Recommend me some great audiobooks.
February 11, 2005 9:12 AM Subscribe
I've been listening to audiobooks for a few months
now. I like them, but some are better than others. I'm looking for recommendations for great audiobooks, and, in particular, great readers
. (Also: any recommendations for great courses from The Teaching Company?)
posted by jdroth to Media & Arts (28 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've audited the first nine Patrick O'Brien novels, and I must say: Patrick Tull is outstanding. I could listen to him forever. Other readers are less exciting. George Guidall's reading of My Antonia
was good once I got used to his lazy delivery (or perhaps it was just the text transcending the delivery?). I was less pleased with Nelson Runger's sleep-inducing walk through Founding Brothers
and with Michael Prichard's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(which other Audible
users seem to like).
I'm currently listening to Jill Masters read Vanity Fair
; she seems excellent thus far, with a sort of wry delivery perfectly suited to the material.
It seems I'm a permanent convert to audiobooks. I'd love to learn about other great readers. (Or books that have made an excellent conversion to the audio format.)
I've started listening to some of the lectures from The Teaching Company
. I'd be pleased to learn of good courses or lecturers from their line of products.