Help me find that voice actor!
June 29, 2010 12:19 PM   Subscribe

Who is the former NPR staffer that is now working in recording audiobooks?

I realize that this is completely obscure, but my googlefu is colossally failing me. Back in May (around 17-20) I was listening to NPR on my way home from work (local station WHYY), and there was an interview with a former NPR staffer (male) who now works as a voice actor for audiobooks. I remember him discussing the process of being in a studio and recording audiobooks, noting that one of his most recent recordings took over a month to do because it was a massive tome about either history or religion. I really want to find out what this book was, but I don't have much to go on. If anyone heard this and can point me in the direction of the interview, I would much appreciate it!
posted by pianohands to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What time of day was the program?
posted by ocherdraco at 1:58 PM on June 29, 2010

Could it have been Daniel Pinkwater? He's not a staffer although he's been on NPR a lot over the years, and he reads/records his books as well as podcasts.
posted by headnsouth at 2:13 PM on June 29, 2010

I bet it was this Hear and Now episode (the section "So You Think You’d Make A Great Book Narrator" ).

Hear and Now, 5/20/2010
posted by loosemouth at 4:16 PM on June 29, 2010

Well, "Here and Now" not "Hear and Now" but, well, ahem...
posted by loosemouth at 4:18 PM on June 29, 2010

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