Gordon Griffin, the narrator of the Inspector Andy Horton crime novels, awarded the MBE in Queens Birthday Honours

I'm delighted to announce that Gordon Griffin, the narrator of my Inspector Andy Horton audio books, has been awarded the Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to audio books and charity in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. He has narrated eight novels in the Inspector Andy Horton series of police procedural crime novels which are published by Soundings, part of Isis Publishing, the World’s leading publisher of unabridged audio books. They are available in CD and MP3 CD format.

Gordon Griffin, MBE, narrator of the DI Andy Horton crime novels audio books

Gordon Griffin is an accomplished actor, musician and composer, he is in the top five of ‘most borrowed audio book narrators” in the world. He has narrated eight hundred audio books, both fiction and non fiction, and has won several awards for his work.  He has also conducted voice overs for many products, commercials on radio and TV, documentaries, corporate videos and was previously the voice for the London Underground MIND THE GAP PLEASE!

Of Dead Man's Wharf, number four in the Inspector Andy Horton series, Audiofile Magazine says, 'Gordon Griffin's delivery enhances the story's setting, the Solent area of the south coast of England, with its atmosphere of mist and the scent of the sea. As gruff Inspector Andy Horton uncovers fact after fact concerning the mysterious deaths at a nursing home, the scope of the crimes only seems to grow. Griffin makes us feel the pain and terror of hidden violence. It's a moving portrayal.'

Gordon Griffin says, 'When I started recording audio books it was rather looked down upon by many. "You record books for the blind,” they’d say in a rather disparaging way. Now of course audio books are the fastest growing sector in the world of publishing. I proudly accept this honour on behalf of myself but also for the industry as a whole.'

I'm absolutely thrilled for Gordon.  He is a consummate professional and talented actor. His MBE is well deserved.  My readers adore listening to his narration of the DI Andy Horton crime novels and are eagerly awaiting the next in the series to be published as an unabridged audio book.

Death Surge, will be released as an unabridged audio book published by Soundings on 1 September 2017.


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