I do have favorites. I love James Marsters as Harry Dresden, Khristine Hvam as Jane Yellowrock and Johanna Parker as Sookie Stackhouse and Makenna Frasier. I think it’s because their voices change so readily to match the characters. There is a series I love that I wanted to hear in audio. I was disappointed because the narrator was not good. She didn’t change her voice for the different characters and her voice didn’t have much inflection or hardly any emotion. I was sad for the author because I swear to you that the narrator makes or breaks an audiobook.
Oh, I agree – the narrator makes or breaks the audiobook. I’ve told you how excited I am that James Marsters has redone Ghost Story. I love Dina Pearlman who narrates the Anna Strong Chronicles and the Weather Warden series, Lorelei King who narrates the Charley Davidson series and the Mercy Thompson series, Emily Grey who narrates the Parasol Protectorate series, and Luke Daniels who narrates the Iron Druid Chronicles. Davina Porter has a beautiful voice for historical fiction and narrates the Outlander series, and, of course, there’s Jim Dale, the voice that addicted me to audiobooks in the first place. Should we make a list of our favorites?
You keep coming up with names of narrators that I love. Lorelei King is really good too. I can make a list, but I’ll guarantee it’ll be shorter than yours because YOU are the one that got ME addicted to them.
Here are some of our favorite audiobook narrators:
- Beaver, Jim. Deacon Chalk series by James R. Tuck.
- Burr, Sandra. Earth’s Children series by Jean M. Auel.
- Dale, Jim. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.
- Daniels, Luke. Remy Chandler series by Thomas Sneigoski | Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.
- Durante, Emily. Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk.
- Eastlake, Sophie. Elder Races series by Thea Harrison.
- Ericksen, Susan. In Death Series by J.D. Robb.
- Fortgang, Lauren. Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.
- Gavin, Marguerite. The Hollows series by Kim Harrison | Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn.
- Gilbert, Tavia. The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.
- Graham, Holter. The Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs.
- Gray, Emily. The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger.
- Harris, Alexandra. The Others series by Anne Bishop.
- Hicks, Laura. The Kate Connor series by Julie Kenner.
- Holdbrook-Smith, Kobna. The PC Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch.
- Hvam, Khristine. The Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter | The Graveyard Queen by Amanda Stevens.
- Jackson, Gildart. The Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka.
- Kaye, Judy. The Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton.
- King, Lorelei. The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs | The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.
- Marsters, James. The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.
- McLemore, Allison. The White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland.
- Parker, Johanna. The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris | The SPI Files by Lisa Shearin.
- Pearlman, Dina. The Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine | The Anna Strong Chronicles by Jeanne C. Stein.
- Porter, Davina. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon | The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
- Robinette Kowal, Mary. The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.
- Rodgers, Elisabeth. The Georgina Kincaid series by Rachel Mead.
- Van Dyck, Jennifer. The Shifter series by Rachel Vincent.