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Genre Study: Audiobooks – Solo Narrators (voiced vs. unvoiced)

April 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


We will be discussing solo narrators and the difference between voiced vs. unvoiced narrations. A voiced narration is when the narrator vocalizes all of the characters in a way that makes each character distinguishable from one another. An unvoiced narration is when the narrator reads the story in a straightforward tone with no changes in voice for different characters. 

Please listen to 1-2 audiobooks read by a solo narrator, preferably one voiced and one unvoiced. Below is a list of suggested narrators and titles, but you are free to choose any narrator or title. 


Imogen Church: One by One by Ruth Ware, The Favor by Nicci French

Julia Whelan: Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Robin Miles: The City We Became by NK Jemisin, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Scott Brick: Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series, The Passage by Justin Cronin

Cassandra Campbell: Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Dion Graham: Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, No Gods No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull

Lorelei King: Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

Simon Vance: Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series, His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Marin Ireland: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson, Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Tanis Parenteau: Bad Cree by Jessica Johns, Trail of Lightning by Rebecaa Roanhorse

Wil Wheaton: Lock In by John Scalzi, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Bahni Turpin: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas, You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Juliet Stevenson: “classics” by Austen, Eliot, Woolf, Bronte, Gaskell, etc., The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Gowar

Prentice Onayemi: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue, Roots by Alex Haley

January LaVoy: Even Though I Knew the End by C.J. Polk, Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

Ray Porter: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, The Terminal List by Jack Carr

Angèle Masters: Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell series, The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn

William DeMeritt: Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris, Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

Emily Woo Zeller: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong (YA)

JD Jackson: Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, The Levee by William Kent Krueger

Soneela Nankani: City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty, The Emma Project by Sonali Dev

Kate Reading: Jane Austen mystery series by Stephanie Barron, Lady Sherlock mystery series by Sherry Thomas

Orlagh Cassidy: Masie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear

George Guidall: Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn, Leaphorn and Chee series by Tony Hillerman


April 6, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm