Richard Burton, perhaps

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Voice Work

Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be?


Richard Burton, famously possessed a fabulous voice. Oddly, I know him really only from Jeff Wayne’s musical version the War of the Worlds; where he is the narrator. Someone has edited together all the spoken parts on this YouTube video. I can just imagine him extolling the virtues of coffee.

On the other hand. I recently watched a BBC tv programme on one man’s trip through the South (of the US). Reginald D Hunterwas exploring his homeland through it’s musical heritage. I know him only from this programme, though he too has a marvellous voice. He also used a gigantic open topped car to travel around in. Perhaps he would feel more at home than Burton, in the ol’ yellow El Camino.


Image: Autohistorian on Flickr(CC BY 2.0)

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