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Old 02-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #106
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I'm listening to an internet audiobook called The Leviathan Chronicles, available for free download.

Excellent writing, excellent narration, and the characters are voice acted. The narration makes it more of an audio book than an audio drama, but it's really excellently done, and most of the episodes are free, with some cheap 'bonus' episodes that do not detract from the main story.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:22 AM   #107
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I'm listening to an internet audiobook called The Leviathan Chronicles, available for free download.

Excellent writing, excellent narration, and the characters are voice acted. The narration makes it more of an audio book than an audio drama, but it's really excellently done, and most of the episodes are free, with some cheap 'bonus' episodes that do not detract from the main story.
Can you point me to the download link?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:43 PM   #108
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I'm nearly finished with Raymond Chandler's classic The Big Sleep, brilliant writing, but Elliot Gould's narration ... not so much.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:07 AM   #109
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Can you point me to the download link?
http://www.leviathanchronicles.com/E...eason-1/Page-2
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #110
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Right now, I'm finishing up "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. It's a long book and I've got another hour or two to go. The combination reader/book is excellent. I've got the sequel, "The Wise Man's Fear" on my playlist, but I will probably listen to a couple of other books first, just as a change of pace.

It's interesting how a good reader can enhance a book, but a bad reader almost ruins the experience. One of my favorite series was the Coramonde series by Brian Daley. It came out in audiobook a few months back and is almost painful to listen to. The reader has a very good speaking voice, but his character voices are grating in the extreme. His falsetto for the women and some of the male characters is very hard to listen to for me. It's sad. He would be better off just doing a straight reading rather than try to do character voices.

The Fredrick Forsyth books suffer from a similar issue. The books themselves are great, but the reader has a laconic upper class British accent which sounds to me like the reader is bored with the whole thing.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #112
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I know most folks here don't read nonfiction, but I'm about halfway through The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, story of the great migration north in the USA by African-Americans over the past century. Robin Miles does an outstanding job narrating the material!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:24 PM   #113
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I'm listening to a set of PG Wodehouse audio books . Hilarious! The wife is totally sold on them. She had no interest in the lives of English nobility of the early twentieth century until now!
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #114
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It's interesting how a good reader can enhance a book, but a bad reader almost ruins the experience.
Roy Dotrice comes to mind. Although I'm probably alone on this, I didn't like his narration on 4 of the 5 Song of Ice & Fire series. I was so relieved when I started A Feast For Crows, narrated by John Lee (who didn't really try to make himself sound like a female).

It got so bad with Dotrice (for me) that I mainly read the ebooks I'd acquired and I was grateful to have them.

Oddly enough, there was an online petition by fans to make sure A Dance with Dragons was narrated by Dotrice (it was). Apparently, many found Lee's narration 'boring', but I wasn't among them.

Different strokes, I guess.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #115
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #116
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #117
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My new favourite audio book is Steve Jobs Biography narrated by Dylan Baker. It is an excellent indight into this unique mans life, I felt very moved by the audio book.

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Old 03-21-2012, 01:44 AM   #118
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Roy Dotrice comes to mind. Although I'm probably alone on this, I didn't like his narration on 4 of the 5 Song of Ice & Fire series. I was so relieved when I started A Feast For Crows, narrated by John Lee (who didn't really try to make himself sound like a female).

It got so bad with Dotrice (for me) that I mainly read the ebooks I'd acquired and I was grateful to have them.

Oddly enough, there was an online petition by fans to make sure A Dance with Dragons was narrated by Dotrice (it was). Apparently, many found Lee's narration 'boring', but I wasn't among them.

Different strokes, I guess.
I agree 10000% ...cant stand roy ...some of the characters sound like they are slobbering ...I liked Lee much better
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Graphic Audio's Vatta's War book 4 - Command Decision

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