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Audiobook Narrators Who Make Time Fly

Taking a long trip? These talented narrators make the miles speed by.

These are just some of our favorites – who do you love to listen to?


Barbara Rosenblat

From the unflappable heroine Judy Moody in the Megan McDonald children’s series to Kathy Reich’s best selling forensic Anthropologist Tempe Brennan series (and many others) voice actor Barbara Rosenblat engages readers of all ages, winning her Audiofile’s Golden Voice award.



Nathaniel Parker

Also found in the library as BBC’s Inspector Lynley, Parker deftly handles the voices for the varies species in Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series, as well as bringing the action to life in Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker.




William Dufris

Voice actor Dufris performs a variety of audiobooks from the science fiction Imager series by L. E. Modesitt to the nonfiction title The murder of the century the Gilded Age crime that scandalized a city & sparked the tabloid wars by Paul Collins. Dufris also reads several children’s books including the High-Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant.



 Justine Eyre

Narrating and winning awards for both children and adult audiobooks, Eyre is known for handling many different accents. She portrays grief, strength, and humor in Mimi by John Newman about a girl whose mother dies. She also narrates the classic tale Helen of Troy by Margaret George.


Mark Hamill

Best known for portraying Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, Hamill also brings the popular Spiderwick Chronicles to life (as well as voicing many animated TV series characters).



Nadia May

May narrates classics, nonfiction and mystery with equal ease. Her work includes The Odyssey, the Complete Tales of Beatrix PotterBarbara Tuchman’s European histories, and Roberta Gellis’ Magdalene la Batarde Mystery Series.



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June is audiobook month! Check out the  2013 Audie Award winners to find many other great narrators. We offer audio books on CD and eAudiobooks in WMA and mp3 formats.


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