Who are your favorite narrators and why? What do you look for in a narrator? Have a preference between male or female narrators?
Alternate suggestion: Narration preferences – single narrator, multiple narrators, full cast, etc.
Immediately when I read this question I thought about earlier this year when I listened to the book One Day because TRUTHFULLY it was not my cup of tea. Not. At. All. In fact, I'm guessing if I was reading the darn thing, I would have chucked it halfway through (if that) (and also, I started to watch the movie because SOMETIMES romantic books are better portrayed in film fashion, not the case here).
BUT I listened to the whole dang thing because the narrator's voice captivated me. Was it the accents? Who knows. I just couldn't hit the eject button.
And I know that I keep coming to how awesome this narration is, but The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, man...I don't know if I'd be loving this book as hard if it weren't for the narrator. First, how much do I love having someone to TELL me how to pronounce words in a fantasy book. ('Cuz you know, in part the lack of verbalizing the world building is what shies me away from the genre). But here's this narrator who takes on these amazing voices and accents and I just want to DIE. (BTW the narrator's name is Khristine Hvam. I totally want to read more of her stuff but my library just doesn't care it. *sad face*
I'd be very interested in listening to a full cast. I think that it would work the best when a story takes on multiple points of view but who knows. I'd have to see what's out there.
As always, I'm looking for suggestions. I'm almost done with The Daughter of Smoke and Bone *sob* and will need a new audio....