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Old 02-16-2012, 05:21 AM   #12406
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I'm not surprised you would have a preference for a British speaker over a US one.

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Jim Dale is British. Does he do the Harry Potter audiobooks in an American accent?
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #12407
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Just finished reading Oliver Twist, This is the first full length novel of Dickens I have read (apart from A Christmas Carol which is quite short)

Fantastic read, enjoyed it all the way through, picked this as I thought I knew the story, but found out I only knew about the first few chapters, the rest was all new to me
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:54 AM   #12408
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #12409
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:55 PM   #12410
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Jim Dale is British. Does he do the Harry Potter audiobooks in an American accent?
I guess so. He certainly doesn't sound British to me.

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #12411
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So I just completed an H.G. Wells novel that I had up until now never read; In the Days of the Comet. It certainly illustrated what a utopian socialist Wells was.

This book also reminded me of a film from that I once saw, probably in the mid-1980s, that was inspired by The Time Machine. I don't recall the title though. In the movie Wells was friends with a person who turned out to be the infamous Jack the Ripper. On the verge of being captured by the London police 'The Ripper' makes use of Wells' time machine to flee into the future; late 20th century in the film. Horrified that he may have unleashed 'The Ripper' on what Wells imagines must be the future utopia Wells pursues him into the future. There Wells finds that far from utopia the future is just the place for Jack the Ripper. Anyone recall this film?

Still waiting for the magic comet to appear.

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #12412
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Book 2 of The Lamb among the Stars Series. I'm enjoying it immensely!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #12413
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So I just completed an H.G. Wells novel that I had up until now never read; In the Days of the Comet. It certainly illustrated what a utopian socialist Wells was.

This book also reminded me of a film from that I once saw, probably in the mid-1980s, that was inspired by The Time Machine. I don't recall the title though. In the movie Wells was friends with a person who turned out to be the infamous Jack the Ripper. On the verge of being captured by the London police 'The Ripper' makes use of Wells' time machine to flee into the future; late 20th century in the film. Horrified that he may have unleashed 'The Ripper' on what Wells imagines must be the future utopia Wells pursues him into the future. There Wells finds that far from utopia the future is just the place for Jack the Ripper. Anyone recall this film?

Still waiting for the magic comet to appear.
Late 70's, Time After Time with Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. One of my all time favorites!
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #12414
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Late 70's, Time After Time with Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. One of my all time favorites!


Looked it up at IMDB and that's it. I thought I recalled that the film settings was in San Francisco. Very clever script. Some nice quotes (from IMDB):

[H.G. Wells tracks down Jack the Ripper in the future]
Jack the Ripper: "You are, quite literally, the last person on Earth that I expected to see."

[Jack demonstrates to H.G. that 1979 isn't a social utopia]
Jack the Ripper: "The future isn't what you thought. It's what I am!"

Jack the Ripper: "We don't belong here? On the contrary, Herbert. I belong here completely and utterly. I'm home."

Amy Robbins: "I like that suit. Is that what they're wearing in London?"
H.G. Wells: "It was when I left."
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:30 PM   #12415
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I read Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein yesterday. I'd jotted down some authors and titles from an older forum thread recommending post-apocalyptic favorites and since I haven't read much Heinlein, decided to give it a try. I liked it (although I did have to remind myself in which decade it was written once or twice). I think I may stick with him for my next couple of books.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #12416
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RAH is my favorite all-time author! I first read him when I was 10 and I don't believe that there's anything he published that I haven't read at least once.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #12417
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RAH is my favorite all-time author! I first read him when I was 10 and I don't believe that there's anything he published that I haven't read at least once.
Me too. Although I was a litlle younger when I discovered him.
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Before I discovered RAH I was into the Miss Pickerell series by Ellen MacGregor, like Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars and Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea, and also stuff by Philip Latham like Five Against Venus. And of course The Rick Brandt science adventures, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.
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He isn't American - that's the point . Jim Dale is British.
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