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Behind The Audio With Chief Inspector Gamache

Adam Boretz -- October 22nd, 2012

Today in Behind the Audio, we check in with Macmillan Audio, bestselling-author Louise Penny (center), her longtime audiobook narrator Ralph Cosham (right), and Nathaniel Parker (left), who is playing the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in the upcoming CBC Film version of Still Life.

The above photo was taken on the film set after Cosham made his cameo in the movie.


Elementary, My Dear Watson?

Adam Boretz -- August 31st, 2011

We asked you to pick your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Narrator — and you certainly responded! The polls are now closed, the results are in, and I have to say they’re a bit surprising.

After a relatively weak start, David Timson fans rallied, propelling him to the top spot with 39 percent of all votes cast in a flurry of last minute ballot-box stuffing.

This pushed the late great Edward Hardwicke — who listeners will remember as Dr. Watson from the Granada television adaptations of the Holmes stories — into the number two spot with 25 percent of votes cast.

And in a tie for third place with 9 percent of the votes were Simon Prebble and the trio of John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles. After that, Ralph Cosham, Charlton Griffin, and Benedict Cumberbatch (a write-in candidate! and star of Masterpiece Mystery’s “Sherlock” television series) each had 3 percent of all ballots cast.

If you want to listen to any or all of these fine Sherlock Holmes audiobooks, check out Naxos Audio for recordings by David Timson; CSA Word for audiobooks featuring Edward Hardwicke; Tantor Audio for Simon Prebble; HighBridge Audio for the radio dramas starring John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles; Blackstone Audio for Ralph Cosham; Audio Connoisseur for Charlton Griffin; and AudioGo for Benedict Cumberbatch reading a selection of new Sherlock Holmes stories.

Thanks to everyone who voted! And if you disagree with the results, feel free to let us know in the comments section or on Twitter!


Poll: The Voice Of Sherlock Holmes

Adam Boretz -- August 29th, 2011

Here at Listen Up, we’re pretty much obsessed with Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks. And while we’re not too picky — we like the single narrator audios, the full cast productions, the radio dramas, anything that lets us feel like we’re strolling about 221B Baker Street with a pipe and a brandy — there are often great internal debates about who should hold the title of Best Sherlock Holmes Narrator.

But with so many Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks out there, it’s kind of hard to decide — let alone listen to all the different narrators who have voiced Holmes over the years. It’s clear we need help crowning the Best Sherlock Homes Narrator. And that’s where you come in! So, without further ado, Listen Up presents THE SHERLOCK HOLMES BEST NARRATOR POLL.

Vote as often as you like. Feel free to write in your favorite narrator. Feel free to state your case in the comments section.  Let’s do this thing!