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July 7, 2008 1:24 PM Subscribe
What are some exceptionally well-performed audiobooks?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to media & arts (80 answers total) 120 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy audiobooks, but sometimes the delivery of the readers is too dry. Presently, I've got Foundation, read by Isaac Asimov in the car, and he sounds like Mel Brooks on valium. It's a shame.
Steve Martin reading Shopgirl was very, very good. Rant, by Chuck Palahniuk was exceptional, because there were different, engaging, distinctive actors for each speaker (the book is composed of "interview" material). The Harry Potter books and the Golden Compass were also performed with verve. Perhaps I need to be read to like a child!?
What are some audiobooks, fiction or non-fiction, which entertain with excellent dramatic readings?