For the past few weeks I’ve been listening to The Night Circus audiobook and I’m really liking it! I almost hope for mindless activities at work so I have an excuse to turn it on for a little while. Need envelopes stuffed? Sure, no problem!
While the story is enchanting, I have to give a lot of the credit to the narrator Jim Dale. I’ve mentioned it before, but in the world of audiobooks, Jim Dale is king. He narrated the Harry Potter series and people of all ages fell in love. I passed the word along to Maggie who was re-reading the Harry Potter series and she took my advice and went for the audio for one of them. She too sang Jim Dale’s praises. So if you like a bit of a British accent and someone who will expertly differentiate characters and more, than Jim’s your guy… for audiobook narration.
Also in the world of audiobooks, Gabrielle Giffords’ memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope comes out November 15 in both print and audio. Her husband Mark Kelly, who cowrote the book, will narrate most of it, but it was just reported that Giffords will read the final chapter. Giffords, the US representative from Arizona who was shot in the head last January, has made remarkable medical progress and narrating a part of her audiobook is just further proof of that recovery. It is so nice to see… and hear.