How long should audition files be?

marnileikin Member, Voices_Premium
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Hi all,

I am a newbie here on this site. What is the norm, the successful norm, for how long an audition file should be? I am asking specifically for those jobs that post their whole script. Does successful talent post a 30 second clip? The first or 1st two paragraphs? I don't imagine clients listen to much more than 30 seconds....Recording and editing lengthy scripts for auditions seems both counter intuitive AND waaaaaaay to time consuming.

Thanks for any advice, thoughts, sharing your experience!