Speaking volumes: meet the voice artists behind your favourite audiobooks

Audiobooks are having a moment. The voice telling the story, however, is most often not that of the author. So who are the people we’ve heard so much from, but know so little about? What’s it like to speak on behalf of James Joyce one day, Eoin Colfer by way of Artemis Fowl the next?

14th June, 2020
Meet the voice artists behind your favourite audiobooks

Jeff Harding has subsumed the identity of audiobook narrator to such an extent that he now uses books to measure units of time. “I've had a home studio for a hundred books,” he says from his London home, “for about four or five years now.”

With 30 years of audiobook narration behind him, measuring life out in books is as good an approach as any. Over that period, Harding has narrated...

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