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'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivox

Posted: August 24th, 2012, 11:08 am
by ashleighjane
Obviously, it's not likely for anyone famous to come and record for Librivox, but lets say you could choose anyone to come and read for us - who would it be?

Mine would be Julian Ryder, a commentator for motogp. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptI7jYlr9Q He's the one sitting down. I wonder if anyone has even heard of him :|

Oh, and Juliet Landau reading for Librivox in her 'Drusilla' accent would certainly make me happy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9EK1ipaxeo

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 24th, 2012, 11:24 am
by catrose
Zoe Wanamaker! I've always loved her voice. Actually, once I confused her voice and Ruth's.

Or Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (but only if they work together!)

Or Obama (or Boris Johnson, he'd love some of our more crazy projects)

:D

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 24th, 2012, 11:27 am
by ashleighjane
catrose wrote:Zoe Wanamaker! I've always loved her voice. Actually, once I confused her voice and Ruth's.

Or Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (but only if they work together!)

Or Obama (or Boris Johnson, he'd love some of our more crazy projects)

:D
Boris is amazing :-P i love that the german guy in outnumbered thought he was a comedian ;-)

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm
by Hobbit
Boris Karloff! I LOVE his reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 24th, 2012, 7:26 pm
by JohanLiebert
I would really love Tom Hanks to read Moby Dick or any Sherlock Holmes...
or Russell brand to read any John Kendrick Bangs.... :mrgreen:

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 24th, 2012, 7:28 pm
by catrose
I second Russel Brand! :lol:

Oh, and might I add, Bozza for Prime Minister! :D

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 24th, 2012, 8:04 pm
by aidanbrack
Right now I'm on a bit of a Jared Harris kick so I'd definitely love to hear an audiobook read by him. For those who don't know him by name, he was Lane in Mad Men, Moriarty in the most recent Sherlock Holmes movie and played a memorable recurring villain on Fringe. He's also incidentally Richard Harris' son and has a gloriously rich baritone of a voice with posh overtones.

So yes - it would be Harris. And if we're playing the fantasy match-up game, let's give him either Dorothy L Sayers' Strong Poison or Tom Brown's Schooldays. I think he'd make an excellent Lord Peter and could capture the richness of the eighteen century public school banter and really bring school bully Flashman to life in the latter. :)

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 6:02 am
by Hobbit
Oh, Julie Andrews too, for me! Especially for anything that involved singing. :D

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 6:43 am
by dii
Michael Caine! :9:

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 7:23 am
by ashleighjane
Hobbit wrote:Oh, Julie Andrews too, for me! Especially for anything that involved singing. :D
Yes! Except she can't really sing anymore. Although I guess since her reading for Librivox would only happen in a perfect world, then she counts :wink:

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 8:45 am
by Rapunzelina
ashleighjane wrote:I wonder if anyone has even heard of him :|
No I have not heard of him; I have heard him! I'm a moto gp fan/follower. (and sbk, and f1) :D


Once I listened to a ghost story narrated by Christopher Lee. Unforgettable!

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 8:51 am
by ashleighjane
Rapunzelina wrote:
ashleighjane wrote:I wonder if anyone has even heard of him :|
No I have not heard of him; I have heard him! I'm a moto gp fan/follower. (and sbk, and f1) :D



Once I listened to a ghost story narrated by Christopher Lee. Unforgettable!
I dont follow the motogp, but my dad does. Actually i tjink i can hear julian on the tv downstairs right now. :-P

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 9:54 am
by BellonaTimes
Glenn Close needs to record some Mary Wilkins Freeman.
Alfre Woodard -- stories by Edna Ferber.
Judith Ivey -- Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Grace E King
William Hurt -- Ambrose Bierce

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 10:23 am
by chocoholic
James Earl Jones, of course.

Re: 'Famous' People Who You Would Like to Record for Librivo

Posted: August 25th, 2012, 10:28 am
by Hobbit
chocoholic wrote:James Earl Jones, of course.
Ooh, yes!