I am originally from England but have lived in the United States for the past two decades. I am able to easily switch between various British accents and standard American. Add to that, strong family connections to Australia and South Asia, as well as having made the state of Hawaii my home for several years, and I feel I offer a unique knowledge-base.
I have a B.A. in Theatre from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. For the past 12 years I have worked as a voice actor narrating for clients such as Microsoft and voicing roles in video games like Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion. As an audiobook narrator I have narrated over 100 titles for publishers such as Tantor Media, Blackstone and Harper Audio, as well as many indie authors. I have a knack for Science Fiction & Fantasy, as well as YA and Romance. In 2019 I was nominated for an Independent Audiobook Award for Best Female Narration.
I reside in Hawaii, so my days off are spent snorkeling, paddling and whale watching. In the evenings I love to curl up with a good book, or play board games.
I’m a geek and I’m British, so of course I record out of a TARDIS. My home studio has been approved by Bee Audio, Audible Studios and Brilliance Audio, amongst others.
I am available for direction via Skype, Phone Patch or Source-Connect.
Narrator Shiromi Arserio whisks listeners into a world in which ghosts make pleasant companions, gardens hold treacherous secrets, and kingdoms can be found inside wallpaper remains. Elizabeth and Zenobia are inseparable friends who are determined to uncover the secrets of Withering House, their new home. Arserio characterizes Elizabeth, a child dealing with the loss of her mother, with calm tones and quiet inquiries as she seeks her father’s love and approval. Zenobia, whose most recent fascination is the study of clairvoyance, commands Elizabeth’s attention with her confident air and direct accusations. As more characters are introduced, Arserio skillfully gives each his or her own distinct sound. Her captivating narration brings to life a fantastical tale with an unexpected ending. V.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]
Shiromi Arserio delivers an emotional narration of a post-WWII story–part mystery, part self-revelatory exploration, and filled with depictions of violence, gender-identity issues, PTSD, and depression. A survivor of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, “H” is involved with an American soldier named Jim whose missing daughter leads them on a quest that spans decades. Written in stark, striking prose, the novel’s dark content is interspersed with brief joyful respites. Arserio’s portrayal of H narrates the highs, lows, and anxiety-riddled musings of a person who is constantly learning how to navigate the present through a lens of personal trauma. A redemptive and emotional listen. A.L. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2018]
Narrators Simone Lewis and Shiromi Arserio work together in this story of friendship, surrogacy, and cultural expectations. Lewis is the arch, sophisticated voice of Paris Fraser, a professional Indian woman who cannot produce a child for her demanding family. Arserio is the timid yet firm Naira, who leaves behind her past in India, hoping for a different life in New York after the unexpected death of her husband. The two narrators easily pass chapters back and forth, capturing two very different points of view to create an upbeat story of childhood friends coming back together in midlife. Will Naira be Paris’s surrogate and the answer to all her problems? Listeners will be eager to find out. M.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]
Listeners feel the streets of eighteenth-century Spitalfields, London, come alive through the stunning performances of narrators Esther Wane and Shiromi Arserio. In this fictional account of the challenging world of the silk trade, Esther Thorel is the bored wife of a master silk weaver. Sara Kemp is trapped in a brothel and desperate to get out. Esther believes she is saving Sara by offering her a place in her household, but Sara proves to be ungrateful and upsets Esther’s seemingly perfect life. Narrators Wane and Arserio bring the two characters to life, providing depth to the emotional content and making the listener recognize how much both Sara and Esther have to lose as they face difficulties and betrayal. V.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2019]