Posted on November 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday?

If you’re listening to an audiobook, be sure to give thanks to the hardworking narrators who bring the text to life.

The Guardian talked to several professional voice actors, who described the extraordinary work that goes into it: choosing whether to do accents; learning foreign place names’ pronunciations; holding perfectly still while still adding inflection and emphasis to the book.

The article also takes a look at the history of the audiobook and how it has evolved, both artistically and technologically speaking.

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