Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Narrated by Tim Curry

MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND (1996) - CURRY, TIM. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
quest.eb.com/search/144_1485300/1/144_1485300/cite. Accessed 28 Feb 2017.
Actor Tim Curry is one of our favorite audiobook narrators - he's wonderful with voices. His readings of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (he's read all but Book Three) have been called "sublime, the perfect marriage of material and performer and the only audiobook I’ve heard that manages to improve creatively on the print version," and his readings of Garth Nix and Stephen King have led to him being deemed " one of the best fantasy narrators."  In fact, his career as a narrator has been rife with accolades - in 2007, Publisher's Weekly named him Children's Narrator of the Year; Book Riot called his narrative style "expressive and on point" (and recommended listening to the audiobooks he narrates rather than reading the print book!); and no less than the New York Times Sunday Book Review claims Tim Curry was "born to have recorded Lemony Snicket’s sardonically melodramatic 'Series of Unfortunate Events.'" If you are looking for a well-read audiobook, particularly one to share with children, look no farther than the ones below!

Sabriel by Garth Nix [J]

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket [J]

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: Volumes 1, 2 and 3 by Stephen King 

Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean [J]

Portobello by Ruth Rendell [eAudiobook]

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