This post is going to require some audience participation. But it won’t be difficult, I promise.
I want you to think of THAT VOICE.
You know the one (or ones). We all have them. Those voices, male or female, that make shivers run up and down our spines. Those ones about which we declare, “I would listen to him/her read the phonebook!” The ones we imagine our heroes and heroines in books have. I’m currently working on a hero and I’m deciding what accent he will have. To me, this is a very important part of the process and demands A LOT of research… i.e. a lot of YouTube clips and movies showcasing some of the sexiest accents.
I’m partial to Northern English accents (think Sean Bean and Richard Armitage) and Irish accents (think Colin Farrell). And Kathleen Turner’s sultry voice (Jessica Rabbit, y’all) makes me jealous.
So, of course, a post about sexy voices needs some examples for your delectation, right? Below are some of my favorites, but I expect the comments section to be FULL of your favorites soon. 😉
Like this clip where Richard Armitage and some other sexy dwarves sing… (I’m a SUCKER for a baritone.)
Or Sean Bean reciting a poem…
Or a conversation between Irishmen Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson…
So what about you? What voices make you shiver? I expect a lot of examples in the comments!