Audiobooks: The Best Voices of 2008

I promise, I am not trying to find all of “the end of the year lists” to re-post on my blog. My dear mother is a big, big, big fan of audiobooks and I thought she’d get a kick out of this list. A narrator_does_ make or break or book, no?

Audiofile (an online magazine for audiobook fans) did a list of the “best voices of 2008.” The list is broken down by genre(s). I glanced over the list just to see if any of the narrators for the audiobooks I bought my mother were on the list. No such luck (but I can’t recall any complaints either).

I came across the list from reading Neil Gaiman’s blog because he is recognized on the list as one of the best “author-reader” narrators for his YA novel, “The Graveyard Book” (of which I graded a B). Gaiman is quite proud of this accomplishment (as well he should be) because not everyone is blessed with “the golden voice.”

I’ve never been a fan of audiobooks myself but for some people, like my mother, audiobooks have been a life saver for those long commutes. Anyway, enjoy the list and if you care to share some of your favorite audiobooks, please do so in the comments.

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About Keishon

Voracious reader of just about everything.
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3 Responses to Audiobooks: The Best Voices of 2008

  1. Trisha says:

    Neil Gaiman…sigh.

    He does have a great voice. I got the Coraline audiobook largely because of it.

  2. Alyssa says:

    I really like James Marsters, who does the Dresden Files books on audio. He does a good job.

  3. Avid Reader says:

    The Dredsen books. I think she’ll get a kick out of those, thanks Alyssa!

    Trisha, I have Coraline by Gaiman TBR and I plan to get to it this year, too.

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