I was looking at a blog post  from Overdrive – our vendor for the Digital Media Catalog  – the other day on audio book narrators. That got me to thinking about how important the narrator can be to an audio book. A great narrator can make a less than stellar book better while a terrible narrator can make a well written book terrible.
One source for suggestions is our Better in Audio  list. These are titles that are improved by listening. Several of my favorites are children’s/YA titles:
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials  series and Tamora Pierce’s  books, which are both Full Cast Audio  recording (meaning multiple people voice the characters), Jim Dale’s  excellent reading of the Harry Potter  series by JK Rowling and the Peter and the Starcatchers  series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Do you have any favorite narrators? Have you ever listened to a book, just because you like the narrator?