[bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

  • From: "Onj" <onj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 18:04:11 -0000

I have a lot of Grisham and yep, I've read them all on the pc.
I got into his works about two or three years ago and I have read, (goes off 
to look,) just 12 of his works, looking for more actually, but enjoyed every 
one of them.
Interesting guy, eh?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Pauls" <jamiepauls@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 5:15 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

| Is that true even for a good Grishom novel?
| -----Original Message-----
| From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Onj
| Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 10:30 AM
| To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators
| 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
| old
|| 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|| Terry Hayes Sales, have been withdrawn.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
| a
|| lot about the process can give explanations as to why this is not
| feasible.
|| There are some good narrators nowadays, but, I feel, perhaps
| nostalgically,
|| 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
| of
|| 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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