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 Posted: Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 07:21 pm
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Do you listen to these?

Someone asked me a question about Stephen King's It, and I tried to look online for the answer. While looking online for the answer I discovered that the entire book was available online on, YouTube.

I realize I'm late to the game regarding these, but this is the the first time I've ever listened to one. I had read the book previously, so I had known the entire story, and had painted the picture in my head.

Bottom line. I found the audio book almost listenable. The reader took me out of the story.

Have you ever tried to listen to an audio book after you have the book?

Does it interfere with your enjoyment of the story?

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 Posted: Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 07:26 pm
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I tried audiobooks years ago, and they were hit and miss.  It really depends on who reads the books IMO

I had an audiobook done by Stephen King and he read it himself, which was enjoyable, but another audiobook by King was read by someone else, and it wasn;'t as enjoyable.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 07:30 pm
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Never listened to an audiobook.  I enjoy reading, and an audiobook isn't reading.  I want to take in the information myself and not feel like I'm listening to the radio or a college lecture.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 07:47 pm
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srossi wrote: Never listened to an audiobook.  I enjoy reading, and an audiobook isn't reading.  I want to take in the information myself and not feel like I'm listening to the radio or a college lecture.
Amen.

You and I fell the same way under this subject.


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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 01:29 am
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I've listened to some while driving long distances for work or on a trip; it usually beats the radio and I don't subscribe to Sirius XM, and generally find it usually depends on what kind of book it is anyway. King and Tom Clancy aren't that good as there is way too much detail and exposition that makes the tapes drag on. I tend to like shorter, more bite sized books. Fluff, if you will.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 04:47 am
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wittman2 wrote: I've listened to some while driving long distances for work or on a trip; it usually beats the radio and I don't subscribe to Sirius XM, and generally find it usually depends on what kind of book it is anyway. King and Tom Clancy aren't that good as there is way too much detail and exposition that makes the tapes drag on. I tend to like shorter, more bite sized books. Fluff, if you will.
Some of the Tom Clancy audio books are abbreviated versions that don't have all of the details as the book version. For that reason, I prefer reading instead.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 12:31 pm
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I definitely prefer to hold a real book in my hands and read it page by page, I've been a reader all my life and just recently discovered a "new" (to me) author named William Kent Kreuger (cheap plug there,he's good)..........

Regarding Audio books,used to be there was a service at Flying J truck stops where you could rent out audio books on CD for a few $$ a week and return them at any Flying J in the country,and when you're driving a long and/or boring trip they certainly help pass the time, but now Flying J decided to discontinue that service and start selling them instead,and at $10-15  pop I'm just not interested.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2012 05:10 am
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Some memoirs read on CD by the author or a good reader are fine while in the car. Stephen King did one called On Writing and he reads it himself - it was a good listen.

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