Library Appearances

George Guidall: The Art and Artifice of Audiobook Narration

Make your next library/event informative and entertaining–an evening of wit and wisdom. With personal stories, anecdotes and out-takes, Guidall takes us behind the scenes of audiobook narration. Audiences will be delighted as they are brought close to the man behind the voice they’ve listened to for yours.

  • Presented in solo concert format.
  • The subtleties of an important art form are demonstrated through specially selected narrations and a discussion of the impact on listeners.
  • Questions are welcome as Guidall discusses the process, preparation and performance decisions that have made him the favorite of listeners across the country.

Widely recognized as the world’s most prolific narrator of audiobooks, George Guidall is a 3-time Audie award winner for best narration and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for over 1300 unabridged narrations He has been delighting listeners for over 20 years.

Upcoming Appearances

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Recent Appearances

Naples, Florida Naples Regional Library
New City, NY New City Public Library
Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor District Library
Hawthorne, NJ Louis Bay 2nd Public Library
New York City, NY New York Society Library
Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library
Nantucket Island, MA Atheneum Library
Weston, MA Weston Public Library
Cerritos, CA Cerritos Library
Loudoun County, VA Ashburn Library

Librarians Respond to Guidall's Performance:

Our March 2013 program, featuring Mr. George Guidall, was one of the most highly anticipated and well-received programs that I have ever planned. George Guidall is a wonderful, compassionate individual that captivated everyone around him the minute he entered the library. People from miles around came to see him that Sunday afternoon. His wit, charm, and humor, combined with his magical talent are the reasons he is loved by so many… His presentation exceeded everyone’s expectations!

Julie Brink
Hershey Public Library
Hershey, PA

Redding, CT fans have long been asking or you to come speak, and you did not disappoint. The large multi-generational crowd who had the wonderful shared experience of hearing you is still buzzing. One woman of a certain age told me she could listen to your voice all day and never grow tired lf it… Your presentation was at times humorous, and your readings were very moving. I’ve been privileged to hear other audiobook narrators speak about their art, but yours was by far the most engaging talk.

Beth Dominianni
Library Director
Mark Twain Library
Redding, CT

Just a note of appreciation for your moving and hilarious reading at the library. As you observed, we had almost too large a crowd, and everything I heard from them was positive, with one longtime member declaring it the best program we’ve had.

Sara Holliday
Events Coordinator
New York Society Library
New York, NY

I cannot praise George Guidall’s program highly enough. He was a guest at the Williamsburg Regional Library in October 2004. We feel fortunate to have hosted a first-rate narrator with such appreciation of his listeners and enthusiasm for his craft. The audience, excited to meet a “celebrity” narrator, got an inside look at the mechanics and philosophy of audiobook narration and were regaled with sample readings. Attendees had ample to time to pose questions to Mr. Guidall and to express appreciation of his work, and Mr. Guidall graciously responded to all questions and comments. Several attendees later expressed their appreciation to the library for hosting the event. I recommend the program to any library where audiobooks are popular.

Avery Hicks
Reference Librarian
Williamsburg Regional Library
Williamsburg, VA

I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful visit at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Your many fans are still enthusiastically proclaiming how much they enjoyed your presentation. Giving your listeners an inside glimpse into the inner workings of the audiotaping experience was so interesting and very informative… I felt we could have gone on listening to you all day and never noticed the time passing.

Caryl Mobley
Librarian
Arlington Heights Library
Arlington Heights, IL