2009 Best Voice in BIOGRAPHY & HISTORY: CHE GUEVARA
In Jon Lee Anderson’s biography of Che Guevara, ”gifted bilingual narrator Armando Durán speaks both American English and the book’s abundant Latin-American Spanish without a trace of accent from the other. His fluency with both languages synchronizes the messenger with the message. He enunciates every word with precision and chooses a pace that will keep listeners’ attention for all 36-plus hours. Together, in language rich with personal and political details, both author and narrator produce a riveting biography of a career revolutionary.” We’ve also noted Duran’s ease with accents in his narrations of Oscar Hijuelos’s YA novel DARK DUDE, Tim Maleeny’s mystery GREASING THE PIÑATA, and Stefan Kanfer’s biography of Marlon Brando, SOMEBODY, and we can’t wait to hear more from him.
Armando Durán Photo by Jenny Graham
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