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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 13:23 
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Falling asleep? It's not seen as optimal.


would make the journeys quicker!

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 14:43 
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I listen to them in the car, is that not an option?

Yes, it could be.

When can I borrow your car?

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 14:46 
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I listen to them in the car, is that not an option?

Yes, it could be.

When can I borrow your car?


I don't use it much :)

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 15:29 
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Warhead wrote:
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I listen to them in the car, is that not an option?

Yes, it could be.

When can I borrow your car?

:DD

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 15:58 
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I listen to them in the car, is that not an option?

Yes, it could be.

When can I borrow your car?


I don't use it much :)

Maybe I should have mentioned that I don't currently own a car.

Would audio books also work in a van?

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 16:10 
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I listen to them in the car, is that not an option?

Yes, it could be.

When can I borrow your car?


I don't use it much :)

Maybe I should have mentioned that I don't currently own a car.

Would audio books also work in a van?


I use my phone, and it connects to my car via bluetooth.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 13:14 
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I am currently listening to The Magicians. I can’t remember who recommended it to me, but WTF? :D It’s Sweary Harry Potter reading The Chronicles of Narnia and features scenes of teenage fox porno, and I’m only a few chapters in.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 13:38 
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There's 5 seasons of the TV adaptation on Amazon Prime. It's alright.

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Really? Huh. Might take a look as long as the fox porn bit isn’t too weird :D

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Not in there :)

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 21:52 
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There's 5 seasons of the TV adaptation on Amazon Prime. It's alright.

Watched the first episode of this tonight. It beats little relation to what I’ve read. The settings are the same (Brakebills, even though it bears no physical relation to what is described in the book), but the motivations, storyline, characters, etc are all very different. Not necessarily better or worse, just very different.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 13:35 
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Warhead wrote:
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I listen to them in the car, is that not an option?

Yes, it could be.

When can I borrow your car?


I don't use it much :)

Maybe I should have mentioned that I don't currently own a car.

Would audio books also work in a van?


I use my phone, and it connects to my car via bluetooth.

I use my iPod Classic in the van and if I'm not listening to music, or comedy on Radio 4 Extra, I dip in to the 112 episodes of The Goon Show that a friend gave me a while ago. I never get tired of those, even though they're not audio books.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 15:22 
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Warhead wrote:
I use my iPod Classic in the van and if I'm not listening to music, or comedy on Radio 4 Extra, I dip in to the 112 episodes of The Goon Show that a friend gave me a while ago. I never get tired of those, even though they're not audio books.


Well why did you not tell us before? #Goonsjoke #spokenjokes


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 17:37 
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I know there's a TV show on the way, but I started listening to the Sandman adaptation on Audible.

I'd say it's easily one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. Production values are off the scale and it makes you realise what a rich world of opportunity graphic novels offer for the audio format, if you have the budget to throw at it. Highly recommended.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 15:26 
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For anyone that struggled with some of the recordings of the Pterry books there are new versions coming soon :

https://twitter.com/terryandrob/status/ ... 6931471365




https://narrativia.com/audio.html

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BILL NIGHY STARS AS VOICE OF PRATCHETT IN BRAND-NEW RECORDINGS OF THE ENTIRE DISCWORLD SERIES
Plus an all-star cast of leading British acting talent

Penguin Random House has taken on a truly ambitious project to re-record all 40 audiobooks from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series, featuring a cast of leading names from British stage and screen, with the first subseries publishing in April 2022.

Pratchett annotated the Discworld series with his famous footnotes – essentially his own voice commenting on the story - which will be narrated by Bill Nighy, star of Love Actually and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Peter Serafinowicz, star of Shaun of the Dead and Star Wars, will voice the part of Death throughout the series. Pratchett penned the most inventive descriptions for Death’s curious, hollow voice, from ‘in tones as heavy as a whale's heartbeat’ to ‘in a voice with all the warmth and colour of an iceberg’, with his speech represented in the books with small unquoted capital letters.

The Discworld series can be divided up into subseries, with one main narrator set to voice each subseries. Game of Thrones star Indira Varma is lending her voice to the Witches books, Fleabag’s Sian Clifford is reading the Death books and Merlin’s Colin Morgan will read the Wizard books, along with Andy Serkis, star of Lord of the Rings, reading the standalone title, Small Gods, with more casting for the rest of the series still to be announced.

Voice of the footnotes Bill Nighy said:

‘I’m honoured to voice the footnotes and bring to life one of the funniest, quirkiest and best-loved aspects of Terry Pratchett’s world. He added footnotes to the pages of all of his Discworld novels. They are his personal commentary on the action, little snippets of information or funny asides. They feel very much like the voice of the great man himself commenting on the action. I’ve enjoyed it enormously’

Peter Serafinowicz said:

‘Coming back to Terry Pratchett’s world after many years has been a pleasure. I loved his subversive, absurdist humour when I was a teenager and reading the part of Death, who appears in nearly all the Discworld books, has given me a renewed appreciation of his comic genius. What a very clever writer he was!’

BAFTA award-winning composer James Hannigan, whose many credits include music for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the Lord of the Rings video games, and the audio production of The Sandman, has been commissioned to compose theme tunes for the Discworld series.

For this ambitious project narrators will read nearly four million words, with nearly 150 days in the studio and resulting in over 400 hours of finished audio. The audiobooks are being produced and directed by Neil Gardner of Ladbroke Audio, the multiple award-winning radio writer & director, who shares a love of sci-fi and comedy, and is a life-long Terry Pratchett superfan.

