Who is your favorite voice actor for audio books?

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My favorite all-time audiobook narrator is Peter Addenbrooke Thomas (June 28, 1924 – April 30, 2016). His unique voice is considered the most listened-to broadcast voice in American television and radio history.

His father was a Presbyterian minister from Wales and his mother an English schoolteacher. During his childhood, they stressed the importance of reading, education, and memorization, including Bible passages, and taught him how to project, enunciate, and communicate. His father encouraged him to paint mental pictures of words while speaking. He often read aloud to his family, which perfected his technique.

Peter Thomas Tribute 2015

The Christmas Story narrated by Peter Thomas

Some of his audiobooks include:

–Numerous books in the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection including Humpback Goes North, Beluga Passage, Islands of Ice: The Story of a Harp Seal, and many others

Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Allan W. Eckert — haven’t been able to find the audiobook narrated by Peter Thomas which we listened to years ago

If you’re looking for a book to teach your child elocution (articulation, inflection, accent & emphasis, reading verse, voice, and gesture), this book is the best. I used it with my children.

McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader Christian School Edition