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.
Here are my 10:
- 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.
- 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.
- Wil Wheaton: Does a great job with John Scalzi’s books. Most recently, I loved his hilarious presentation of The Kaiju Preservation Society.
- Zachary Quinto: Another Scalzi narrator — he’s great in the Dispatcher series of audiobooks.
- 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.
- Lorelei King: Terrific narration of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Juliet Stevenson: There’s not another narrator I’d rather listen to for Jane Austen audiobooks.
- 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”
I also love Julia Whelan!! Wil Wheaton is a great addition!
Wil Wheaton is so much fun. I love how much humor he’s able to bring to his narrations!
Yes! That is also why I like Nick Podehl’s work with Kel Kade books. He is spot on bringing humor and sarcasm to life. So is Imogen Chuch and Hillary Huber.
I love Wheaton and Whelan. Hey are fantastic narrators.
Both I think are at least partially responsible for how much I’ve come to love audiobooks!
Yes! I loved The Spare Man on audio and Mary Robinette Kowal did such a good job with it!
I didn’t listen to that one! I’ve the book, but only read the print version. I loved listening to her Lady Astronaut books!
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…)
My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2023/04/25/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-audiobook-narrators/
Oh, yay for another Indexing fan! I feel like not enough people even know about those books, and I agree, the audio is amazing!
I want everyone to know about the Indexing series, because I want more books! Though I know McGuire has said that one problem she has right now is that she has too many books coming out and not enough space in her publishing schedule…
I love Ray Porter’s narration of Project Hail Mary 🙌
That must have been so much fun to listen to!
I’m curious about Christina Moore’s work now.
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
The Kopp Sisters books are so good, and the narrator gives such different voices and personalities to the three sisters — really a treat!
I think it’s awesome that Wil Wheaton is an audiobook narrator. I’m super curious to hear his work now.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-audiobook-narrators-id-love-to-listen-to/
He has such great comic timing and delivery — really a perfect match for Scalzi’s brand of sci-fi humor.
I’ve been listening to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. She narrates it herself and she’s so good!
That sounds amazing!
Whelan is a popular pick this week! She’s on my list, too, and she’s the only one I’ve listened to from your list. I’ll have to try some of these others as I’m always looking for new narrators to love 🙂
She’s just so consistently great!
I need to check out Wil Wheaton and Mary Robinette Kowal’s books one of these days😁
I think you’d like both!
I’ve listened to Juliet Stevenson narrate a book I read this year (Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner) and I liked her performance but I wouldn’t say she was a favourite narrator of mine.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/04/25/top-ten-tuesday-417/
I haven’t read/listened to that one, but her narration of Emma by Jane Austen was the best I’ve ever heard!
Ah interesting to know!