Neil Gardner, Ladbroke Audio Producer & Director said:

‘This project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and my team at Ladbroke Audio, and I am still pinching myself to ensure it is really happening. I’ve been buying Terry Pratchett’s books since 1987, every year without fail, and am an unabashed super-fan. And whilst it is the greatest honour of my career to be the producer/director of the Discworld series, there is an immense pressure to do Terry and the fans justice. It is a long, meticulous process for all of us involved, but there is much laughter along the way…all thanks to the unique and truly magical Terry Pratchett!”

Alice Twomey, PRH Audio Senior Commissioning Editor said;

‘It has been a joy to cast and produce these audiobooks, breathing new life into this magical series in audio and working hand in hand with Terry’s estate to ensure the same care and attention to detail that Terry applied to his writing.

It is a real labour of love and we hope that Discworld fans both old and new will enjoy listening to these audiobooks as much as we have enjoyed making them.’

Penguin Random House and the Terry Pratchett Estate make this exciting announcement today to celebrate 50 years of Terry Pratchett, in the week of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Pratchett’s very first book, The Carpet People.

Rob Wilkins, who manages the Terry Pratchett Estate said:

‘I am so excited about the new Discworld audiobooks. When the first finished audio files arrived at the Chapel – Terry’s writing room and centre of the Pratchett Universe – I listened at full volume until the stone walls rattled and am beyond overjoyed with the results. It’s wonderful to have our dream voices bringing these books to life in audio, and James’ theme tune sprinkles magic lavishly over the opening of each audiobook. Bill’s narration of Terry’s dedications and footnotes, Peter’s incomparable voice of Death…. I could go on and on! Every single voice does justice to the wit, warmth and unique genius of Terry’s storytelling. The whole series comes together in such a spine-tinglingly good way, it’s an absolute thrill. This has been a real passion project for all of us and we want to thank PRH Audio for putting this together so beautifully. We couldn’t be more delighted to have such a fitting tribute to Terry on the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first book and I can’t wait for fans and new readers alike to experience these magnificent new recordings.’

These new recordings will be published over the next two years as Discworld subseries: Witches (April 2022), Wizards (July 2022), Death (October 2022), Moist von Lipwig (February 2023) and City Watch and Tiffany Aching (April 2023). The standalone titles – Pyramids, Small Gods, The Truth,Moving Pictures, The Amazing Maurice and Monstrous Regiment – will also be published. A very special Christmas edition of The Hogfather read by Sian Clifford will publish early in December 2021.

Indira Varma, star of Game of Thrones and narrator of the Witches books said:

‘Reading the Witches series has been a fantastic experience. I love the characters of the three witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, whose unconventional style of magic gently pokes fun at tradition. Terry Pratchett has a genius for using humour to make us think, which really appeals to me, and I hope will appeal to the listeners too.’



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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 15:48 
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That reminds me. I meant to post this yesterday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-59305079

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The Snowman: BBC pulls Christmas radio special after composer's complaint

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

The BBC has cancelled plans for a new radio version of Christmas favourite The Snowman after its composer complained that it would "sound silly".

BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 had been due to broadcast the new arrangement of Howard Blake's famous score, narrated by Stephen Fry, this Christmas.

The music was to have been sung rather than played by instruments, a treatment that Blake said was "a bad idea".

The BBC said it was "a great shame" to remove it from the festive schedules.

"We were saddened and surprised to hear of Mr Blake's concerns as we sought permission from him and his publishers and he has been consulted and has contributed throughout," a BBC spokesperson said.
"A distinguished team has been skilfully developing plans to bring this production to millions of listeners this Christmas, so it's a great shame we have to remove this from our festive schedule, in line with Mr Blake's wishes."

Blake composed the music for the original 1982 animated film and said he was "absolutely delighted" with the decision.


'Mocks it'

Before the broadcaster withdrew its plans, the composer told BBC Radio 4's PM programme: "I care a great deal about The Snowman. It's worldwide. It is absolutely loved by people.

"What scares me is that if we have an arrangement that mocks it and makes it sound silly, it will take a great deal of pleasure away from the world, and I don't approve of this arrangement."

He said he gives permission to "pretty well every arrangement", adding: "I licence pretty well thousands of arrangements, but this particular one, I just actually think is not a good idea."

The new arrangement was to have been performed without instrumental accompaniment by a choir who would have vocalised the tune, a style of singing often using vowel sounds but not full words.

Blake said it was not possible to perform parts of The Snowman such as the motorbike ride in that way.
Classical music often uses vocalisation, he said. "But if you notice, they are all from melodic lines and they move in intervals that can be taken by sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, and this is not possible to do like that."


I’m not certain how I feel about this. Quite disappointed, I suppose. The Snowman is a huge, huge part of our Christmas and I love it dearly. We also, as a family, love little radio plays and meditations that are made for children, and I think this is something we’d definitely have enjoyed.

I think the bit I’m most disappointed in is the idea that the arrangement will have ‘mocked’ the original. I just can’t believe that it will have. I don’t think it could be done with anything but love. I’d like to have heard it.

I don’t know. I can understand any author or artist in any medium feeling protective of their work, but anyone saying that they are ‘absolutely delighted’ that a creative project isn’t going ahead comes off as a bit icky.

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Why do I feel there may be more to this?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 16:43 
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I feel that also. It just seems a big thing to shut down for fear of ‘mockery’ of the original score. The glee at having overturned it just makes it seem like there’s another level of reasons somewhere.

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I am sure issues with artistic creativity, legacy, and the like can be cheerfully bulldozed with large bags of cash.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 17:36 
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So there's a Netflix remake coming? Or has the Snowman got a better paid slot on LBC?


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