I love stories in all forms, from books to movies to TV shows to video games to music. Stories bring us together, move us, and can inspire self-reflection. Several years back, I discovered how audiobooks can make a good story great by having a deft narrator breathe it to life. John Lithgow is one such narrator. His iconic voice has served him well in a variety of roles, including the narrator of his autobiography entitled Drama, which I bought through Audible and thoroughly enjoyed. With this in mind, I was eager to listen to Stories By Heart, an Audible Original that’s part of the Audible Theater collection of audiobooks.
Stories By Heart is an audiobook adaptation of Lithgow’s Broadway play by the same name. While none of the stories contained within blew me away, his masterful reading made for an engaging listen that has to be heard. The vocal tour de force he displays in this recording is incredible in range and delivery. It was a wonderful reminder why I enjoy John Lithgow’s work so much. He’s a natural-born storyteller whose ability to emote is unmatched.