Tagged: audio books
July 5, 2008 at 12:27 am #40182
Ok; so anyone know any good audio books? I’ve only heard some book about Robin Hood’s (so-called) daughter, and “Jackie’s Wild Seattle”, which stank. I’m considering “Music of Dolphins”.July 5, 2008 at 1:16 am #42888
Rob Inglis narrating The Hobbit is good.July 5, 2008 at 3:23 am #42889
Oh, I’ve heard of that!
Does anyone know if the so-called DRAMATIZATION (I don’t know how to do italics ) of the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black is any good? Because I only want to listen to it if it has sound effects, music and different voices. Like the Focus of the Family Radio Theatre ones.
FOTF Radio Theatre is also very good; I’ve listened to Narnia, At Home in Mitford, lotsa Odyssey, At the back of the North Wind, Silas Marner, The Secret Garden, Little Women, Squanto and wanna listen to the other ones they’ve made; they’re all real good.July 5, 2008 at 3:30 am #42890
Anything Radio Theatre is good! Especially Narnia and Les Miserables (even if they did add some random student named Jacques in place of a host of perfectly good ones, and take out Eponine’s fate.)
Odyssey isn’t any sort of audiobook, but I’ve always liked those We still listen to them on the radio.July 5, 2008 at 3:37 am #42891
Off-topic here: Did you actually read Les Miserables? I got 50 pages into it and was lovin’ it *smothers MacDonald’s song running through head*, but it was a library book and it got due! (Grrrr….)July 5, 2008 at 3:44 am #42892
Yup, I read it (alright, I admit I skimmed over some of the essays…) and loved it. And indeed, it is frightfully long…I had to check it out three times I think.
Let me know if you ever try it again, I hope you do sometime!July 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm #42893
Radio Theatre. It’s about the only good one out there. Though…I’m one to go straight for the book and not the audio.July 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm #42894
I’ve always been wary of dramatizations. We bought the BBC radio dramatization of Lord of the Rings at a library book sale once, and, believe it or not, though it was made in the 1970s or ’80s, they cut everything that the movie cut! Plus, the battles were pretty dumb. Whenever there was a fight or a battle, it was just a whole lot of yelling. You could never tell what was going on.
Of course, then we decided to try their dramatization of The Hobbit. That was sort of weird, because they kept changing narrators. First it would be a narrator, and then Bilbo would narrate, and then the narrator would come back. Kind of confusing. But they kept the story pretty well, I think. Oh, and they kept pronouncing people’s names wrong! Like Gollum became “Golloom”.July 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm #42895
I like to listen to audio books while I work on craft projects. My sisters and I have listened to some books so much that we can’t read them without hearing the narrator’s voice.July 5, 2008 at 3:05 pm #42896
(Off-topic) For italics, Pip, just click on the “I” in the list above the post box and then click it again when you want to go back to regular text.July 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm #42897
Sarah – 1 hour ago »
(Off-topic) For italics, Pip, just click on the “I” in the list above the post box and then click it again when you want to go back to regular text.
Or just highlight the word you’d like to italicize, and then click the I button. Either way works.July 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm #42898
The Redwall ones are pretty good, since they are read by the author, and he has the most wonderful storytelling voice! Except they use different voices for the characters, and some of them don’t work very well. Also, I stopped several sentences into Redwall, because they were using the same voice for Matthias as they used for Wilf in Castaways, and it just didn’t work as both.
Ella Enchanted was also good.
We listened to all the FOTF Narnia Radio Dramas while on car trips, and I enjoyed them, except I didn’t like Aslan’s voice. I always cringe when I hear it. To me, it’s too harsh and gravelly, more suited to a villain than to Aslan.July 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm #42899
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Golloom, huh? Man…July 5, 2008 at 5:59 pm #42900
Alassiel – 44 minutes ago »
We listened to all the FOTF Narnia Radio Dramas while on car trips, and I enjoyed them, except I didn’t like Aslan’s voice. I always cringe when I hear it. To me, it’s too harsh and gravelly, more suited to a villain than to Aslan.
I’ve only heard it on the commercials, but you’re right, he does sound too villain-y. Then again, I’m very used to Liam Neeson by now…July 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm #42901
Liam Neeson did such a great job! (Off topic, I know.)
Ahem, back on the subject. I particualarly like Flo Gibson narrating The Wind in the Willows. It’s so good!
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