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Old 07-30-2017, 03:04 PM
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Narrators make or break audiobooks. I always return one when the narration is sub-par. That doesn't happen often though because I carefully read the reviews, paying particular attention to critiques of the narrators.

Some great ones that come to mind are Will Patton, James Patrick Cronin, Edward Hermann, Davina Porter, Debra Monk, Jim Broadbent, Hillary Huber, Kate Rudd...
I could go on and on.

Neil Gaiman is my favorite author-narrator. I'd happily listen to him read the IRS code.

But my favorite all-time narrator is Sissy Spacek. I'd already read To Kill a Mockingbird at least twice and thought it was perfection, couldn't possibly be improved upon. Then I listened to her narrate the audiobook. OMG. To quote one critic: "Harper Lee must have written the book just so Spacek could one day narrate it". After that, I immediately listened to the other 3 books she narrated (luckily my library carries them) and her performance in each is equally superb.
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