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March 23rd, 2011

I’ve just finished Death at Victoria Dock, a Phyrne Fisher mystery. In my last post I mentioned that I find Phyrne Fisher audio books extremely reliable. A bonus with this one was a recorded conversation between Kerry Greenwood (the author) and Stephanie Daniel (the narrator).

Stephanie Daniel’s voice in conversation was very different from her voice as narrator. Daniel also mentioned that she used her “real voice” as the character of the nun. I’d previously assumed that narrators only put on voices for the characters’ dialogue, not for the narration bits.

I now realise that Daniel would sound a bit weird speaking like this all the time. If I was chatting to her about an every day topic like the price of milk or Ricky Nixon’s disgraceful hair and conduct I would quickly get tired of her slow sentences and perfect diction. She’s a pro.

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