Lecture: An Afternoon with George Guidall, Actor and Audiobook Narrator

The Big Read Dearborn will present a free, special program featuring the man behind the voice, George Guidall, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the auditorium at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.

Big Read Dearborn George Guidall FlyerGeorge Guidall has been delighting listeners and relieving long car trips for more than 20 years. As an audiobook narrator, Guidall has narrated and recorded more than 900 unabridged novels including classics like Crime and Punishment and best sellers like Snow Falling on Cedars and Lillian Braun’s “Cat who . . .” series. Guidall is widely recognized in the audiobook industry and has received two Audie Awards (the industry’s equivalent of an Oscar) during his career. This year, he will receive a Special Achievement Award from the Audio Publishers Association in honor of his distinguished career.

In addition to being an award-winning audiobook narrator, Guidall also has a long established career as a Broadway actor. During his 40-year career in the theatre that includes many starring roles, he has shared the stage with Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, and Meryl Streep. Guidall has received an Obie award for best performance off Broadway.

As a special part of his Big Read Dearborn presentation, Guidall will perform a dramatic reading from The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Guidall considers narration an art form that speaks to the primal human need for narrative. During this program, he will also share personal stories, anecdotes and out-takes about narration production.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to be entered in a raffle to win a Guidall audiobook. For more information, please call the Dearborn Public Library at 313-943-2330.