Audiobooks by Toby Longworth

Toby Longworth audiobooks
I started narrating audiobooks with the BBC about twenty years ago, and over the years I have performed just about every kind of book there is: Children's books, history books, educational books, murder mysteries and a lot of science fiction.

Most people will know me for the work I have done for Games Workshop, particularly the Dan Abnett books. These dark tales of Gothic splendour and colossal themes have inspired me to record a selection of classic stories that I think have a similar atmosphere of lurking horror and existential dread...

'Gothic Tales' and 'Futures Past'.

The first Gothic Tale is The Castle of Otranto, written by Horace Walpole in 1764.

"Ask anyone about gothic literature and they are likely to reference Bram Stoker's Dracula or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as early examples.

In fact, the roots of the genre can be traced back to the publication of Horace Walpole's 18th Century novel The Castle of Otranto - a work whose aesthetics have shaped modern-day gothic books, films, art and music as well as the goth subculture.' BBC Magazine

The first Future Past is A Martian Odyssey and the sequel Valley of Dreams, written by Stanley G Weinbaum in 1934.

"Isaac Asimov states that Weinbaum's "easy style and his realistic description of extraterrestrial scenes and life-forms were better than anything yet seen, and the science fiction reading public went mad over him."


Toby Longworth

Some Reviews


Horus Rising. By:Dan Abnett. Narrated by:Toby Longworth
"Toby Longworth is a fantastic narrator, as per usual."
"Toby Longworth is one of the best Narrators, particularly of Gothic fantasy."
"5 stars across the board. Outstanding performance by Toby Longworth"
"The performance was nothing short of amazing."

Ravenor: Warhammer 40,000. Dan Abnett (Author), Toby Longworth (Narrator)
"Toby Longworth narration brings the story and characters alive as always"
"Great book, amazing narration, I would happily listen to anything Toby Longworth narrates."
"As always though Toby Longworth's performance is amazing!"

Rendezvous with Rama By:Arthur C. Clarke Narrated by:Toby Longworth
"I want a reader who puts life into the characters and emotion into the narrative - Longworth does that..."
"Toby Longworth is excellent in bringing the story to life with his range of voices and accents with all their nuances."
"Toby is a good consistent reader whose vocal personality adds to the impact of the storyline"