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Duet Narration: What it is and how to find it!

The most common audiobook narration types are single narrators and dual narration – with two narrators reading an entire chapter each. Duet narration audiobooks are rare but very popular, especially among Romance readers! Read on to find out what exactly duet narration is and how you can find this type of audiobook.

In duet narration, both narrators always read the same characters, similar to how it is done in full-cast or radio play productions. In F/M Romance, that usually means one voice actor narrates all the male-sounding characters in all chapters, and another voice actor reads all the female-sounding characters. Internal dialogue or story narration would depend on whose point of view it is.

Here is a table that explains how exactly each voice actor reads in dual vs. duet narration audiobooks:

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Heroine’s Point of View in Duet NarrationHeroine’s Point of View in Dual Narration
Female-sounding narrator:
Reads the story and all female-sounding characters
Female-sounding narrator:
Reads the entire chapter and all dialogue
Male-sounding narrator:
Reads all male-sounding characters’ dialogue
Male-sounding narrator:
Hero’s Point of View in Duet NarrationHero’s Point of View in Dual Narration
Male-sounding narrator:
Reads the story and all male-sounding characters
Male-sounding narrator:
Reads the entire chapter and all dialogue
Female-sounding narrator:
Reads all female-sounding characters’ dialogue
Female-sounding narrator:
Audiobook duet narration vs dual narration

Many audiobook fans love that in this narration form all characters sound exactly the same throughout the book. Unfortunately, Audible doesn’t provide an option to search specifically for duet narration. While you can search for “full cast” on Audible and be successful, this does not work for duet narration.

The best way to find these audiobooks is to know which audiobook narrators usually read in this style.

Duet Narration Couples

Several voice actors often narrate together in duet. This is usually due to them being able to use the same recording booth or having a prepared set-up to record together.

Here are the most well-known duet narration couples:

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Great Duet Productions

If you haven’t listened to a duet narration audiobook yet, you should definitely give one of these a try. I think you’ll love them!

Will M. Watt

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Most of Will. M. Watt’s audiobook productions are in duet. The Harris Brothers series** together with Charlotte Cole and Piper Goodeve is entirely produced in duet.

Girl On the Edge Series

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The very popular and very amazing Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden have recorded CD Reiss’ Girl on the Edge series in duet narration. The series is now available as one single audiobook** which our wallets appreciate greatly.

From Lukov with Love

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Teddy Hamilton and Callie Dalton, two of my favorite narrators, came together to record Mariana Zapata’s From Lukov with Love**. And it’s not only a beautiful duet, but it’s also one of the best Enemies to Lovers slow-burn Romances. Definitely a must-listen!

I hope Audible will soon add an option to search for duet audiobooks more easily. And I hope that Amy Daws’ and Lauren Blakely’s efforts with full-cast productions will motivate more narrators to do duets!

If you are looking for more multi-cast audiobooks, pop by my list of the best audiobooks to find some great titles with full cast productions.

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  1. Also Honey Scarlett & Leeroy Will: The Audiobook Lovers and Marie Rose & Chris Chamberlain:Duet Narration Duo are hot up and comers in the world of romance!

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