Listening to Discworld Novels

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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:28 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:OK folks.

What would you recommend to me as my first toe-dip into DW audio?

I'm a virgin, you see.

Go for something like Guards! Guards!

My first was Thud! Which Harper Collins had given to Sharlene when she had the book store and she passed onto me.

I also heard Feet of Clay, as I found the unabridged version on cassette tapes in a charity shop for £1. I have also borrowed Wintersmith and Lords and Ladies (the latter read by Nigel Planer) from the library.

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Something bizzare happened to the CDs when I played them on my computer and they got turned into MP3 files . . . :whistle:
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby raisindot » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:OK folks.

What would you recommend to me as my first toe-dip into DW audio?

I'm a virgin, you see.


You probably should start with the book or books you like the most, I would think. Since The Fifth Elephant is my favorite book, I started with that one and then went on to get everything else ready by Stephen Briggs, and the selected a few other favorites read by Nigel Planer. The only reader I can't stand is Celia whatsername, who reads "Wyrd Sisters." She's just awful.

Tonyblack wrote:I also heard Feet of Clay, as I found the unabridged version on cassette tapes in a charity shop for £1. I have also borrowed Wintersmith and Lords and Ladies (the latter read by Nigel Planer) from the library.

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Something bizzare happened to the CDs when I played them on my computer and they got turned into MP3 files . . . :whistle:


What a coincidence! I can't tell you how many times that's happened with me as well ! :D
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:55 pm

I can't seem to find any of the unabridged versions.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:14 pm

Looking at Eoin Colfer audio books on Amazon.

Why are they all so bluddy expensive?

Audio books in general, I mean.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:35 pm

Because there are a lot of discs involved.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:45 pm

Ahhhh.

Mind you, an audio disc is about 50p, so hmmmmm.............. ;)
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Tiffany » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:26 pm

They obviously have to pay the people who read the books a vast amount of money to do it. It must take them a long time.

I have several audio books, CD's, unabridged versions by Anne McCaffrey bought at a reasonable price, but I guess TP is more popular so his are more expensive.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:56 pm

True.

Perhaps I'm turning into a Tight Git? :roll:
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Tiffany » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:True.

Perhaps I'm turning into a Tight Git? :roll:


I don't think you are, because no way would I spend the money they ask for Terry's audio books either. :clap:

PS If you want Equal Rites with Tony Robinson, abridged, I have a spare, unopened, I didn't know I already had it. It's yours for what I paid. £5 plus post.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:55 pm

Oooooh.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:13 am

Finally got my arse into gear and went to our local Library and borrowed Carpe Jugulum, read by Nigel Planer. I'm really enjoying listening to it.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby raisindot » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:10 pm

Yeah, I think CJ is one of Planer's best reads. He does do the vampires' voices in a way that sounds refreshingly different than the Bela Lugosi style Briggs tends to use with this vampires. He still does the witches much better than Briggs, and the exchanges he voices between Granny and Mightily Oaks are among his best.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:50 pm

I've got all the unabridged audio books and I have to say that I really enjoyed Michael Fenton Stevens reading The Long Earth. Lots of great characterisations and much as I love Stephen Briggs it is mercifully free of those errors he has a habit of doing where he will read a line in the wrong characters voice.

If you are buying the CDs always get them direct from Isis Audiobooks they are much cheaper than Amazon etc,
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Kat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:47 pm

I'm not a big fan of audio books- mostly because I prefer to listen to music while I read, and the few audio books I've tried have had really bad readers. However, my library has most of the newer Discworld novels on audio only (not sure why), so I've decided to give audio books another try, starting with The Wee Free Men.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:01 pm

Good choice, Kat! Stephen Briggs is very good at reading them. :)
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