Thursday, September 13, 2018

17 Secrets of Audiobook Narrators

If you're like me, then you love audiobooks!! I came across an interesting article on Mental Floss's website titled, 17 Secrets of Audiobook Narrators by Michele Debczak. In the article, Michele Debczak wrote the following:
Once associated with dusty library cassette tapes, audiobooks are more popular than ever. New technology has made it easy to listen to large audio files on the go, and the resulting surge in listeners has helped the format slough off some of the stigma of decades past. Contrary to the old idea that audiobooks are “cheating,” scientists say that listening to your literature stimulates the brain just as much as reading it does. 
The recent boom in audiobooks means that the voiceover artists who bring them to life are especially busy. Mental Floss spoke with a few industry professionals to learn about what it takes to excel at the job—including their diligent voice-care regimens, the one thing they always look for during research, and the spoilers they sometimes get from authors.
Click on the top link to read the 17 secrets of audiobook narrators. I found the secrets to be fascinating ones indeed. 


  1. I just do not like being read to. My attention always wanders. But I am glad it works for you!

  2. You are right, CR; those are fascinating quirks...And it's paid handsomely! :-) I haven't made the transition to audiobooks. I started a novel and zoned out in the first paragraph. I would probably have to experiment with genres until I find one I'm comfortable with and my mind doesn't wander.

    1. Yes, I was surprised at how much a person is paid being an audiobook narrator.