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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:36 am    Post subject: Pleased to be able to reveal Reply with quote

A novel is about the WRITING and the STORY. Henceforth, 18th June every year will be International Audiobook Narrator GET OVER YOURSELF Day !
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will use this auspicious occasion to post a review from my first foray onto audible.

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Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2014

I'm pretty sure this book was written by an 11th grader. I'm listening to the audio version and it's not only poorly written, but poorly read. The guy can't keep his accents up and turns a Jamaican man into a Mexican gangster, after first making you think he was French. I think even with a rewrite, this book would still only seem like a first draft.

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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know someone who specialises in Audiobook narration, her USP is that "head in a milking pale sound". Think AHEAD OF THE CURVE.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i must say --- the reviewer was dead on.

i was reticent to do a fiction book, but was told that it only had "4 or 5 characters". it turned out to have 45 characters (exaggeration, but close), two of which were middle-aged jamaican men who conversed through the better part of four chapters.

it was a brutal experience and almost made me chuck this whole "talking out loud" gig in favor of a midnight shift stamping sh*t out of aluminum at the local plant.

i DID do a few other non-fiction books that i throughly enjoyed --- but --- as a rule, audiobooks ain't my bag.
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