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27 May 2015

Narrator Crushin’: Campbell Scott

NEW YORK – JUNE 08: Campbell Scott attends the THINKFilm’s Premiere Of “Loverboy” at the Clearview Cinemas on June 8, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

While many of us in the industry are at the Audiobook Publishers Association Conference (APAC) today, it only makes sense that narrators are on the mind. Our intern Hilary opens up about who’s voice makes her heart go a-flutter.

Campbell Scott is my narrator crush. Not that you can see narrators when you listen to audiobooks…but it doesn’t hurt that he is definitely easy on the eyes.

He’s also wonderfully easy on the ears. His voice reminds me of Liam Neeson’s, but a bit less dramatic (in a good way). I love Campbell Scott’s narration of Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader. His voice is very serious and masculine without sounding shallow. He’s also narrated everything from The Shining to The Abstinence Teacher to For Whom The Bell Tolls and much more. The guy has range.

Whenever I hear Campbell Scott’s voice, I imagine that it’s the same as Ralph Waldo Emerson’s voice would sound. I’m not sure why this is. But I am also hopelessly in love with Emerson. So it would be ideal if Campbell Scott could read “Circles” to me, send me flowers, and then if I ever died, bring my body back to life so that he could finally stop grieving the loss of me. That’s all.

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