Audiobooks are very popular right now, and for good reason too – they’re a creative source of instant entertainment, no delivery needed, whilst many of us are stuck in the house, a good book can make the time fly!
They’re convenient as you can cook, clean and drive and still get in the same number of pages as you would do when you read a physical book. They’re a lifesaver for anyone with a disability or illness that impairs their vision. Not only that, but a narrator can really make the book more enjoyable for you! Here are some of our favourite narrators!
One of our all-time favourites. There's something incredibly fulfilling about Stephen Fry voicing a book. Perhaps it's his wonderful ways of voicing character paired with an enormous amount of pride for such a national treasure to continue to thrive. He's voiced some absolute classics, Harry Potter and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy among our favourites.
They say it all starts with Theatre, and in Nano's case, it did! Nano has narrated 55 audiobooks and counting! But audiobooks aren't her only talent, she also features in games and commercials. A wonderfully well-spoken voice that will make you feel at home immediately. Check out her work on our very own Perfect Imperfections By Taryn Leigh
Some may know him best for his work on screen, but he's also a fabulous voice actor. Yes, before you ask, he was the voice of Scar in The Lion King. But he's also leant his voice to Lolita, The Alchemist and Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. With an almost purr to his voice, this is one for evenings with a glass of wine by the fire.
Not only does he write his own books, but he also voices them too! Authors are great at narrating their own work as they wrote it so know how the characters should sound and luck for us, Neil has a fantastic storytelling voice. Bravo Neil, keep it up!
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