editors celebrate the Golden Voices of audiobooks. This Hall
of Fame showcases top narrators for their exceptional audiobook
work. We celebrate these actors for their commitment to the
craft of audiobook narration and for their achievements in
voice of the narrator is the Muse of audiobooks.
The audio experience is controlled by what we hear. And what
we hear is more than just words. We hear the rhythm and the
rhyme, the tone and the tension of the voice behind the microphone.
our personal storytellers, make our experience memorable,
inspiring, or absorbing. Sometimes we notice what the narrator
adds; sometimes the narrator is invisible. The voice is the
vehicle that brings the words into our minds imagination.
actor must use the words the author dictates, but the voice
colors the context, the emotional weight, the emphasis. The
actor takes the cues and makes all the artistic decisions.
The interpretations and the reading style are dramatic choices.
Weaving each element into a whole, the actor creates a tapestry.
Some actors do it intuitively and cannot describe how they
do it. Some speak about it eloquently.
celebrate actors who are brilliant at audiobook narration.
We salute them not only for what they do, but also for their
dedication to this burgeoning art form. These talented narrators
have defined the craft of audiobook narration.
are subtle, understated narrators. Some viscerally and passionately
make a story their own. Some define and stretch the artistic
limits of oral interpretation. Some create the intimacy of
a storyteller's bond. We admire the sheer beauty of voices
as the wonders of language and characters come alive.
best narrators have a masterful sense of pacing, knowing when
to create a subtle, introspective atmosphere and when to be
relentless. They also know when to disappear and become an
invisible channel of words. Each narrator, reader, actor,
storyteller's voice brings the words just to the listener.
We have a unique and intimate bond with these voices and the
actors who create them.
want you to know these voices.