This week Discoveries In The Stacks highlights audiobooks, and in particular the narrartors / readers of audiobooks.
Perhaps you really enjoyed the last book you heard on CD, or playaway, because you really enjoyed the reader’s voice. Did you know that if you search the reader’s name in our catalog, you will find other books he or she has read? And in the process you might discover great books you wouldn’t ordinarily try.
Simon Vance is a favorite reader around here. He reads books as diverse as:
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larrson CD D LARSS
- Born on a Blue Day, by Daniel Tammet CD 362.196 TAMME
- A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby CD F HORNB
- The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, by Kate Summerscale CD 363.25 SUMME
- Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl CD 150.195 FRANK
Or, how about Jim Dale:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling J/CD F ROWLI
- Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne Y/CD YF VERNE
- Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus, A.A. Milne J/CD JF BENED
- James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Animal Tales, by James Herriot J/CD F HERRI
Who are your favorite audiobook readers?
Discoveries in the Stacks is the Westover Branch Library’s occasional exploration of our collection, delving into areas that you may not have visited yet. See you next time in another part of the stacks!
Frank A Snyder MD says
In my opinion, after listening to about 20 YA audiobooks (I’m a 62 y/o retired physician), there is indisputably NO better narrator than Jim Dale. I wanted to tell him myself but alas, no contact info to be found. In fact he has motivated me to learn some Scottish and Irish Accents just for the fun of it. Bless him. He will not disappoint.
Frank A Snyder MD
Visiting Assoc. Clinical Professor of Medicine
Indiana University Medical Center (ret.)