June 8, 2011

Audiobook Meme

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Current/most recent audiobook: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Impressions: Loved it! I listened to the whole book in 2 days. I'm just trying to write my review of it but I'm finding it hard because there are so many things that can be said about it.

Current favorite audiobook: Not to sound like a broken record, but I'm leaning towards A Northern Light.

One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print: I'm not sure if I'd always chose the audio but Christopher Lee is an amazing narrator. He read The Hound of Death and brought all the characters to life. He should read every suspenseful novel. Ever. Written!

Genre you most often choose to listen to: I tend to like listening to young adult titles. I'm not sure if it's because they require less concentration or if it's because they're usually shorter.

If given the choice, you will always choose audio when &
If given the choice, you will always choose print when:
I'm combining these 2 questions together because I think my answer is the same for both. It really depends. I'd have to listen for a bit first before deciding. There are times when I start an audiobook and the narrator annoys me and I just can't listen. A few months back I started a YA title narrated by a rock singer from the region. Her accent was perfect for the story but her voice was too forceful and overpowering to be narrating a story told by a young girl. The print might work better for me. The only time I can see choosing the print over audio is if there are a lot of illustrations.

How about you? What are your answers?

7 comments :

  1. I liked REVOLUTION in audio, maybe I need to try A NORTHERN LIGHT too!

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  2. Adding Northern Light to my list right now!

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  3. I don't think I've ever listened to a book read by Christopher Lee. I need to check him out.

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  4. LOVE Christopher Lee! I don't do audiobooks because I am very good at tuning out conversation. Workplace thing. Will check ou these paper books though :)
    And thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I don't think I've ever listened to anything by Christopher Lee - will have to see if I can find one of his audios at the library.

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  6. I seldom listen to audios, but I'm glad you're enjoying A Northern Light. I've had a copy of that one around here for years. Don't know why I haven't gotten to it, yet, but it's always nice to read yet another positive review.

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  7. Found a few here to add to my list and I really liked your last answer - I am really particular about regional accent myself and speech pattern..

    :)

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