Victor Sabi is getting used to voicing international icons. The 27-year-old Dominican man has been cast as the Spanish language voice in former President Barack Obama’s audiobook of his memoir, A Promised Land.
In an interview with Telemundo, Sabi says that he was shocked when he got the news that he was selected because they had told him that the search stretched across the world. He first heard about the confidential project in the middle of the year, and though he was told that “there were very capable, talented voices on an international level, from the Carribean and the US and latinoamerica, including the Dominican Republic,” he decided to audition and give it his best. Though he was very surprised, he adds that he is “happy and content to be able to have contributed my voice to the project.”
The voiceover actor discovered audiobook narration after he started taking a course at the International Voiceover School. He joined World Voices, a non-profit, member-driven industry association of professional voice talent. Little by little, he started focusing more on the audiobook niche. Sabi is no stranger to bringing to life world icons. His very first audiobook narration, A Long Walk To Freedom, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela, was just nominated for the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award for Audio Narration, Non-fiction, Best Spanish Voiceover.
Sabi is currently working on another “confidential” audiobook for another international leader and is proud that his achievement has filled his country with joy. He urges others to strive for their dreams, just as he did. “In the Dominican Republic, in the U.S., anywhere in Latinoamerica- there isn’t any project that’s too big for you if you stay prepared. Prepare yourself and continue to push yourself to grow, always.”