Top Ten Tuesday –  Favourite #Audiobook Narrators – #TopTenTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic: Favourite Audiobook Narrators

I am a big fan of audiobooks and like to listen when I am out walking, in the car or just generally pottering about the house. A good narrator can really add to your enjoyment of the book you are listening to. Equally, if you don’t really like their voice or way of narrating, it can put you off, even if you are enjoying the story. I have occasionally been known to stop listening and just read the physical book instead! I have chosen ten narrators and one book for each of them. A few of these narrators have narrated lots of books. Colleen Prendergast who reads Milly Johnson’s brilliant books is a particular favourite. Another is Eilidh Beaton who has narrated loads of books and I especially enjoy her narration of Jenny Colgan’s books. If I’ve reviewed the book on my blog, clicking on the titles will take you to my reviews of each of these audiobooks.

Eilidh Beaton reading The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

Colleen Prendergast reading The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew by Milly Johnson

Claudia Winkleman reading her memoir Quite

Sandi Toksvig reading her memoir Between the Stops

Sue Perkins reading her memoir Spectacles

Amy McAllister reading Freckles by Cecelia Ahern

Juliet Stevenson reading Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

Vivian Helbrun reading The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine

Liza Ross reading At The Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Camilla Rockley reading The Love Letter by Lucinda Riley

Have you read any of these titles?
What other books have you read that would fit this week’s topic?

23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday –  Favourite #Audiobook Narrators – #TopTenTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Audiobooks and I don’t seem to get along but I will gladly drop everything if it’s narrated by Richard Armitage. And I have. Including something like 36 hours of David Copperfield 😄.

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    1. Yes there’s some narrators who you could listen to for hours! I’m listening to Mrs Harris Goes to Paris just now and chose it partly because it’s narrated by Juliet Stevenson and I think she’s wonderful!

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  2. I’ve never listened to an audiobook. Interestingly, I was visiting a friend this morning who has major eye problems and can no longer read. She was an avid reader and is now going to try audiobooks. Perhaps I should try them, although I live in a noisy house so it might be a challenge.

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    1. Maybe when you’re out with the dogs Susan? I can’t just sit and listen like I’d sit and read. Always need to be doing something else like walking or driving.

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    1. You’ll have read Miss Benson’s Beetle no doubt? If not, I’d definitely recommend that one. I’m listening to Mrs Harris Goes to Paris just now which is also narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

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  3. Great list and you went to a lot of work listing each narration which was a really good idea. May we both enjoy J Stevenson and E Beaton for many more years to come.

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    1. Thank you. It helped me to choose the narrators by thinking about what books I’d enjoyed recently. I’m currently listening to Mrs Harris Goes to Paris which is another Juliet Stevenson narration.

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  4. I’ve listened to Juliet Stevenson narrate, I liked her well enough but she wasn’t a favourite for me (however I was also lukewarm about the actual plot of the book so maybe it was the plot that brought that one down for me more than the narration). Sandi Toksvig’s memoir sounds like all kinds of fun, I will have to remember to download that one.
    My TTT:

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