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

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Post by ashleighjane » August 24th, 2012, 11:08 am

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
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Post by catrose » August 24th, 2012, 11:24 am

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)

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Post by ashleighjane » August 24th, 2012, 11:27 am

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 ;-)
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Post by Hobbit » August 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Boris Karloff! I LOVE his reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".
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Post by JohanLiebert » August 24th, 2012, 7:26 pm

I would really love Tom Hanks to read Moby Dick or any Sherlock Holmes...
or Russell brand to read any John Kendrick Bangs.... :mrgreen:
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Post by catrose » August 24th, 2012, 7:28 pm

I second Russel Brand! :lol:

Oh, and might I add, Bozza for Prime Minister! :D
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Post by aidanbrack » August 24th, 2012, 8:04 pm

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. :)

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Post by Hobbit » August 25th, 2012, 6:02 am

Oh, Julie Andrews too, for me! Especially for anything that involved singing. :D
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Post by dii » August 25th, 2012, 6:43 am

Michael Caine! :9:
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Post by ashleighjane » August 25th, 2012, 7:23 am

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:
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 25th, 2012, 8:45 am

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!

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Post by ashleighjane » August 25th, 2012, 8:51 am

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
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 25th, 2012, 9:54 am

Glenn Close needs to record some Mary Wilkins Freeman.
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Post by chocoholic » August 25th, 2012, 10:23 am

James Earl Jones, of course.
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Post by Hobbit » August 25th, 2012, 10:28 am

chocoholic wrote:James Earl Jones, of course.
Ooh, yes!
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