December 12, 2016
Los Angeles, California
Most Evil II “Introduction Chapter” read by Malcolm Hillgartner
Above is a YouTube link to a sample of Malcolm Hillgartner’s narration of the INTRODUCTION chapter to my latest publication, Most Evil II (Rare Bird Books 2015).
As most of you know, I am not one to use hyperbole in my descriptions. Keeping that in mind let me say that Malcolm Hillgartner is absolutely THE BEST audio book narrator available. He is No. 1 in my book! (Pun intended.)
In 2009 I was most fortunate to have the fates (and a heads up suit at Brillance Audio) select Malcolm as narrator for Most Evil: The Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel . He was the perfect George Hodel. With his beautiful and highly sophisticated speaking voice, along with an amazing ability to intone just the right intellectual qualities, he was direct from Central Casting. I could not have been more pleased.
Then, when Most Evil II published in 2015, I went to my Rare Bird Books publisher, Tyson Cornell who had begun his search for a narrator for that audible book and I simply said, “Just listen to Malcolm’s read of Most Evil and we can discuss.” Tyson listened to the audible that very night and called me the following morning. “Steve, we have to get Hillgartner for Book II, he IS GEORGE.”
Tyson immediately approached Malcolm who agreed to do the sequel and here it is.
My sincere gratitude to actor, author, and narrator Malcolm Hillgartner for his masterful renditions of Most Evil and Most Evil II. In my opinion, Malcolm is the most accomplished professional in his field and it was a major coup to have him on board for both books.