Thursday, May 15, 2014


It's official: Captain James Hook now has a voice—and a face!

Meet Ralph Lister, who will be reading the Alias Hook audiobook for Blackstone Audio. An accomplished British stage and film actor, audiobook narrator, and voice-over artist, Lister has read Darren Shan's entire Cirque du Freak series for Blackstone, the immense Gorean Saga by John Norman for Audible, and the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erickson for Brilliance—along with many, many other credits.

Release date for the Alias Hook audiobook is July 8, 2014, same as the hardcover, ebook and Kindle editions. The recording will clock in at 12 hours—unabridged!

I'm excited that they're producing the audiobook so speedily, and with such an accomplished reader. I found this sample of his voice work, reading something a bit smaller and intimate in scope, a passage from the Anne Perry mystery, Acceptable Loss.

He also looks more than ready for his close-up, should there ever be a movie version. I'm just sayin'...

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