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I Never Had it Made by Jackie Robinson 6 46.15%
The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden 3 23.08%
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson 5 38.46%
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury 8 61.54%
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West 3 23.08%
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley 6 46.15%
Atonement by Ian McEwan 5 38.46%
Long Summer Day by R.F. Delderfield 3 23.08%
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams 1 7.69%
A Man's Got to Have a Hobby: Long Summers with My Dad by William McInnes 4 30.77%
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:50 AM   #31
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Why are there multiple audio versions anyway? Three, for a book that's not public domain, seems quite unusual. I've noticed a few other Bradbury titles that have more than one audiobook version.
Because audio book rights are a quagmire, especially for anything written before the late 80's when Books on Tape started to be a force. And because someone thought they could make a profit at it.
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I'm going the old-fashioned way of reading it in a hardcover book which I found up on the top bookshelf (under B for Bradbury of course), that I had completely forgotten I owned!
That's always a gem, finding a book you didn't know/remember you had. I've done it too .
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:37 AM   #33
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That's always a gem, finding a book you didn't know/remember you had. I've done it too .
Less gemlike is when you find it after you've bought it again.
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Less gemlike is when you find it after you've bought it again.
Too true . I've avoided that several times since I started recording my books read on goodreads.
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Yes, that's why I checked the bookcase, because I too have bought books which I then found I had already.
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That's what I like about Amazon kindle books. They tell you that you've already bought it from them - I've had that moment several times.
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Yes, so have I. As for already having the pBook version however -- I rarely care, since I no longer read pBooks other than cookbooks. And those only when there isn't an eBook version at a reasonable price.
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That's what I like about Amazon kindle books. They tell you that you've already bought it from them - I've had that moment several times.
Sometimes... a repackaged or "Anniversary" edition will come with a different ASIN and one ends up with several version of the same book in their library.
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There are a few books in my library where the version I bought is no longer sold at all so if you search for that title a different version is the only option and it doesn't have the purchase information on it.

The only way to get the version I bought is through my Kindle Library page where I can still download it but if I can't see the product page any longer since it is gone completely.
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Why are there multiple audio versions anyway? Three, for a book that's not public domain, seems quite unusual. I've noticed a few other Bradbury titles that have more than one audiobook version.
Think of it as a performance like different singers doing the same song. You may have someone doing a straight reading, then with someone “acting” with different voices and maybe they decide to get a celebrity to do a version.

I think some of the earliest recording were done for the blind.
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Think of it as a performance like different singers doing the same song. You may have someone doing a straight reading, then with someone “acting” with different voices and maybe they decide to get a celebrity to do a version.

I think some of the earliest recording were done for the blind.
Yeah, but usually it's public domain recordings that are done by different voice artists. For more modern works, don't the authors/publishers negotiate rights with one audio company and narrator, and that's it? Before noticing the Bradbury multiple versions, the only other modern one for which I'd ever seen a multiple was Shirley Jackson's Haunting of Hill House--the second version coincided with the movie remake, so there seemed to be some logic behind it, if not much sense.
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There are scores of books in copyright that have multiple versions with various translators. Like print books they will often stop selling the older editions when the new version comes out. Some Robert Heinlein books have been through at least four audiobook versions.
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