George Guidall (born June 7, 1938) is a prolific audiobook narrator and theatre actor who has recorded over 1,400 audiobooks. Born and raised in New Jersey, his family name is Shapiro and his stage name is Guidall a permutation of Gedalyah, his Hebrew name.
Guidall reads all his books to be narrated well in advance of recording and tries to fully understand the book to give his best performance. Guidall believes many narrators are "just reading out loud. They don't have an emotional underpinning. There’s a rhythm to speech in terms of what's implied. If it's raining in the book, there’s got to be something about the voice that evokes the rain." Guidall says audiobook narration "expands the author's intent, brings it into an immediacy. I am the author when I'm doing it. I'm a literary hermit crab finding a home in someone else's imagined truth."
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