Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Audiobook Narrators

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday freebie, I decided to share with you 10 of my favorite audiobook narrators. My job is such that I can often listen to audiobooks as I work and I read quite a few books a year that way.

  1. Jack Riccobono. Jack was the voice of Ky in Crossed (Matched, #2)  and Reached (Matched, #3)  by Allie Condie. His voice is so smooth and velvety and such a delight to listen to. Sadly, these are the only 2 books that I know of that he has narrated, but I would love it if he did more.
  2. Luke Daniels. Luke has a long list of books that he has narrated, but the 2 books that I have listened to and highly recommend on audiobook are This Dark Endeavor and Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel. He does such a great job with the essence of the story and the voices of the characters.
  3. Kevin Kenerly. Kevin narrates Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) by Isaac Marion, among others. He really made R come to life and the way he spoke like the zombies was done really well. This could have easily gone wrong and he did such a great job with it.
  4. Will Patton. Will narrated all 4 books in The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater as well as many other books. At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about an older voice doing the narration for this series, but he gave the story sort of a fitting grandfather telling a ghost story vibe. His voice is also very nice to listen to.
  5. January LaVoy. January Narrated The Diviners series by Libba Bray. She did a fantastic job with the voices of the characters. You always knew who was talking because everyone had a distinct voice.
  6. Polly Lee. Polly narrated And the Trees Crept In. This was a creepy story and her voice and the way she read the book made it come to life.
  7. Kirby Heyborne. I started to Listen to Don’t You Cry and right away I thought: “I know the male narrator’s voice”. I looked it up and discovered that he had narrated a couple of Abbi Glines books that I had previously listened to. He has a nice southern accent which makes him stand out as a narrator.
  8. Joan Walker. I listened to 2 of the books by Fredrik Backman that she has narrated (My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry  and A Man Called Ove ) and I loved them both and I think she did a great job narrating them. Her voice really fits the characters and the themes of the books.
  9. Zach Villa. I am currently reading The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens and I am really impressed with Zach’s portrayal of both the main character, Joe, as well as his brother and mother. You can tell who is speaking each time the voices change.
  10. Neil Gaiman. How Could I forget Neil Gaiman? He is such an excellent narrator of his own books. I am a recent fan of his, but I am looking forward to listening to more of his work in the future.

Do you listen to audiobooks? What are your favorite audiobooks and narrators? 



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