10 of My Favorite Audiobook Narrators

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Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl invited us to share our favorite audiobook narrators this week. I’m almost always listening to an audiobook while I’m cleaning, driving, or even exercising and I’m trying (with some success) to win my husband over. It was hard to limit my list to only ten. I tried to write a bit about why I like each person but that started feeling repetitive; I decided to keep it simple by creating a chart of the narrator and the audiobooks I enjoyed. Here’s a link to my narrators-i-like shelf on GoodReads if you’d like to see more.

NarratorBook(s) or Series I’ve Listened To
Katherine KellgrenBloody Jack series by L. A. Meyer
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood
Austenland series by Shannon Hale
Neil GaimanM is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
Kate ReadingPink Carnation series by Lauren Willig
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
Mistress of the Art of Death series by Ariana Franklin
The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series by Theodora Goss
The Clockwork Century series by Cherie Priest
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
Fiona HardinghamKingdom on Fire series by Jessica Cluess
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox
Sneha MathanThe Taj Mahal Trilogy by Indu Sundaresan
Rebecca SolerThe Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
Renegades series by Marissa Meyer
Gilded series by Marissa Meyer
Caraval series by Stephanie Garber
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Khristine HvamDaughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor
Sky and Sea series by Adrienne Young
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Frankie CorzoNext Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
Susan DenakerThe Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
Dan BittnerRenegades series by Marissa Meyer
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
The Gathering by Dan Poblocki

That’s my list! Have you listened to any of these? Which narrators did/would you choose? Link up every Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!

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  1. I love how you listed not only the narrator but the books you’ve read (and enjoyed) by them. From your list the only one I’ve read is A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, which I also enjoyed!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. I didn’t start listening to audiobooks until I was in my early 30s. I changed jobs and that cut my reading time down drastically. I started listening to them on my commute in a desperate effort to make more time for reading and I haven’t looked back!

  2. I listened to No Filter, and Other Lies narrated by Frankie Corzo. I enjoyed it, and enjoyed reading some of the audio books you listed by the same narrator. Here is my post-https://paigesofnovels.com/2023/04/25/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-musicals-at-the-moment/.

  3. I agree with you about Neil Gaiman. He did an outstanding job with The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Some other favorites include:

    Marin Ireland (Nothing to See Here; Leave the World Behind)
    Simon Vance (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series)
    Barbara Rosenblat (The Elegance of the Hedgehog)
    Cassandra Campbell (Where the Crawdads Sing; Dear Edward; The School of Essential Ingredients)
    Wil Wheaton (Ready Player One)
    Scott Brick (The Passage series)
    Julia Whelan (The Four Winds; The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue)
    Jim Dale (The Night Circus; the Harry Potter series)

    Fun topic!

  4. I haven’t listened to many audiobooks but it’s always nice to see who some great narrators are. I bet Night Vale would be sooo interesting, I’ve only listened to the first couple. And Neil Gaiman I bet is a fabulous narrator.

  5. A topic like this always makes me wish I enjoyed or liked audio books. Those I did listen to here and there were good, but for some reason I always go back to real books. 🙂 But I appreciate that audio books exist!

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