I have a confession. One that might shake my audio loving friends. I, Juju of Tales of Whimsy, hereby declare what I believe to be true. I do not like Jim Dale as a narrator. I know I know he's so beloved. So many bookworms and audio lovers are always singing his praises. People who don't normally listen to audios love him. His voice is rather lovely. I would love to chat with him over tea. But as narrator, for some reason I still don't quite understand, he bores me.
The evidence: The Night Circus and Liesl & Po. Two books most people love. I can tell they are well written. The language is lovely. The metaphors are charming. And yet they are both narrated by Jim Dale and I could not finish them. Girls, I confess I actually felt a relief when I put them down and ran away!
So from this point forward, no more Jim for me.
Oh and Night Circus and Liesl & Po, I promise to try you in print some day.
Do you have narrator you steer clear of?