Celebrity audiobooks pt 2

Audible grabs Colin Firth for its new series with The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. The upshot? “CBS This Morning” dedicates over 8 minutes to the art of audiobooks. He does admit very good actors are often bad at audiobook narration, while noting just how difficult the process is. Now wouldn’t it be nice if the true stars of audiobook narration – the seasoned pros who have made the art of audiobook narration the focus of their acting careers – were in the spotlight for segments like this!

 

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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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