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William Dufris
About William Dufris

William Dufris is the original voice of BOB (and Farmer Pickles/Mr. Beasley/Mr. Sabatini) in the popular children's show, "BOB The Builder" - for US and Canada (Series 1-9).

William began his audio career in London (radio plays, audiobooks, film/animation dubbing, language tapes, etc), where he resided for 13 years. While there, he had the honor of sharing the microphone in a number of BBC Radio plays with Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockard Channing, and Helena Bonham-Carter. These experiences led him to co-found two audio production companies, The Story Circle, Ltd and Mind's Eye Productions. He has also acted on stage and television in the US, the UK, and in Germany. He produces, directs, acts, and engineers for his audio theatre company, Rocky Coast Radio Theatre...Show More »

William Dufris's Most Recent Performances

Danse Macabre

  • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
  • By Stephen King
  • Narrated By William Dufris
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(155)
Performance
(92)
Story
(93)

The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974’s Carrie to his new epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror—what scares us and why—in films (both cheesy and choice), television and radio, and, of course, the horror novel, past and present.

Flavius says: "Too Much Information"

Adventure According to Humphrey

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
  • By Betty G. Birney
  • Narrated By William Dufris
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(15)
Performance
(5)
Story
(6)

Humphrey is in for his biggest adventure yet! When his friends begin studying the ocean and sailing, he not only discovers the new and exciting world of the library, but also stows away aboard a model boat and takes a very perilous sail on Potter's Pond.

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

  • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
  • By Thomas Mullen
  • Narrated By William Dufris
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(28)
Performance
(9)
Story
(9)

Late one night in August 1934, following a yearlong spree of bank robberies across the Midwest, Jason and Whit Fireson are forced into a police shootout and die for the first time. Now it appears that the bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by an admiring public have at last met their end in a hail of bullets.

bionichands says: "Not bad not great"

Canticle: The Psalms of Isaak, Book 2

  • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
  • By Ken Scholes
  • Narrated By Scott Brick, William Dufris, Eliza Foss, and others
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(100)
Performance
(52)
Story
(53)

It is nine months after the end of Lamentation. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo's first-born child. Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed. As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking. All of Rudolfo's noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen's Shadow. And on the Keeper's Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears.

James says: "Encore, Encore"
Essential Listening
Start your listening with these ultimate performances!
  • Books: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    Larry McMurtry is known to be reclusive and extremely private, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. Audiences are therefore sure to be eager to hear this intimate and surprisingly personal memoir of the brilliant writer's love affair with books.

    Toni says: "Buyer beware."
    In his recent work, Books: A Memoir, Larry McMurty recounts, through chatty stories and wry observations, a personal love affair with books not only as things he writes, but as collectible objects in their own right. William Dufris performs perfectly, giving voice to one of the literary world's most highly celebrated but also more reclusive stars.
  • Holmes on the Range

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Steve Hockensmith
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    1893 is a tough year in Montana, and any job is a good job. When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar-VR cattle spread, they're not expecting much more than hard work, bad pay, and a comfortable campfire around which they can enjoy their favorite pastime: scouring Harper's Weekly for stories about the famous Sherlock Holmes.

    Fred says: "For Holmes Sake"
    Hockensmith's debut novel belongs to a genre all its own. One part mystery and one part western mixed up with historical fiction and humor may sound like too much for any narrator. But William Dufris rises to the task with a vaudevillian performance that brings out the best of everything in this wonderful story.
  • The Maltese Falcon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (797)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (320)

    Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade is hired to locate a client's sister by tailing the sister's companion. Spade's partner Miles Archer takes on the assignment, and quickly both Archer and the man he was shadowing are murdered. As Spade pursues the mystery of his partner's death, he is drawn into a circle of colorful characters, and they are all after a legendary statuette of a falcon that had long ago been made for King Charles of Spain. Encrusted with jewels, it is worth a fortune.

    Jim says: "A little overacted"
    William Dufris' rich characterizations makes Hammett's dialogue crackle, shifting effortlessly from Sam Spade's edgy confidence to Joel Cairo's counterfeit menace to Brigid O'Shaughnessy's misleading vulnerability. More importantly, Dupris' expressive tone focused me on Hammett's elegantly economic prose, reminding me why this is the seminal work of hard-boiled fiction.
  • Company

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Max Barry
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    Nestled among Seattle's skyscrapers, The Zephyr Holdings Building is a bleak rectangle topped by an orange-and-black logo that gives no hint of Zephyr's business. Lack of clarity, it turns out, is Zephyr's defining characteristic. The floors are numbered in reverse. No one has ever seen the CEO or glimpsed his office on the first (i.e., top) floor. Yet every day people clip on their ID tags, file into the building, sit at their desks, and hope that they're not about to be outsourced.

    Jacob says: "A Wonderful Experience"
    Max Barry's masterful satire of American corporate life unfurls from the perspective of the young and ingenuous first person narrator, Stephen Jones. William Dufris's measured, observant tone perfectly underlines Jones's shift from bewilderment to understanding to action.