Fred Ward

Dennis Quaid narrates audiobook of 'The Right Stuff'

Asked how it felt to narrate the audiobook of "The Right Stuff," Dennis Quaid slipped right into character.

"Who's the best narrator you ever saw? You're looking at him," the actor said with a laugh during a recent telephone interview, invoking a signature line as the grinning astronaut Gordon Cooper in the 1983 film production.

Released this week by Audible.com, the new edition of Tom Wolfe's 1979 prize winner about the early years of the space program is Quaid's first time as an audio reader. He called the experience "daunting," explaining that the book's 400-plus pages were more than he had remembered, and a pleasure on many levels. He...

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