Narration is the life-blood of audiobooks. Hear from our editors on who some of the great voices are, what makes them special, and what tricks they use to keep their reads top notch.
Books in this Episode:
A Long Way Home by Saroo Bierley
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Fiercely Emma by J. Bengtsson
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Year One by Nora Roberts
My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
Like many Audible fans, I often choose what I purchase and listen to based on who is narrating, so this episode was particularly interesting to me. I loved hearing The Editors discuss some of their favorite narrators including some fun commentary and even some of the narrators' tricks for when they go into the booth to record.
This episode includes clips of the narrators' performances with some of their more recent popular titles. I cannot remember clips being used in the previous three episodes, but I think it is neat for each narrator to be highlighted here. I'm personally familiar with each narrator that is highlighted in this episode but in case listeners are not, these clips could possibly introduce some new favorites.
All of the audiobooks and narrators discussed in this episode can be found at https://www.audible.com/Audicted so there is no need to try to write down everything that is said. I love that.
Also! You know that voice that is at the beginning and end of every audiobook: "This. Is. Audible." -- The Editors discuss who that person is at the end of this episode. I've wondered about this person and now he is no longer a mystery to me. So cool!
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I enjoyed listening to the editors discuss their takes on different performers -- and what makes a good performance.
I couldn't hear a thing after the intro music which was over loud and caused me to turn my volume down. Then the program started and even after turning the volume all the way up I could just barely hear some women talking but couldn't understand a single word. I don't know if it was worth in even at free since it just aggravated the heck out of me.