So I’m getting through Lolita, albeit rather slowly as I prepare to move back to my university town in two weeks. And I think I’ve gotten my opinion on what to do with audiobooks.
I’ll only use them if the author’s voice is pleasant, sexy, and fitting for the story. People like the current narrator of my story, Jeremy Irons, as well as the wonderful Morgan Freeman… Hell, I need more Samuel L. Jackson reading books. (Go The FUCK To Sleep, anyone?) And if I’m following along with the actual text, it’s much easier for me to pay attention. I get distracted way too easily.
At least Jeremy Irons fits the bill? I would be hard pressed to find a person who does not love his voice. It’s still incredibly creepy listening to him read the novel though, ESPECIALLY when he played Humbert Humbert in the most recent of the film versions.
What are your feelings on this type of medium? Who is your favorite audiobook narrator?