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10/3/12 4:49 P

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I also like Johnny Heller who often narrates for Nicholas Sparks. His voice is so soft and mellow - kind of a Clint Eastwood type thing. But, with the kind of books that Nicholas Sparks writes - so heart felt and loving - this voice is perfect for that. And Nicholas Sparks is way cute! I wish I could find more Karen Kingsbury books on CD.

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10/1/12 2:17 P

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Believe it or not, Michael Richards from "Seinfeld". He narrates many of the John Sandford and James Patterson books and he is really good at it. I recognized his voice before I ever heard them use his name. I have also heard that James Earl Jones is doing some books. Talk about a distinctive voice!

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9/23/12 8:12 P

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Oh yes, John Lee is an excellent narrator and has such a wonderful voice as well. I didn't know he narrated The Coffee Trader - I have that one from checking it out at the library a while back and ripping it, but haven't listened yet. I may have to add that one to my list as I liked other books by the same author quite a bit!



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9/22/12 1:26 A

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Jonathan Epstein. I really liked his reading of the Henry James 'The Aspern Papers'. I see he does not have many books on Audible.com, but there is another Henry James and some Edith Wharton. I'll one of those a try very soon.



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2/25/11 11:48 P

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John Lee. Excellent reader of 'The Coffee Trader'. I can see the streets and people come alive. He's been given several awards. Find out more about him at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/gvpages/a
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11/19/10 11:36 P

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Paul Hecht, reading 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs' by Alexander McCall Smith. Smith has a German academic specializing in Old Irish going to Ireland and then to a conference in India, where he finds his book on Portuguese irregular verbs in a disused Portuguese library....! Hecht handles all the accents skilfully, and with sly good humor. Look for him!


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10/31/10 11:00 A

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Lynn Redgrave! Surprised and delighted to find an actor of such stature as a reader. She does the elderly writer in my copy of Setterfield's 'The Thirteenth Tale'. Great gravelly, expressive, intelligent voice. I think she was enjoying herself!

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8/30/10 8:30 P

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Thanks for tip on Parker. Yes, I like the Lynley voice.


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8/30/10 6:43 P

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Nathaniel Parker is my favourite reader. If you ever saw the old Mystery! series, "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries", that's him. He's got a lovely rich voice and can do a number of accents very skillfully.

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
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8/28/10 6:58 P

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If you can, start with the first book "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder." There are changes made to the small community over time. People die, people murder. The bad part of the series is that they do give recipes. The good part is that the amount of ingredients to be used are listed to make like 9-dozen(no adjustment made for non-cookie store owners).

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8/28/10 5:51 P

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Ah, will have to check up on that one. We have a Minnesota connection, and we have a cookie connection.


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8/28/10 5:43 P

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Here's what I've recently listened to--

'Peach Cobbler Murder' by Joanne Fluke. Read by Suzanne Toren. This is part of a wonderful mystery series. Hannah Swenson owns a bakery called the Cookie Jar in Minnesota. She has an unfortunate habit of stumbling on dead bodies. Suzanne Toren reading adds another layer to the story.

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8/16/10 1:53 P

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Peter Barker! reading Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. This is like having a favorite uncle doing his best to entertain you. He's very funny and lively, with a rich, clear, good-natured voice.


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8/13/10 10:27 P

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I'll start this off with Stephen Fry's reading of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Fry's reading here is smooth, arch, and very, very professional. He does have a gorgeous speaking voice, and he reads with intelligence, humor, and perfect timing.


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