Mel was accepted as long as the voices didn't argue too often!
Funny thing, about 5-6 years ago, during our summer Sunday school, I read Bunyan's "Holy War" to our families. It was actually Ethel Barrett's rendition of this great work, entitled "Mansoul." I began using different voices for each of the main characters. The kids loved it and were hooked from word one. However, there was also a man, about 50 at the time, who grieved greatly the one Sunday he had to travel and be away from the reading.Of course, I used British accents for them all. You just had to!
Kevin, I did the same with the Chronicles of Narnia series. My kids loved every minute. Reepacheep sounded a lot like Mickey Mouse.
Maybe she should buy him a CD player and they could listen to the audio version. We read through both Pilgrim and Narnia, but the kids liked listening to the audio versions better than Dad's weak attempt at voices!
...and there was probably a good music score in the background.