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Sep 11 2009

Listen Good

by Lesley B

We usually recommend a book to someone because we like the story or the setting or because it’s funny, etc. The other night a patron recommended an audiobook to me because the reader was really good.  Ed Sala’s reading of James Lee Burke’s White Doves at Morning was so compelling that this gentleman had come to the library to find more. The Library includes the name of audiobook readers in the catalog, making it easy to search for a favorite performer:audiobook-reader-search1

From the catalog page, select Sound/Video. From the first search box, select Audiobook Word(s) from the menu. In the second search box, enter the performer’s name.

AudioFile, a magazine devoted to audiobooks, has a Golden Voices list if you’re interested in finding more recommended readers or you might like one of Stephen King’s 10 favorite audiobooks.  I personally recommend Flo Gibson’s reading of Persuasion by Jane Austen.  On the page, Austen is amusing to me; but read aloud she is truly funny, with a wicked sense of humor and great timing.  Have you got a favorite audiobook reader?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ardene September 15, 2009 at 10:08 AM

I was blown away by the quality of reading on Water for elephants with these two guys, and I listen to audiobooks on my commute a lot. Expression, character – this was a fabulous listen.

Ardene September 15, 2009 at 10:09 AM

DavidLeDoux & JohnRandolph Jones are the readers on Water for elephants.

Nancy M September 15, 2009 at 11:29 AM

I recently picked up Peter and the Starcatchers, as I was extremely excited to see that is was read by Jim Dale from the Harry Potter audiobooks.He does an amazing job! Also, I highly recommend the Bloody Jack series on audiobook, read by Katherine Kellgren. They are young adult books that are so much fun to listen to. She also does the Enola Holmes mysteries, a children’s series.

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