What voice do you attach to the main characters..

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What voice do you attach to the main characters..

Postby Juken » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:43 pm

When you're reading using your 'head voice' :p what voice do you give the leading people?

Personally, i give Rincewind, Eric Idle. Just like the game, and i played the game before i read the books so i had the pleasure of having that wonderful voice throughout Rincewinds arc.

I attatch Maggie smiths professor mcgonagall to Esmerelda Weatherwax for some reason, even though i know she's from discworlds "west country" equivalent i read her with Maggies smiths voice.

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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:12 pm

As a fan of Stephen Briggs audiobooks I now tend to hear the characters as he plays them.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:25 pm

Welcome to the site, Juken! :D

After the first time I met Terry, I used to read the books with Terry's voice in my head. Sort of like he was reading them to me.
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Postby Juken » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:55 pm

thank you sir,


and yes after hearing terry speak i too hear his voice during the story telling and narration. What a wonderful voice the man has. I shall have to try and hear a snippet of how mr biggs reads the stories ive heard only good things.
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Postby spideyGirl » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:06 pm

Welcome Juken!
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Postby Temple_maiden » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:08 pm

DEATH is always Christopher Lee. Magrat is Jane Horrocks.

Nobody else really has a particular voice for me.
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:42 pm

I don't really attach voices to characters...But I made Boyfriend read some of Night Watch once and he gave Vimes a Christian Bale Batman growl that worked well :lol:
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Postby LilMaibe » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:49 pm

Can't find a comparsion for the voices I give'm, but I'm rather worried bout the fact I hear HEX and Ridcully with an accent when reading (swiss for HEX and cologne-dialect for Ridcully)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:50 pm

I'm another Briggs fan brilliant at doing the Feegles, but I also like Nigel Planer and when he does the Neil voice great.

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Postby fids » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:47 pm

They got Vetinari spot on with Charles Dance on telly IMO, its how I always imagined him, even though I did go through Mr Burns phase for a short while :lol:

Liz Smith was Granny Ogg, no question :lol:

Odd but for Carrot I hear Steven Marchant.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:54 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I'm another Briggs fan brilliant at doing the Feegles, but I also like Nigel Planer and when he does the Neil voice great.

And welcome to tne forum Juken. :)


Very true, just the right amount of whiney adolescence in that performance and welcome from me as well Juken
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:05 pm

He would have made a great Rincewind Mad, the height, the build, just the right age, and the acting ability, the part was made for him IMO. :)
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Postby Penfold » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:54 pm

Hellooo and welcome Juken! :D

I always hear Brian Blessed's voice for Ridcully and Christopher Lee for Death. :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:22 pm

Hi Juken

I just hear the voices in my head. :? Wibble. :P
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Postby Quatermass » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:25 pm

Penfold wrote:Hellooo and welcome Juken! :D

I always hear Brian Blessed's voice for Ridcully and Christopher Lee for Death. :D


Agreed. And Jeremy Irons is Vetinari for me, although I hear his voice as Scar from The Lion King rather than his performance in The Colour of Magic.

Rincewind? Well, I hear Idle's voice, but I don't see the game Rincewind.

Hmmm...For Granny Weatherwax, the nearest analogy to the voice I hear would be Tress MacNeille if she did a West County accent. And acted subtly, which she can do.

Oh, wait! I actually think that Jean Marsh is Granny Weatherwax, actually. :) Found the voice I hear her speaking in.
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