AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


Spotlight on popular narrators

Boyd Gaines

Boyd's Accolades

Obama's Wars  AudioFile Best of 2010  Contemporary Culture 
The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008​  AudioFile Best of 2008  Contemporary Culture 
State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III​  AudioFile Best of 2007  Contemporary Culture 


Talking with Boyd Gaines

Gives the perfect rendition of Bob Woodward’s titles— PLAN OF ATTACK , THE SECRET MAN , and STATE OF DENIAL . Also note his work on Hemingway classics, including DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON. --2007 Narrator Yearbook

Broadway credits always make narrators appealing to listeners, and Boyd Gaines dazzles us with coveted awards three Tony awards and the recent success of "Journey's End." Even with his busy schedule that has included film and TV, Boyd makes time for audiobooks. "I call them my day job," he said when AudioFile spoke to him between rehearsals for "Pygmalion," opening this October on Broadway. "Audiobooks are part and parcel of my stage career in literature." They are part of the juggling act of an actor's life, and sometimes more arduous, he admits. Boyd's audiography includes more than 50 audiobooks since the 1990s, including a range of fiction—from early Tom Clancy and Larry McMurtry's PRETTY BOY FLOYD to recent thrillers by Jeffery Deaver, Hemingway's DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON, and Javier Sierra's LADY IN BLUE, celebrated with Earphones. Boyd has also recorded some fascinating nonfiction: Bob Woodward's three recent titles, PLAN OF ATTACK , THE SECRET MAN , and STATE OF DENIAL ; biographies of Neil Armstrong ( FIRST MAN ) and Benjamin Franklin; and a Wright Brothers history ( TO CONQUER THE AIR ). Born in Georgia, Boyd credits the oral tradition of the South for his early interest in storytelling and, as he said, "painting pictures with words."

Read More

Photo courtesy of narrator 

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×