SOMEONE ELSE’S VOICE

Posted: July 21, 2010 in Uncategorized
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To order a Duffy book, click on one of the covers to the left.

I got sent a contract last week from Brilliance Audio. They’re going to make an audio version of “Planter’s Punch”, the novella my buddy, Joe Konrath and I did.

Mickey--have your girl call my girl

I love audio books and always have one going. Right now I’m listening to a 24 hour version of the “Given Day” by Dennis Lehane that’s been keeping me company for a few weeks during commutes.

Here’s the thing though–I’m a little scared about whose voice is going to do Duffy.

When narrators suck it really ruins the listening experience. Robert B. Parker had his son do one of his books and he was dreadful. Darrin McGavin did Travis McGee and though he’s a competent actor, he just never was McGee to me.

I don’t get any say in it, of course.

I would prefer it not be Mel Gibson, RuPaul or any of the judges from “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Brian Williams from NBC would be okay. If Jack Lord is still alive he can do it or Mike Connors from Mannix.

What if they give Duffy an Chinese accent or if he overannuciates the “Gs” at the end of words? That’ll suck.

It might be cool if they had an Elvis impersonator be Duffy…maybe not.

I know who I’d want to do it. The same guy I’d have play him in a full length movie (Hollywood types–I can reached at tom@tomschreck.com).

Who, you ask?

Mickey Rourke.

Circa 1985. They guy in “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and “Angel Heart.”

Is that too much to ask?

Mickey, you can reach me at the same email.

You can buy “Planter’s Punch” here for the price of a cup of coffee. Alright, it would be expensive coffee.

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Comments
  1. Pasquale Palumbo says:

    What about Thomas Jane from 61* and HBO’s Hung? He kind of looks like you, but I guess that defeats the purpose of an audio book.

  2. D. B. Dean says:

    D.B. Sweeney would work (he’d also make a good duffy in a movie)

    Equally cool would be some of the old time radio stars.

    Heard a voice over done by whoppi goldberg…just cause your famous doesnt mean you can do voice work. The old time radio was amazing for setting a whole scene with just sound…

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