[DWJ] Audiobooks

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 00:35:26 EDT 2013


We can only get abridged in the UK :-(

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On 28 Apr 2013, at 22:43, Otter Perry <ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com> wrote:

> My experience is with Audible USA.
> 
> In my part of the world, over here west of the Atlantic, the readers of the
> unabridged ones are Jenny Sterlin for Howl and Gerard Doyle for
> Chrestomanci. Enchanted Glass is Stephen Crossley.
> 
> Wild Robert, Earwig and the Witch, and Stopping for a Spell are by three 
> other people. I haven't listened to any of those.
> 
> Of these, I would say my least favorite is Jenny Sterlin, but they're all
> perfectly acceptable.
> 
> [There are no abridged versions available on Audible USA.]
> 
> USA Audible does not offer Merlin Conspiracy. I don't choose
> dramatizations, although I enjoyed the three readers for The
> Baroque Trilogy [not, of course, by Ms. Jones]. It wasn't a
> dramatization, but two of the characters had specific narrators.
> 
> As for abridged versions, I never choose them. I have one, _Johnny
> and the Dead_ written by Sir Terry Pratchett and read by Tony
> Robinson. [Happy 65th Birthday, Sir Terry!!!] It's a book with which
> I am quite familiar and which I have read numerous times and have
> listened to the unabridged version. I must say that it is a really
> excellent job of abridging and excellently read. [If you ever want
> my opinions of Terry Pratchett audiobooks, feel free to ask.]
> 
> 
> On Apr 24, 2013, at 3:15 PM, es at historicalfact.com wrote:
> 
>> I'm listening to the Merlin Conspiracy at the minute, read by David
>> Tennant (Nick's bits) and Emilia Fox (Roddy's bits).  It's great, but
>> Fox's Welsh accent for Gwyn and Roddy's mum sounds just like Kendra from
>> Buffy, and it's quite distracting!
>> 
>> Has anyone listened to any of the other DWJ audiobooks?  Are they any
>> good? I'm always a bit suspicious of abridged versions, I prefer the
>> unabridged ones so I've not put any of the others on the audible wishlist.
>> I'm really tempted by Miriam Margolyes doing Archer's Goon though!
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