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<div class="note">Note: Readers add their names to this list on a voluntary basis, and it is by no means a complete list of all the accents in the LibriVox catalog</div>
 
<div class="note">Note: Readers add their names to this list on a voluntary basis, and it is by no means a complete list of all the accents in the LibriVox catalog</div>
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| STATE, COUNTRY, REGION, ETC.  (entries are ordered by this field, alphabetically please)
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== UK ==
 
== UK ==
 
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!width="20%"|Reader ||width=20%|Location ||width="25%"| Accent ||Other Info ||Sample
 
!width="20%"|Reader ||width=20%|Location ||width="25%"| Accent ||Other Info ||Sample
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2487 Quinkish] (Rachel Lintern)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3615 Lucy_k_p] (Lucy Perry)
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| England > Bath
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| Neutral English accent
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| Born in the Black Country, I currently live in Bath but have never managed to pick up much of the accent of either. Those from the Black Country think I 'talk posh,' those in Bath think I 'sound common.' I speak quickly, but am told I have good enunciation. I generally try to do character voices.
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| [http://www.archive.org/download/fiddler_dooney_1112_librivox/fiddlerofdooney_yeats_lkp.mp3 Sample]
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2487 Quinkish] (Rachel Lintern)  
 
| England > Bristol  
 
| England > Bristol  
|Soft West Country accent  
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| Soft West Country accent  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/6292 elaineandsparky] (Elaine Webb)
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| England > Bristol
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| South West England accent
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| I do character voices and I have lived in Bristol all my life.
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1870 Stuart] (Stuart Bell)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1870 Stuart] (Stuart Bell)  
 
| England > Cambridge  
 
| England > Cambridge  
|Neutral English accent
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| Neutral English accent
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=4005 Jhiu]
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/4005 Jhiu]
 
| England > Durham
 
| England > Durham
 
| South Yorkshire overlaid with RP  
 
| South Yorkshire overlaid with RP  
| precise, light voice but with some range; can read Latin and related languages
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| Precise, light voice but with some range; can read Latin and related languages
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2607 RuthieG] (Ruth Golding)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2607 RuthieG] (Ruth Golding)  
 
| England > Kent  
 
| England > Kent  
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation RP/BBC English] (no regional accent)  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation RP/BBC English] (no regional accent)  
|Mature voice, clear diction, character voices  
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| Mature voice, clear diction, character voices  
|[http://www.archive.org/download/short_poetry_076_0903_librivox/winter_southey_rg_64kb.mp3 Sample]
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| [http://www.archive.org/download/toadog_1111_librivox/toadog_chapman_rg_64kb.mp3 Sample]
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=94 earthcalling] (David Barnes)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/6248 Boojumuk] (Kevin Green)  
| England > London ||BBC English (no regional accent)
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| England > Lancashire
|Reading style: slow and deliberate
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| General northern England, but can manage a few regional accents on request!
|[http://ia351434.us.archive.org/0/items/holy_sonnets_drb_librivox/holysonnet_14_donne_64kb.mp3 Sample]
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| I usually try to put a few different accents into my readings to differentiate between characters.
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=167 Peter Why] (Peter Yearsley)  
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| [http://librivox.org/reader/6246 David Richardson]
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| England > Lancashire/London UK
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| English RP
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| Mellow/Rich. 'Scouse' on Saturday nights.
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| [http://ia600607.us.archive.org/23/items/short_poetry_096_librivox/if_kipling_dr_64kb.mp3 Sample]
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|-
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| [http://librivox.org/reader/94 earthcalling] (David Barnes)  
 
| England > London  
 
| England > London  
|South-east England, with some London colouring
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| BBC English (no regional accent)
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| Reading style: slow and deliberate
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| [http://www.archive.org/download/holy_sonnets_drb_librivox/holysonnet_14_donne.mp3 Sample]
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|-
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1618 Nicholas19] (Nicholas James Bridgewater)
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| England > London
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| Mid-Atlantic English accent, General American/Upstate New York
 
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|  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/167 Peter Why] (Peter Yearsley)
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| England > London
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| South-east England, with some London colouring
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|
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|-
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| [http://librivox.org/reader/8500 ravells] (Ravi Shankar)
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| England > London
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| RP with some light Malaysian Indian notes
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| I do character accents. My natural voice is rather nasal.
 
|  
 
|  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2297 russiandoll] (Philippa)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2297 russiandoll] (Philippa)  
 
| England > London  
 
| England > London  
|RP, basically  
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| RP, basically  
|occasional Essex colouring; some character voices/accents  
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| Occasional Essex colouring; some character voices/accents  
|[http://www.archive.org/download/thaw_0903_librivox/thaw_thomas_rd_64kb.mp3 Sample]
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| [http://www.archive.org/download/thaw_0903_librivox/thaw_thomas_rd_64kb.mp3 Sample]
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|-
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2198 CliveCatterall]
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| England > Hereford
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| South-East England. More specifically Guildford. More specifically still about 2/3 of the way up the High Street in the pub behind the Holy Trinity Church
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|
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| [http://librivox.org/reader/6896 gemlad]
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| England > Oxford
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| Northern England (Yorkshire)
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| I've been living in Oxford for >10 years so my accent is not as broad as some.
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|
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|-
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/6173 carolb] (Carol Box)
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| England > Surrey (South East)
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| RP
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| A film director friend described my voice as light husky, bright yet mellow, compassionate and passionate, flowing...but I think he had an ear infection at the time! My first solo, a book of fairy tales, involved a cast of many character voices.
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=92 Cori] (Cori Samuel)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2828 Mango] (Joe Pilsbury)
| Southern England  
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| England > West Midlands
|Home Counties
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|Warm, clear and friendly voice  
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| Can do a BBC Non-accent, Welsh, Gen Am, Scottish and Polish accents as well.  
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|
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|-
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/296 CarlManchester]
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| England > Northern
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| British, slightly northern English, slightly Welsh
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| Occasionally reads in French
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| [http://www.archive.org/download/lords_0901_librivox/lords_1945_russell.mp3 Sample]
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|-
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| [https://librivox.org/reader/12075 MichaelMaggs]
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| England > South
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| Generic Southern English
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| Can do more accented Somerset
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|
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|-
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/92 Cori] (Cori Samuel)  
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| England > South East
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| RP (via an Estuary.)
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| Warm, clear and friendly voice  
 
