King of the Audio Book

The realm  of books on tape has its royalty, as the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

If Jim Dale would just keep quiet, maybe he could get through a crowd more easily without being stopped.

But as soon as he speaks, some little kid invariably turns, eyes wide and mouth agape, begging, "Do Dobby for me!" Or, "Say it like Dumbledore!"

After years on Broadway and four Drama Desk awards, after a career as a pop singer and Shakespearean actor, it is audio books that have made Jim Dale a household word.