Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Voice Behind the Curtain

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday. 

Today's topic: If you got to choose a celebrity narrator for the audio book of your WIP or your favorite novel, who would it be and why?

I don't know much about audio books. Like, how one goes about picking the perfect voice. To be honest, I never give audio books much thought*, so it shouldn't shock you that I have no idea about any of my WIPs.

What I do know is that I like the sound of a badass. Like that scene in the Dukes of Hazzard movie** where Bo Duke is listening to AL UNSER JUNIOR: NO QUESTIONS, ONLY UNSERS as told by Laurence Fishburne. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the clip on YouTube, so to get Fishburne's voice, let's watch Sesame Street.



I'm not sure what I'd want him to read, but I'm sure it would be awesome.

One book I'm sure about was the topic of yesterday's post. John Cleese would be the perfect fit to the entire Sir Cumference series. This has everything to do with Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Do you read audio books? Who would you like to hear on an audio book?

* Sorry, audio books.
** I know, I know. It's sacrilege to like the movie after growing up on the show. However, the movie is great for what it is.
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Last.fm hit of the day: Letting Go by Godhead

14 comments:

  1. Lawrence Fishburne rocks. I would totally listen to him all day.
    And Sir Cumference with John Cleese sounds like a match made in heaven.

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  2. Haha, Fishburne is awesome---def. a badass voice! And John Cleese cracks me up! Fun choices!

    I think mine are totally boring compared to everyone else's! :D

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  3. I love Laurence Fishburn. And that clip of him--he looks so little!

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  4. Oooh, I'd go with Gary Oldman. Great voice and awesome accent :D

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  5. Laurence Fishburne does have an awesome deep voice...love bass voices.

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  6. I gotta go brush my teeth now! Too funny. Laurence Fishburn is great and he would make an awesome narrator.

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  7. Laurence Fishburne has an awesome voice. Good call!

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  8. I'd listen to just about anything narrated by John Cleese.

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  9. Fishburne is a good choice, assuming your MC is also a badass.

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  10. Oooh I LOVE his voice. So full of gravitas!

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  11. John Cleese never fails to make me laugh, and I had honestly never realized what a great voice Laurence Fishburn has. Great choices!

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  12. Laurence Fishburne would make me want to listen to ANYthing. Well, almost anything, anyway...

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  13. Laurence Fishburne pretty much rawks. :)

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  14. Great choices, Alicia. Love Laurence Fishburn!

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