Narrator Spotlight: Star Wars

by Lindsey A. With Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just around the corner, the time is ripe for a Star Wars post! But really, is there ever a wrong time? Recently I read From a Certain Point of View, a collection of forty stories by different authors that re-imagine the original movie from […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Full Cast Family

by Marina M. It’s a well-known fact that the members of the Readers’ Services Team are pro-audiobook. Therefore, we have a lot of opinions on the narration of those audiobooks. And it’s usually just one narrator, right? How about listening to an audiobook with the feeling of being at the theater? I’m talking about books […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

by Emily Z The right narrator can make or break an audiobook experience. To complicate matters, if a book or series has a wide cast of characters, the narrator might find themselves overwhelmed. What if there’s a bubbly teen girl character, stuffy older male characters, a smooth young Londoner, a Sikh Scotsman, and a whole […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Read by the Author

by Marina Combating the Commute I have a bit of a commute. Not a long one. But twenty-five minutes, give or take, each way. You know, depending on traffic. Or the weather. (Can’t call myself a Washingtonian without adding those conditions. You know how it is.) So, rather than besiege myself with the repetitive nature of […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Nick Podehl

by Danielle This is my last regularly scheduled Narrator Spotlight as my time on the Reader’s Services Team is coming to a close. Don’t worry, I’ll still stop by and talk about a new favorite narrator from time to time! Since I began spotlighting narrators earlier this year, several coworkers have hounded me to talk […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Jorjeana Marie

by Danielle On average I listen to about 75 books a year. Since I started using my commute and chores to work my way through my TBR pile, I’ve probably listened to over 300 books. I’ve fallen in and out of love with some narrators and had my favorites. But I confess that often times […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Rebecca Lowman

by Danielle You may not recognize the name Rebecca Lowman, but if you’ve listened to an audiobook in the past five years you’ll certainly recognize her distinctive voice. Lowman has narrated many bestsellers, reissues of classics, and young adult novels. Some of her more prominent roles include Eleanor in Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, Katie, a […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Katherine Kellgren

Ahoy buckos! Monday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of this a ruckus (or fun, for you landlubbers) our monthly narrator spotlight is the award-winning Katherine Kellgren, the voice behind everyone’s favorite cross-dressing pirate, riverboat seductress, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Mary “Jacky” Faber. If you haven’t listened to the Jacky Faber books by L.A. Meyer, […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Michael Crouch

by Danielle If there’s one audiobook narrator who hits awkward teen angst on the head it is Michael Crouch. It seems that nearly half of the audiobooks I’ve listened to this year use him as a narrator, and to be honest I don’t mind. If anything, a few of the books on my TBR (To Be Read) […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Hillary Huber

By Danielle I would listen to Hilary Huber narrate a phone book if I could. Hands down, she is my favorite narrator to listen to, partially because her range is so vast. She has narrated over 250 audio books including Southern mysteries to YA novels to memoirs and nonfiction to historical fiction. She is a multiple Audie […]

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