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Revision as of 15:16, 3 December 2010

This table sorts readers by LOCATION. Please note that location does not always represent the reader's actual accent.

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


Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
Quinkish (Rachel Lintern) England > Bristol Soft West Country accent
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
earthcalling (David Barnes) England > London BBC English (no regional accent) Reading style: slow and deliberate Sample
Peter Why (Peter Yearsley) England > London South-east England, with some London colouring
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
russiandoll (Philippa) England > London RP, basically occasional Essex colouring; some character voices/accents Sample
Mango (Joe Pilsbury) England > West Midlands Can do a BBC Non-accent, Welsh, Gen Am, Scottish and Polish accents as well.
Cori (Cori Samuel) Southern England RP (via an Estuary.) Warm, clear and friendly voice Sample
Justin Brett South East England Conservative RP (can also do Latin, lousy at accents...) Sample
Mike001 (Michael Dalling) South East England South-East English accent (RP)
CarlManchester Northern England British, slightly northern English, slightly Welsh Occasionally reads in French Sample
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.
Secrets (Sally Ann Cook) South Wales Welsh tonality & resonance (Richard Burton's Dialect)
Nicholas19 (Nicholas James Bridgewater) England > London Mid-Atlantic English accent, General American/Upstate New York


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
hugh (Hugh McGuire) Qc > Montreal
Jc (Jc Guan) Qc > Montreal EN: Canadian
FR: Québécois
Also reads in Spanish, Mandarin, and German (French accent).


Australia & NZ

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
Kayray (Kara Shallenberg) CA > SD
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
MaryAnnSpiegel IL Gen Am From Western IL, the regional home of Gen Am. Limited to my native accent. Passable German pronunciations.
echobase77 (Anna Roberts) IN Clear Midwest accent ("no accent"?) I speak some Spanish and can generally figure out Latin and Greek pronunciations.
Algy Pug Amy 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


k-rin (Karen Keeney) MS Slight Southern, no drawl
Great Plains New Hampshire GenAm Mild Oregon and Louisiana inflections.
chocoholic (Laurie Anne Walden) North Carolina Southern American (Carolinas)
Rick Rodstrom NY > NYC NY accent
SmokestackJones (Glen Hallstrom) Oklahhoma City None
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.
AmateurOzmologist (Miriam Esther Goldman) TX > Houston Sort of pan-american WWII era accent. Speaks Hebrew passably well, but in a painfully American accent.
gypsygirl (Karen Savage) TX > Waco British RP and GenAm; in Spanish, Mexican UK US Spanish
Esky (Stephen Escalera) VA
lharri (Laura Harrington) Northeastern USA
Samanem (Dennis Smith) USA > Southeast Gen Am Bass/Baritone
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
Aspergine Australian Can range from Sydney eastern-suburbs-tertiary-educated to colourful larrikin inflected.

Other Countries


Country Reader Location Accent Other Info Sample
Austria aravis (Elli) in English: definitely German / In German: no regional accent
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?)
Italy daniele Italian Accent Sample
Italy mgt (Maria Grazia Tundo) Bari English


Italy Riccardo (Riccardo Fasol) Italian: No accent
English: Italian accent
Italy > Rome sirjoh (Sergio) 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
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


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
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)