audio book poll..

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what is your favorite audio book reader?

Poll ended at Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:43 pm

A
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C
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audio book poll..

Postby mran6ry » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:43 pm

I have already read all the Pratchett novels am am obviously a big fan etc. I drive alot in my work and have been a huge listener of audio books so findign every TP novel on audio is a must.

The best examples are defined by the reader so far i have found three different readers of TP and was interested to find out what other people think.

I have found:

A Nigel Planer
B Tony Robinson
C Stephen Briggs
D Unknown


I am torn between A & C, Nigel Planner re-creates the wiches exactly as i imagined and his bumbling wizards from UU are perfect. However Stephen Briggs Cohen the Barberian is hilarious. Tony Robinson is not bad but i find his vocal range a little narrow.

Just wondered what other readers people may have heard and/or what their experices are?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:36 pm

I cant really vote as I have only heard Tony Robinson.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:02 pm

I've gone for Stephen Briggs. I haven't heard Nigel Planer, but I have heard Tony Robinson and don't think much of his characterisation at all.

Briggsy is the man for me. :D
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:53 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I cant really vote as I have only heard Tony Robinson.


Ditto. But I really hope he's the worst :?
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Postby Tiffany » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:02 pm

Dotsie wrote:
Who's Wee Dug wrote:I cant really vote as I have only heard Tony Robinson.


Ditto. But I really hope he's the worst :?


Ditto three.
I quite like Tony, but, as I haven't heard any of the others..............
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Postby mran6ry » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:22 pm

thanks for the feedback, I must admit that Stephen Briggs has a fantastic range of voices but I have to say when you have heard nigel planer describing an argument between granny weatherwas and githa og you have to laugh!!

Tony R is very got at Rincewind and Eric is really funny but his range is limited and he seems to mostly read the abridged versions
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Postby Tiffany » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:13 pm

I've only got the abridged versions, when I bought them I didn't know anything different. Some have come from charity shops too. :D
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Postby mran6ry » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:14 pm

Tiffany,

Thats all i thought there were until i had a look around, would recommend the Witches trilogy by Nigel Planer, check out 2nd hand prices too you wont regret it (or might..)
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:20 pm

welcome to the site and ive no preference :)
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Postby LadyL » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:37 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I've gone for Stephen Briggs. I haven't heard Nigel Planer, but I have heard Tony Robinson and don't think much of his characterisation at all.

Briggsy is the man for me. :D


This says exactly what I have to say about the subject :D

But where can I vote now?? :oops: :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:46 pm

LadyL wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I've gone for Stephen Briggs. I haven't heard Nigel Planer, but I have heard Tony Robinson and don't think much of his characterisation at all.

Briggsy is the man for me. :D


This says exactly what I have to say about the subject :D

But where can I vote now?? :oops: :roll:
I voted 'C' - If I ever hear Nigel Planer and think he's better than Briggsy, then I'll post here. :wink:
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Postby bogieman » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:49 pm

Stephen briggs is the best for me and then Nigel planner he is a very close second and then Tony........
Tony only does the abridged versions and has not quite got the range of the other two

But what about
Celia Imrie (equal rights and wyrd sisters) Really good
Stefan Rudnichie/Harlan Ellison (thief of time) Not so good
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:28 pm

bogieman wrote:Stephen briggs is the best for me and then Nigel planner he is a very close second and then Tony........
Tony only does the abridged versions and has not quite got the range of the other two

But what about
Celia Imrie (equal rights and wyrd sisters) Really good
Stefan Rudnichie/Harlan Ellison (thief of time) Not so good

Really? Harlan Ellison is a sci-fi writer and a very good one as well. :shock:
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Postby mran6ry » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:10 pm

I actually have heard some of the other audio books and realise that audiences differ the world over. Quite like the american version of the wyrd sisters but only listened to a snippet. I suppose its me thinking they should all sound brittish. Small minded I know, but it does beg the question what voices do other people hear?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:29 pm

A lot of the US versions are read by Stephen Briggs - I have the unabridged Thud! from Harper Audio and it's read by him :)
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