As an audiobooks devotee, I was excited to hear about Librivox, a service offering free downloads of audiobooks recorded by volunteers. I muscled through some pretty ragged readings, finding pleasure in the storytelling, yet frustrated by muffled recording. Then, by chance, I stumbled upon a reading by Andy Minter. A rival to Jim Dale (if you listen to audiobooks, you know who this is) in cadence, character voices and accents, Minter also manages perfect recordings of his rich and calming voice. Regardless of the book titles, I started listening to all of Minter's readings and found that his taste in literature suited me just fine. After getting a lot of work done (rug hooking) while listening to The Old Wives Tale by Arnold Bennett, I thought I'd look Andy up and thank him for volunteering his skills. I have yet to find his contact information but did discover his website from which the above photo has been taken. He's retired from working at Codeface (UK web development), is a churchwarden, enjoys gardening, makes incredible audiobooks and drives a 1975 Fiat Spider. From one warden to another, thank you Andy Minter!
If you're interested in recording audiobooks (or listening to them) check out Librivox.