Latinx Narrators You Should Be Listening To

Here are some of the most prolific Latinx audiobook narrators you should be listening to, from award-winners to up-and-comers. 


Frankie Corzo

Actress and voice-over artist Frankie Corzo has taken the audiobook world by a storm with a voice that “captures the raw emotions that percolate… and excels in moments of drama.”. You are sure to experience that with her AudioFile Best of 2020 narration of Mexican Gothic, or her reading of The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez.

Mexican Gothic

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Of Women and Salt

By Gabriela Garcia


Avi Roque

Avi Roque is a rising star in the narrator world, debuting their “earnest and authentic” vocal skills with Aiden Thomas’ Cemetery Boys in 2020. This narration is especially special because Avi, who is trans, voiced the trans protagonist. They are one to watch (or rather, listen to)!

Lost in the Never Woods

By Aiden Thomas

May the Best Man Win

By ZR Ellor

The Insiders

By Mark Oshiro


Marisol Ramirez

From Isabel Allende to Gabriel García Márquez, actress and narrator Marisol Ramirez has quite the audiobook track record. Bonus: She teams up with narrator Frankie Corzo in Find Me in Havana!

The House of the Spirits

By Imbolo Mbue

Find Me in Havana

By Serena Burdick

How to Make Good Things Happen

By Marian Rojas Estapé, M. D.


Ramón de Ocampo

Actor Ramón de Ocampo’s accolades stretch back to 2011 with his reading of Storm Runners; in June 2020, Ramón was inducted as a Golden Voice, AudioFile’s lifetime achievement honor for audiobooks. He fosters an emotional connection to his narrations: “It can take a lot out of you, emotionally and physically, but I think that kind of human heart is what can make the experience of audiobooks so thrilling.”

Red, White & Royal Blue

By Casey McQuiston

Spirit Run

By Noé Álvarez

We Dream of Space

By Erin Entrada Kelly


Elizabeth Acevedo 

Afro-Dominican performer and bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo has major narrating chops, too—beyond her stunning work narrating her own books, she has extended her talents to Pride by Ibi Zoboi. Recommended: her Brief but Spectacular feature on PBS News Hour.

Clap When You Land

By Elizabeth Acevedo

With the Fire on High

By Elizabeth Acevedo

Pride

By Ibi Zoboi


Alma Cuervo

Between voicing Evelyn in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo or her “warm, even-keeled performance” in Afterlife, you’ve definitely heard Alma Cuervo. Alma is also an American stage actress (she was Madame Morrible in Wicked) and singer, and holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama—she graduated alongside Meryl Streep!

Afterlife

By Julia Alvarez

Cuba

By Ada Ferrer

Ines of My Soul

By sabel Allende


Almarie Guerra

According to AudioFile, Almarie Guerra is highly skilled at “creating a range of believable characters.” She particularly loves narrating bilingual children’s books, but her track record is stellar for adults, too.

Ordinary Girls

By Jaquira Diaz

Whisper Network

By Chandler Baker

Wayward Witch

By Zoraida Cordova


Inés del Castillo

Inés del Castillo’s spirited voice breathes live into whichever audiobook she narrates, as well as every character within the audiobook’s world. Her narration of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From “gives 15-year-old Lilliana an authentic-sounding voice as she speaks directly to the listener” (AudioFile).

Infinite Country

By Patricia Engel

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

By Jennifer De Leon


Maria Liatis

Performer, educator, and creator Maria Liatis lends her skills to the art of narration, too. She recorded her first audiobook in 2016, and has since narrated over 42 audiobooks spanning multiple genres.

Persephone Station

By Stina Leicht

Untamed Shore

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Rainbow in the Dark

By Sean McGinty


Anthony Rey Perez

“Perez has an authentic, natural-sounding charm,” says AudioFile, and his narration for Sal and Gabi Break the Universe was one of AudioFile’s Best Children & Family Listening audiobooks in 2019.

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

By Carlos Hernandez

Oaths of Legacy

By Emily Skrutskie

Efren Divided

By Ernesto Cisneros


Sol Madariaga

Sol Madariaga is a trillingual actress, singer and dancer originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In her performance of Lobizona, she “beautifully blends Spanish and English . . . [creating] a  powerful sense of immersion, transporting listeners to a world of magic based on Argentine folklore” (AudioFile).

Lobizona

By Romina Garber

Furia

By Yamile Saied Méndez

Cazadora

By Romina Garber


Joana Garcia

While many narrators tend to be actors, Joana Garcia is a retired military officer with 20 years of active duty. She started narrating audiobooks after her military retirement, attending “countless coaching sessions, audio engineering tutorials, and setting up a professional studio, she is fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a professional actor.”

Inventing Latinos

By Laura E. Gómez

The Young Lords

By Johanna Fernández


Coral Peña

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Harlem, you might recognize actress Coral Peña from her role as Nancy in the movie The Post. Her upbringing makes her the perfect fit for Angie Cruz’s Dominicana“[Peña’s] depiction of Ana blends confidence and naïveté as the protagonist makes her way from her home in the Dominican Republic to New York, from a simple life to a complicated one” (AudioFile).

Dominicana

By Angie Cruz

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

By Michael Zapata


Armando Durán

Voted Best Voice in Biography and History in 2009 for Che Guevara, Armando Durán is a highly skilled bilingual narrator whose “fluency with both languages synchronizes the messenger with the message” (AudioFile).

Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez

Spoils

By Brian Van Reet


Lin-Manuel Miranda

What more can we say about Lin-Manuel Miranda that hasn’t been said already? The Hamilton star has narrated several audiobooks, including his own books Gmorning, Gnight! and In the Heights. He also is the co-owner of The Drama Bookshop in New York.

Hamilton

By Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter


Is there another Latinx audiobook narrator you’ve listened to and loved?
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Jenna Homen works on all things related to social media and the Libro.fm community. When not reading and listening to books, she is probably painting or hiking.

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