[bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

  • From: "Lynnette" <superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 11:26:31 -0500

MessageYes, Steven, but I can't recall what books he specifically read.
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  From: Stephen Guerra 
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  Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 9:17 AM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

  Does anyone remember Ralph Lowenstein as a reader

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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
    Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:08 PM
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    Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

    Jamie, I remember when talking books were on records and not cassettes.  In 
those days, I do believe the readers were much better.  many of them were 
recorded at APH.  In later years, well actually starting some time ago, 
recordings began to be farmed out to many more readers.  Perhaps that was 
because they needed more readers to do more books.  But I still find some of 
the original narrators were much better than some in recent years.  Just my 
opinion.  In fact, there are some books like, for example, the King Author 
Trilogy by Mary Stewart that have, in the lifetime of talking books, been read 
by more than one reader.  For some reason, they didn't bring forward the first 
recording on LP but instead had a different narrator read it for the cassette 
version.  So, saying what books I would like to have transferred to digital 
would very much depend on the narrator.  I suspect, in time, much of the 
collection will be digitally mastered, but who knows?  There are an awful lot 
of books and some of them may not make it into the modern era of digital 

    So much for my rambling prose.


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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamie Pauls
    Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:22 PM
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    Subject: [bct] Our favorite books and narrators

      I was quite dissapointed in an Audible verfsion of The Adventures of Tom 
Sawyer, so I called my library to obtain the original recording read by Burt 
Blackwell. At first my librarian couldn't locate it, but she finally did. This 
caused me to start this subject on the list. What are some books from NLS that, 
in your opinion, must be saved by the digital revolution. May I submit another? 
Little Women read by Terry Hayes Sales. Sorry if the spelling of her name is 
incorrect. Who can recall the name of the narrator of The Adventures of 
Huckleberry Finn?

      Jamie Pauls, MT-BC
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