Audiobooks might not be for everyone. Personally. I love audiobooks but of course only those where the narration is amazing. Because when this happens, an audiobook can add a whole new level of awesome to a story. Sometimes I even wish I would have a longer commute to work so that I could listen to the audiobooks for longer. Now, that fall is coming I will find myself more often taking a hot bath to relax and also this is the time for audiobooks for me.
There are some series where I even do not want to read the book and rather wait for the audiobook because the narration is so outstanding.
So here are some recommendations for those who would like to starts with audiobooks and have yet to get to know which narrators are outstanding and which might be “meh”
I only have a couple of narrators I love deeply, but those I think are just incredible!
1. Justine Eyre
She’s an actress and I just love her voice and the range of different voices she can create! She narraters tons of books ranging from Young Adult to Adult.
I fell in love with her for her narration of the Fallen Series, where she created a level of passion transported with her voice that I found just fuelled my love for these books even more.
Among the books she narrated are Silvia Day’s books, the Onyx Series from Jennifer L.Armentrout and books from Gena Showalter. When I saw that Justine Eyre narrates the Lux Series, I switched to the audiobooks just for the pleasure of listening to her voice.
Find audiobooks on audible narrated by Justine Eyre
- audible list – around 200 audiobooks all narrated by Justine
- The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
- The Onyx Series by Jennifer L.Armentrout
2. Luke Daniels
Luke Daniels is another outstanding narrator which I love and admire deeply. He’s an actor, writer and director among being also one of the best audiobook narrators out there.
I got to know him because of his outstanding performance for The Iron Druid Chronicles where he gave so much life to this story that I would never ever simply read these books, no. I need to listen to Luke Daniels bringing Atticus and Oberon to live as if the would be real!
Find audiobooks on audible narrated by Luke Daniels
- audible list – around 200 books!
- The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Haerne
- A Mortal Instruments Story “Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader”
3. Phil Gigante
He’s famous for his sexy voice. Yes ladies, his voice is toe-curling! He narrated all of Karen Moning Highlander books which made them even sexier when listening to them. But, I love him even more for his narration of the Fever Series together with his wife.
Because I love his voice so much I decided to listen to a Young Adult story I didn’t really wanted to read at first, but when I saw that he was going to narrate it, I decided to got for it. Sadly, even his voice couldn’t make me love the book..
But yes, I do buy books because of a narrator.
Find audiobooks on audible narrated by Phil Gigante
- audible list – around 200 books!
- The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning (Book 5 Shadowfever is right now on sale for only 3.99)
And now, apart from having my favorite narrators there are some books and series I only listen to the audio. Here are my favorite Audiobook series
Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead narrated by Emily Shaffer
Emily Shaffer narrator many of Rachelle Mead books and I love her voice. The Bloodlines series is one of my favorite audio series and I have Fiery Heart already pre-ordered!
- Bloodlines series on audible
The Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine, narrated by Cynthia Hallow
I love this series and I started to listen to the audiobooks around book5 I guess. With the last two books the narrator has changed, but still, these books are perfect audiobook!
- The Morganville Vampires on audible
Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill, narrated by Sophie Eastlake
At first Cynthia Hallow narrated these books but then she was replaced by Sophie Eastlake, which is where I started with the audiobooks! She’s awesome and gives Ethan the perfect sexy voice! Again, here I have the audiobooks from this series on pre-order!
- Chicagoland Vampires on audible
Honorable Mention – Lesley Livingston, Author and Narrator of her own books
Lesley Livingstons is the author of the wonderful “Wondrous Strange” series and the new “Starling Series” and apart from being an amazing author, she’s also an actor and so decided to narrate her books herself! It’s awesome ladies! Especially since she knows her books so well, she’s perfect for it!
Now, I am looking forward to hear your experience about audiobooks. What are your favorite Narrators, which books you only listen to the audio.
Or, never tried an audiobook before? Why? Maybe you try to start now?