Earlier this year, I felt compelled to highlight and celebrate the fantastic professional audiobook narrators who make listening to audiobooks a compulsive pleasure. Although celebrity narrators can be fun and engaging when they sporadically narrate, it is the narrator who devotes his/her time and energy honing the craft who is the true all-stars for the listener. I proposed creating a Listener’s List of outstanding narrators and the response was incredible. I developed a list based on listener’s recommendations and in May, we voted for the first five male and female narrators to be officially highlighted in the Listener’s List.
Although I’ve created the shell of a blog and the beginnings of the Listener’s List Pinterest boards, this project hasn’t moved as far ahead as I would have liked due to my own personal limitations. I love the idea of what I have set out to do, but I’ve set a goal much larger than I can achieve on my own. Still, I don’t want this to die after just a fun couple of voting polls. I truly want to create a space where audiobook lovers can share with others the narrators who have made their lives richer through audiobooks. In order to do that, the Listener’s List needs a team.
I would like to get the project back up and running again by mid September. If you’re a blogger and audiobook lover and would be interested in joining me on this labor of love, please either leave a comment here or send me an email at literatehousewife at gmail[dot]com. I will compile a mailing list and provide further details for those who are interested. I am looking forward to working with my fellow audiobook fans on this declaration of love to the narrators who rock our world.