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 has been nominated six times as an audiobook finalist for the APA's Audie Awards, and has garnered 15 Golden Earphones Awards through "AudioFile" Magazine, as well as being named "One Of The Best Voices At The End Of The Century" (AudioFile)
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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.
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.
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.