Nigel Planer is a perfect match for Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld novels, I also enjoy James Marsters’ casual reading of the Dresden Files a lot.
Fisher Stevens accentuates the humor in Christopher Moore’s brilliant A Dirty Job perfectly, as does Tony Roberts with ** The Stupidest Angel**. If I had read The Fool, I might not have liked it much, but Euan Morton turned it around.
And Susan Bennett’s funny and sexy reading of You Suck saves the book. When she says “sweet, hot monkey love”, you know what she means; and when she reads from “the diary of Abby Normal”, it’s nothing but hilarious.
I wish she had also read the Thursday Next novels by Jasper Fforde but the performances by Elizabeth Sastre and Emily Gray are pretty good too.
Jim Wise’s reading of Catch 22 irritated me at first. But soon enough, it became apparent how perfectly he reflected the tone of the book and by the end of the second chapter, I enjoyed his performance as much as the book itself.
Also impressive is Tom Stechschulte’s take on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
There are a lot of books I would never have finished reading or even started – but listening to them was still enjoyable.
Among them are some Ender books, already mentioned by Unintentionally Blank, also World War Z performed by a full cast and classical science fiction stories, like Haldeman’s Forever War, read by George Wilson, who is constantly good in all his performances.
Sounds interesting. I’ve listened to an audio version a couple of years ago but don’t own one. Time to change that.