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a voice in the darkness

hi all, i've just red a blogpost by a friend of mine about how important audiobook narrators are, i thought i'd write my own. audiobooks have always been an important part of my life, i remember when i was 4 or 5 years old and my mum was having problems with me, i was being extremely difficult for some reason and she got johnathon my mobility officer, who also helped her with other things to do with my visual impairment to come round. he brought a portable tape player and a few tapes, i instantly calmed down and devoured those tapes 1 by 1, i went to bed each night listening to a tape, my love of books and different voices was born. i used to take tapes home from school to listen to each weekend, and by monday i would've finished one or even 2. my childhood wasn't straight forward and every time there was an argument downstairs i'd stick a book on and escape into my own little world, and when i grew up a bit i did the same with music. since then audiobooks have always been a part of my life in one form or another, and when i found audible 8 years ago, my range was enhanced further. yes ebooks are all well and good, but there's nothing like an actual human voice pulling you into the story, making you believe in the characters. like my friend says these people really don't get the recognission they deserve, there's so many people i'd like to thank for helping me through the dark times, when i've felt so anxious and just the sound of their voice has soothed me and pulled me out of the darkness. i have my favourites of course, denika fairman, julia franklin, mark hadfield, dan stephens, alison dowling, imogen church, clair corbet and so many more. i have certain voices that will only do when i'm feeling really anxious, boardering on a pannic attack, (mark alison and imogen) but no matter how i'm feeling, audiobooks have, and always will play an important part in my life