[DWJ] Chrestomanci lookalike

Abena Poku-Awuah abenapa at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 12:02:27 EDT 2016


I thought the list might like to know about a new shop that seems to be
opening up in London soon! It's called Chrestomanci and Gabriela. I have no
idea of its related to Diana Wynne Jones but surely there must be some
connection with her books!

On 6 Aug 2016 1:52 am, "Sally Odgers" <sally at sallyodgers.com> wrote:

> Kobna H-S grows on me as a narrator. He does Peter, the half
> Sierra-Leone/Half Cockney protagonist beautifully. Peter is smart, but has
> a few grammatical errors he knows hes making and makes anyway because
> that's the way he chooses to speak. Nightingale sounds utterly different
> and he's one of the few (in my opinion) male narrators who make women sound
> approximately like women. Some men whisper or just pitch up their voices,
> but K H-S manages a different tone for each character. He even manages to
> differentiate beteen the young women and teens he deals with at times. The
> reason I say "grows on me" is that at first I thought he sounded a bit
> husky, but then I came to admire the different pitches. Now Jame Marsters,
> whom I like as an actor, disappointed me when he read The Dresden series
> because he kept gulping and sighing audibly. Too close to the mic?
>
> Sally Odgers
>
> By the way... My usual work address is sodgers at iinet.net.au
>
> The reason for theissally at sallyodgers.com one is that when I'm telling
> someone the address it's a far easier one to remember.
> Having a surname like Odgers (Rogers? Hodgets? Bodger?) is difficult
> enough without having people trying to get their heads around iinet.
> (Eye-eye-net? aye-aye-net? inet? eyenet?)
>
> On Fri, 5 Aug 2016 07:26:30 -0600, "Otter E. Perry"  wrote:
>
> On Aug 4, 2016, at 7:36 PM, Sally Odgers wrote:
>
> Nightingale is brought to gentlemanly life by Kobna Something-Something...
>> Holdbrooke-Smith? ... on the audiobooks.
>>
>
> I own three of them, but haven't listened to them yet, except for
> the sample to make sure I could stand the narrator.
> [You got the name right, except it's Holdbrook, not Holdbrooke. I'm
> seriously impressed.]
>
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