is a narrator with a simply enormous collection of audiobooks to his credit. There are over 800, with more than 300 currently available for download. He is an AudioFile Magazine Golden Voice and has won many Earphones Awards as well as has been named a Best Voice in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In addition to working as a narrator, Grover also works behind the scenes at Blackstone Audio. I had the opportunity to interview Grover and Tanya Perez during Audiobook Week 2011. I also briefly met him while I was in New York. My plan was to make sure he picked up something special for Tanya, but he’d already taken care of it. He’s a stand up guy and, as you’ll see, a wonderful father.
There is such a wonderful variety to Grover’s audiobooks that it is difficult to narrow down my suggestions. Here goes. Reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain is no small undertaking. I know I wouldn’t have finished it were it not for Grover’s narration. I picked up Defending Jacob by William Landay and am really looking forward to the listen. This year Random House Audio released an unabridged version of The Stand by Stephen King narrated by Grover and it is getting rave reviews. Finally, he is working on John Jakes’ North and South series. Love does not describe how I felt about those books – or the miniseries for that matter – when I was in high school. Believe me when I tell you I am all over these audiobooks. North and South, Book 1 debuts today!
Grover, along with the most astute and adorable elf Santa could ever ask for, go on a shopping excursion for local children in need of holiday cheer. As much as I love watching my children opening the perfect gift on Christmas morning, how much better is it to teach them about the joy of giving. You cannot help but be inspired to make the holidays a little brighter for children in need after watching this video. It is easy to find Toys For Tots drop off location in your area.
Who wants to bust out their Spirographs and play?