Few pleasures exist in this world like being able to live tens, hundreds or thousands of different lives in one thanks to the stories and characters that transport us to the novels of our favorite authors for a few hours.
Although until a few years ago books were a whim that we were giving ourselves to fill free time and space on our shelves, there are more and more ways to consume our favorite titles anywhere.
After the great ‘boom’ of e-readers, which allow us to carry thousands of books on a small medium, audiobooks are now trending.
Audiobooks narrated by familiar faces
One of the star platforms for this type of service is Audible, which in recent months has put the batteries to offer audiobooks and podcasts attractive to the public with the voices of some of the most beloved famous Spaniards.
This bet includes narratives by celebrities such as José Coronado, Michelle Jenner, Quim Gutiérrez, Leonor Watling, Juan Echanove, Josep Maria Pou and Maribel Verdú, for example, and podcasts by other personalities such as Alaska and Mario Vaquerizo, Ana Pastor and Elsa Punset, among others.
From El Comprador de La Vanguardia we have selected some of the most popular options:
Some proposals to get you started:
Sherlock Holmes, narrated by José Coronado
After her father’s disappearance, Mary Morstan receives a strange letter from someone who could inform her of his whereabouts. The unknown sender wants to meet with Mary, so the young woman goes to Sherlock Holmes, a specialist in strange matters. The stranger turns out to be Thaddeus Sholto, son of a good friend of Mary’s father. Thaddeus contacted Mary because he has found a treasure in the family home; now all they have to do is go there and divide it.
Harry Potter, narrated by Eleanor Waitling
With trembling hands, Harry flipped over the envelope and saw a seal of purple sealing with a coat of arms: a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake, surrounding a large letter H. Harry Potter had never heard anything about Hogwarts when the cards begin to fall on the doormat of number four Privet Drive. Written in green ink on a yellowish parchment with a purple stamp, their horrible uncles have quickly confiscated them. On his eleventh birthday, a giant black-eyed man named Rubeus Hagrid appears with extraordinary news: Harry Potter is a wizard and has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An amazing adventure is about to begin!
Frankenstein, narrated by Quim Gutiérrez
Frankenstein. This is one of the most famous horror novels of all time. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who manages to breathe life into a being formed from pieces of corpses. Without measuring the consequences of that act, Victor creates a monster. The creature, which is rejected by him and by all those in his path, rebels against its creator and decides to take revenge. Terror will invade everything.
Alice in Wonderland, narrated by Michelle Jenner
Popularized by the dozens of versions of it that have been carried out, the story that the Reverend Charles Dodgson (real name of Lewis Carroll) wrote for the little Alicia Liddell of 10 years, is a delicious network of implausible and absurd situations, of unusual metamorphoses of beings and environments, of games with language and logic and of dreamlike associations that make it an unforgettable book.
How to start listening?
After registering or logging in with A’s accountmazon, you’ll get a 30-day trial with the option to consume up to 90,000 titles. Then it will be enough to download the App and start listening.
In what ways can you listen on Audible?
In addition to being able to download the App on your mobile to play the audiobooks and podcasts you want, you can also consume the contents through smart devices with Alexa, laptop or tablet.
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