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Road Trip Wednesday #78: Who Should Narrate the Audio Book?



Welcome to our 78th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.






This Week's Topic:
Some audiobooks are read by celebrities. Most recently, Cassandra Clare's CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS was partly read by Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl.

So, if you got to choose a celebrity narrator for the audio book of your WIP or your favorite novel, who would it be and why?

Road Trip Song of the Week:
"The Mixed Tape" by Jack's Mannequin



Next week’s topic:
TBA

Kody Keplilnger

Kody is the NYT bestselling author of The DUFF, Shut Out, and A Midsummer's Nightmare, all from Little Brown/Poppy, as well as Lying Out Loud, Run, and the middle grade novel The Swift Boys and Me, from Scholastic. Born and raised in Kentucky, she now lives in NYC.

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34 comments:

  1. Quita and I had a blast...as always:

    http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2011/05/rtw-voice.html

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  2. On principle, if it's got to do wiht voices, there's only one candidate.

    JAMES EARL JONES!!!!

    Best voice in 7 universes!

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  3. Yay! Thanks for the audiobook-related topic!

    Agreed about the amazing-ness of James Earl Jones' voice, though I'm not sure how well he'd pull off a female teen voice for my WIP.

    Here's my (maybe unexpected) answer:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2011/05/road-trip-wednesday.html

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  4. Yay, this was fun! I played too:

    http://www.houndrat.com/2011/05/11/road-trip-wednesday-celebrity-voices/

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  5. I don't really enjoy audio books, but they ARE the future so I definitely considered it and feel very happy with my choice. :)

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  6. http://bit.ly/jFFmSM
    too tough for me, I need help with mine!

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  7. Here's mine: http://bit.ly/jtSYvX

    How did I forget about James Earl Jones!?

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  8. Loved this! http://marilynalmodovar.blogspot.com/2011/05/road-trip-wednesdday-audio-books.html

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  9. FUN topic! Here's my answer, and I can't wait to read everyone else's!

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  10. Here's mine:

    http://thewordsonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/05/rtw-audio-book.html

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  11. This was a fun one. Here's mine

    http://katherinescott.blogspot.com/

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  12. I've actually thought about this question before!

    Here's mine:
    http://shaunagallo.blogspot.com/

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  13. Ooh fun one! I have a thing for voices. Here's mine!

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  14. Fun question...here's my answer:
    http://bit.ly/kUOILk

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  15. Here's mine: http://theunemployedbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/05/listen.html! But I really need help selecting...

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  16. Here's my answer.

    http://wheresmypencil.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/road-trip-wednesday-who-will-voice-your-audio/

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  17. Here's mine! I haven't read everybody else's yet, so hopefully no one got there first.

    http://glissadesandgabble.blogspot.com/

    :)

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  18. I just want it known that I ended up going through my ENTIRE DVD collection in an effort to figure out who had the best voice.

    http://kathleenpeacock.blogspot.com/2011/05/rtw.html

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  19. This one was fun! :-)

    http://cindythomasbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/ya-higheway-choose-your-narrator.html

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  20. Me. As obsessed with Grey's Anatomy as ever.

    http://www.chelseyblair.com/2011/05/rtw-audiobooks.html

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  21. Here's mine! :) http://bit.ly/lAAQrL

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  22. Short and sweet this week!

    http://loritayseastep.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/rtw-who-should-narrate-my-audio-book/

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  23. Great question! And totally love Jack's Mannequin, to boot!

    http://jennalynwrite.blogspot.com/2011/05/hello-there-harry-connick-jr.html

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  24. Awesome prompt, as always! Check mine out at:

    http://lorarpfictionblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/oh-celebrity-lend-me-your-voice.html

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  25. Here's mine...

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/05/rtw-voice-over.html

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  26. Great question! Here's my post: http://mfantaliswrites.wordpress.com/

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  27. I like this question!! My answers: http://iamwriterhearmeroar.blogspot.com/2011/05/rtw-listening-love.html

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  28. Here's mine: http://beefcakeandbabes.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/road-trip-wednesday-9/

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  29. Maybe I'm weird but I'd actually just choose a really good narrator.

    I love Jenna Lamia (and she'd be good for my work in process).

    Katherine Kellgren is my favorite narrator (EVER).

    Maybe this is partially because I listen to more audiobooks than I watch movies.

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  30. Awesome post!I love to listen to a good bunch of audio books extremely more than read actual books.

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