Audiobooks

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Audiobooks

Postby Mongrel » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:06 pm

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2 ... obook.html

“They were talking about ‘pegasuses’ and ‘pegasi.’ That’s horses with wings,” he continues. “This motherfucker got a sword that talks to him… Motherfuckers live in places that don’t exist, and it comes with a map. My God.”
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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Büge » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:16 pm

Audible's got a collection of The Legend of Drizzt for free. Cast includes David Duchovny, Weird Al Yankovic and Ice-T.

No, I'm not making this up.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby TA » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:40 pm

Yeah, it's ... magical. Also apparently I've been mispronouncing Drizzt all these years, it is actually one syllable.

Sadly, Audible offers shit riddled with DRM and has the whole thing in two tracks of five stories each, instead of one per story. Untenable. Let's just say it might be possible to get a version that has it cut out into tracks, though.

Ice T's story is 93 minutes long.
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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Thad » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:54 pm

Wow, that's crazy.

Sounds like it might technically fit the ACX submission guidelines (not sure without actually looking a little deeper into it), but it's really pushing the limits.

Presumably Amazon/Audible wants you to use their software, which will keep your place.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Grath » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:14 am

Büge wrote:Audible's got a collection of The Legend of Drizzt for free. Cast includes David Duchovny, Weird Al Yankovic and Ice-T.

No, I'm not making this up.


Well now I know what I'm listening to on my 12-hour roadtrip this weekend...

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Thad » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:40 am

Looks like you can get the 12 individual stories for free too.

So that's 12 tracks, anyway; still not as many as there probably should be, but more than 2.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby TA » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Still tied to Audible's client, though.

Remind me of our policy regarding convenient mega.co.nz links.
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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Grath » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:10 pm

TA wrote:Yeah, it's ... magical. Also apparently I've been mispronouncing Drizzt all these years, it is actually one syllable.

Ice T's story is 93 minutes long.


Apparently according to Ice T, I've been mispronouncing Sword all these years.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Thad » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:23 pm

Gillian Anderson reads the first 27 minutes of A Vision of Fire, written by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin.

There's something soothing about that calm, measured Scully voice (it's like a lava lamp). And hey, she does a (to my ears) decent Indian accent too.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Thad » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:20 am

This is a radio adaptation of a book, not an audiobook, but it's probably not an important enough distinction to start a new thread, unless we start talking a hell of a lot more about audiobooks and radio plays.

SO: BBC Radio is adapting Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett. And the radio version of the iPlayer isn't region locked like the TV version.

Episode 1
Episode 2

With more to come.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Mongrel » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:31 am

Saw that. I think it's supposed to be six episodes total?
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Re: Audiobooks

Postby François » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:12 pm

I'm going through a Dune audiobook while I do the dishes nowadays.

Never thought I'd ever look forward to doing the dishes.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Thad » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:29 am

Doctorow just brought my attention to Downpour, which sells DRM-free audiobooks. If you're into audiobooks, you should check 'em out.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Thad » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:17 pm

BBC to rebroadcast Good Omens next week in memory of Pratchett; the online version won't be region-locked.

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Re: Audiobooks

Postby Thad » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:56 pm

The BBC is currently streaming Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel, Dirk Maggs's 1990's remake of a 1930's-era Marx Brothers radio show whose original recordings are mostly lost.

The first episode's up and it's a lot of fun. The next one will be up Thursday, and each episode stays up for a month after it's posted.

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