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Old 04-01-2013, 04:14 AM   #106
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I love Lorelei King! She's Mercy Thompson's voice!!
Lorelei's a friend of mine: we share an interest in ancient languages (Latin and Greek). Very nice lady.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #107
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Lorelei's a friend of mine: we share an interest in ancient languages (Latin and Greek). Very nice lady.
Wow, I'm jealous!

Does she make a decent income with audiobooks, do you know? Her and Tavia Gilbert are worth their weight in gold, and I always wondered how much of a cut they get - I'd feel much better knowing it's a 40% cut for author and voice actress vs. 3%, for instance.
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My understanding is that it's "work for hire" - ie, the voice artist is paid a fixed fee for the work. It's not a percentage basis.
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Lorelei's a friend of mine: we share an interest in ancient languages (Latin and Greek). Very nice lady.
She's my favorite voice actor. Her voice skills amaze me! I wish that they hire her to go back and do the first 6 Stephanie plum novels because to me she is Stephanie Plum. C.J. Critt is okay but has no where the vocal ability to do the variety of voices King does.
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For Android I use Poweramp for music and Listen Audiobook for books, which is another excellent audiobook player - costs 75p. It has forward and back scan which you can set the amount of time to suit yourself, chapter jumps, a sleep timer, adjustable speed

Does the Listen app really have adjustable speed control? like 1.1x (or 110%), 1.2x, 1.3x, etc? Does it work well? Speed control is not mentioned at all in the google play description. That's why I passed on this app, it looked perfect otherwise.

I've been using Smart Audiobook player because speed control is my top priority for audiobooks. It works great, but lacks the ability to customize rewind and FF buttons, and more importantly, lacks a lock screen widget. I'd be VERY interested in a droid audiobook app that has both speed control functionality and a lock screen widget.
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Does the Listen app really have adjustable speed control? like 1.1x (or 110%), 1.2x, 1.3x, etc? Does it work well? Speed control is not mentioned at all in the google play description. That's why I passed on this app, it looked perfect otherwise.

I've been using Smart Audiobook player because speed control is my top priority for audiobooks. It works great, but lacks the ability to customize rewind and FF buttons, and more importantly, lacks a lock screen widget. I'd be VERY interested in a droid audiobook app that has both speed control functionality and a lock screen widget.
Listen has a speed control for mp3 files listed in the menu under "Labs" as an experimental feature. Seems to work when I tried it, but it's not something I use.
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Listen has a speed control for mp3 files listed in the menu under "Labs" as an experimental feature. Seems to work when I tried it, but it's not something I use.

Thanks. I did pony up the 99 cents to check it out. Very nice, polished app. It found and imported all the audiobooks -and only audiobooks - on my phone without having to specify a folder. Impressive! I then tried out the speed control and it crashed my phone - had to pull the battery. Experimental indeed! Also, there doesn't seem to be any lock screen controls for my Rezound with ICS. Still, this is a promising audio book app & I'll be eagerly awaiting updates.
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I installed both Akimbo and Astro Player on my android reader and both have speed controls that work well. I've only had to actually speed up one book, though.

Speed control is built into my iPod. Seems to work fine, but I've only just played around with it for fun.
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Thanks for the heads-up on Listen Audiobook Player.
It's now my new favorite. It has all the important features I liked in Mortplayer, a very nice GUI, plus it is the only one of the current crop of audiobook players I've found that supports gapless playback, at least on my Jellybean phone, which is important for content that is, for whatever reason, broken into a large number of short audio files.
It has one other main advantage over Mortplayer for me: Listen is being actively updated, and the developer has been very responsive to questions, issues and feature requests.

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