[bookshare-discuss] Re: How Many NLS Members? (was) Re: Bad scan Wheel of...

xoops!
my window did not let me see all of your message.
So the other one is bill too.
hmmm perhaps NLS is trying this as some kind of cost cutting measure, or thought it would be more fun to have bill reading it, which I understand is a nice job really.
I will have to get that one from the Library when I have time grin.
Sorry for the mistake,
Karen


On Sat, 18 Feb 2006, Evan Reese wrote:

Here's the proof:

Author:        Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Title:         My life [sound recording]  / Bill Clinton.
Edition:       Abridged.
Published:     New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, c2004.
(Distributed in special format for the Library of Congress by
Talking Book Publishers)
Description:   2 sound cassettes (C-90) : analog, 15/16 ips, 4
track, mono.
Book Number:   RC 58101
Dewey No.:     973.929092 B ANF
ISBN:          0739317059
Notes:         A shared master program book.  The Random House
Audio recording has been adapted by NLS. The publication has
been changed to 15/16 ips, 4 track format. Side announcements
have been added.
Digital master.

However they did record the original version as well:

Author:        Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Title:         My life [sound recording] / Bill Clinton.
Published:     New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, c2004.
(Distributed in special format for the Library of Congress by
Talking Book Publishers)
Description:   9 sound cassettes in two containers (C-90) :
analog, 15/16 ips, 4 track, mono.
Book Number:   RC 58100
Dewey No.:     973.929092 B ANF
ISBN:          0375414576
Notes:         A shared master program book.  The Random House
Audio recording has been adapted by NLS. The publication has
been changed to 15/16 ips, 4 track format. Side announcements
have been added.

Actually, they didn't record either one at the talking book studios the way they usually make talking books by the looks of things, which might explain how they got them out so fast. I don't know which one came out first, though they both came out quicker than usual.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Lewellen" <klewellen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 4:59 PM
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: How Many NLS Members? (was) Re: Bad scan Wheel of...



 Hi,
 What proof do you have that the clinton auto biography was abridged? NLS
 never records abridged versions, as this would serve no one.
 Also, on some occasions NLS has an arrangement with the publisher to have
 access to books either just before or  at the exact time of printing. Such
 speeds up the time it takes in getting a book on the library shelves, but
 can also in the case of book to movie adaptations result in some different
 endings than either the films themselves or later publications of those
 kinds of books.
 I am an NLS fan always will be.  Bookshare will not be able to equal the
 NLS reach or quality for a variety of reasons in my view.
 nor should it.  there should be a choice here as with other things.

 Karen

 On Sat, 18 Feb 2006, Evan Reese wrote:

> Was that the abridged version? I thought they got it out faster than > usual, and I thought that was a really long book for them to get done so > quickly. That must have been the reason.
> > Also, if you can spring for one of those Handicassettes, you can change > the speed of the narrator's voice without changing the pitch. I think > they're overpriced, but I use it all the time to read books and > magazines on tape.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gailselfridge@xxxxxxx
> To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 11:15 AM
> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: How Many NLS Members? (was) Re: Bad > scan Wheel of...
> > > I agree with Shannon. I just read a Nora Roberts series and I'm sure NLS > will have it eventually, but I didn't have to wait. Also, when I started > with Bookshare, I read Bill Clinton's biography, the whole thing. NLS > had it at about the same time, but it was the abridged version and I > wanted to read all of it. And I find I can read faster with bookshare > books because I use my screen reader and can increase the speed to a > much faster rate than is used by NLS narrators. The only way I can do > this with NLS books is to increase tape speed which distorts the > narrator's voice.
> > Gail
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