| [http://piratelibrary.com/librivox/wrinkles_landor_cs.mp3 Sample]  
 
| [http://piratelibrary.com/librivox/wrinkles_landor_cs.mp3 Sample]  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1065 Justin Brett]  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1065 Justin Brett]  
| South East England
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| England > South East  
|Conservative RP  
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| Conservative RP  
|(can also do Latin, lousy at accents...)  
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| (Can also do Latin, lousy at accents...)  
|[http://www.archive.org/download/hymns_of_the_christian_church_0805_librivox/hymns_07_eliot.mp3 Sample]  
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| [http://www.archive.org/download/hymns_of_the_christian_church_0805_librivox/hymns_07_eliot.mp3 Sample]  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2724 Mike001] (Michael Dalling)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2724 Mike001] (Michael Dalling)  
| South East England ||South-East English accent (RP)
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| England > South East
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| South-East English accent (RP)
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2262 paradise.camouflage] (Andy)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2262 paradise.camouflage] (Andy)  
 
| Scotland (Argyll & Bute)
 
| Scotland (Argyll & Bute)
|Scottish with slight Irish influences - ''rural'': no whine/wine merger, no glottalisation
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| Scottish with slight Irish influences - ''rural'': no whine/wine merger, no glottalisation
|alters accent & vocal range for each character's dialogue - can do baritone to alto, & regional accents of Britain, North America and Europe.  
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| Alters accent & vocal range for each character's dialogue - can do baritone to alto, & regional accents of Britain, North America and Europe.  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2623 Secrets] (Sally Ann Cook)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/7315 catrose] (Charlotte Duckett)
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| North Wales
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| Fairly Welsh.
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| Not incredibly Welsh , but Welsh enough!
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|-
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3006 Secrets] (Sally Ann Cook)  
 
| South Wales  
 
| South Wales  
 
| Welsh tonality & resonance (Richard Burton's Dialect)
 
| Welsh tonality & resonance (Richard Burton's Dialect)
 
|  
 
|  
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=296 CarlManchester]  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2623 MorganScorpion] (Julia Morgan)
| Northern England
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| UK
| British, slightly northern English, slightly Welsh
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| English RP
|  
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| Also reads Latin, French, a little Classical Greek and Mandarin (Pinyin only so far)
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1472 smijen] (Sarah Jennings)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1472 smijen] (Sarah Jennings)  
 
| BC > Vancouver area  
 
| BC > Vancouver area  
 
|Ontarian  
 
|Ontarian  
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|  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3923 seanmhogan]  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3923 seanmhogan]  
 
| Newfoundland &amp; Labrador > St. John's  
 
| Newfoundland &amp; Labrador > St. John's  
 
| Fairly neutral Canadian (not much 'eh' :-))  
 
| Fairly neutral Canadian (not much 'eh' :-))  
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=205 Starlite] (Esther)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/205 Starlite] (Esther)  
 
| Ontario > North of Toronto  
 
| Ontario > North of Toronto  
|Canadian éh  
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| Canadian éh  
 
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|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3157 Tricia G]  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3157 Tricia G]  
 
| Ontario > Toronto area  
 
| Ontario > Toronto area  
|Minnesotan turning to Ontarian  
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| Minnesotan turning to Ontarian  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=78 hugh] (Hugh McGuire)  
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| [https://librivox.org/reader/9155 Paks6] (Natalie Paula)
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| Prince Edward Island
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| Maritime, Canadian
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/78 hugh] (Hugh McGuire)  
 
| Qc > Montreal  
 
| Qc > Montreal  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1474 Jc] (Jc Guan)
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1474 Jc] (Jc Guan)
 
| Qc > Montreal
 
| Qc > Montreal
 
| EN: Canadian <br/> FR: Québécois  
 
| EN: Canadian <br/> FR: Québécois  
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!width=20%| Reader ||Location ||width=30%|Accent ||width=35%|Other Info ||Sample  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2294 Steampunk] (Jim Christopher)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2294 Steampunk] (Jim Christopher)  
 
|  AZ  
 
|  AZ  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_american Gen Am]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_american Gen Am]  
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1462 bublsort] (E. Tavano)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1462 bublsort] (E. Tavano)  
 
| CA > LA  
 
| CA > LA  
 
| mild Northeast US  
 
| mild Northeast US  
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=19 Kayray] (Kara Shallenberg)
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| [http://librivox.org/reader/6454 David Wales]
| CA > SD
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| CA>LA
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| General American
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| Oh my. Welsh genes for speaking voice (the singing ones skipped me entirely). Grew up on the West Coast and the South; have lived in Southern California for 40 years. The Southern influence produces a bit broader vowels. Have had some public speaking training. Can do some voice inflection but not really character voices.
 
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/4455 prwells32] (Patrick Wells)
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|CA > Norcal
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|American, Non-specific
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|[http://www.archive.org/download/doings_ruffles_haw_1302_librivox/doingsofraffleshaw_01_doyle.mp3 US]
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/19 Kayray] (Kara Shallenberg)
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|  CA > SD
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| [http://librivox.org/reader/8463 msfry] (Michele Fry)
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| LA, Southeast US
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| General American, no particular accent.
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| Raised in the South by a Yankee father and Parisian French mother, then married into a Cajun family, I can do some French pronounciation, feign a southern drawl, redneck, & Cajun.
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/4042 DeRamos] (Ryan DeRamos)
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| CA
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| Late 20th Century, suburban Southern Californian (if such a designation exists)
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| Recording voice varies by character and content (results may vary).
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3657 BellonaTimes]
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| FL
 
