Jeaniene_Frost wrote:ConvertMePlease wrote:No offense to anybody that prefers them...I've never tried an audiobook and I'm really not interested in it. I would rather pay the publishers price to buy the paper so I can read it faster and able to skip to the parts I like. I also absorb more when I read something myself than to have it read to me. I would get easily distracted by something else (like the TV).
I prefer printed books as well for my own personal reading, but I had SO many people emailing me saying they wished my books were on audio (before I had the rights to them, so I felt bad but couldn't do anything to make it happen) that I know there's a big readership for them. Some people have poor vision or no vision. Some like to listen to books on long car rides. Some simply prefer audio format over e-format and printed books. For all those who prefer audio books for whatever reason, I'm thrilled that my series will be available in that format .
tavia wrote:I think that's awesome! I read and listen at different times for different reasons, and I would never want one or the other exclusively. Maybe our enthusiasm will encourage people who have never experienced the enjoyment of an audio performance to give it a listen!
tavia wrote:Thank you for listening, and for the nice words. I'm really pleased that my work has encouraged you to seek out other audio editions of your favorite books.
Some authors are exceptional narrators and some are not. Toni Morrison reads her own work beautifully, but not every author has her performing ability. They are quite different skills - performing and reading - though one certainly informs the other.
It's so interesting that you're using them in your classroom! What do you teach?
Vlad'sGal wrote:i just listened to the sample of FDOC and wow going to get that one.
China Doll wrote:Vlad'sGal wrote:i just listened to the sample of FDOC and wow going to get that one.
I purchased it this morning. Loved Halfway to the Grave audio. I can't wait to hear the voices of Ian and Mencheres with this one.
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