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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:45 pm    Post subject: Another newbie to the site Reply with quote

Hi all, 3rd attempt at the books but going down the audiobook route this time. First read the 1st and 2nd Chronicles many years ago, perhaps mid 1980's then maybe ten years later read the 1st again meaning to carry on through but never happnened. Been listening to LFB in the car and really enjoyed it (Scott Brick).

Been slightly distracted by The Gap Cycle now, and on book 2 of them (also via Scott Brick) and I'm well and truely hooked there.

I'll have to pull myself away after book two and move onto the 2nd book of the first Chronicles and spread the GAP out a bit.

I've never tried audiobooks before but via my ipad it is a great way to get on with stuff around the house while listening or in the car on long jouneys. No time to read books but now I don't care about that, I'll just listen instead. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello scarymonster Wave Hopefully 3rd time lucky?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Watch, SM!
Are you the "under the bed" or "in the wardrobe" sort of scarymonster?

For what it's worth, I would not suspend your reading/listening at the end of the second book of Gap (Forbidden Knowledge). Without offering spoilers, the end of book two is essentially the tipping point where the roller-coaster really gathers momentum. Finish the Gap (arguably SRD's best series), then return to his other works.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Savor Dam wrote:
For what it's worth, I would not suspend your reading/listening at the end of the second book of Gap (Forbidden Knowledge). Without offering spoilers, the end of book two is essentially the tipping point where the roller-coaster really gathers momentum. Finish the Gap (arguably SRD's best series), then return to his other works.



Thanks for the welcome all.

Savor Dam, even as I was typing that I was thinking how hard it is going to be to walk away from the GAP cycle albeit just for a while. It's more a fear of it all being over so soon and a wish to prolong the experience. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough. When those books were coming out, we certainly had long breaks waiting for the next volume. Didn't hurt the story any...but SRD is a master of mid-series book endings that leave you panting for what happens next.

It's one thing to have to wait for the subsequent book to be written; quite another to have the next installment available and to be able to resist it.

Wait if you choose to...but the Watch is always ready for more Gap discussion.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard SM. Very Happy I have to second SD's recommendation...don't wait. (If you even can. Very Happy ) Finish the Gap first...it really is brilliant. The Chrons have waited for you...they will wait longer.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Watch, scarymonster. Can supercreep be far behind? Smile

There are lots of audiobibliophiles here on the Watch. The word is, the Second Chronicles are a bit of a snag in this department. But there are plenty of folks here to share the joys with, and the pains. We shall get you through!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Welcome to the Watch, scarymonster. Can supercreep be far behind? Smile

There are lots of audiobibliophiles here on the Watch. The word is, the Second Chronicles are a bit of a snag in this department. But there are plenty of folks here to share the joys with, and the pains. We shall get you through!


Really? I'd never noticed any particular problem with the Second Chrons on audio. Other than they aren't on Audible ...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link: Audiobook for The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant?

I don't do audio myself. So if I'm wrong, let us all know. But I thought that the general consensus was that the Second Chrons are hard to come by, or non-existant, in audio form.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Link: Audiobook for The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant?

I don't do audio myself. So if I'm wrong, let us all know. But I thought that the general consensus was that the Second Chrons are hard to come by, or non-existant, in audio form.

They do exist, since I have them and have listened to them. But I know they aren't easy to find. I wish I could remember where I found them ....

I think it was www.audiobookbay.to . The legalities of this may be questionable, but when all else fails ....

The version I have is the Brick version.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, scarymonster! Hope you enjoy yourself here, and feel the urge to visit often!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Link: Audiobook for The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant?
The version I have is the Brick version.


I was under the impression Brick has not done the 2nd Chronicles yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again all and thank you for being so welcoming.

I've just started the Scott Brick audio version of the 4th GAP book. I must admit the 2nd flew by, the 3rd was a little more challenging but that may also have been me... over all though I'm totally in there!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I must say, I can't imagine doing the Gap as audio...but then, I can't do any book as audio, so I may be biased. Very Happy Glad you're enjoying them...how I envy that first experience. Very Happy

Oh, and we have a Gap forum for anything you want to talk about.

(Bump any old topics you want, but be careful of spoilers until you're done.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Haha, I must say, I can't imagine doing the Gap as audio...but then, I can't do any book as audio, so I may be biased. Very Happy Glad you're enjoying them...how I envy that first experience. Very Happy


I know what you mean but once your into the book it really is as gripping as reading it. I just don't have time to read, I'm either working 12 hour shifts or traveling home 200 miles when off shift to be with family. I can listen on the way to work, on my break, on my way home, while doing chores around the house, before I sleep, and on the 4 hour drives and back for my next group of shifts. I'm on my 5th book in as many weeks. Smile

I'm quite new to having an iPad and now I have discovered this use for it via an audio book player there is no stopping me. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see its advantages, but for me it's too slow. Smile I can read a book in 1/4 of the time it would take to have it read to me. (Of course, I don't have long commutes or otherwise uninterrupted periods where I can't actually read either.)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can see its advantages, but for me it's too slow. Smile I can read a book in 1/4 of the time it would take to have it read to me.

That's one of my issues with it, but I think the one occasion when I did try, it was really hard to keep focus on someone else setting the pace of reading and I would realize I had missed pieces that I had to go over again.

Having said that though, it works for a lot of people, so I'm not going to knock it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. One hastens to ask: How scary a monster would you deem yourself? E'en a score of rabid Cavewights riding Sandgorgons with laser beams shooting from their gill-holes feels positively cuddly after all these travails and ordeals in the Land...

Acquaint yourself with Der Ring des Nibelungen afore either audio. It will broaden horizons, or alternatively widen Gaps.
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