Featured Narrator
George Guidall
About George Guidall
George Guidall is one of the foremost narrators in the audiobook industry, having recorded over 850 unabridged novels ranging from classics such as Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and The Iliad to contemporary best sellers, such as Snow Falling on Cedars, the Tony Hillerman series, and a great favorite of listeners, Lillian Jackson Braun's Cat Who books.

Guidall is a two-time winner of the Audio Publishers Association's Audie Award, once for best narration of unabridged fiction for his rendition of John Irving's A Widow for One Year, in 1999, and again for his reading of Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True in 2000. Nominated in 2001 for best narration of War of the Rats by David Robbins and Ken Follet's Code to
George Guidall's Most Recent Performances

Damascus Gate

  • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
  • By Robert Stone
  • Narrated By George Guidall
Overall
(27)
Performance
(13)
Story
(14)

Christopher Lucas, unsure of his own beliefs, is wandering through Jerusalem, working on an article about religious mania. When he meets Sonia Barnes, dusky nightclub singer, devoted Sufi and mystic, he is entranced. As Sonia helps Lucas meet some of the visionaries and gurus who fill the city, the two suddenly find that they have become pawns in a fanatical bombing plot.

W.Denis says: "Much to learn"

Holy Bible, Volume 2: Exodus

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
  • By American Bible Society
  • Narrated By George Guidall
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(2)
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(0)
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(0)

Exodus is Volume 2 of The Pentateuch in the Old Testament, from the Unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible.

Holy Bible, Volume 7: Historical Books, Part 2

  • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
  • By American Bible Society
  • Narrated By George Guidall
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(1)
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(0)
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(0)

Volume 7, Part 2, ncludes 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel in the Old Testament, from the Unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible.

Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

  • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
  • By Vince Flynn
  • Narrated By George Guidall
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(3021)
Performance
(1623)
Story
(1625)

The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

Jason J Preston says: "Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book"
Essential Listening
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  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18170)
    Performance
    (12317)
    Story
    (12213)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    Crime and Punishment is universally acknowledged to be one of the finest pieces of Russian literature, but also one of its most complex. In George Guidall's rendition of this Dostoevsky classic, he brings the many characters distinctly to life without losing the listener for a second.
  • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1430)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (625)

    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    Greg says: "Wonderful Book"
    The most harrowing experiences can renew our faith in life, and Elie Wiesel's autobiographical novel does this, even as it provides an explicit and terrifying account of humanity's darkest hour. George Guidall's steady and evocative narration works beautifully with the text.
  • A Widow for One Year

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (133)

    Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character — a "difficult" woman. Her story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life. When we first meet her, Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth's life opens when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. The novel closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth is a 41-year-old widow and mother — and about to fall in love for the first time.

    B. Simms says: "Fabulous Story, Gets Better with Every Reading"
    Guidall delivers an Audie- winning performance in this epic story of a family, dysfunctional at best, unable to cope with tragedy--or with each other. He portrays each character with a convincingly distinct voice, accurately impersonating the characters' intonations and verbal habits.
  • The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lilian Jackson Braun
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    While the town of Pickax is swept up in its sesquicentennial celebrations, Koko has developed a strange new hobby: He drops himself from balconies, occasionally landing in the oddest of places. When a young man comes to visit his wealthy relatives, Koko plummets straight onto his head!

    Mystery Beading Cat says: "Disappointing"
    Among his many renowned performances, George Guidall is well loved for his narration of Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series, with the two mystery-solving felines Koko and Yum Yum.
  • American Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5342)
    Performance
    (2210)
    Story
    (2224)

    For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

    Joseph says: "Amazing, powerful book about America."
    In American Gods , master storyteller Gaiman taps a mythic vein for a genre-defying modern-day tale of gods, both ancient and new, warring under our very noses. Giving voice to Gaiman's words, George Guidall brings out both the energy and emotion of this surprisingly human tale.