Rockin’ Readers Episode 1 | Jim Dale, The OG

Hello, my lovely bibliophiles!

I’ve been talking a lot about my love of audiobooks of late and I’ve also been seeing a lot of other bloggers posting about wanting to start listening to audiobooks! Which is so awesome in my opinion, because I think audiobooks are great (if you haven’t gotten that from my posts, you’re probably not paying attention). One thing I see people worrying about a lot and asking a lot of questions about is narrators. And they’re right to wonder. A narrator can make or break a story. Luckily, the majority of narrators I’ve listened to have done a superb job! So I wanted to start a series of posts to recommend and celebrate some of the brilliant narrators I’ve come across!

First up, the one, the only, the OG…Mr. Jim Dale!

Jim Dale was the first narrator (aside from my own mother reading to me) that I ever listened to, so I’m probably a little biased by nostalgia, BUT STILL! Jim Dale narrated the entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and ohmygodguys*hyperventilates*. He. Is. AMAZING!!! He does so many different voices, you just get totally lost in the story. No two characters sound the same! I mean, how does this man pull so many voices out of his hat??? Give the man an Oscar, already, please! But really. Give him his Oscar (if Leo did it, why not Jim?)!

Books/Series Narrated by Jim Dale

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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

3 thoughts on “Rockin’ Readers Episode 1 | Jim Dale, The OG

  1. Great, I’ll definitely have to check out audio books read by Jim Dale. So far, I think my favorite narrators are the ones who can change their voices in just the right ways for each character while also reading quickly. Slow narration is a deal breaker for me because I don’t have a way to shift audio play speeds in my car, which is where I listen to audio books.

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