As an audiobook narrator, it's very important to also listen to audiobooks. I've listened to quite a few, and thought that some of you out there might be interested in what I've listened to!
This week, the train of fantasy books continues with The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and narrated by Nick Podehl.
The Name of the Wind and its sequel The Wise Man's Fear are both engrossing stories with memorable characters. More pertinent for me, though are the incredible characterizations performed by Nick Podehl.
In my last blog entry, I talked about how Roy Dotrice used different voices within the same accent for different characters from the same family or region. Nick Podehl takes this to another level in The Name of the Wind. The thing that really makes Podehl's performance more meaningful for me is that his voice is very similar to my own. It really opened my eyes to how versatile a narrator can really be without having a deep dramatic voice like Michael Kramer or the authority of Dotrice's British accent.
So The Name of the Wind also gets a high recommendation from me. For both story and performance, you definitely can't go wrong.