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|  
 
|  
 
|  
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3657 BellonaTimes]  
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| [http://librivox.org/reader/4064 Margaret] (Margaret Espaillat)
| FL  
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| FL > Orlando
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| Southern CA
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| I speak Spanish, to me I sound Mexican, to Mexicans I probably sound American.
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| [http://ia700505.us.archive.org/35/items/philogubb_1208_librivox/philogubb_01_butler_64kb.mp3 English sample]
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[http://ia600502.us.archive.org/7/items/don_quijote_2_1001_librivox/quijote_vol2_18_cervantes_64kb.mp3 Spanish sample]
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/6446 bobgon55] (Bob González)
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|FL > TPA
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|Standard American, "Mid-Atlantic" (blend of Standard US and RP); in Spanish, South American & Castilian.
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|Born/raised in Tampa. Lived in Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin. University trained in stage speech, have done numerous accents, tend to idiosyncratically pronounce certain words. "Mid-Atlantic" learned in graduate training, once thought standard for performing classics in US. Not sure if it is standard anymore.
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|[http://archive.org/download/childrensshortworks12_1107_librivox/childrensshortworks012_05_howrhinogotskin_bg.mp3 Standard American] [http://archive.org/download/exemplary_novels_saavedra_1201_librivox/exemplarynovels_29_cervantes.mp3 Mid-Atlantic] [http://archive.org/download/cuentos_grimm_01_1109_librivox/cuentos_19_grimm.mp3 Spanish]
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3645 MaryAnnSpiegel]
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|  IL
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_american Gen Am]
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| From Western IL, the regional home of Gen Am. Limited to my native accent.  Passable German pronunciations.
 
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|  
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| [https://librivox.org/reader/10196 Anfinwen]
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| IN
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| American, Midwest
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| I have family in Minnesota and Kentucky, but I was born and raised in Indiana so my accent is pretty neutral. When I visit family in another state or am around people with an accent I start to mimic them unintentionally. I'm able to do other accents as long as I can find a recording to listen to and mimic.
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2592 echobase77] (Anna Roberts)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/2592 echobase77] (Anna Roberts)  
 
| IN
 
| IN
 
| Clear Midwest accent ("no accent"?)  
 
| Clear Midwest accent ("no accent"?)  
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1166 DebraLynn]  
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| [https://librivox.org/reader/8086 karlkuzmich] (Mark Chulsky)
| MI > LP
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| MA
|(no accent)  
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| EN > Russian; RU > Moscow
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|[https://librivox.org/reader/9438 CliffClaven]
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| MA > Boston
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| General American, Boston
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/4744 alg1001] Amy Gramour
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| ME > Northern
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| Mainly a South of Boston Massachusetts accent with a Northern Maine influence (twenty years in both).
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/5754 GayleCato]  
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| MI  
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|(May not be a typical MI accent ... )  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3711 k-rin] (Karen Keeney)
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1166 DebraLynn]  
| MS
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| MI > LP
| Slight Southern, no drawl
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|(no accent)
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=32 thistlechick] (Betsie Bush)  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/32 thistlechick] (Betsie Bush)  
 
| MI > UP  
 
| MI > UP  
|Northern Midwest US  
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| Northern Midwest US  
|Occasional "Whistling S" =)  
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| Occasional "Whistling S" =)  
 
|  
 
|  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3412 PersiaRose] (Clara Snyder)
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3412 PersiaRose] (Clara Snyder)
 
| Midwest   
 
| Midwest   
 
| Midwest accent (no accent)  
 
| Midwest accent (no accent)  
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|  
 
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|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2136 Great Plains]  
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/4396 Tulip27] (Michael Wolf)
| New Hampshire
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| MN
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| English: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation British RP], north Midlands, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_American GenAm]<br>
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German: Northwestern (Northrhine-Westphalia)<br>
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Dutch: Hollandic (Rotterdam)
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| Accent varies based on genre, text, setting, etc. Though now located in the US, I'm more confident with British varieties. I also speak German and Dutch and my French pronunciation is good enough to contribute short pieces in French
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|[http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lz/coffeebreak003_modificationofourclimate_wallace_mw.mp3 US] [http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/worldsbestliterature1_50_various.mp3 UK]<br>
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[http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/hok/andersen_02_derschweinehirt.mp3 GE]<br>
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[http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ez/fables_08_07_lafontaine.mp3 FR]
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|-
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/3711 k-rin] (Karen Keeney)
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| MS
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| Slight Southern, no drawl
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|[http://librivox.org/reader/1066 chocoholic] (Laurie Anne Walden)
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| NC
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_American_English Southern American] (Carolinas)
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|
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|
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/2136 Great Plains]  
 +
| NH
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_American GenAm]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_American GenAm]  
 
| Mild Oregon and Louisiana inflections.  
 
| Mild Oregon and Louisiana inflections.  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1066 chocoholic] (Laurie Anne Walden)
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/8169 tovarisch]  
| North Carolina
+
| NH
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_American_English Southern American] (Carolinas)  
+
| When speaking Russian, Moscow (native); when speaking English, UK/RP (most comfortable), Russian
|  
+
| Can fake some other accents when speaking English or Russian, which to a casual listener will likely be sufficient. Can read French, Italian, and even German (but probably will sound awful to a native speaker)
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3032 Rick Rodstrom]
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3032 Rick Rodstrom]
 
| NY > NYC  
 
| NY > NYC  
 
| NY accent  
 
| NY accent  
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|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=453 SmokestackJones] (Glen Hallstrom)  
+
| [http://librivox.org/reader/8051 commonsparrow3] (Maria Kasper)
 +
| NY > Rochester (born and lived here all my life)
 +
| Flat Rat-chester accent, including the telltale Rochester vowel shift and very American R's.
 +
| Other: Can make a stab at pronouncing occasional brief bits of French. Hopeless at accents or character voices.
 +
| [http://ia801700.us.archive.org/35/items/polishfairytales_1304_librivox/polishfairytales_5_ajglinski_64kb.mp3 Sample]
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/453 SmokestackJones] (Glen Hallstrom)  
 
| Oklahhoma City  
 
| Oklahhoma City  
|None  
+
| None  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3866 SilverG] (Greg Bowman)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/7756 Lynnet] (Lynne Thompson)
| TN  
+
| OR > Portland
 +
| Southern British English but with moments of Portland
 +
| Born: south London, England.  Grew up: Kent, southern England.  Also spent time in Coventry, England and Cwmbran, south Wales.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [http://librivox.org/reader/10640 RossKlatte] (Ross Klatte)
 +
| SC
 +
| General American
 +
| Father Chicago, Mother Wisconsin, lived in Carolina for many decades; Okay with names in most European languages, Japanese, and Chinese (if correctly romanized, either PY or WG--tones optional)
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [http://librivox.org/reader/9478 Kangaroo692]
 +
| Southeast US
 +
| General American
 +
| Speaks English and some Spanish.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/download/story_of_the_romans_1504_librivox/storyoftheromans_017_guerber_128kb.mp3 English sample]
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3866 SilverG] (Greg Bowman)  
 +
| TN  
 
