Listening to Discworld Novels

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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby winther » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:02 pm

I've never really understood why abridged audiobooks exist at all... I mean, why would you read only half a book? what's the point? Anyone know why?
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:09 pm

Dunno - for people with short attention spa . . . SQUIRREL!!! :lol:
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Katblossom » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:25 pm

This is a good idea. I need something for long car journeys, an exciting book. I get really bored of the radio.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:53 pm

Are there any Discworld audio CDs that actually have a cast of different actors playing the parts, as opposed to Tony Bloody Robinson doing all the voices?

The only one I've heard so far is Equal Rites, and all the voices sound the same to me.

Much preferred Rankin's Brightonomicon, with a full cast.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:19 pm

There are radio plays on the Beeb with different actors, but they haven't made them available to punters. I do have a copy of Night Watch though and it's excellent. :)
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:18 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Are there any Discworld audio CDs that actually have a cast of different actors playing the parts, as opposed to Tony Bloody Robinson doing all the voices?

The only one I've heard so far is Equal Rites, and all the voices sound the same to me.

Much preferred Rankin's Brightonomicon, with a full cast.

I dont like Tony Robinson's narration either Bouncy, this may be of interest to you.
http://www.audible.co.uk/search/ref=a_s ... ix=robert+
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:39 am

I've got The Brightonomicon, is probably my favourite Rankin book, although a lot had to be left out of the audio version as it's very much funny when you read it, but doesn't translate to audio.
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Re: Listening to Discworld Novels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:27 pm

I Know but it was the others I was refering to, my favs, the first four.
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