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Readers (narrators)

Dedicated to the narrators of the audio books reviewed. Some readers are very well known with a rich and varied artistic career in film, television, stage, etc. As this blog becomes vaster we will see who comes up, it might be surprising.

  • Jeremy Irons is the narrator of this version of James and the Giant Peach. Did you know that he is the voice of “Scar” in the memorable Disney movie The Lion King? In The Lion King Jeremy Irons sings the song “Be Prepared” with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings. He is a well know English film, television and stage actor of over 60 productions, has directed over 70 production and is a multiple award winner. When I think of Jeremy Irons in film, Brideshead Revisited come to mind and is also the narrator of the audio series of the same name. In a more recent film, Eragon, Jeremy plays a former dragon rider, Brom, mentoring Eragon with ageless wisdom.
  • Naida May or Wanda McCaddon narrates this lengthily unabridged version of Daniel Deronda. Naida May is only one of the many names Wanda McCaddon uses in the 500 audiobooks she has narrated. Impressive! Along with narrating audiobooks she has also been a newspaper reporter, stage and film actress, and a university professor.
  • Jeffrey Hopkins narrates “How to see yourself as you really are” His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This book is but one of 39 books in twenty-two languages he has published. He is Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia where he taught Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Tibetan language for thirty-two years. He trained at the Lamaist Buddhist Monastery of America in Freewood Acres, New Jersey for 5 years. He has received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Buddhist Studies and has served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s chief English interpreter for ten years. Although I’m not extremely excited by his voice in the narration I am certainly impressed with his academic achievements.


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