Current/most recent audiobook: I just finished GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn and started PROVEN GUILTY (Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher.
Current/most recent favorite audiobook: GONE GIRL was absolutely phenomenal. I’m still speechless.
Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently: Julia Whelan from GONE GIRL was wonderful. She was able to portray an entire gamut of emotions with seemingly little effort.
One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist: 11-22-63 by Stephen King. I have it. I want to listen to it. I don’t know why I haven’t started it yet.
Your audio dream team (what book or author would you LOVE to see paired with a certain narrator, can already exist or not): I think there are many audio dream teams. Wil Wheaton with Ernest Cline in READY PLAYER ONE. Davina Porter with Diana Gabaldon with the Outlander series. James Marsters with Jim Butcher on the Dresden Files series. Tim Curry and Alan Cumming with Bram Stoker in DRACULA. Kristoffer Tabori with Jeffrey Eugenides in MIDDLESEX. I’m not certain I can dare to predict genius like that.
They did have a male and female narrator, and they both did an outstanding job. I just though Julia Whelan was particularly brilliant.
I saw that Ms. Whelan narrated Partials. She is definitely a narrator I want to experience again. Enjoy Gone Girl when you get it!
The Dresden Files are wonderful! They never stop keeping me entertained. Harry is just so darn likable!
11/22/63 is long but still not as long as The Stand, which I raced through when I listened to it earlier this year.
You will definitely enjoy Gone Girl when you get around to it. I hope you like my other Dream Team suggestions!
Yep, I am SO glad that I listened to it rather than reading it in print. The narrators were just phenomenal. My emotions were all over the place because of their performances, more so than I think they would have had I been reading it.
They are just a really fun audio experience. The stories are entertaining and very engaging. And having James Marsters as the narrator is never a bad thing.
The audio is amazing. It would be good in print, but there is something about the two narrators' performances that added so much to my reactions. I listened to it almost nonstop for two days!
Isn't it just a divine pairing?!? I'm saving this gem for this year's RIP Challenge but it is SO difficult waiting!
Gone Girl rocked!!! I read it in print but I bet the audio was great. I"m surprised they didn't have a male and female narrator though!
I actually have Gone Girl reserved at the Library. I'm hoping to squeeze it into my July listening plan. I thought Julia Whelan did a good job in Partials, so it will be interesting to hear her in something not scifi.
A o-worker is reading The Dresden Files and says they are wonderful . 11/22/63 is long one!
I have added Gone Girl to my ever growing list and look forward to listening! I am still thinking about all your Dream Team tips. There are a few narrators that I am not familiar with and I will have to go and look up audio clips.
I looooved GONE GIRL in print, I think in a year or so I'm going to have to revisit in audio. Actually, the fact it should be an amazing audiobook was the first thing I thought when I finished.
I really, really have to listen to those Dresden Files books. I keep reading good things about them!
I'm slowly making my way up the library hold list for Gone Girl in print… sounds like I need to consider the audio instead!
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Tim and Alan? BRILLIANT!