Ron is an acclaimed audiobook narrator of over 100 titles including such authors as David Baldacci, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Richard Russo, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain & Danielle Steel. He has also narrated his own best selling novels, THE MEMORY OF RUNNING, TRAVELER, ART IN AMERICA & THE DROPPER. He is the recipient of numerous Audie Awards.
Many of you have had the pleasure of hearing one of my heroes escape a deadly ambush or uncover a conspiracy via the stellar voice talents of the enormously talented Ron McLarty.
Ron expertly helmed the ship of my audiobook narration, both solo and with a co-narrator, for over a decade. He ably saw us through more than twenty titles, always bringing to my thrillers a fresh, genuine and exciting spirit. To many of us, he is the voice of the Camel Club, Sean King, John Puller, Will Robie, and innumerable other characters dreamed up by me and the other authors he worked with. To listen to a Ron McLarty audiobook was to be swept away into a world that made your heart race, to keep you in the car until the end of the CD, to miss your train stop, or to delay bedtime just another half hour. Ron didn’t simply read the words in front of him, he performed the story for his listeners.
It is with mixed feelings that I wish him the best as he steps back from audiobook narration to focus on a new stage in his life. A sincere and deep thank you, Ron, for interpreting my books so skillfully. I can’t count the number of times I have had a fan approach me at an event (or airport, or restaurant) and tell me how much they enjoyed listening to one of my books. Ron certainly set a standard that all my future narrators will have to live up to. Hail to the King, Ron McLarty, who brought his incredible talents to my works, and gave the listeners a whole new way to experience “reading.” —David Baldacci