[bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

  • From: "Jake Joehl" <jajoehl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:38:45 -0600

I like the unabridged versions better too. Makes for better overall understanding.
----- Original Message ----- From: "G B" <gbmagoo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, 17 February, 2006 5:41 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

I am the same way I need the full book.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynnette
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 15:32
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Our favorite books and narrators

Hi Onj,
Maria and I are just the opposite.  We must have nothing less than the full
version.  Abridgments cause us to feel we're missing something.  Most of the

time, you can really tell.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Onj" <onj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 11:30 AM
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>
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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| Terry Hayes Sales, have been withdrawn.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
| try to preserve the books in a digital format. I imagine people who
| 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
| 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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