I recently discovered audio books. I'm on my 4th book now. I listen to them in the car. II thoroughly enjoy them. It does tend to make it rough on any passengers I have though, as I really don't want them to talk!
Each one has had a different reader. And each reader is so different! One had beautiful, soft, mood-setting music. David Suchet read the Hercule Poirot book. That was very nice. He has a perfect voice for reading. Judith Ivy is reading the book I'm listening to now, Sue Miller's 'The World Below'. Wonderful reader! I would have to say so far it is a tie between her and Peter Coyote. He has a wonderful voice and reads beautifully!
Here's a nice site to have a look at all about audio books and readers or narrators as they refer to them.
But here's my moan, the reader, Kate Reading (how appropriate!), on 'Death in Paradise' by Carolyn Hart changed her voice every time she read dialogue. If it was a man speaking she made her voice deep and gruff and slightly different for every character. Changed it for each female too. It drove me nuts! It was very distracting and I almost quit reading the book because of it. Next time I pick up a book I will most definitely check the readers name and if it's her - I won't get it!
What are your thoughts on audio book readers? Do you have a favorite? What's your moan today?