George Whalley was a distinguished public speaker with a distinct and recognizable voice. Presented here are some recordings of different kinds. In the first he reads an autobiographical fragment that illuminates some aspects of his life. In the second Elizabeth Hay interviews Whalley about The Legend of John Hornby in April, 1976. The third is an introduction he made to a poetry reading by F.R. Scott.

The fourth is a small collection of poetry readings, some of which are extracted from the complete recording of the poetry reading given at Queen's University that follows. The last three are readings of works by poets whose works Whalley greatly admired: John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and William Butler Yeats.

Whalley may also be heard narrating The Living Stone on the National Film Board website.