The Fans Respond...
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!
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 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.
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.
As a director of a public library, it is funny, but I’ve never had such a reaction to a visiting dignitary as we did with George Guidall! Patrons who were familiar with him were excited that they would be able to put a face and personality to the voice that they so often listen to. His candid presentation did not disappoint, not did the opportunity to shake his hand and get a photo.
From the moment he took the stage, George Guidall engaged the audience with his anecdotes and readings. His marvelous voice is matched by an equally delightful personality and a charming presence, and he quickly developed a lively dialogue with those in attendance. We had a great turnout and a positive response from the audiobook listeners in Lackawanna County.
After more than 30 years in public libraries, I thought I’d seen all the best of adult programming. I am happy to say I was wrong. George Guidall spoke at our library, on a Sunday afternoon, and presented a program that exceeded all my expectations.
By turns funny, theatrical, and informative, Mr Guidall provided a glimpse into the exclusive world of recorded books. Within minutes of his presentation, I thoroughly understood why he is the standard against which all other readers are compared. I can’t remember offering our patrons an adult program that was such a universal, resounding hit.