I haven’t been listening to audiobooks forever, but I’ve been lucky enough to come across some fantastic narrators (and some less than fantastic narrators). These are some of the notable narrators I’ve spent some time with (but by no means are these all of them). The images link to my review.
- The person I want narrating my life:
- The time I was really looking forward to a certain narrator and I ended up incredibly disappointed:
- The narrator I would have sworn was Australian.
- The time the author was actually a great narrator.
- But then there was the time someone else narrated his work even better:
Who are some of your notable narrators?
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I’m so with you on both Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry, just perfect! James Marsters was really good for the Storm books as well.
I’m not familiar with these books or narrators, but I have listened to audios by the same author but different narrators. Some are definitely better than others!
Kristin @ Always With a Book
AMERICA AMERICA was one of my very first audiobooks. Why haven’t I listened to anything that Robertson Dean has narrated since then???
Lenny Henry is THE EPITOME of a narrator. He is what narrating is all about…he is amazing. He made what I would call a strange and a little silly book into some kind of experience. I want more of him!
I have not listened to many author narrations, but I must agree. Narrators are Narrators and Authors are Authors and the two should be kept separate like White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. (You know white chocolate isn’t real chocolate, right?)
Dorothy – The Alaskan Bookie – Squeak
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cool, I’m going to think who should narrate my life, I love that idea. here are my favorite narrators: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/06/28/what-makes-a-good-narrator-audiobook-week-discussion/