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Jim Dale
About Jim Dale

Jim Dale is a talented actor, musician, and writer. His long list of accomplishments includes recording with Sir George Martin, hosting music programs on both television and radio, playing in The British National Theater as a leading actor, and tenure as a successful Broadway performer. In addition to this rich and varied career, Dale has also acted in a number of TV shows and movies, including "Pushing Daisies", "The National Health", "Pete's Dragon", and "Lock Up Your Daughters." In the category of "Best Actor" he has won a Tony Award, five Tony Nominations, and four Drama Desk Awards. He also won an Oscar Nomination for writing the lyrics for the song, "Georgy Girl."

Jim Dale, known as 'the voice of Harry Potter', has narrated many audiobooks including Bikeman , and Peter Pan ...Show More »

Jim Dale's Most Recent Performances

Aurora Crossing: A Novel of the Nez Perces

  • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
  • By Karl Schlesier
  • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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(5)
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(1)
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(1)

In Aurora Crossing by best-selling author Karl H. Schlesier, a young man - an outsider by upbringing and ancestry - becomes embroiled in the Nez Perces War of 1877. His quest to find identity and belonging in the clash of cultures takes him on the historic 1,200-mile Nez Perces trek from Idaho toward refuge in Canada.

Douglas says: "Well Done"

Havana Lunar

  • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
  • By Robert Arellano
  • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(22)
Performance
(14)
Story
(14)

Inspired by 50 years of Cuban literary noir, from Cold Tales by Virgilio Piera to Reinaldo Arenas' Before Night Falls, Robert Arellano's Havana Lunar intertwines an insider testimony on the collapse of socialist Cuba with a psychological mystery.

Janis says: "Gripping Dark Allegory"

The Ramones' Ramones (33 1/3 Series)

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
  • By Nicholas Rombes
  • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(9)
Performance
(5)
Story
(5)

What could be more punk rock than a band that never changed, a band that for decades punched out three-minute powerhouses in the style that made them famous? The Ramones repetition and attitude inspired a genre, and Ramones set its tone. Nicholas Rombes examines punk history, with the recording of Ramones at its core, in this inspiring and thoroughly researched justification of his obsession with the album.

Tony says: "Not good at all."

The Amethyst Ring

  • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
  • By Scott O'Dell
  • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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Spanish seminarian Julián Escobar, known to the Mayas as Lord Kukulcán and worshipped as a god, witnesses the fall of the Mayan and Incan civilizations with the coming of Cortés and Pizarro.

Essential Listening
Start your listening with these ultimate performances!
  • A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (174)

    This is Jim Dale's incomparable telling of the beloved A Christmas Carol, a "little book," as Charles Dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since December of 1843. Listeners of all ages will be enthralled as they meet for the first time, or are reunited with, that miser of all misers, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge.

    R. Adams says: "Jim Dale is a great narrator"
    Dale's spectacular version of A Christmas Carol took home an Audie in 2005.
  • Peter Pan

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By J.M. Barrie
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (270)

    Fly away with Peter Pan to the enchanted island of Neverland! This first chapter book adaptation of the classic novel, originally published in 1911, tells the story of the boy who never grows up. And when they join Peter on his magical island, Wendy and her brothers are in for exciting encounters with mermaids, an Indian princess, and pirates! Let the amazing adventures begin!

    H. says: "This may not be the story you think you remember"
    Jim Dale's extraordinary acting skills are highlighted in this classic tale of Neverland. Dale brings enchantment, excitement, and adventure to Peter and Wendy's story.
  • James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Animal Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By James Herriot
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of "Oscar, Cat-About-Town" to the yuletide warmth of "The Christmas Day Kitten", these stories are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all listeners, great and small.

    R. S. Silverman says: "Favorite stories made even better!"
    James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. Dale's narration makes these special stories come to life.
  • Bikeman

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Thomas F. Flynn
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Seasoned journalist Tom Flynn shares his experiences on that "forever September morning" from his perspective as a journalist and neutral observer who stands apart from the event, but also as a participant, a survivor, and now a defining chronicler of the morning that changed our nation forever: September 11, 2001.

    Mebythesea says: "Absolutely wonderful"
    Thomas F. Flynn's September 11th account is a historical ballad that is part quest, part memoir, part eulogy, and part survivor's lament, conveying the events of that morning in harrowing, unforgettable detail. Dale's narration preserves the beauty of this haunting memoir.
  • Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (292)

    Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.

    Gary says: "Fabulous narration for Verne Classic"
    An Audible Essential and a Jim Dale Essential, Around the World in 80 Days combines exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time. Dale's narration transports the listener to this exciting journey.