What Makes for a Good Audiobook?

As someone who periodically writes audiobook reviews, I often have to consider the question:

What makes for a good audiobook?

It is a question that is more complicated than it might sound. The audiobook comes in many different forms. Some are read by a single narrator and some are read by more than one or a full cast. Some feature a lot of acting on the part of the narrator and some are quite dry. Some contain music and background sound effects and some feature no background noise whatsoever. Individual preference is a huge factor in how a person goes about picking their next listen.

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