| US Neutral  
 
| US Neutral  
 
|  
 
|  
 
| [http://www.archive.org/download/great_panjandrum_0906_librivox/thegreatpanjandrumhimself_foote_gnb_64kb.mp3 Sample]  
 
| [http://www.archive.org/download/great_panjandrum_0906_librivox/thegreatpanjandrumhimself_foote_gnb_64kb.mp3 Sample]  
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2895 Jenny] (Jenny Lundak)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/2895 Jenny] (Jenny Lundak)  
 
| TX  
 
| TX  
 
| Gen Am  
 
| Gen Am  
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3368 JimTheActor] (Jim Allman)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3368 JimTheActor] (Jim Allman)  
 
| TX  
 
| TX  
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_american Gen Am]  
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_american Gen Am]  
|No [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonological_history_of_wh#Wine-whine_merger wine-whine merger]  
+
| No [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonological_history_of_wh#Wine-whine_merger wine-whine merger]  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=103 gypsygirl] (Karen Savage)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/4570 Bill Mosley]
| Waco, TX  
+
| TX > Central TX
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation British RP] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_American GenAm]; in Spanish, Mexican  
+
|
|  
+
| Raised in a suburb of Houston, studied Spanish and Greek, can translate southern drawl.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/103 gypsygirl] (Karen Savage)  
 +
| TX > Central TX
 +
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation British RP] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_American GenAm]; in Spanish, Mexican, Argentinian
 +
| Native accent in English is British, but have been living in US since teens. Spanish accent is Mexican, but can also still do Argentinian.
 
|[http://ia310133.us.archive.org/2/items/shortpoetry_036/to_the_western_wind_herrick_krs.mp3 UK] [http://ia300215.us.archive.org/1/items/flag_goes_by_librivox/flag_goes_by_bennett_krs.mp3 US] [http://ia331433.us.archive.org/3/items/spanishpoetry_001_librivox/soneto36_garcilasodelavega.mp3 Spanish]  
 
|[http://ia310133.us.archive.org/2/items/shortpoetry_036/to_the_western_wind_herrick_krs.mp3 UK] [http://ia300215.us.archive.org/1/items/flag_goes_by_librivox/flag_goes_by_bennett_krs.mp3 US] [http://ia331433.us.archive.org/3/items/spanishpoetry_001_librivox/soneto36_garcilasodelavega.mp3 Spanish]  
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2201 Esky] (Stephen Escalera)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3994 AmateurOzmologist] (Miriam Esther Goldman)
 +
| TX > Houston
 +
|
 +
| Sort of pan-american WWII era accent. Speaks Hebrew passably well, but in a painfully American accent.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/2201 Esky] (Stephen Escalera)  
 
| VA  
 
| VA  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 +
|-
 +
| [http://librivox.org/reader/7780 tazzle] (Shontae Elliott)
 +
| WA
 +
| Mostly Great Lakes Vowel Shift, very flat
 +
| Can do a very poor attempt at a generalized English accent :lol:. Born Ohio, lived PA, Scotland, and now Washington state
 +
| [http://ia601700.us.archive.org/20/items/ballad_ophelia_1304_librivox/balladophelia_lawrence_se.mp3 Sample]
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/5551 lharri] (Laura Harrington)
 +
| Northeastern USA
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/5189 Samanem] (Dennis Smith)
 +
| USA > Southeast
 +
| Gen Am
 +
| Bass/Baritone
 +
 
|}
 
|}
  
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!width="20%"| Reader ||width="20%"|Location ||Accent ||Other Info ||Sample  
 
!width="20%"| Reader ||width="20%"|Location ||Accent ||Other Info ||Sample  
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1782 mockfrog] (Matthew Ward)  
+
| [http://librivox.org/reader/1782 mockfrog] (Matthew Ward)  
 
|Australia > NSW > Newcastle  
 
|Australia > NSW > Newcastle  
 
|Cultured or more working class Australian accents  
 
|Cultured or more working class Australian accents  
 
|can do various English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Russian, Spanish, German, French & Various American & Canadian  
 
|can do various English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Russian, Spanish, German, French & Various American & Canadian  
 
|  
 
|  
 +
|-
 +
| [https://librivox.org/reader/8879 SonOfTheExiles] (Son of the Exiles)
 +
| Australia > NSW > Sydney's Western Suburbs
 +
| Australian
 +
| Most of the Australian-accented voice parts I contrive to do in the Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson Bush poems and stories are based on older relatives in the back-blocks rural areas of New South Wales and Victoria, or in some cases their neighbours.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/download/shortstory058_1405_librivox/shortstory058_sendroundthehat_sote_128kb.mp3 Sample]
 +
|-
 +
| [http://librivox.org/reader/7514 barbara2]
 +
| Australia > Qld
 +
| Urban Australian, not broad.
 +
| I feel comfortable reading short passages of French, German and Italian in the standard accents of those languages or short passages of Latin in an Italian accent.
 +
| [http://ia601201.us.archive.org/24/items/samueljohnson3_1302_librivox/samueljohnson3_43_boswell.mp3 Sample]
 +
|-
 +
| [https://librivox.org/reader/8862 glennobrien] (Glenn O'Brien)
 +
| Australia > Tasmania
 +
| Australian
 +
|
 +
| [http://ia902503.us.archive.org/26/items/beecherbeached_1404.poem_librivox/beecher_tabb_go_128kb.mp3 English] [https://archive.org/download/100mejorespoesias_1502_librivox/cienmejorespoesias_055_menendezypelayo_128kb.mp3 Spanish] [http://www.archive.org/download/multilingual_sw_014_1604_librivox/msw014_01_iskovensdybestillero_andersen_go_128kb.mp3 Danish] [http://www.archive.org/download/multilingual_sw_014_1604_librivox/msw014_02_limerick_lewis_go_128kb.mp3 Esperanto]
 +
|-
 +
| [https://librivox.org/reader/6281 Elizabby] (Beth Thomas)
 +
| Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
 +
| Australian
 +
| I can do the full range from educated East Coast Australian to broad Aussie, Aussie, Aussie (Oi, Oi, Oi!) I'm also working on my RP British English accent, but I don't think I'm quite there yet. I can read French and Greek (both very slowly and not very fluently.) Useless Trivia: I can also sing in Vietnamese but I can't speak or read it very well.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/download/war_letters_young_queenslander_1504_librivox/warletters_01_allan_128kb.mp3 Sample]
 +
|-
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/4305 Aspergine]
 +
|
 +
|Australian
 +
|Can range from Sydney eastern-suburbs-tertiary-educated to colourful larrikin inflected.
 +
|
 
|}
 
|}
 
  
 
