

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One of my Cousins Subs spots

by DJ on August 26th, 2016 at 6:20pm

Just recorded with these folks again recently for an upcoming promotion with the Green Bay Packers, but here’s a spot I voiced for Cousins Subs a while back. Does it make you hungry? 😉

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A spot I voiced for the Tony Award-winning “Cabaret”

by DJ on April 11th, 2016 at 9:15pm

Just found this awesome video of a spot I voiced last year for the touring production of Roundabout Theatre Company‘s Cabaret.

It’s a Tony winner for Best Musical Revival, and you can still catch it — find tour dates and more info here:

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How Do You Measure A Year?

by DJ on December 31st, 2015 at 8:59pm

December 31st: the time when we take stock of the year that’s expired (or, more accurately, flown by), and remember the moments, good and bad, that stuck with us. Whether we fell in love, saw a loved one pass on, got a new job (or lost one), experienced frustrating stagnation, or were overwhelmed by circumstances either positive or negative — there is often much emotion twisted and tangled up amidst all this scrutiny.

Perhaps even more emotive, however, are the thoughts which accompany us as we imagine what the next year may bring. I’ve found it’s far more helpful to focus on what we want to have happen rather than what we don’t want. Our lives tend to be filled with more of whatever we focus upon.

And so, as you watch this video and listen to the music, focus on love. Whatever you have in your life — or whatever you want more of in your life — savor those feelings. Imagine yourself bathed in them every day of the upcoming year. Whether it be the blood bond of a sister or brother, the love of a parent or child, or that all-too evanescent feeling that you share with another human being on a completely different level (the one which makes every song more beautiful, every color brighter, and all the food taste better), measure your life in love. 🙂

Here’s to a healthy, prosperous, joyful, and love-filled 2016 from yours truly!

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Great review of my audiobook, Deceitful Moon, by Rick Murcer

by DJ on October 16th, 2015 at 2:28pm

From a new review of my audiobook: “You will be laughing out loud one minute and be on the edge of your seat the next… The narration provided by DJ Holte for Deceitful Moon was fantastic.”
Get your copy now at!

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Free Audiobooks (just for the asking)!

by DJ on April 22nd, 2015 at 5:13pm

Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time commuting or traveling! And right now, I’m giving away free copies of several of the audiobooks that I’ve narrated.

If you’re connected with me on Twitter, just send me a DM, and we’ll go from there. Otherwise, you can go here to my contact page (make sure the email address you put in the form is the one you want me to respond to) and I’ll reply to you via email with the details:

Redeeming your free copy is a fairly straightforward process. Plus, there’s nothing you need to subscribe to or join, and no other strings attached to this offer. The only thing I ask is for — and this is not mandatory, merely a humble request — is that you post an honest review (or even just a star rating) on Amazon and/or Audible, once you’ve listened to the audiobook.

Thank you!

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More Kudos For Going Shogun

by DJ on November 1st, 2014 at 6:17pm

I’m very proud of Going Shogun, and so it pleases me to no end when more people discover it. The newest review, just out this week, gives it 4 out of 5 stars, and says:

I listen to a lot of audiobooks (this is my 274th audiobook review) and I don’t remember ever hearing Holte before. If he is new, I can only assume I will be hearing a lot more from him. If he has done a lot of voice work, it is a pity that I have missed him until now because he is gifted. The voices he created made vivid images of the characters in my mind.

Thanks to DWD’s Reviews for taking the time to listen to and review Going Shogun. Get your own copy today at Audible, iTunes, or Amazon.

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Going Shogun: The Best Review I’ve Ever Received

by DJ on August 10th, 2014 at 10:21pm

Wowee wow wah! A rave 5-star review from Judy Purdee at the Love2Listen blog for my latest audiobook, Going Shogun (written by Ernie Lindsey).

Listening to Going Shogun is the most fun I’ve had in ages.  I’m on my third time listening and I’m still giggling and grinning.  I love Ernie Lindsey’s sense of humor and his ability to tell a story so vividly I feel as if I’m there.  I was totally entertained by the adventures of Chris (aka Brick) and his best friend Forklift and their world dominated by a controlling government agency called The Board.  Chris seems to be an ordinary young man looking to better his station in life.  Forklift, with his buck teeth and zebra striped hair stands out in a crowd, as Chris puts it “like a French fry in a basket of Tater Tots.” Forklift also has a unique jargon which he seems to invent as he speaks.  I love the street slang and names that were just plain funny, like the garage band Grime and Punishment or the country band  Tale of Two Kitties.  

I have the Kindle version and I had to check it to determine if the adventurers are going to Urine Town or You’re-in-Town.  But reading Going Shogun it and hearing DJ Holte’s performance is  like the difference between watching a black and white movie on a 19″ TV  and then watching it at the theater in full color with surround sound. His performance is perfect with a unique voice for each character.  He is able to capture the emotion of the moment, whether the characters experiencing danger,  excitement or romance.

I give Going Shogun  5 stars and highly recommend it with a warning:  Every audiobook you listen to afterward will seem mighty dull.


Pretty awesome review, huh? But this audiobook really is a great listen, folks… and I’m not just saying that because I narrated it. 😉 Grab your own copy on Amazon & iTunes — just search for Going Shogun.

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A Brand-New Audiobook

by DJ on July 4th, 2014 at 5:12pm

Happy 4th to my American friends, and Happy Friday to everyone else! Please join me in my own celebration, of my latest audiobook Going Shogun, now on sale! It’s a really fun, futuristic romp with great characters, terrific writing, and a cool story. Check out the preview below to hear selections from the book, and don’t forget to follow the amazing author, Ernie Lindsey, who I’m so grateful to for allowing me to be a part of this outstanding project.

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