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If someone were to be the narrator of your life, who would you want it to be?

Asked by Hobbes (7368points) August 15th, 2008

For me, it’s a toss up between Morgan Freeman, Garrison Keillor, and David Attenborough.

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seVen's avatar

Bob Marley mon,....yea mon!

Randy's avatar

Myself. Not that I like my voice, I just think I’d be the best man for the job.

bodyhead's avatar

Elephant Boy from the Howard Stern Show. He’s a good pick.

flameboi's avatar

Robert Stack of course!!!!

delirium's avatar

User: Riser.

trumi's avatar

Sev said Marley, so I’m going to assume the deceased count…

George Carlin all the way.

SuperMouse's avatar

James Earl Jones

waterskier2007's avatar

morgan freeman

or christopher walken

paulc's avatar

Bobcat Goldthwait with Michael Winslow doing the sound effects and score.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Roseanne Barr. She can ad-lib as much as she wants.

brownlemur's avatar

Sam Elliott.

klaas4's avatar

Philip Freriks. (newsreader in Holland)

ljs22's avatar

Emma Thompson. She did a nice job of it in Stranger Than Fiction.

loser's avatar

Vincent Price!

augustlan's avatar

David Sedaris. Though I have no idea how he actually sounds, I am in love with his writer’s “voice”. It is very much the way my thoughts sound in my head.

trumi's avatar

@august; I love him! First thing I do when I get the New Yorker is check if he has a piece in it. Then I read Anthony Lane :D

Gruz06's avatar

Emma Thompson or Morgan Freeman.

iwamoto's avatar

@klaas4, i always hear his voice when i want to postpone an orgasm, i can hear him say “goedenavond dames en heren…in de strijd om de champions leauge….” haha

i’d let Jeff Waters from Annihilator do it :) he has a nice voice, not too direct, pretty funny, pretty loose

tinyfaery's avatar

I need someone who can see the humor—maybe Tina Fey.

SuperMouse's avatar

@augustian, you can hear David Sedaris on This American Life, I have heard his essays several times, and he would be a great narrator! If you can get a hold of it, listen to the piece he did after September 11th, it is amazing.

Bri_L's avatar

bobcat goldthwait. just kidding,

Jim Dale (narrator of the Harry Potter Audio Books)

tupara's avatar

Katherine Hepburn.

augustlan's avatar

@super: Thanks!

shrubbery's avatar

Stephen Fry

ninjaxmarc's avatar

my mom because she would tell it with a lot of expression and passion.

trumi's avatar

@Shrub; Hell yes.

MacBean's avatar

Damn! loser took my first answer, and then shrubbery took my second one! My third pick: Jim Dale. Or Hugh Laurie. ...Or Neil Gaiman.

augustlan's avatar

Oh, yes…Hugh Laurie would do for me, too.

Bri_L's avatar

Sorry MacBean!

MacBean's avatar

@Bri_L—Oh, wow, I didn’t see your answer. hahaha I’m unoriginal and unobservant tonight! I fail!

Bri_L's avatar

heheh. I am honored to have chosen the same one as you after seeing your list!

wildflower's avatar

Chip’n’Dale, Lisa Kudrow or Kathleen Turner – there would have to be a comical twist.

trumi's avatar

@august; I think Hugh Laurie does it for all of us, if you know what I mean ;)

delirium's avatar

oooooh. Gaiman. Mmmmm.

Bri_L's avatar

@ delirium – I am not sure what that means but I love reading it.

marinelife's avatar

@augustlan This was my NPR audio introduction to David Sedaris. I still think this is one of his best. Enjoy!

My first choice is David Attenborough as my narrator. My second is Carl Castle.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Marina! Carl Castle would be wonderful! I am a huge fan of Noah Adams too, he’d be a great life narrator, so would Ira Glass (unique – but good)! In case you didn’t guess, I am an NPR junky

marinelife's avatar

@SuperMouse Shall we form a 12-step group?

Knotmyday's avatar

Sean Connery.

“In thot one inshtant, hish entiyuh life wash changed…for the bettah!”

wildflower's avatar

@knot: nice accent!!

Bri_L's avatar

@knotmydat – VERY well done. I laugh quite hard at that. hehe

El_Cadejo's avatar

Morgan Freeman I mean come on. Hes like the worlds greatest narrator. Im compelled to listen to anything that man says. ^_^

delirium's avatar

Bri: its important to say it out loud. ;)

stevenb's avatar

Eddie Izzard, with all of his voices he does, or William Shatner. I’d love to hear either of them, maybe with Christopher Walken doing commercial breaks and PSA’s.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Corey Flintoff from NPR. That man’s voice is pure velvet.

proXXi's avatar

John Hurt.

Zen_Again's avatar

The guy from The Wonder Years who is that? has such a nice voice.

Strauss's avatar

Some of my favorites have already been mentioned: Morgan Freeman, Avery Brooks, Sean Connery, Corey Flintoff, Carl Castle, Lisa Kudrow, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Haysbert.

Crashsequence2012's avatar


Greatest voice talent available.

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