== Other Countries ==
 
== Other Countries ==
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|-
 
|-
 
|Austria  
 
|Austria  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3885 aravis] (Elli)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3885 aravis] (Elli)  
 
|  
 
|  
| in English: definitely German / In German: no regional accent  
+
| In English: definitely German <br/> In German: no regional accent  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|
 
|
 +
|-
 +
| Austria
 +
| [http://librivox.org/reader/5424 J_N] (Julia Niedermaier)
 +
|
 +
| English: British with an Austrian-German accent; <br/> German: no dialect, but German native speakers would probably recognize me as Austrian;
 +
| born and raised in Vienna (AT); studied for a year in Newcastle (UK); I might at some point try my hand at French or Japanese - be afraid, be very afraid
 +
| [http://ia600301.us.archive.org/30/items/pool_1205_librivox/pool_dunbar_jn.mp3 English]<br />[http://www.archive.org/download/kinder_hausmaerchen_1206_librivox/kinderundhausmaerchen1_43_todundgaenshirt_grimm.mp3 German]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Belgium  
 
|Belgium  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2506 Julila] (Julie VW)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/2506 Julila] (Julie VW)  
 
| Ghent  
 
| Ghent  
 
|Dutch (Standaard Nederlands met Vlaamse tongval); British English (RP with slight Flemish accent)  
 
|Dutch (Standaard Nederlands met Vlaamse tongval); British English (RP with slight Flemish accent)  
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|-
 
|-
 
|Denmark  
 
|Denmark  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3698 neckertb]  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3698 neckertb]  
 
|Copenhagen  
 
|Copenhagen  
|in English: a mixture of French, German and Danish; in French: no regional accent; in German: I believe a mixture between Danish and french; in Danish: German or French depending on whom I ask  
+
|in English: a mixture of French, German and Danish; <br/> in French: no regional accent; <br/> in German: I believe a mixture between Danish and french; <br/> in Danish: German or French depending on whom I ask  
 
|very good at taking an extreme French accent in English  
 
|very good at taking an extreme French accent in English  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|France  
 
|France  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1127 Lady Maria]  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/1127 Lady Maria]  
 
|Paris  
 
|Paris  
 
|French accent  
 
|French accent  
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|-
 
|-
 
|Germany  
 
|Germany  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=589 Janie No. 5] (Stephanie König)
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/589 Janie No. 5] (Stephanie König)
 
|Bodensee  
 
|Bodensee  
 
|Swabian (slightly?)  
 
|Swabian (slightly?)  
 
|  
 
|  
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Germany
 +
| [https://librivox.org/reader/5244 Carolin]
 +
| Bremen
 +
| German: Hanseatic; Dutch: Groningen
 +
| Time spent in Buffalo, NY is probably still audible. Also manages with Classical Latin.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Germany
 +
| [http://librivox.org/reader/7601 bropops4] (malone)
 +
| Leipzig
 +
| Midwest (Kansas), USA
 +
| a tolerably good reader of French (check Listeners wanted, Apollinaire, Alcools), a very good reader of Latin, prose and poetry (I'm sorry, but I am. See, or rather hear, the catalog) A pretty good reader of ancient Greek and German. I can stumble through Spanish and Italian
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Germany
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/8337 smike]
 +
|
 +
|High German
 +
|
 +
|[http://ia601708.us.archive.org/1/items/sammlungprosa041_librivox/germancollection041_14_toelpelhans_cs.mp3 Sample]
 +
|-
 +
|Hungary
 +
|[https://librivox.org/reader/4009 dii] (Diana Majlinger)
 +
|Budapest
 +
|Hungarian: standard, no regional accent; <br/> English: mixed between British and American; <br/>Italian: standard, no regional accent
 +
|also speaks Russian, French and Spanish
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Italy  
 
|Italy  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=644 daniele]  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/644 daniele]  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|Italian Accent  
 
|Italian Accent  
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|[http://www.archive.org/download/short_scifi_008_0810_librivox/circus_nourse_dan_64kb.mp3 Sample]
 
|[http://www.archive.org/download/short_scifi_008_0810_librivox/circus_nourse_dan_64kb.mp3 Sample]
 
|-
 
|-
| Italy > Rome
+
|Italy  
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/5421 mgt]  (Maria Grazia Tundo)
 +
|Bari
 
|
 
|
| [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1989 sirjoh] (Sergio)
+
|
 +
|[http://www.archive.org/download/sowarmly_wemet_1008_librivox/warmlywemet_moore_mgt.mp3 English]
 +
[http://www.archive.org/download/multilingual_fairy_tales003_1007_librivox/fairytale003_20_ivestitinuovidellimperatore_andersen_mgt.mp3 Italian]
 +
|-
 +
|Italy
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/1595 Riccardo] (Riccardo Fasol)
 +
|
 +
|Italian: No accent <br/> English: Italian accent
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Italy
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/1989 sirjoh] (Sergio)
 +
| Rome
 
| In Italian: very faint Tuscan accent <br/> In English: slight Italian accent; RP as model <br/> In French: very slight, undefinable accent; <br/>In German: Italian accent.  
 
| In Italian: very faint Tuscan accent <br/> In English: slight Italian accent; RP as model <br/> In French: very slight, undefinable accent; <br/>In German: Italian accent.  
 
