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Old 05-23-2018, 05:11 PM   #2221
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Currently listening to the John Lee narration of The Three Musketeers. The narration is excellent, but unfortunately, all the Audible versions of this novel appear to be from the Public Domain translations of the Victorian Era. It's too bad no one has chosen to do a narration of either the Pevear or the Hobson. I'm going back and forth between the ebook version of the Hobson and the Audible version, and the difference is a bit jarring.
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Currently listening to the John Lee narration of The Three Musketeers. The narration is excellent, but unfortunately, all the Audible versions of this novel appear to be from the Public Domain translations of the Victorian Era. It's too bad no one has chosen to do a narration of either the Pevear or the Hobson. I'm going back and forth between the ebook version of the Hobson and the Audible version, and the difference is a bit jarring.
I've noticed a number of audible audiobooks based on PD books. I would suspect the rational is less people to share the money with. You have a set fee for the narrator and once you get your expense back, it's all gravy.
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Oh, definitely. It's pure profit after you cover your fixed costs for the actual narration. So keeping those costs low is certainly a consideration. Though in this case, I would suggest that you could make a convincing argument that your version is better if you actually used one of the better translations.
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Oh, definitely. It's pure profit after you cover your fixed costs for the actual narration. So keeping those costs low is certainly a consideration. Though in this case, I would suggest that you could make a convincing argument that your version is better if you actually used one of the better translations.
I would not be incredibly shocked if most people didn't realize the differences in translations. I mean the Three Musketeers is the Three Musketeers, right?
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Definitely NOT the same, as I'm sure you're aware. We had a rather lengthy discussion about the various translations when we selected T3M as the June book for the New Leaf Book Club, and several of us have been switching back and forth to try to get a sense of which one we prefer, and I've found I prefer the Pevear over any of the Victorian ones, and the Hobson over the Pevear, but only by a narrow margin.
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Definitely NOT the same, as I'm sure you're aware. We had a rather lengthy discussion about the various translations when we selected T3M as the June book for the New Leaf Book Club, and several of us have been switching back and forth to try to get a sense of which one we prefer, and I've found I prefer the Pevear over any of the Victorian ones, and the Hobson over the Pevear, but only by a narrow margin.
Yes, I'm aware. Over the years, I've been more aware of the various translations of the really old classics, such as the Iliad and Odyssey. But more recently, I've become more aware of the various translations of the French writers such as as Jules Verne, Victor Hugo and Dumas. I read the old juvie translation as a kid (loved Verne). I just picked up the Penguin Editions of Le Morte D'Arthur and the Count of Monte Cristo not long ago.
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