Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Audiobook Narrators

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Favorite Audiobook Narrators. I do love audiobooks, and definitely have some narrators I especially love to listen to.

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Here are my 10:

  1. Julia Whelan – I’ve listened to so many audiobooks that she’s narrated, but favorites include Thank You For Listening (which she also wrote), The Giver of Stars, and Daisy Jones & The Six.
  2. Moira Quirk: Narrator of the Custard Protocol and Finishing School series by Gail Carriger, and also the excellent The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk.
  3. Wil Wheaton: Does a great job with John Scalzi’s books. Most recently, I loved his hilarious presentation of The Kaiju Preservation Society.
  4. Zachary Quinto: Another Scalzi narrator — he’s great in the Dispatcher series of audiobooks.
  5. Mary Robinette Kowal: Besides being an absolutely awesome author, she’s also a wonderful audiobook narrator. In addition to her own books, I’ve loved her narration for Seanan McGuire’s many audiobooks.
  6. Lorelei King: Terrific narration of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
  7. Davina Porter: Narrates the Outlander series, and that’s not easy! She’s convincing as an 18th century Scottish Highlander as well as a 20th century British nurse.
  8. Jeff Woodman: In another of Diana Gabaldon’s series, Jeff Woodman is the perfect narrator for the Lord John books — his delivery as Lord John is fabulous.
  9. Juliet Stevenson: There’s not another narrator I’d rather listen to for Jane Austen audiobooks.
  10. Christina Moore: I love her narration of Amy Stewart’s Kopp Sisters books. She gives such personality to each of the characters.

Who are your favorite audiobook narrators? Do we have any in common?

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25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Audiobook Narrators

  1. I’ve loved listening to both Wil Wheaton and Zachary Quinto narrate John Scalzi’s books! Both so fun, yet they bring a different energy to the books. And Mary Robinette Kowal is another great narrator! I think her narration of Seanan McGuire’s Indexing series is possibly my favorite audiobook series ever (which makes me wonder why I forgot it on this week’s list…)

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