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) list might have jumped up a few notches because he narrates them.

{B0290CC6-DB80-4D22-97E0-54503EA7F34D}Img200While Michael Crouch does seem to have the YA market nailed down (my recent favorites include Simon Vs. The Homo Sapian Agenda by Becky Albertelli, The Haters by Jesse Andrews, and This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang), his range goes far beyond a teen boy coming out, coming of age, or coming out of a coma. He can do memoirs (Boy Erased by Gerrard Conley), westerns (Tucker by Louis L’Amour) and historical fiction (The Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys) middle grade (Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart, and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Conner). And with at least 21 narrated titles to his name since 2014, there is something for everyone.

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7 responses to “Narrator Spotlight: Michael Crouch”

  1. Sue Valentine says:

    Thank you. I will look for him. The reader makes a huge difference. I have returned books because I could not understand or tolerate the reader. Did you listen to The Boston Girl? Linda Lavin was fabulous! I also enjoy Scott Brick.

  2. Danielle Dreger-Babbitt says:

    I haven’t, but I’ll definitely check it out. I’m always looking for new narrators!

  3. Sonya says:

    The best narrating ive enjoyed is in “the help” it was so well done! Also enjoyed Spencer Quinn’s series for more humourous reading, Especially good for dog loving people

    • Marina says:

      Thanks for sharing, Sonya. We’re always on the look-out for good narrators. With so many to choose from it’s nice to get suggestions on narrowing the list down.

    • Sonya: I enjoyed Octavia Spencer’s narration in The Help so much, I was thrilled when she was cast in the movie version – I couldn’t imagine anyone else in that role! It was definitely a well done multi-voice audio – there aren’t enough of those in my opinion!

  4. Michael says:

    Michael Crouch here. I just stumbled upon this. Thank you so much for the spotlight!!!

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