Here's my note to the author, sent with the audition below:
Hello Caterina. Here is my audition for Caffeine, which holds a special interest for me.
It is the only psychoactive drug I have used in 30 years, and is the one I started at the youngest age – about 14.
It is also considered potentially harmful for audiobook narrators, since its diuretic effect reduces needed moisture in the vocal cords and increases distracting mouth noises such as “clicks.”
I hope you will be interested in discussing the possibility that I can be “the voice of Caffeine!” (Pun intended.) Thank you for reading this and considering me.