Pronunciation, Dialect, & Speech Resources for Audiobook Narrators

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• — A to Z pronunciations of 45 major fashion designers in a video from pop culture site PopSugar. NOTE: Some onscreen phonetic spellings are inaccurate, so best to ignore.

= audio samples (including some video)

• — From men’s fashion site MaxMayo, two pages featuring embedded videos that each provide pronunciations of 23 major fashion brands and names.

• — Alphabetical lists with pronunciations drawn from “numerous authoritative sources,” by Net Ministries, a “non/inter-denominational and independent” Christian nonprofit.


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• — Names, with audio pronunciation files, of 101 producers of wine grapes in the Bordeaux region of France, courtesy of international wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd.

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• — Links to textual excerpts from Chaucer’s works, with corresponding audio readings by scholars, intended “to help students improve their pronunciation of Chaucer’s Middle English.” Links begin mid-page to passages from , , the Dream Visions, and and the Short Poems.

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• — Names of European composers and other music-related persons and terms, as well as names and terms in “other languages, mixtures and idiosyncracies [and] ensemble names.”

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John
- edited by Robert Pinsky, Maggie Dietz
- Matsuo Basho
- various editors
- edited by Harold Bloom
- Czeslaw Milosz
- Sylvia Plath
- Maya Angelou
- edited by Ilya Kaminsky
- edited by Robert Pinsky
- edited by Ilan Stavans
- edited by Garrison Keillor
- Mary Oliver
- edited by Margaret Ferguson, Jon Stallworthy and Mary Jo Salter
- edited by David Lehman and John Brehm
- edited by Christopher Ricks
- Billy Collins
- Pablo Neruda
- edited by Billy Collins
- edited by Stephen Mitchell.
- Billy Collins
- Caroline Kennedy
- edited by Harold Bloom
- edited by J.D.

McClatchy (See also: )

• — Phonetic transcriptions of mythical figures, peoples, and places, mostly from the Greek and Roman traditions but also including some Asian, Middle Eastern, Norse, and Native American names.

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• — Collection of nearly 1,000 names drawn from 19 cultural mythologies worldwide, most with phonetic renderings. The compilation is part of the much larger site included here under Names|People.

Includes read-alike lists and some book discussion guides.

Includes Salem Literature (Critical Insights: Works & Authors; Critical Survey of Long Fiction), Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Masterplots.
Also worth mentioning is :You can use this cumulative index to search all Gale literature reference works,such as , , and .