What is the best audio book narration you’ve heard? (Book and Narrator)What is the best audio book narration you’ve heard? (Book and Narrator) Melinda #review #audio book
I’ll start, lol. I think the best narration I heard was Jonathan Frakes narrating “Imzadi” – a Star Trek Next Generation audio book. Also Elijah Wood did a narration of Huckleberry Finn that was absolutely perfect.
I agree with the Huckleberry Finn narration. Like it was written for him to read.
I loved Sissy Spacek reading To Kill a Mockingbird
The Odyssey of Homer read by Gandalf (i forget the actors name)
Be great if he did read it as Gandalf..Ian McKellen
He reads it very much like it. Just that tone and pitches in his voice.
Jim Dale did a great job with the Harry Potter series.
How interesting! In another post someone nominated him for one of the worst… Shows just how subjective it is!
His is one of my favorites!!
I love Jim Dale. He also was the narrator in Pushing Daisies
A Wrinkle In Time read by Madeleine L’Lengle herself
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion By Fannie Flagg herself
One by Anne Perry narrated by David McCallum
Pillars of the Earth narrated by John Lee
John Lee is my favorite too!
I love Imogen Church. Pair her with anything Ruth Ware writes and I’ll buy it without reading the synopsis.
Changes. Written by Jim butcher, narrated by James Marsters.
A Gentleman From Moscow written by Amor Towles and narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith.
The Godfather, Joe Mantegna’s narration is absolutely captivating.
Dracula was really good and really creepy
Life on the mississippi by mark twain read by john greenman
The gunslinger by stephen king read by frank muller
The Help.. I don’t know the names of narrators but there are several different ones for the different characters. They sounded like actors, not readers. So good
I liked it better then the book and movie!
Loved the audio of this book
I really like Brandon Sanderson’s audiobook narrator Michael Kramer.
High Rise narrated by Tom Hiddleston and the Dresden Files series narrated by James Marsters.
And an honourable mention to Go the F*ck to Sleep narrated by Samuel L Jackson.
Who is the author of High Rise?
I came here to mention High Rise as well!
@Elisabeth JG Ballard
@Angelina Thank you!
All the books that Neil Gaiman’s written and narrated himself. His voice is incredibly sexy and he even does all the different voices for his characters. Love him bunches.
I just finished the audiobook for the Ocean at the End of the Lane
He is such a great narrator! I wish he would do more.
I like his voice, but somehow I don’t like his narration much.
Relentless series narrated by Caitlin Grier and Zachary Webber
48 laws of power
Outlander narrated by Davina Porter
YOU – Santino Fontana
No Higher Honor by
Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Rice narrates as well.
Year of Yes narrated and written by Shonda Rhimes
The Series of Unfortunate Events books- narrated by Tim Curry ?
A Tale For the Time Being, written and narrated by Ruth Ozeki. She flawlessly tells the story she wrote. It’s so clear she loves her characters.
The Art of Racing in the Rain, narrated by Christopher Evan Welch.
I love Sebastian York and Amy McFadden who narrate Sandra Owens books
Honestly I’ve yet to find a narrator I love as much as Davina Porter. She does all the audible Outlander series. She is so good.
I have a close second though, now. Mary Jane Wells. She mostly narrates romance novels. But she is SO expressive and hilarious!
@Randee ohh I’ll need to keep my eye out for her or look her up then! I’m very picky as a bad narrator totally makes a good book un”readable”
@Celia I would totally recommend starting with The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. That is the one that sealed me on Mary Jane Wells.
Awesome I have a few credits I’ll use ?
Davina Porter is very good.
The Chronicles of Narnia series. Had a great narrator, totally forgot who which sucks because I’ve been trying to find it again.
There have been a few different narrators for that series. ? Maybe Kenneth Branagh?
Neil Gaiman and frickin’ Balki from Perfect Strangers.
Ohh, my word. Perfect Strangers! Yaaassss!! TGIF!
@Ashley Bronson Pinchot is a prolific and amazing narrator. Highly recommend. (But he will always be Balki)
He has a superb voice.
The Shining. Will Patton. He narrates a lot of Stephen King books incredibly well.
Joyland was great
A Song of Ice and Fire narrated by Roy Dotrice
Any book from the chronicles of St Marys by jodi Taylor. Narrated by zara ramm
Outlander, narration by Davina Porter
I’m gonna admit I don’t do audio often, but I enjoyed Stephen fry in the Harry Potter series…After reading the comments may give Davina Porter a try as I love the Outlander series.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz read by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Kate Mulgrew did The Fireman and a short story called Rain [ Stranger Weather ] for Joe Hill she is great
Also N0S4A2. She’s fantastic
He loves her , I asked him a question on twitter about her and he answered saying she’s his go to reader
@Brenda She has the best voice—a modern day Katherine Hepburn
Blood and Smoke narrated by Stephen King
Ready Player One narrated by Wil Wheaton
Harry Potter narracted by Jim Dale. ((‘ve heard Fry is god; I just haven’t heard his version.)
I just started listening to one last night (I prefer actual books) and couldn’t stop laughing. The different voices were hilarious and especially when she was trying to curse.
Skelton’s at the feast
I liked Reese Witherspoon’s narraing of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
Barbara Rosenblat is, in my opinion, the best narrator I’ve ever listened to. Her rendering of Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody series is marvelous – she sounds EXACTLY as I’d pictured Amelia when I read the books the first time around. *grins*
I really enjoy Kate Simses who is the narrator for the Shatter Me series! Not a fan of the last audiobook, though. They threw in a man’s voice because the book was broken up by Juliette and Warner, and it annoyed me so much! I was used to Kate Simses’s voice for Warner.
Richard Grant reading Agatha Christie. I wish he’d do every one of them.
Harry Potter!!! The narrater was absolutely unreal!!!
His dark materials, Philip Pullman (author and narrator)
Illuminae. Narrated by a full cast.
Stephen King reading his own work, Wil Wheaton, and Dick Hill who is retired, reading anyting.
Harry Potter! Stephen Fry is a brilliant narrator
The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto book and narrator Mitch Albom. Amazing.
I love Mitch Albom but not a fan of his narration
I love Mitch Albom but not a fan of his narration
@Cleopatra I am a bit surprised. I thought he did a great job. He used to be a sportscaster. But respect your thoughts.
Harry Potter, read by Jim Dale
The Devil Rides Out…
Charleton Heston reads Old Man and The Sea
Stephen Fry is definitely the best narrator I’ve heard.
Tim Ferris’s book, The 4 Hour Work Week. It’s the only English version on Audible. Also, Dracula read by a cast of characters, including Alan Cumming and Tim Curry.
Jim Dale, hands down. but Sweetland is a close second. the narrator made the story, for me.