| precise diction and light tenor voice  
 
| precise diction and light tenor voice  
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|-
 
|-
 
|The Netherlands  
 
|The Netherlands  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=496 anna] (Ans Wink)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/496 anna] (Ans Wink)  
 
|Maastricht  
 
|Maastricht  
 
|Heers/Maastrichts  
 
|Heers/Maastrichts  
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|-
 
|-
 
|The Netherlands  
 
|The Netherlands  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=1724 lezer] (Anna Simon)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/1724 lezer] (Anna Simon)  
 
|Gelderland  
 
|Gelderland  
 
|in English: Dutch; in Nederlands: ABN, met soms een hint Brabants  
 
|in English: Dutch; in Nederlands: ABN, met soms een hint Brabants  
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|-
 
|-
 
|The Netherlands  
 
|The Netherlands  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3619 bart] (Bart de Leeuw)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3619 bart] (Bart de Leeuw)  
 
|Utrecht
 
|Utrecht
 
|in English: Dutch; in Nederlands: ABN, met een beetje een zachte g. Mijn r ligt achter in mijn mond en kan ik niet laten rollen  
 
|in English: Dutch; in Nederlands: ABN, met een beetje een zachte g. Mijn r ligt achter in mijn mond en kan ik niet laten rollen  
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
|
 +
|-
 +
|Norway
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/6548 Kristingj] (Kristingj)
 +
|Oslo
 +
|English accent is closer to neutral British, but tend to sometime mix American and British. Norwegian: Somewhat neutral, but still a hint of accent from Eastfold / Ostfold
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Spain
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3946 tux753] (Tux)
 +
|Madrid
 +
|Spanish (of Madrid) not too strong
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Sweden
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/2234 rowland]  (Lars Rolander)
 +
|Linkoping
 +
|in English: Fairly neutral, like to play with voices though: <br/> in German: Maybe a bit influenced by Hessen, but fairly neutral: <br/> in Swedish: No particular accent, but can do several dialects
 +
|
 +
|
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|-
 
|-
 
|India  
 
|India  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3588 neerajanagarajan] (Neeru Iyer)  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3588 neerajanagarajan] (Neeru Iyer)  
 
|Chennai, South India  
 
|Chennai, South India  
 
|South-Indian Brahmin accent, I think (if such a thing exists)  
 
|South-Indian Brahmin accent, I think (if such a thing exists)  
 
| Can do a little bit of German tolerably  
 
| Can do a little bit of German tolerably  
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Philippines
 +
| [http://librivox.org/reader/7171 JohanLiebert]
 +
(April Gonzales)
 +
| Cavite
 +
| English: British with little American accent on some long readings
 +
Tagalog: Caviteñong Tagalog<br />Bisaya: general Bisaya
 +
| OTHER INFO: I lived in the Southern Tagalog area for most of my life so, my Bisaya is a bit accented with Tagalog
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/download/loveaffairsofbibliomaniac_1206_librivox/loveaffairsofabibliomaniac_03_field_64kb.mp3 English]<br />[http://www.archive.org/download/mgapiling_ag_librivox/mgapilingtulamulasabuntonghininga_05_deleon_64kb.mp3 Tagalog]<br />[http://www.archive.org/download/unang_1206_librivox/siamboy_07_rama_64kb.mp3 Bisaya]
 +
|-
 +
|South Korea
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/9508 jessieyun0404] (Jessie Yun)
 +
|Seoul
 +
|American, British, and Korean(Hangul)
 +
|
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Taiwan  
 
|Taiwan  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3887 Semantic Nuance]  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/3887 Semantic Nuance]  
 
|
 
|
 
|  
 
|  
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|-
 
|-
 
|Brazil  
 
|Brazil  
|[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2961 Leni]  
+
|[http://librivox.org/reader/5103 AnaESL]
 +
|
 +
|In Portuguese: Paulistana (São Paulo capital)
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Brazil
 +
|[http://librivox.org/reader/2961 Leni]  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|In Portuguese: "carioca" (Rio de Janeiro)  
 
|In Portuguese: "carioca" (Rio de Janeiro)  

Latest revision as of 12:50, 1 May 2019

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|-
| LINK (NAME)
| STATE, COUNTRY, REGION, ETC.  (entries are ordered by this field, alphabetically please)
| ACCENT
| OTHER INFO
| SAMPLE

UK

Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
Lucy_k_p (Lucy Perry) England > Bath Neutral English accent Born in the Black Country, I currently live in Bath but have never managed to pick up much of the accent of either. Those from the Black Country think I 'talk posh,' those in Bath think I 'sound common.' I speak quickly, but am told I have good enunciation. I generally try to do character voices. Sample
Quinkish (Rachel Lintern) England > Bristol Soft West Country accent
elaineandsparky (Elaine Webb) England > Bristol South West England accent I do character voices and I have lived in Bristol all my life.
Stuart (Stuart Bell) England > Cambridge Neutral English accent
Jhiu England > Durham South Yorkshire overlaid with RP Precise, light voice but with some range; can read Latin and related languages
RuthieG (Ruth Golding) England > Kent RP/BBC English (no regional accent) Mature voice, clear diction, character voices Sample
Boojumuk (Kevin Green) England > Lancashire General northern England, but can manage a few regional accents on request! I usually try to put a few different accents into my readings to differentiate between characters.
David Richardson England > Lancashire/London UK English RP Mellow/Rich. 'Scouse' on Saturday nights. Sample
earthcalling (David Barnes) England > London BBC English (no regional accent) Reading style: slow and deliberate Sample
Nicholas19 (Nicholas James Bridgewater) England > London Mid-Atlantic English accent, General American/Upstate New York
Peter Why (Peter Yearsley) England > London South-east England, with some London colouring
ravells (Ravi Shankar) England > London RP with some light Malaysian Indian notes I do character accents. My natural voice is rather nasal.
russiandoll (Philippa) England > London RP, basically Occasional Essex colouring; some character voices/accents Sample
CliveCatterall England > Hereford South-East England. More specifically Guildford. More specifically still about 2/3 of the way up the High Street in the pub behind the Holy Trinity Church
gemlad England > Oxford Northern England (Yorkshire) I've been living in Oxford for >10 years so my accent is not as broad as some.
carolb (Carol Box) England > Surrey (South East) RP A film director friend described my voice as light husky, bright yet mellow, compassionate and passionate, flowing...but I think he had an ear infection at the time! My first solo, a book of fairy tales, involved a cast of many character voices.
Mango (Joe Pilsbury) England > West Midlands Can do a BBC Non-accent, Welsh, Gen Am, Scottish and Polish accents as well.
CarlManchester England > Northern British, slightly northern English, slightly Welsh Occasionally reads in French Sample
MichaelMaggs England > South Generic Southern English Can do more accented Somerset
Cori (Cori Samuel) England > South East RP (via an Estuary.) Warm, clear and friendly voice Sample
Justin Brett England > South East Conservative RP (Can also do Latin, lousy at accents...) Sample
Mike001 (Michael Dalling) England > South East South-East English accent (RP)
paradise.camouflage (Andy) Scotland (Argyll & Bute) Scottish with slight Irish influences - rural: no whine/wine merger, no glottalisation Alters accent & vocal range for each character's dialogue - can do baritone to alto, & regional accents of Britain, North America and Europe.
catrose (Charlotte Duckett) North Wales Fairly Welsh. Not incredibly Welsh , but Welsh enough!
Secrets (Sally Ann Cook) South Wales Welsh tonality & resonance (Richard Burton's Dialect)
MorganScorpion (Julia Morgan) UK English RP Also reads Latin, French, a little Classical Greek and Mandarin (Pinyin only so far)

