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Audiobook Narrators We Love


Not all audiobook narrators are created equal, at least in our view… well, hearing!

If you’re in search of great oral storytelling, check out titles presented by these narrators most loved by FCPL My Perfect Read advisors and selection staff. We know there are many more worth the listen, though, so tag us on social media to let us know your favorite narrator!

  • woman with sitting at a desk reading an open book into a microphoneRichard Armitage
  • Scott Brick
  • Ron Butler
  • Morven Christie
  • Ralph Cosham
  • Sean Crisden
  • Tim Curry
  • Jim Dale 
  • Rupert Degas
  • Jayne Entwistle
  • Ari Fliakos
  • Stephen Fry
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Robert Glenister
  • Dion Graham
  • George Guidall
  • Jennifer Ikeda 
  • Rob Inglis
  • Simon Jones
  • Katherine Kellgren
  • Lorelei King
  • James Langton
  • January LaVoy
  • John Lee
  • Adepero Oduye
  • Robert Petkoff
  • Ell Potter 
  • Kate Reading
  • Barbara Rosenblat
  • Rebecca Soler
  • Bahni Turpin
  • Simon Vance
  • Channie Waites 
  • Gabra Zackman

Is Audiobook Listening Considered “Reading”?

Short answer: Yes, it is. But the long answer is much more interesting! 

By Dianne Coan, Division Director of Technical Operations

Tales as Old as Time

Storytelling is a tradition as old as human culture itself, as National Geographic demonstrates.* Few would ques

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