Posted by Jacob D.
Every audiobook fan will tell you that the narrator will make or break an audiobook experience. Listen to enough audiobooks and you’ll start to pick favorite narrators, and you might start searching for audiobooks by narrator over other criteria.
When I hear about established actors doing audiobook narrations, I’m always curious how they’ll turn out. I've found mixed results. Here are some actors turned narrators that I've listened to:
Bronson Pinchot is another television personality you might recognize as Balki from 1980s series Perfect Strangers. He also played Serge in the Beverly Hills Cop movies. Bronson Pinchot is one of the better audiobook narrators I've heard—not just of the screen actor-turned-narrator bunch. If you want a meaty novel set during the Vietnam war, check out the audiobook for Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Bronson Pinchot’s narration on Matterhorn earned him the Narrator of the Year award from Audible.com.