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The Listening Books Podcast

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Actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

I was telling a story, and as an actor, as an artist, that’s the central love.  Actor and audiobook narrator Kobna Holdbrook-Smith talks about what it was like to voice Rivers of London as his very first audiobook, what he had to unlearn to do voice work, how Frank Sinatra inspired his mic technique, and even his first experience of snow. He also offers a heap of recommendations for your reading list:  Books Slough House series by Mick Herron, narrated by Sean Barrett  The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak, narrated by Grant Cartwright  The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir, by Yrsa Daley-Ward, narrated by the author and Howard Daley-Ward  She Would Be King by Weyétu Moore, narrated by the author  The Milkman by Anna Burns, narrated by Bríd Brennan  Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo, narrated by James Goode  Circe by Madeline Miller, narrated by Perdita Weeks  The Rosewater books (The Wormwood Trilogy) by Tade Thompson, narrated by Bayo Gbadamosi  Authors Anne Carson, Roxane Gay, Toni Morrison  Narrators Imogen Church, Anna Bentinck, Nicole Davis, Raj Ghatak, Tania Rodrigues, Adjoa Andoh, Bayo Gbadamosi  Links Jess promised to include! The 2021 Audiobook Listening Challenge  Where to leave a review Twitter & Instagram: @ListeningBooks  Facebook YouTube 

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