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  1. memoryflies
    November 29, 2023 @ 7:36 am

    You are absolutely right Ritu. Narrator is the main thing where at least I can rely. I found I don’t like audiobook it is just because of narrator. Your post is really helpful. I will going to try out again Audiobook with your narrator. 🙂 Thanks a lot.


  2. Sonia
    November 30, 2023 @ 6:04 pm

    Some audio books have worked for me, while some I gave up midway. Last year I did more audio books. This year Kindle reading or paperbacks worked more for me.


  3. Ambica Gulati
    December 3, 2023 @ 2:37 pm

    As I began reading our list, I thought to myself that Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha would make for good orators from crime fiction books and Shah Rukh Khan for romance. They have good diction. Karan Johar would do well with most genres.

    From your list, I have Bahni Turpin to begin with.

    I think in today’s day and age, sound mixing and narration create a beautiful world of books.


  4. Janaki
    December 4, 2023 @ 8:34 pm

    Ritu, every week, I look forward to your post, wondering, what interesting topic you’ll bring in for the week. I’ve always avoided audiobooks thinking that it would not be as immersive an experience as reading a book on my own would be. But after reading your post, I am tempted to try once. Thank you for writing this and making me wish to do something I’ve been avoiding for ages.


  5. Samata
    December 4, 2023 @ 11:12 pm

    Well Ritu I am not yet habituated with audio books but tried audio drama and while listening that in many cases i found that my mind get diverted because of the work I am doing physically at time of listening. Keeping this fact in mind I believe that chances are high in my case that audio will fail to impress me. By I am impressed with level of love you have for audio books and their narrators. You love for book is showing new shades of you every day.


  6. Jeannine
    December 6, 2023 @ 1:04 pm

    I love listening to audiobooks. This has been my companion when it comes to multitasking as watching while doing something had never helped me finish a chore properly. Anyways, I’m glad you made this as I never paid attention to this matter.


  7. Madhu Bindra
    December 8, 2023 @ 8:08 pm

    I have listened to some of your audiobooks. Reminds me of the storytime on Radio when we were younger. It is the way the story is narrated. Good thing that you are sharing about the voices. They should be appreciated too.


  8. Anjali Tripathi Upadhyay
    December 9, 2023 @ 9:54 am

    Totally agree with you about audiobooks and narrators. A good narrator can really make a story more interesting. Stephen Fry is an awesome choice; his voice makes books so much better. I love to listen audios whenever I am working in kitchen. It’s true that people who read audiobooks don’t get enough credit. Thanks for sharing your favorite narrators.


  9. Kaveri Chhetri
    December 18, 2023 @ 2:46 pm

    I really like your post Ritu… its an avenue that you have opened up as I have absolutely no idea about audio books and narrators so for a novice like me it’s great. I know quite a bit now… thanks to you.


  10. Sivaranjini Anandan
    December 24, 2023 @ 4:36 pm

    Audiobooks have not been my choice I would want to read the books you have listed as would be intellectual treats for sure.


  11. Monidipa Dutta
    December 24, 2023 @ 7:39 pm

    These days I find Audio books easy. My favourite is (Actor) Michael Sheen’s narration if Dorian Gray. Apart from that i like Maria Cusick. The narrators you highlighted I am sure had breathed life into the stories,I will check them put.


  12. Pamela Mukherjee
    December 26, 2023 @ 4:34 pm

    I love to listen to audiobooks, especially motivational books. You are absolutely right that the narrator has a great role to play in making the book successful. Sometimes I don’t listen to a book because of the narrator, and instead I read that book. Very insightful post.


  13. Flavia Cutinho
    December 27, 2023 @ 3:34 pm

    Thank you for the good picks on audio books. I have not really had an audio book read but your suggestion definitely are pushing me to give it a try.


  14. Harjeet Kaur
    December 28, 2023 @ 11:43 am

    I completely agree with your appreciation for audiobooks, and it’s true that a skilled narrator can significantly enhance the listening experience. Stephen Fry’s narration, especially in the Mythos series and Harry Potter, stands out for its excellence. Julia Whelan, known for her work in Emily Henry’s books and others like “Educated,” is a fantastic narrator with a vast portfolio. Deepti Gupta’s attention to correct pronunciation makes a significant difference for South Asian readers like me. Cheers to these unsung heroes of audiobook narration!


  15. Felicia Nazareth
    January 6, 2024 @ 1:22 pm

    Stephen Fry is truly a gem in the world of audiobooks. His narration of the Mythos series and the Harry Potter series is simply unparalleled. His voice brings the stories to life in a way that’s enchanting and immersive. Listening to audiobooks narrated by all these talented individuals must truly enhance the overall storytelling experience. Thanks for sharing these recommendations!


  16. Karen Dsouza
    January 17, 2024 @ 10:02 am

    This is definitely something I would want to try. I do listen to podcasts but audio books would be so interesting as the time I would spend reading a book I can just listen to it just like how we listen to music which I don’t do much.


  17. Noor Anand Chawla
    January 24, 2024 @ 9:00 am

    Thanks for the shoutout! You know my thoughts on audiobooks (have never even enjoyed podcasts tbh) but if ever I try them out, will have to start with Hugh Fraser’s Christies 🙂


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