Canada

Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
smijen (Sarah Jennings) BC > Vancouver area Ontarian
seanmhogan Newfoundland & Labrador > St. John's Fairly neutral Canadian (not much 'eh' :-)) Surprisingly bad NL accent!
Starlite (Esther) Ontario > North of Toronto Canadian éh
Tricia G Ontario > Toronto area Minnesotan turning to Ontarian
Paks6 (Natalie Paula) Prince Edward Island Maritime, Canadian
hugh (Hugh McGuire) Qc > Montreal
Jc (Jc Guan) Qc > Montreal EN: Canadian
FR: Québécois
Also reads in Spanish, Mandarin, and German (French accent).

US

Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
Steampunk (Jim Christopher) AZ Gen Am Generally non-accented. Quite dull, actually. Probably shouldn't be allowed within 50 yards of a live mic. Not recommended listening for those operating farm equipment or other heavy machinery.
bublsort (E. Tavano) CA > LA mild Northeast US
David Wales CA>LA General American Oh my. Welsh genes for speaking voice (the singing ones skipped me entirely). Grew up on the West Coast and the South; have lived in Southern California for 40 years. The Southern influence produces a bit broader vowels. Have had some public speaking training. Can do some voice inflection but not really character voices.
prwells32 (Patrick Wells) CA > Norcal American, Non-specific US
Kayray (Kara Shallenberg) CA > SD
msfry (Michele Fry) LA, Southeast US General American, no particular accent. Raised in the South by a Yankee father and Parisian French mother, then married into a Cajun family, I can do some French pronounciation, feign a southern drawl, redneck, & Cajun.
DeRamos (Ryan DeRamos) CA Late 20th Century, suburban Southern Californian (if such a designation exists) Recording voice varies by character and content (results may vary).
BellonaTimes FL
Margaret (Margaret Espaillat) FL > Orlando Southern CA I speak Spanish, to me I sound Mexican, to Mexicans I probably sound American. English sample

Spanish sample

bobgon55 (Bob González) FL > TPA Standard American, "Mid-Atlantic" (blend of Standard US and RP); in Spanish, South American & Castilian. Born/raised in Tampa. Lived in Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin. University trained in stage speech, have done numerous accents, tend to idiosyncratically pronounce certain words. "Mid-Atlantic" learned in graduate training, once thought standard for performing classics in US. Not sure if it is standard anymore. Standard American Mid-Atlantic Spanish
MaryAnnSpiegel IL Gen Am From Western IL, the regional home of Gen Am. Limited to my native accent. Passable German pronunciations.
Anfinwen IN American, Midwest I have family in Minnesota and Kentucky, but I was born and raised in Indiana so my accent is pretty neutral. When I visit family in another state or am around people with an accent I start to mimic them unintentionally. I'm able to do other accents as long as I can find a recording to listen to and mimic.
echobase77 (Anna Roberts) IN Clear Midwest accent ("no accent"?) I speak some Spanish and can generally figure out Latin and Greek pronunciations.
karlkuzmich (Mark Chulsky) MA EN > Russian; RU > Moscow
CliffClaven MA > Boston General American, Boston
alg1001 Amy Gramour ME > Northern Mainly a South of Boston Massachusetts accent with a Northern Maine influence (twenty years in both).
GayleCato MI (May not be a typical MI accent ... )
DebraLynn MI > LP (no accent)
thistlechick (Betsie Bush) MI > UP Northern Midwest US Occasional "Whistling S" =)
PersiaRose (Clara Snyder) Midwest Midwest accent (no accent) Can stumble through German pronunciation.
Tulip27 (Michael Wolf) MN English: British RP, north Midlands, GenAm

German: Northwestern (Northrhine-Westphalia)
Dutch: Hollandic (Rotterdam)

Accent varies based on genre, text, setting, etc. Though now located in the US, I'm more confident with British varieties. I also speak German and Dutch and my French pronunciation is good enough to contribute short pieces in French US UK

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k-rin (Karen Keeney) MS Slight Southern, no drawl
chocoholic (Laurie Anne Walden) NC Southern American (Carolinas)
Great Plains NH GenAm Mild Oregon and Louisiana inflections.
tovarisch NH When speaking Russian, Moscow (native); when speaking English, UK/RP (most comfortable), Russian Can fake some other accents when speaking English or Russian, which to a casual listener will likely be sufficient. Can read French, Italian, and even German (but probably will sound awful to a native speaker)
Rick Rodstrom NY > NYC NY accent
commonsparrow3 (Maria Kasper) NY > Rochester (born and lived here all my life) Flat Rat-chester accent, including the telltale Rochester vowel shift and very American R's. Other: Can make a stab at pronouncing occasional brief bits of French. Hopeless at accents or character voices. Sample
SmokestackJones (Glen Hallstrom) Oklahhoma City None
Lynnet (Lynne Thompson) OR > Portland Southern British English but with moments of Portland Born: south London, England. Grew up: Kent, southern England. Also spent time in Coventry, England and Cwmbran, south Wales.
RossKlatte (Ross Klatte) SC General American Father Chicago, Mother Wisconsin, lived in Carolina for many decades; Okay with names in most European languages, Japanese, and Chinese (if correctly romanized, either PY or WG--tones optional)
Kangaroo692 Southeast US General American Speaks English and some Spanish. English sample
SilverG (Greg Bowman) TN US Neutral Sample
Jenny (Jenny Lundak) TX Gen Am Grew up in Midwest (IL/OH), lived in CA, currently in TX. Like to play on variations of southern drawls.
JimTheActor (Jim Allman) TX Gen Am No wine-whine merger
Bill Mosley TX > Central TX Raised in a suburb of Houston, studied Spanish and Greek, can translate southern drawl.
gypsygirl (Karen Savage) TX > Central TX British RP and GenAm; in Spanish, Mexican, Argentinian Native accent in English is British, but have been living in US since teens. Spanish accent is Mexican, but can also still do Argentinian. UK US Spanish
AmateurOzmologist (Miriam Esther Goldman) TX > Houston Sort of pan-american WWII era accent. Speaks Hebrew passably well, but in a painfully American accent.
Esky (Stephen Escalera) VA
tazzle (Shontae Elliott) WA Mostly Great Lakes Vowel Shift, very flat Can do a very poor attempt at a generalized English accent :lol:. Born Ohio, lived PA, Scotland, and now Washington state Sample
lharri (Laura Harrington) Northeastern USA
Samanem (Dennis Smith) USA > Southeast Gen Am Bass/Baritone

