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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't do audio books because they're too slow. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a speed reader like you 😉
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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THEN I was listening to a book I'd read previously...and by a good reader!...
and I was CONSTANTLY distracted by "WHY THE FUCK did s/he read that THAT way???? THAT's not what it says/means!!!" "Why is that woman read like a whiny teen??? She's a fucking PRO!"
Etc. etc. etc.
So I won't listen to any book that isn't shallow/light/unimportant to me...like I'll listen to classic rock stations as long as I'm just killing time, not hoping for music.


I've sorta already experienced that! But it doesn't bother me with books that aren't as important to me. Monte Cristo had a bunch of accents that the reader used to distinguish the French from the Italian etc, and the translation was way different to the one that I had read in the past. Still, I enjoyed it because it's a great story, I can listen to it while driving, there's no way I'd read a 1200 page book in the timeframe I listened to it, and I can still read my fantasy at night.

David Copperfield has a similar "adjustment" as I have read that before too. Some of the characters are portrayed in a completely different way to my reading interpretation. But once again, the story is great, and it isn't hugely important to me.

SRD on the other hand, or other books that mean a lot to me could be a totally different experience. In my limited experience, it seems that the narrator is everything when it comes to a good audiobook.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The narrative sure ..,but narrator is of equal relevance.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some voices are just irritating too lol 😂
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading Wicked because Dam-sel, Menolly, and I have tickets to a production of the play later this month.

I previously read it some years ago and found it a bit of a slog. I know Gregory Maguire was well-regarded because of the novel, but it did not really hold me, although I did read the full book.

Trying again, while pushing those impressions away. Trying to make sure I know the story, rather than be mystified by the play.
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