My favorite kind of audiobooks – those performed in duet, so that you can distinguish between the characters! Audiobooks have come a long way in the last several years, shifting from books that are simply read aloud to true audio performances. I remember trying to get into audiobooks a few years ago, and I just didn’t see the appeal. But these days, it’s a whole different story. Anyone who has listened to a duet or full cast audiobook knows that they’re a whole different ballgame than just spoken words. Duet-style can be difficult to find, but they are becoming more popular every year.
What is duet narration?
Let’s talk about the different narration styles available:
Single Narration: One narrator voices all of the characters in the book.
Dual Narration: There are two narrators, each voicing a chapter at a time. For example, if the heroine shows up in a chapter that the male narrator is voicing, he performs her character during those scenes – and visa versa when the female narrator is speaking.
Duet Narration: There are two narrators, each voicing one of the lead characters. So the same narrator will voice the heroine throughout the entire book, etc., and same with the hero. This is much more conversational and natural feeling.
Full Cast Narration: Similar to duet narration, but with even more narrators available to voice other characters.
Dual or single narration are the most common these days, but duet and full cast narration are highly sought after. They create a whole different listening experience.
BOOKS WITH DUET (or full cast) NARRATION
Each photo is a link to the listing, so just click on the photo to see the book.
⚠️ These are really difficult to dig up, so let me know what I’m missing in the comments! And please let me know if something is incorrect. ⚠️
Want some audiobook recommendations? Check out my list here.
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