A great voice actor can make a mediocre book enjoyable while a poor one can suck all the enjoyment out of the best written words. One Hollywood actress did such a hatchet job on one audiobook that I returned it to the library after about 1 chapter. And I already posted about a similarly terrible job Patrick Macnee did on another book.
So, on to the list of my four favorite voice actors.
- Frank Muller - Frank's work was excellent but unfortunately he passed away in 2008 due to complications from a motorcycle (?) accident in 2001 that left him unable to work.
- George Guidall - Think grandfatherly but with a great range of expression that allows him to bring life to all his characters.
- Scott Brick - I think of Scott like a young George Guidall.
- Dick Hill - I've only heard Dick read the part of Jack Reacher from Lee Childs' novels but I can't imagine anyone else doing that character. His diction and annunciation are both unique and perfectly suited for the role.