Welcome to the audiobook world of Simon Vance

“…the gold-standard of narrators… He’s brilliant…”

Neil Gaiman*

“For me, the right age to read Copperfield was now, and the right way to read it was with Simon Vance’s impeccable voice in my ear.”
Orson Scott Card*

“As if by telepathy, he has preserved the rhythm of the text as I heard it when I wrote it. No author could hope for a more faithful and imaginative audio version.”
Hilary Mantel*

Simon has been narrating audiobooks for more than 30 years and has completed more than 800 titles.
He has won accolades from across the publishing world and beyond for his masterful ability to bring books to life.

If you are looking for audiobook recommendations you could begin by browsing through the books listed by year under
Earphone Awards (given ‘for excellence’ by AudioFile Magazine)
and Audie Awards (‘Oscars’ presented by the Audio Publishers Association)
There are also occasional videos posted here and I blog on various topics… from time to time.

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The narrator over the years:

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*Sources for the above quotes are linked to here:
Neil Gaiman in the Editorial Review for the audiobook of Viriconium on Amazon.com
Orson Scott Card in an article in the Greensboro News
Hilary Mantel on the UK site Whole Story Audiobooks in the description of the book