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Jonathan Davis
About Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis has received critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has garnered accolades from Publisher's Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile Magazine.


Davis has been nominated for four 2009 Audie Awards, for his performances of Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer, Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin, and El Vecindario de Quinito by Ina Cumpiano.


Addtionally, Davis has narrated over thirty Star Wars titles for Lucas Film and Random House Audio, including Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith and Dark Lord. He has narrated bestsellers for many of the top publishing houses and audio divisions, for authors as diverse as Neal Stephenson, David Baldacci, Jackie Collins, Brett Easton Ellis, and Elinor Lipman, as well as over a hundred audiobooks, including Shadow of the Wind, Snow Crash, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Stranger, The Chosen, Calculating God , Blindness, The Atherton Series, and Glamorama...Show More »


Jonathan resides in New Jersey with his wife Stacy, a librarian, and their daughter Olivia Simone.



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Jonathan Davis's Most Recent Performances

Bamboo People

  • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
  • By Mitali Perkins
  • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
Overall
(13)
Performance
(7)
Story
(8)

"Bang! A side door bursts open. Soldiers pour into the room. They're shouting and waving rifles. I shield my head with my arms. It was a lie! I think, my mind racing. Girls and boys alike are screaming. The soldiers prod and herd some of us together and push the rest apart as if we're cows or goats.Their leader, though, is a middle-aged man. He's moving slowly, intently, not dashing around like the others. 'Take the boys only, Win Min,' I overhear him telling a tall, gangly soldier...."

Robert says: "Well-crafted book that moves me !!!"

California: A History

  • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
  • By Kevin Starr
  • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(34)
Performance
(26)
Story
(27)

Acclaimed author, historian, and Guggenheim Fellow Kevin Starr is a professor at the University of Southern California. His extensive knowledge shines through this concise, yet comprehensive, depiction of the most fascinating aspects in California's history. From its colonial beginnings through Governor Schwarzenegger's administration, the Golden State has become a uniquely American phenomenon that has enchanted people with the possibility of a better life.

Theresa says: "Review"

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

  • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
  • By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
  • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(1764)
Performance
(1227)
Story
(1225)

Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

Mark says: "too much focus on academic in-fighting"
Me

Me

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
  • By Ricky Martin
  • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
Overall
(71)
Performance
(37)
Story
(36)

International superstar Ricky Martin, who has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, opens up for the first time about memories of his early childhood, experiences in the famed boy band Menudo, struggles with his identity during the "Livin’ la Vida Loca" phenomenon, reflections on coming to terms with his sexuality, relationships that allowed him to embrace love, and life-changing decisions like devoting himself to helping children around the world and becoming a father.

Sylvia says: "Amazing Man"
Essential Listening
Start your listening with these ultimate performances!
  • The Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Albert Camus
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (991)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (575)

    Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

    Rolando says: "Is amorality bad?"
    Albert Camus' classic existential story,The Stranger, packs a serious and thoughtful punch. The subtleties of the text are expertly inflected by Davis.
  • The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3600)
    Performance
    (1981)
    Story
    (1993)

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    Marius says: "Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner."
    Davis makes Paolo Bacigalupi’s thought-provoking and complex 2010 Hugo Award winning novel, The Windup Girl, even more charming and unforgettable.
  • Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.

    Mark says: "The Force Lives!"
    This follow up to Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, has all the makings of a Star Wars essential, including incredible production values and sound effects.
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Junot Diaz
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2307)
    Performance
    (1020)
    Story
    (1029)

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

    Kathleen says: "Fabulous listen"
    Diaz took home a Pulitzer for this one in 2008. Davis does a great job with the storytelling, accenting the anger and humor evident in the plot with his distinctive narration.
  • Snow Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (5681)
    Performance
    (2977)
    Story
    (3037)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    A. Tuck says: "Classic Stephenson"
    Davis captures twisted plot turns and brings complex characters to life in this Cyberpunk classic.