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UK’s best audiobooks of 2010

AudioGo‘s Dr. Who tale Dead Air is the popular vote winner as Britain’s best auduiobook. See the whole slate at http://www.audiobooks.co.uk/vote2010/. More details from the site, including AudioGo’s reaction to Dead Air‘s massive 40%  of the vote margin:

‘This is a gratifying achievement which pays tribute to the combined talents of writer James Goss, reader David Tennant, and the AudioGO production team who created a multi-layered adventure for the Doctor combining voice, music and atmospheric special sound.’

Runners up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, read by Saul Reichlin (Whole Story Audio Books) and The Colonel of Tamarken – Philip Toosey and The Bridge on the River Kwai by Julie Summers, read by Anton Lesser (Chrome Audio) received 15% and 12% of the votes respectively.

Always fun to see what’s popular on the other side of the pond – including comparing sound clips of US readers with UK readers, a la Simon Vance’s narration of Books on Tape’s release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the UK version from Whole StoryAudio read by Saul Reichlin.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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