Australia & NZ

Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
mockfrog (Matthew Ward) Australia > NSW > Newcastle Cultured or more working class Australian accents can do various English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Russian, Spanish, German, French & Various American & Canadian
SonOfTheExiles (Son of the Exiles) Australia > NSW > Sydney's Western Suburbs Australian Most of the Australian-accented voice parts I contrive to do in the Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson Bush poems and stories are based on older relatives in the back-blocks rural areas of New South Wales and Victoria, or in some cases their neighbours. Sample
barbara2 Australia > Qld Urban Australian, not broad. I feel comfortable reading short passages of French, German and Italian in the standard accents of those languages or short passages of Latin in an Italian accent. Sample
glennobrien (Glenn O'Brien) Australia > Tasmania Australian English Spanish Danish Esperanto
Elizabby (Beth Thomas) Australia > Victoria > Melbourne Australian I can do the full range from educated East Coast Australian to broad Aussie, Aussie, Aussie (Oi, Oi, Oi!) I'm also working on my RP British English accent, but I don't think I'm quite there yet. I can read French and Greek (both very slowly and not very fluently.) Useless Trivia: I can also sing in Vietnamese but I can't speak or read it very well. Sample
Aspergine Australian Can range from Sydney eastern-suburbs-tertiary-educated to colourful larrikin inflected.

Other Countries

Europe

Country Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
Austria aravis (Elli) In English: definitely German
In German: no regional accent
Austria J_N (Julia Niedermaier) English: British with an Austrian-German accent;
German: no dialect, but German native speakers would probably recognize me as Austrian;
born and raised in Vienna (AT); studied for a year in Newcastle (UK); I might at some point try my hand at French or Japanese - be afraid, be very afraid English
German
Belgium Julila (Julie VW) Ghent Dutch (Standaard Nederlands met Vlaamse tongval); British English (RP with slight Flemish accent) also reads in French, and a bit of German
Denmark neckertb Copenhagen in English: a mixture of French, German and Danish;
in French: no regional accent;
in German: I believe a mixture between Danish and french;
in Danish: German or French depending on whom I ask
very good at taking an extreme French accent in English
France Lady Maria Paris French accent
Germany Janie No. 5 (Stephanie König) Bodensee Swabian (slightly?)
Germany Carolin Bremen German: Hanseatic; Dutch: Groningen Time spent in Buffalo, NY is probably still audible. Also manages with Classical Latin.
Germany bropops4 (malone) Leipzig Midwest (Kansas), USA a tolerably good reader of French (check Listeners wanted, Apollinaire, Alcools), a very good reader of Latin, prose and poetry (I'm sorry, but I am. See, or rather hear, the catalog) A pretty good reader of ancient Greek and German. I can stumble through Spanish and Italian
Germany smike High German Sample
Hungary dii (Diana Majlinger) Budapest Hungarian: standard, no regional accent;
English: mixed between British and American;
Italian: standard, no regional accent
also speaks Russian, French and Spanish
Italy daniele Italian Accent Sample
Italy mgt (Maria Grazia Tundo) Bari English

Italian

Italy Riccardo (Riccardo Fasol) Italian: No accent
English: Italian accent
Italy sirjoh (Sergio) Rome In Italian: very faint Tuscan accent
In English: slight Italian accent; RP as model
In French: very slight, undefinable accent;
In German: Italian accent.
precise diction and light tenor voice
The Netherlands anna (Ans Wink) Maastricht Heers/Maastrichts
The Netherlands lezer (Anna Simon) Gelderland in English: Dutch; in Nederlands: ABN, met soms een hint Brabants
The Netherlands bart (Bart de Leeuw) Utrecht in English: Dutch; in Nederlands: ABN, met een beetje een zachte g. Mijn r ligt achter in mijn mond en kan ik niet laten rollen
Norway Kristingj (Kristingj) Oslo English accent is closer to neutral British, but tend to sometime mix American and British. Norwegian: Somewhat neutral, but still a hint of accent from Eastfold / Ostfold
Spain tux753 (Tux) Madrid Spanish (of Madrid) not too strong
Sweden rowland (Lars Rolander) Linkoping in English: Fairly neutral, like to play with voices though:
in German: Maybe a bit influenced by Hessen, but fairly neutral:
in Swedish: No particular accent, but can do several dialects

Asia

Country Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
India neerajanagarajan (Neeru Iyer) Chennai, South India South-Indian Brahmin accent, I think (if such a thing exists) Can do a little bit of German tolerably
Philippines JohanLiebert

(April Gonzales)

Cavite English: British with little American accent on some long readings

Tagalog: Caviteñong Tagalog
Bisaya: general Bisaya

OTHER INFO: I lived in the Southern Tagalog area for most of my life so, my Bisaya is a bit accented with Tagalog English
Tagalog
Bisaya
South Korea jessieyun0404 (Jessie Yun) Seoul American, British, and Korean(Hangul)
Taiwan Semantic Nuance

South America

Country Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
Brazil AnaESL In Portuguese: Paulistana (São Paulo capital)
Brazil Leni In Portuguese: "carioca" (Rio de Janeiro)