If listening to a comedian narrate their audiobook is like going to a comedy night, then listening to an audiobook of a play or dramatisation is like having the full cast perform just for you!
Full cast audiobooks are different from dramatisations. In a full cast audiobook, the full, unabridged text is narrated, but by many different actors playing different parts. This can make characters seem very distinct and rounded, almost real! A dramatisation will often replace some of the text, say descriptions of the setting or action sequences, with sound effects or dialogue.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing! Dramatisations are often shorter, which make them a great way to start listening to audiobooks if you haven't tried them before. And listening to an audio version of a play can really help get that hit of drama while we're still not able to get to theatres!
Whether you're new to plays and dramatisations on audio, or whether you're a true connoisseur, find something below for you!
(Oh, and don't forget to check out the 2021 Audiobook Listening Challenge - if you've listened to a play or dramatisation audiobook this year then you've already completed one challenge!)
A Show Just For You!