Nominated for 2011 Best Male Narration!
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Every Man Dies Alone
by Hans Fallada
Previous Library Engagements:
(...and the list keeps growing!)

Ashburn Library
Loudoun County, VA

Purcellville Library
Loudoun County, VA

Weston Public Library
Weston, MA

Accokeek Library
Prince George's County
Library System
Hyatsville, MD

Naples Regional Library, Naples, Florida

Ann Arbor District Library

Ann Arbor, MI

New England Library Association

New York Society Library
New York City, NY

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Arlington Heights, Ill

Cerritos Library
Cerritos, CA

Chapel Hill Public Library
Chapel Hill, NC

Chatahoochee Valley Regional Library
Columbus, GA

Ramsey Free Public Library
Ramsey, NJ

Gwinnett County Public Library
Lawrenceville, GA

Randolph County Library
Ashboro, NC

Monroe Township Public Library
Monroe Township, NJ

New City Public Library
New City, NY

Louis Bay 2nd Public Library
Hawthorne, NJ

Cuyahoga Public Library
Parma, OH

Clark County Library
Las Vegas, Nev

Atheneum Library
Nantucket Island, MA

New Canaan Public Library

New Canaan, CT

Dix Hills Library
Dix Hills, NY

Lackawanna Library System
Scranton Cultural Center
Scranton, PA

Read by George Guidall!

Broken Jewel
by David L. Robbins,

In 1945, after receiving word that the Japanese were planning to massacre American and other Allied prisoners at the Los Baños camp near Manila, the American 11th Airborne Division and Filipino guerilla forces attacked the camp and rescued 2,100 internees. Robbins’s novel, based on these actual events, centers on father and son Remy and Tal Tuck and Carmen, a Filipina forced into sexual slavery, as they struggle to survive desperate living conditions, starvation, and the brutal abuses of their Japanese captors. George Guidall’s narration delivers every ounce of courage, suspense, and humanity Robbins intends. Guidall can be omnipresent and invisible all at once. His subtlety adds depth to every character. With only slight vocal shifts, he transmits volumes. Artful storytelling. Artful performance. Worthwhile listening. S.J.H.

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile

winner of

George Guidall


Librarians Respond to
Guidall's Performance:

After more than 30 years in public libraries, I thought I'd seen all the best of adult programming. I am happy to say I was wrong. George Guidall spoke at our library, on a Sunday afternoon, and presented a program that exceeded all my expectations.

By turns funny, theatrical, and informative, Mr Guidall provided a glimpse into the exclusive world of recorded books. Within minutes of his presentation, I thoroughly understood why he is the standard against which all other readers are compared. I can't remember offering our patrons an adult program that was such a universal, resounding hit.

Nancy Hammeke Marshall
Director, Abington Free Public Library
Abington, PA

From the moment he took the stage, George Guidall engaged the audience with his anecdotes and readings. His marvelous voice is matched by an equally delightful personality and a charming presence, and he quickly developed a lively dialogue with those in attendance. We had a great turnout and a positive response from the audiobook listeners in Lackawanna County.

Mary O. Garm
Lackawanna County Library System

As a director of a public library, it is funny, but I’ve never had such a reaction to a visiting dignitary as we did with George Guidall! Patrons who were familiar with him were excited that they would be able to put a face and personality to the voice that they so often listen to. His candid presentation did not disappoint, not did the opportunity to shake his hand and get a photo.

Mary Barna, Director
Valley Community Library
Peckville, PA

I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful visit at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Your many fans are still enthusiastically proclaiming how much they enjoyed your presentation. Giving your listeners an inside glimpse into the inner workings of the audiotaping experience was so interesting and very informative.

…I felt we could have gone on listening to you all day and never noticed the time passing.

Caryl Mobley
Arlington Heights Library
Arlington Heights, IL

I cannot praise George Guidall’s program highly enough. He was a guest at the Williamsburg Regional Library in October 2004. We feel fortunate to have hosted a first-rate narrator with such appreciation of his listeners and enthusiasm for his craft. The audience, excited to meet a “celebrity” narrator, got an inside look at the mechanics and philosophy of audiobook narration and were regaled with sample readings. Attendees had ample to time to pose questions to Mr. Guidall and to express appreciation of his work, and Mr. Guidall graciously responded to all questions and comments. Several attendees later expressed their appreciation to the library for hosting the event. I recommend the program to any library where audiobooks are popular.

Avery Hicks
Reference Librarian
Williamsburg Regional Library Williamsburg, VA

Just a note of appreciation for your moving and hilarious reading at the library. As you observed, we had almost too large a crowd, and everything I heard from them was positive, with one longtime member declaring it the best program we’ve had.

Sara Holliday
Events Coordinator
New York Society Library