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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

RTW: The Voice

Writing Song of the Day: "Voices" by Disturbed

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.



This Week's Topic:

If you got to choose a celebrity narrator for the audio book of your WIP or your favorite novel, who would it be and why?



Pam's Answer:

Project J is still underway and since that is fresh in my mind, I've thought of the perfect person to record the audio version of this novel. As I mentioned in previous posts, Jonah (the MC) is a self-proclaimed nerd who tries really hard to win the affections of the most popular girl in school--but in the mean time, he falls for someone else that he may not ever be able to have. So, who could be better than Michael Cera (Superbad, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) to speak Jonah? His sometimes youthful, and nerdy voice would definitely capture the persona and tone of Jonah.


Quita's Answer:

The Blues, (out to Betas) is my contemporary YA mystery about a boy trying to find out who murdered his best friend and why. It is written in first person, so I would want a male voice who sounds kinda lackluster, yet passionate at the same time. The first person who came to mind? Joseph Gordon Levitt! Yes, I am a class A stalker of this man, but have you seen Mysterious Skin? If not, watch it, NOW! His character in that movie and the way he spoke just reminds me of exactly how Blake would talk and carry himself.



What about you--who would you want to be the voice on the audio recording of your WIP or a fave novel?

Oh...and BTW, it's Pam's birthday today!!! *throws streamers and balloons*...hmm, can one throw a balloon?

19 comments:

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Happy B-day Pam!!! And Quita you crack me up with the Joseph Gordon Levitt. You so love him! very adorable.
these are great choices for readers... I have to think of one now!
you can definitely throw a balloon... filled with water!!

Alicia Gregoire said...

I was wondering which one of you would mention JGL. And happy birthday Pam! (Quita, you can ALWAYS throw balloons.)

Debra Driza said...

Ooh, AWESOME choices--I'd read books narrated by both of them! :D

Happy birthday!

This is my first week playing Road Trip Wed--so much fun! :D

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Both male narrators...interesting choices!

Jennifer Pickrell said...

Happy bday to Pam!

Abby Stevens said...

You can definitely thrown a balloon! Especially one filled with air instead of helium.

Happy birthday, Pam! <3

Tracey Neithercott said...

Happy birthday Pam!!

I love Joseph Gordon Levitt. He could read the entire Twilight series and I'd have it on repeat. Even better: a video reading. :)

Sarah Enni said...

HAPPY BDAY! I love these choices. Michael Cera's voice is so distinctive and interesting, he could definitely pull off a book. And Quita OMG, JGL. I know we are both rather, ahem, enthusiastic about him. I'd read any book he read for ;)

Kody Keplinger said...

Those are GREAT choices!!!!

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM!!!

Racquel Henry said...

Happy Birthday Again sis! Let me just say that your novels sound so good! I would choose Drew Barrymore for my MC, Amelia. Love her! :)

Stephanie S. Kuehn said...

Well, Happy Birthday! And Michael Cera sounds pretty perfect for your first book.

Meredith said...

Happy birthday Pam!!

Sarah said...

Joseph Gordon Levitt makes interesting choices and tends to do a solid job. Cool choice!

Jess said...

Perfect choices! I really love Joseph Gordon Levitt's voice, and Michael Cera is such a cutie all around.

And happy birthday, Pam! Hope it is fantastic! :)

Emy Shin said...

Happy Birthday, Pam! <3

:D I'd totally go for JGL, as well!

Kate said...

Michael Cera and Joseph Gordon Levitt are both great choices!

Lindsay said...

Happy Bday, Pam.

Love the choices, too.

Alison Miller said...

I LOVE MICHAEL CERA!!! I chose Ellen Page. Funny.

And Happy Birthday, PAM!!!

Pam Harris said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone! <3