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Audiobooks

Postby zjoske » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:26 pm

Recently I have become addicted to audiobooks. This way I get a lot more 'reading' done as previously.
But now I am wondering who would be a great narrator for Fel's books? Any suggestions?
My suggestion for the Tarrin books: James Marsters

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby kyli » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:51 pm

The best narrator that i've heard by a wide margin in my opinion is Michael Kramer. He narratored the Wheel of Time audiobooks along with Kate Reading and has also done The Mistborn Trioligy and is doing the Stormlight Archive. I haven't heard anyone better then him.

Unfortuately, we probably wont ever have the sennadar books in audio.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby kal » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:25 am

Samuel L. Jackson!!!!!

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Fish » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:11 am

James earl jones just imagine darth Vader doing the subjugation series.
All I can say is awesome

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Wolfee » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:03 pm

Jack Nicholson - J/K!!

Nathan Fillion

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby zjoske » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm

kyli wrote:Unfortuately, we probably wont ever have the sennadar books in audio.

Maybe we should do a kickstarter :lol:

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby kal » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:59 pm

Fish wrote:James earl jones just imagine darth Vader doing the subjugation series.
All I can say is awesome


you sir win this thread.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby zjoske » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:22 pm

kal wrote:
Fish wrote:James earl jones just imagine darth Vader doing the subjugation series.
All I can say is awesome


you sir win this thread.


I think mr Jones would be a bit too much for subjugation.
I would go for Sir Patrick Steward, or maybe Nathan Fillion. (If Lenard Nimoy was still alive, he would have been my absolute favourite)

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby wathman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:43 pm

I prefer function over style when it comes to Audiobooks. One hour commutes twice a day are so much better with books read out loud. For general usage, an app I think was suggested somewhere on this site works great for me. Voice Dream. Just throw any kind of text / book file at it and it will read it in a clear but mechanical voice. It even has a custom dictionary to help out with pronunciation of unusual names or proper nouns, just sound things out phonetically for the app. While I agree top notch voice talent can make a book experience even better, I'd have to spend way to much to keep my daily commutes stocked with material.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby J-Man5 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:21 pm

I convert to ePub then use the Voice Dream app for iPhone/iPad to read to me in iOS Arthur (British) voice at 230-240 words per minute. Getting a ton of reading done and able to work at the same time. Multi-tasking to the extreme.

Also using ff2ebook.com to convert fanfictions to ePub format for same reason.
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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Rambulator » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:56 pm

I make my own with TextAloud so that I have them on the Road with me.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Wolfee » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:01 pm

Excellent info folks!

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Bester » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:48 pm

I would highly recommend Oliver Wyman. I've previously listened to the audiobooks he did of the Monster Hunter series (Larry Correia), and am currently listening to the Safehold series (David Weber). Both series have a tremendous number of characters, and he is able to bring a different voice to them all with different tones, accents, and sounds. Safehold, in particular, is a huge series and he has done an outstanding job with it.

He brings both the characters and the exposition to life, while still keeping the narration easily understandable. He is easily head and shoulders about the narrator of any other audiobook I have listened to.


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