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.
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|Nantucket Island, MA||Atheneum Library|
|Weston, MA||Weston Public Library|
|Cerritos, CA||Cerritos Library|
|Loudoun County, VA||Ashburn Library|
|New Canaan, CT||New Canaan Public Library|
|Ramsey, NJ||Ramsey Free Public Library|
|Chapel Hill, NC||Chapel Hill Public Library|
|Monroe Township, NJ||Monroe Township Public Library|
|Bath, Maine||Patten Free Library|
|Naples, Florida||Naples Regional Library|
Librarians Respond to Guidall's Performance:
On June 1, 2018, George Guidall presented “The Art & Artifice of Audiobook Narration” at Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine. Some people drove more than an hour to meet their favorite narrator. George’s talk was highly instructive, and humorous, especially when he shared feedback from some of his listeners. I had no idea how much time and preparation went on behind the scenes to produce an audiobook. It was like listening to a magician share his secrets. George truly is an artist and a credit to his profession. There is a reason why he was named one of the original “Golden Voices” in the audiobook industry.
I highly recommend George as a library speaker. You will not be disappointed!
Our 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!
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.
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.
I cannot praise George Guidall’s program highly enough. He was a guest at the Williamsburg Regional Library. 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.