[bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

  • From: "Onj" <onj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 16:30:11 -0000

I must agree there.
I tend to read a lot with my Pc, as I guess I've turned into a freak.
I find human readers too slow actually, which may seem strange.
for me to get into an audio book I have to have listened to it for a very 
long time, so I get used to the cadence I think.  Only then, I can really 
enjoy it.
Dramatic stuff is fine, but unabridged audio books make me bored.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "derek Lane" <derek@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 4:10 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

|I also listen to some books via synthetic speech.
| However, I wouldn't want to hear synthesized speech on a tape though!
| ----- Original Message ----- 
| From: "Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
| To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:35 PM
| Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators
| Jamie it is a shame to lose a lot of the old wonderful narrations.
| According to the NLS website Jim Walton narrated Huck Finn.  All of the 
| books I just looked at, including that one and Little Women narrated by
| Terry Hayes Sales, have been withdrawn.  I have not heard of any plans to
| try to preserve the books in a digital format.  I imagine people who know 
| lot about the process can give explanations as to why this is not 
| There are some good narrators nowadays, but, I feel, perhaps 
| that overall some of the earlier talking book narrators were better than
| what I encounter today.
| Narration of a book can either increase or decrease a person's enjoyment 
| a book depending on the narrator's skills.  I have really begun to prefer
| listening to books with synthetic speech due to its predictability.
| At any rate, it is sad to lose the original narrations of those old
| classics.
| Joni

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