Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A Message from Jim Dale

If you've never heard of Jim Dale then you obviously haven't listened to any of the Harry Potter books on audio. He's probably one of the best known narrators of the 21st century.
I was listening to a book recently and found the following excerpt at the end, something every parent should think about: Download the mp3 file or click the play button below.

"In the 'Top Ten Best Selling Audio C.D's of America and Canada', Narrator Jim Dale takes the first SIX places with his recordings of the Harry Potter books." ( - August 2005)
Jim is also a Guinness World Record Holder for creating "Most Character Voices in an Audio Book (134) in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". He won a Grammy Award in 2000 for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". Publishers Weekly presented Jim with "Children's Narrator of the Year Award - 2006"
Jim has received an Audi Award Nomination in the category "Audio book of the Year 2006 - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince". This award was only created three years ago. Jim has been nominated three times and won the award in 2004.


Anonymous said...

I see you make quite loiberal use of pictures of people - and while sometimes complimentary, sometimes they are not. Surely you are asking for trouble using people's images without their permission?

Donn Edwards said...

I do not modify the images, and usually link to the source. They are freely available on the Google image search. I don't think Jim would have a problem with this.