Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Richard Armitage - Thank You for the Gift of your Voice

Happy Birthday

Today on this special day I want to celebrate and give thanks to Richard Armitage for his wonderful audio books.

Thanks to RA I share my commute to and from work with Damerel, Rule, Sylvester, Guy of Gisborne,  Uhtred of Bebbanburg and a host of intriguing characters.

Richard Armitage's reading or more accurately performance, of Bernard Cornwell's The Lords of the North is a tour de force.  This photo vidlet is only a small taste of Armitage as Uhtred of Bebbanburg.  He creates not just an unforgettable Uhtred but an entire world of characters. No matter how many times I listen to Lords of the North I soon forget that it's only Armitage doing all the voices and I'm soon not in my own humdrum 21st century life but in the midst of a shield wall in 9th Century Britain.

On his 41st Birthday today here is my heartfelt but inadequate tribute to Richard Armitage and his voice work in those marvelous audio books:

For details on how to order the entire audiobook go to

Hope you're enjoying your stay here  in the U.S. and feeling all the affection your fans on this side of the pond have for you. 

Feliz Cumpleaños - Happy Birthday

Richard Armitage

When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee
William Shakespeare, Sonnet XLIII

Raw materials for all this from, Richard Armitage Online, Richard Armitage Central, KnightTemplar, Artists on DeviantArt, the creator Bernard Cornwell

Start of KRA Week 2012 (poem) by Gratiana Lovelace


  1. Happy Birthday RA !!
    From a new fresh fan :-)


    PS: Beautiful article here for him!!!

  2. Dear Teitei!

    Very happy to have you come over to the "Army". He's a lovely man.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I so appreciate it very much.

    Enjoy Armitage Day.

  3. This video is great and shows the talent of RA so beautifully. Thank you for this wonderful birthday treat, Fabolaktuko!

  4. aaaaawwwww. This is really sweet. Happy Armitage birthday!

  5. Hello CDoart and Servetus!

    Glad you both liked my post and video! Much appreciated.

    Happy Armitage Birthday to you both.


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