Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Overdrive listens with mellifluous accents

Krakatoa The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 By Winchester, Simon (Downloadable Audiobook - 2004 )

Annotation:British author Winchester reads his own fantastic nonfiction, a wide-ranging tour that touches on the geology, colonialism, and the loudest sound ever heard.

Snobbery With Violence
Snobbery With Violence By Chesney, Marion (Downloadable Audiobook - 2006 ) Check availability»

Annotation:The Scottish reader Davina Porter is one of my all-time favorites. Here she reads the first in Chesney's Edwardian mystery series, and her rendering of the speech of the upper classes adds a great deal of humor to an already delightful skewering.

The Lockwood & Co.: Screaming Staircase
The Lockwood & Co.: Screaming Staircase By Stroud, Jonathan (Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 ) Check availability»

Annotation:British actress Matilda Raison reads the tale of a world where ghosts are real, threatening, and can only be battled by children.

Sabriel By Nix, Garth (Downloadable Audiobook - 2006 ) Check availability»

Annotation:Tim Curry narrates this imaginative and satisfying young adult fantasy. Curry is an excellent reader, but there is a danger that his voice will lead to having songs from the Rocky Horror Picture Show stuck in your head.

His Majesty's Dragon
His Majesty's Dragon By Novik, Naomi (Downloadable Audiobook - 2007 ) Check availability»

Annotation:English actor Simon Vance tells a story set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. With dragons.

The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time By Tey, Josephine (Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 ) Check availability»

Annotation:Englishman Jakobi reads Tey's story of a bedridden police detective who turns his keen mind to the mystery of Richard III.

The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux By DiCamillo, Kate (Downloadable Audiobook - 2007 ) Check availability»

Annotation:Scotsman Graeme Malcolm makes DiCamillo's classic story of a very brave mouse even more delightful.

Matilda Bone
Matilda Bone By Cushman, Karen (Downloadable Audiobook - 2009 ) Check availability»

Annotation:English actress Janet McTeer reads Cushman's story of a well-educated, snobby girl who must live among the lower classes and learn to be a bonesetter.

Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage By Lansing, Alfred (Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 ) Check availability»

Annotation:English actor Simon Prebble reads the heartbreaking, fascinating story of the journey of Shackleton and his men.

Neverwhere By Gaiman, Neil (Downloadable Audiobook - 2007 )

Annotation:Gaiman reads his own tale of an ordinary Londoner who reaches out to help a stranger in distress and finds himself pulled into the magical, dangerous world of London Below.

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I adore audio books, and strongly prefer readers with British, Scottish, or Irish accents. Here are some great books read by some of my favorite narrators that can be downloaded through Overdrive.


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