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Old 06-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #31
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Frank Muller was another good one. He was Stephen King's narrator of choice until a motorcycle accident left him unable to work.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:58 PM   #32
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My all-time #1 audiobook would be Muller's narration of Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn.
(I believe there an abridged one by Steve Buscemi around, too.)
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My all-time #1 audiobook would be Muller's narration of Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn.
(I believe there an abridged one by Steve Buscemi around, too.)
Now that would be an interesting read..um I mean listen :P
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #34
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A close second would be The Ha-Ha, listening to the "voice" of a mute protagonist.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:22 AM   #35
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David Case also recorded quite a bit under the name Frederick Davidson.
Correct, and a good reminder.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:26 AM   #36
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Why do some of them go by multiple names?
To allow them to work with different audiobook publishers/producers, or to work with a different genre when they've become closely identified with a particular genre. But mostly I think the different publishers.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:39 AM   #37
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My all-time #1 audiobook would be Muller's narration of Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn.
(I believe there an abridged one by Steve Buscemi around, too.)
Ah, my all time favourite best audio book was West with the Night, by Beryl Markham, read by Donata Peters. Sadly not available at a reasonable price any more, though far inferior readings are. One by an American reader, and one by an English reader. The American one is particularly attrocious. (Seriously, how can you read the quintessential British East Africa story with an American accent and have it be anything but a klang.)
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:33 PM   #38
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Some of my other favorite readers
-Simon Vance - he's done a ton of books.
-Oliver Wyman - (I'm not sure why Weber's Freehold series switched from him after the first two books, but I like him better than Jason Culp)
-Stefan Rudnicki
I second the comment on Oliver Wyman with the Safehold series. I could not finish the audiobook for books 3 and 4 and read the hardcovers I have. I will probably try them again later.

I have many books narrated by these 3 and also Scott Brick and Paul Michael.

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #39
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Michael Beck does an outstanding job narrating John Grisham's books; Will Patton is equally good reading James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series.

For author-read works, it's hard to beat David Sedaris reading his essay collections, such as When You Are Engulfed in Flames.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:16 AM   #40
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i signed up for audible today am enjoying stephen colbert's i am america (and so can you!). definitely not for everyone but if you like colbert, you would love this.

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:36 AM   #41
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Another series of audiobooks I'd thoroughly recommend is Elizabeth Peters' "Amelia Peabody" series of archeological mysteries set mainly in early 20th century Egypt. The narrator for those is superb - she does a different voice for each character, and has an amazing range.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:53 AM   #42
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Only audio book I've listened to was World War Z. It has a full cast of voice actors, and since it's an oral history it works perfectly in audio format. Slightly abridged, though, but still a great experience. Like an old radio show.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:15 AM   #43
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Never listened to an audio book. I'm thinking they could be good while driving to work. Before I shell out any money does anyone have a recommendation for a good free audiobook to get my feet wet?
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:20 AM   #44
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Before I shell out any money...
See if you can lend them from your library, my American library offers audiobooks too and it has quite a selection. It would be a nice way to save money
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Never listened to an audio book. I'm thinking they could be good while driving to work. Before I shell out any money does anyone have a recommendation for a good free audiobook to get my feet wet?
i agree with ivy, see what your library has through overdrive. for my first audiobook i looked for one of my favorite books or at least something i read recently so if i didnt pay attention to something i wouldnt get completely lost.
and theres always the 2 free audiobooks through audible

eta: and i just noticed ivy saying american so im guessing you are not in the us (mr mobile site doesnt show anything but username) if anything i said doesnt apply to you im sorry.
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