8 Fabulous Audiobooks with British Narrators

I realized recently that a bunch of the books I just listened to were by British authors with British narrators. They've all been fantastic, so if you're looking for a good audiobook with an interesting accent check out one of these:

1. A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre
This nonfiction book blew me away. It's about Kim Philby, a British double agent who was secretly passing information to the Russians for decades. I was in awe about the amount of deception that occurred and horrified over many aspects of his life.

2. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
This is a short, creepy, old-timey ghost story. It freaked me out when I read it in book form and further freaked me out four years later when I listened to it while doing dishes. It's interesting and thought-provoking.

3. Going Solo by Roald Dahl
Memoirs always have a special place in my heart, and this book is among the very top on my favorites. Dahl describes his time in East Africa before WWII, and then his time as an RAF pilot in the war, and every minute was well-done and absolutely memorable.

4. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Another wonderful memoir, this book tells of Herriot's experience as a country vet in the Yorkshire Dales. I loved hearing about the crazy situations he got himself into and the interesting people he met.

5. As You Wish by Cary Elwes
Elwes played Wesley in The Princess Bride, and in this book he goes behind the scenes to tell what it was like to make the movie. He narrates it himself and tells wonderful stories. Brock and I listened to it at the same time and then promptly watched the movie afterward.

6. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
A butler is the narrator of this novel, who tells of his long experience working in one of the great English houses before WWII. It is a unique perspective on a situation I've only read about from the people living in the great houses, and there were many valuable insights.

7. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Armin
This book is one of that rare type that just feels good. The characters are good people and I really enjoyed the way their April spent in Italy affected them all.

8. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
I'm hoping to find someone else who has read this one because I want to discuss it so bad. It is set around 1950ish in the English countryside and is centered around a doctor who befriends a family. Weird things keep happening that aren't easily explained, and I felt intrigued and unsure about it the whole time.


  1. All Creatures--both the books and the tremendous t.v. version are life-long favorites. I enjoyed Going Solo, as well. I'd listen to anything except Lolita if Jeremy Irons read it! That is THE British voice! lol Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. As You Wish was awesome on audiobook!

    Oh my gosh, I loved The Little Stranger - I had to read it back when I was in college - I should really do a reread before the movie adaptation will be released! I may have to listen to the audiobook production now. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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