One of the most beloved and talented narrators to ever record a book, Frank Muller narrated over 200 audiobooks in his lifetime, from classics to contemporary best sellers, and won several awards in the process. Muller's jaw-dropping versatility is in full display here as he fully embodies characters, from George Smiley's weary and enigmatic demeanor to the crafty shrewdness of a Dickensian villain. After listening to this montage of Muller's best performances, listeners will find themselves agreeing with Stephen King's declaration that when Muller reads, "the blind will see, the lame will walk, and the deaf will hear."
Enjoy this montage of selections from some of Frank's recordings.
Such a wonderful narrator. Such a loss. We are privilaged in his prolific work to keep as much of him alive as we have.
1. A Tale of Two Cities 2. The Brethren, Grisham 3. Moby Dick 4. The Testament, Grisham 5. Hamlet 6. The Talisman, King 7. The Cassandra Compact, Ludlum 8. The Gift of the Magi, from The World of O'Henry 9. The Tribulation Force, Jenkins, LaHaye 10. Great Expectations 11. Black House, King 12. The Green Mile, King
21 of 22 people found this review helpful
Simply put, Muller got me into audiobooks.
A friend gave me Stephen King's The Dark Tower series - which I tried to get through in print when it first came out. It just didn't click for me. King is hit and miss for me, personally... but Muller's reading made it magic. I work at home as an illustrator so watching TV is distracting. Audiobooks are the perfect medium. Sadly, I assumed all books were read this well and I spent time and money going through book after book looking for that special magic that only Muller had. Finally I broke down and purchased books that Frank read - even if the content wasn't to my liking. Sure enough he made it accessible and brilliant. I will miss Muller's work and his dedication to the craft and the medium.
Rest in Peace Frank Muller.
21 of 23 people found this review helpful
Frank Muller was one of the most versatile narrators of all time. I am convinced he could read the phone book and make it interesting enough that I would have been compelled to listen. What a shame that his life was cut short, but how grateful we should all be that he left such a legacy of narrated books. RIP, Frank. We miss you.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
Thank you Audiobook for this wonderful tribute to Frank Muller, one of the best narrators of our time. His narration is unparalleled and he brought Dickens's novels to life for me. The audiobook community has lost 2 giants recently: Frank Muller and Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields). In their loss, I feel I lost friends as they had been regular companions on my daily commute. When you start searching for audiobooks by narrators versus authors, you know you are dealing with someone special, a unique voice, a captivating delivery and a captivating narration. RIP Frank Muller. You will be missed dearly.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
Thanks for the free content, Audible! I had never heard of Frank Muller or his untimely demise before, and now am curious to investigate the many books he narrated. But grateful as I am for the introduction to this obviously multitalented performer, I was frustrated by the absence of announced titles (or even a table of contents in the description) for these excerpts. If not for helpful reviewer Dan from Fairfield, Iowa (see above), I would have been completely lost. Thank you, Dan!!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
I remember first listening to The Gunslinger and thinking that the narration was absolutely superb. Then I noticed George was replaced on book two and I was hugely disappointed - only to find that Frank was (in this case, for me) even better. I frequently target books read by Frank (and George as well) - but for me the Dark Tower will always be a story sprung forth from Steven King's mind via Frank Muller's mouth.
Selfishly I am sad Frank will no longer be converting any more written words directly into images and sound in my head. My heart also goes out to his family and those who knew him. What a loss.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Frank Muller the most enjoyable?
I listened to Frank Muller night after night as I worked at the Post Office sorting mail. He transported me to so many worlds, as has no other reader before or since. I love this tribute & hope it will introduce new listeners to him. Thank you Audible for continuing to make his books available.
What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He became each one of the characters.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
I too thoroughly enjoy books read by Frank. Like one of the other reviewers I would love to know the names of books that these excerpts were taken from. Can anyone help?
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
This is a very nice montage of audio. What better way to pay tribute a person than presenting their great work? I am actually going to start looking for books narrated by him. I've heard him in the Gunslinger series from Stephen King but will venture out a bit now.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
One of the first books I listened to was in 1981. Frank's voice has been telling me stories for hundreds of hours ever since then. I look forward to hundreds of hours more.
Thank you for all of the stories.
If you could sum up Frank Muller in three words, what would they be?
Unique. Talented. Missed.
What other book might you compare Frank Muller to, and why?
Nothing can ever compare to Frank.
What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
He's got to have been one, if not the, best narrators ever.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, and this easily done due to it being only 15 minutes long.
Any additional comments?
Sadly Frank passed away in 2008, after being very unwell since a motorbike accident in 2001, and not only left behind a heartbroken family, but droves of saddened fans, and a huge talent that can never be equalled. Listen to this and you will be convinced you are listening to numerous narrators. A nice gesture from audible to make this available free, so thanks for that.
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