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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.