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January 22nd, 2010, 07:22 AM
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Do you listen to books on tape/CD?

Do you count them on your book list?

Any favorite readers?
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January 22nd, 2010, 12:10 PM
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I can't listen to them. They either read way to slow or the voice creeps me out lol
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January 22nd, 2010, 01:14 PM
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I know what you mean. But I think the reader for the Harry Potter series, Jim Dale, is amazing. He does voices for each of the characters and they are all different. I keep wondering how on earth does he keep all the voices straight and not mix them up. I keep meaning to look up what other books he reads. He's that good.

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January 26th, 2010, 09:25 PM
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I sometimes do the audio books, I prefer to read them to myself but if I come across an audio version I'll listen to it. There's actually one book that I haven't been able to find in a non-audio version, I know it's out there I'm just too lazy to find it.

PS. I've been meaning to get the Harry Potter Series in Audio (or at least borrow it) so I can hear for myself the voices Jim Dale does. I've heard he's really good.
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January 26th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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Well i only just introduced myself to audio books in the last month.

I find that when I have a lot of house work to do, then I listen to the audio book and do my housework.

Sometimes the voices work, and other times it just doesn't. I read... err... listened to a book called 'confession of a reformed dieter' and that was read by the author, and because I already knew her voice (was the host of australia's biggest loser), it was ok. Really good book too.
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January 27th, 2010, 07:24 AM
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I tried listening to The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I have no idea who read it. Whoever it was had such a depressing and somber voice which I guess was apropos to the story, but I was about to fall asleep at the wheel after a few minutes! Not good at all!

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January 27th, 2010, 07:43 AM
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I've only heard one audiobook, it was nice. I haven't tried any other ones, I love reading too much
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January 27th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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I don't usually listen to audio books. But I listenned to all the Twilight series books (after I had already read them) because I wanted something to listen to at the gym. It made me able to walk longer and go longer on machines because I was able to listen to a good book. I'm going to try downloading a couple more when i go back to the gym next month.
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January 27th, 2010, 08:48 PM
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I started listening to audiobooks because I was getting tired of listening to the Wiggles in the car! My kids were very fascinated by Harry Potter. I've tried listening to other books on CD but it's been difficult to find something that was also language appropriate for my kids who are generally in the car with me.

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