Genre-Defining Voices: Mysteries & Thrillers


Will Patton

There's just something about Will Patton's voice, and the range he offers, that is perfectly suited for particular authors. In 2013, we named him our Narrator of the Year based on his full body of work, and particularly on his stand-out performance in King's Doctor Sleep. With all of his vocal variety and undeniable acting chops, it's that underlying southern swag that gives his performances something special, and something undeniably "Patton". He is a master of the mystery. In James Lee Burke's David Robicheaux series its his voice that fans keep coming back to, and what they think of when eagerly awaiting that next installment.

George Guidall

Mitch Rapp, John Wells, and Walt Longmire are among our favorite mystery & thriller heroes brought to life by the talented voice of George Guidall. His ability to distinctly portray this range of personalities - from intense CIA agents to a gruff Wyoming law man - while still conveying all the intrigue and suspense of a great thriller is awe-inspiring.

Davina Porter

Davina may be most well known for her brilliant performances in the Outlander series, but if you've yet to discover her mystery & thriller work, you're missing out. With her melodic accent and penchant for character voices, she brings unparalleled charm to the genre.

Dick Hill

With more than 200 performances in the genre - including the majority of the Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch series - Dick Hill has earned his legendary status. His deep, throaty voice is the perfect addition to a gritty thriller.

Scott Brick

Scott Brick's measured cadence can make the difference between a suspenseful listen and an edge-of-your-seat, up-all-night, nail-biting listen. His versatile voice spans sub-genres, from historical mysteries to technothrillers.

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