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    Audiobooks

    Anyone listen to audiobooks regularly? I have a subscription with Audible and get a 'book' a month.

    Also if you do, do you find that a book that you liked in paperback/hardback can be spoiled if it isn't read by someone with the right voice for the book, or just read badly. I found this in particular with one of my favourite books Suzanne O'Sullivan's 'It's all in your head'. Great book but the voice of the person who read the book just didn't fit.

    Also sometimes some really fab readers can lift a mediocre book.

    Any other audio book fans out there? Any one got any recommendations?
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    I dont have audible books but i might try them given the hassle i have reading books ( with dyslexia) but im not a great novel reader. My late grandmother used to have audible books sent out to her weekly from the blind institute and ive enjoyed listening to some of those and id agree it does make a huge difference with who is narrating.They can be totally ruined by the wrong choice of voice and it really annoys me when theres a background score been edited in to create 'the right atmosphere' which generally inspires me to switch off.
    I think the best book ive ever listened to and is one of my favorites anyway,was Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee and read by him too.I love his writing but to listen to his voice narrating the book is a treasure.

    Im not a great radio listener but i do like listening to the books read on radio 4 on various slots.
    Ill have a look at audible books though,perfect for the coming winter months perhaps.
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    Gutenberg has an audio books section, i cant get on with the computer read ones but the human read ones can make a relaxing evening.


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    Originally Posted by NomadicRT
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    I dont have audible books but i might try them given the hassle i have reading books ( with dyslexia) but im not a great novel reader. My late grandmother used to have audible books sent out to her weekly from the blind institute and ive enjoyed listening to some of those and id agree it does make a huge difference with who is narrating.They can be totally ruined by the wrong choice of voice and it really annoys me when theres a background score been edited in to create 'the right atmosphere' which generally inspires me to switch off.
    I think the best book ive ever listened to and is one of my favorites anyway,was Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee and read by him too.I love his writing but to listen to his voice narrating the book is a treasure.

    Im not a great radio listener but i do like listening to the books read on radio 4 on various slots.
    Ill have a look at audible books though,perfect for the coming winter months perhaps.
    My husband is a big fan of audiobooks, he has dyslexia too. His favourite actual books are anything by Tolkein; I thought about trying to get an audio of 'LOTR' but heaven help me if it was read by the wrong person!
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    Originally Posted by Rick69
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    Gutenberg has an audio books section, i cant get on with the computer read ones but the human read ones can make a relaxing evening.


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    Cheers Rick will check that out.

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