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On my honour!


About six weeks ago I got a letter which left me speechless. It told me that it had been approved to be be appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for my services to audiobooks and charity. Six weeks later I am still reeling! But at least now I can talk about it as ...

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Another satisfied customer…….


I really enjoy recording the Golden Age of Murder novels reissued by the British Library. A Scream in Soho was fun. I've just seen this review for it in AudioFile magazine. Nice one!! Narrator Gordon Griffin aptly introduces this title from 1940--the Golden Age of British detective fiction--in the speaking style and vocabulary of the ...

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The Masters!


I am lucky. Most of the audiobooks I get to record give me pleasure in some way. It's rare to come across a book I don't get something from. And sometimes I have the privilege  of recording the great writers. Coming up: The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene and The Invisible Man by HG ...

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Thank you!! x


Recording audiobooks can be a solitary job. You have to reply on your instincts and if you get any feedback it often comes in the form of reviews or feedback from listeners which of course means that the comments come AFTER the book is recorded and published. I was thrilled to get the following message. ...

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My audio year 2016


So much for 'easing off' the recordings in 2016. I reckon I recorded more books last year (2016) than ever (around 40) and it's been impossible to make a list of five favourites because they have mostly been so different. I always enjoy my regular trips to Portsmouth and environs with Pauline Rowson's trouble policeman ...

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Speaking Volumes


For quite a while now, especially after talks, I have been asked if I had written a book of my experiences. Because of my crazy schedule I had not had time to get down to it. Bizarrely enough, in what will certainly prove to my busiest year yet, I have started on the book. This ...

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How nice!


From beginning to end, Gordon Griffin proves a compelling narrator in this 1933 mystery from the Golden Age of Murder. After model citizen Dr. James Earle inexplicably disappears, bicycle-riding New Scotland Yard Inspector French is consulted. Griffin is dazzling with French's one-sided telephone conversations, distress at additional victims, and emotionality as the details of the ...

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The Cheapside Corpse – review


Nice review for the latest Chaloner book of Susanna Gregory. Very nice!!! Gordon Griffin takes on the convoluted narration of Thomas Chaloner's tenth investigation in Charles II's Restoration London of 1665. As an intelligencer, or spy, Chaloner investigates the death of Dick Wheler, one of several violent moneylender/goldsmiths; the rise of ruthless bankers Rich Taylor ...

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Crime DOES pay!


It was a brilliant idea of the British Library to publish crime novels by long-forgotten writers who in their day were popular but (until now) more or less forgotten. I've had the pleasure of recording a number in this successful serious. I recently recorded DEATH ON THE RIVIERA by John Bude. If the plot is ...

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Poolside reading……


Goodness! It's been such a busy year recording countless books that I am so looking forward to my upcoming holiday. A villa in the sun with pool! The day after I am back, I am off to record two books back-to-back: Edward Marston's historic novel STEPS TO THE GALLOWS and then Jules Verne's delightful AROUND ...

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