We’re celebrating audiobooks all week long, with reviews of recommended audiobooks, discussion of what works (and what doesn’t) in audio adaptations, and even a sneak peek at the upcoming From Norvelt to Nowhere audiobook.
Today we’re looking at different narration styles and choices in audiobook adaptations. In her article “Audiobooks: Four Styles of Narration” (from the September/October 1996 Horn Book Magazine), librarian Kristi Beavin discusses four narration approaches and their pros and cons. Martha bemoans a “fatal flaw” in the narration of a much-loved book, while Kitty adores a particular read-by-the-author adaptation so much that she’s become an evangelist for it.
Which narration style(s) do you prefer in audiobooks? Which narration choices make you crazy? Let us know in the comments!
This post is part of Audiobook Week on Out of the Box. For more, click on the audiobooks tag.