What the Authors Say...
The Listening Books' library is made up of audiobooks read by celebrities such as #Stephen Fry.
Nik de Garis Listening Books audio producer comments:
I recently recorded The Horrible Science of Everything, which contains a lot of cartoons, jokes, and important scientific facts that are all mixed together. I wanted to find someone to narrate the audiobook who would be able to read different characters and be very funny, but not lose the information. In the end I chose Greg Patmore, because he could do all these things!
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Greg is an extremely gifted narrator that has an amazing ability for capturing the mood and spirit of a scene in a way that few narrators can do. He didn’t simply narrate my stories, he poured himself into them. Greg literally transformed himself into each character by breathing rich emotion and feeling into them all in such a powerful way that I felt transported into their world. Greg is truly a cut above the rest and has forged the craft of narrating into a finely polished art. Thanks for producing such an amazing product! Joe Truitt
God, did I cry when you read those last few chapters….I love how you’ve portrayed Mortimer, a complicated, ambitious, greedy man with a voracious appetite for life and power but who throughout retains something of his inner core.
Thank you for breathing such life into Adam. His pain, his conflicting emotions, his dependency on Kit – you’ve portrayed it all so beautifully. Anna Belfrage
Greg has completed the narration of the first book. I have listened, spell-bound. Yup. Totally engrossed – in a story I know inside out. Except that I don’t, because when Greg reads, it becomes different from my story. He does his own interpretations, adds so much energy to some bits, so much desolation to others. Link to Blog post
It is narrated by Greg Patmore, with Bridget Thomas voicing the female parts. I honestly think that both narrators have done a fantastic job with the book and I couldn’t be happier. Toric’s Dagger has some challenges to narrate, not least the range of characters that you get with epic fantasy titles like this one. Greg’s incredible vocal range really brings the characters to life, and at times it sounds like several actors have been used in the recording. Another unique challenge was the telepathy used between the two central characters, Belwynn and Soren. In print, this is handled by the use of italics – but of course that’s not an option with an audio-book! Greg has used an echo effect on his and Bridget’s voices. It clearly indicates to the listener that the characters are speaking telepathically, without being intrusive. You can listen to the effect yourself in the first few seconds of the sample. I think elements like this, as well as the male and female voices, really make this recording stand out.
“I got together with narrator Greg Patmore, a British actor, who has produced the audiobook version of my memoir. To say I am thrilled with it is an understatement. Greg has nailed it! Love the accent... spoken like a true Scouse. And you have the humour. Fantastic narrator. Greg Patmore has brought my book to life!” Stephen Bentley