Best Audio Book Reader?

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Best Audio Book Reader?

Nigel Planer
3
13%
Celia Imrie
0
No votes
Stephen Briggs
15
65%
Tony Robinson
5
22%
 
Total votes : 23

Best Audio Book Reader?

Postby Ezekiel000 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:05 pm

I like Nigel Planer & Steven Briggs readings, but I'm interested in what other people think.

Abridged or Unabridged is not really a factor in this poll, it's more to do with favourite interpretations of voices and reading style.
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Postby Tiffany » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:36 pm

I can't really vote as the only audio books I have are by Tony Robinson. I haven't heard anyone elses versions.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:01 pm

I've voted Stephen Briggs, but I've only heard him and Tony Robinson and really didn't care too much for Tony Robinson.
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Postby windle poons » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:19 pm

I just voted for Steven Briggs but It was very close between him and Nigel Planer
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:51 am

I too have only heard Tony Robinson, & he gets up my nose. What's with the characters whispering (specifically Angua)? I have to turn the volume up!

Can't afford the others so I couldn't comment.
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Postby silverstreak » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:19 pm

I can't possibly comment as I've never actually listened to an audio book of any description.Can anyone tell me if I'm missing out on one of life's great experiences?
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:37 pm

they r actually quite good if youve got time to listen i tend to have audio books in the car :)
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Postby silverstreak » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:46 pm

Thanks for that.I might give one a try.
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:24 pm

They're good company at the gym as well. You almost forget you're doing something unpleasant.
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Postby silverstreak » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:55 pm

Dotsie wrote:They're good company at the gym as well. You almost forget you're doing something unpleasant.



THE GYM!!! but that's excercise.
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Postby Annebn » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:27 pm

I voted for Briggs, but I can only compare to Tony Robinson, as I've not heard the others. In fact, I've only heard two of the audiobooks. Both were good, but I prefered the un-abridged one.
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Postby windle poons » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:57 pm

I recently heard a really bad version of Thief of Time published by Fantastic Audio in the US with different readers for each of the storylines.of the 3 readers only one makes any atempt at charecterisation the other 2 just read the words,I did not find it at all gripping and much prefer even Tony Robinson I havent heard the Isis version yet .
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Postby mspanners » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:42 pm

Nigel Planer........... 8)
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Postby FatRat » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:52 am

I love Tony Robinson, but i don't like the fact that he gives dwarves high squeay voices
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Re: RE

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:34 am

FatRat wrote:I love Tony Robinson, but i don't like the fact that he gives dwarves high squeay voices
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