David Case
  • David Case

  • Date of birth: April 25, 1932
  • Died: October 01, 2005
  • Born: in London, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: From an early age David Case spent hours mimicking the great actors and comedians of Britain's radio and theater and doing "funny voices" and skits with his brother. At 21, he requested a tape recorder for his birthday, a device his parents had never heard of.

    After performing for years in many BBC Radio plays, David moved to San Francisco in 1976. Wanda McCaddon introduced him to work she was doing with dramatizations for The Mind's Eye. David and Wanda's collaborations continued, and they became partners as audio publishers of Big Ben Audio.

    The narration of audiobooks became a passion for David, and after 12 years he has lent his voice and talents to more than seven hundred audiobooks for Books on Tape, Blackstone Audiobooks, Audio Editions, Durkin Hayes and others. He also records as Frederick Davidson, Edward Raleigh, James Nelson, and Ian McKay, using the names for different series or publishers.

    David's favorite author is Anthony Trollope, whose books seem to "have been written for an audio reader." Trollope and Dickens provide David with full rein for his character voices. Peter Mayle is a contemporary favorite who provides an instant vignette of his characters, real or imagined, making them a pleasure to interpret.--December 1997

    December 2005 Update:

    Listeners will be saddened to learn of the passing of one of the great Golden Voices. After a lengthy battle with throat cancer, David passed away at his California home in September 2005. David's cultured British voice, his flair for accents and dialects, and his comedic timing made him one of the industry's most sought-after narrators.

    David recorded over 700 audiobooks, was nominated for a Grammy, and received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was as at home with mysteries and humor as with histories or the classics. In one of his last interviews, David said, "I really believe I was born to record audiobooks." We couldn't agree more. We will miss him.