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Old 05-15-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Favorite Audio Books ...

As a guy who has worked in the business for quite awhile I have found that my favorites are a really eclectic mix that don't really seem to have much rhyme or reason ... Except that Steven King's publisher tends to knock it out of the park.

In no particular order -

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Steven King/Anne Heche. Heche gives a great, nearly "one woman show" performance as a young girl lost in a national park.

The Mist, Steven King/multivoice Drama. My specialty is Audio Drama production thus I have towering opinions and criticisms of everyone's work including my own. But this is one of the few that, even 25 years later still inspires me.

The Mark of Zorro, J. McCulley/multivoice Drama. Also very good.

Cloud Street, Tim Winton/Peter Hosking. I lived in Australia for awhile and this always takes me back. A strange and amazing book, beautifully read. One of the few Audio Books I can listen to over and over like a favorite album.

Hearts in Atlantis, Steven King/Steven King, William Hurt. It just shows you what a good actor King is that he is willing to put himself in the same recording as a pro like Hurt. This caused me to remember the film Creepshow where Steven King carries the show solo for 20 minutes!

Everything's Eventual, Steven King/multivoice Readers. Again and again the crew that does these gets top notch talent ... and King writes material that performs very well. I've never been impressed with him as a screenwriter but, strangely, his prose creates a damn fine script!

LA Confidential, James Ellroy/David Strathairn. Anyone who can read Ellroy from this era is a stud ... it takes a Shakespearean attention to what is intended by the author. Strathairn manages Ellroy's beatnik Dragnet talk with aplomb. I immediately hired the guy!

Anyone got some recommendations for me?
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