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?
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.
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?