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Discussion in '11/22/63' started by KAH, Jan 23, 2014.
Well HELLO to you too SK fans Fun group.
All female parts should be voiced by Carol Channing.
...some of us are more certifiably "fun" than others...*wanders off, bouncing baloney log on head*...
Sometimes I cry from laughter reading posts here. Makes it terribly hard to stay away to work, and such. But totally worth it!
I know this has nothing to do with 11/22/63, but in talking about audio books, check out the audio book of Dolores Claiborne, read by Frances Sternhagen. She IS Dolores!
She played the mother of Charlotte's husband on Sex and the City (Trey - her first husband)
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He does WHAT? :O I'm getting that audiobook now!
"the guy narrator nails Elizabeth"
Thanks for the chuckle @Angelo Bottigliero - that was good!
My mom said he was "a fad and won't be around 10 years from now." She said that in 1981, when I was a teenager and trying to sneak around reading the books, which she always knew about. Just like she knew my 16 y.o sister was kissing a boy goodnight after her first date, bc my mom was watching them from the window. Hiding behind the curtain and peeking out, trying to be surreptitious about it.
It would enhance the audio books if there was a female doing the female character's voices.
I totally agree with this! I listened to the audiobook last month, and it was one of the best I have ever "read" (listened to?). But, YES, Craig Wasson reading Sadie's lines with that high, southern accent just grated on my nerves. It actually did somewhat detract from my attempts to fully picture her in my mind as a character. Now, I know it's not a play, so they can't have all these different people reading lines for different roles, so I'm not sure what the solution is. But I'm glad to know it wasn't just me.
Well - looks like you just answered the question I asked in the Newbies thread! - I would definitely get distracted by a male reading a female voice in a high falsetto - makes me think of the Monty Python troupe dressed up as women - would take away the seriousness of whatever was being read.
...try listening to them whilst imagining the narrator dressed like this...
Well, now every audio book just became hilarious!
I enjoy a good audiobook when men are reading. When women are reading they just seem to go on and on...
This thread gave me another one of those deja vu moments I get in here all the time.
There was a post -- I'm almost certain it was in the old dawn, in the before time (the long, long ago) -- about an audiobook that was narrated by Yeardley Smith (I don't remember which story).
If you don't know, Yeardley Smith is the voice of young Lisa Simpson, and this particular member simply could not get down with hearing the story as told by the girl whom Ned Flanders once described as "Springfield's answer to a question nobody asked."
I have to say I listen to a lot of audiobooks and I think the narrators which they get to read King's books are generally excellent at their craft. I did notice this yesterday listening to one, but it was more in a kind of "hmmmm why isn;t that jarring with me, because I guess they're doing a great job at it."
Mind that might be the kiss of death I probably notice all the time now.
I'm not sure a female person interjecting the female lines in an audiobook would work for me I like a single vocie albeit an occassionally modulated one.
I am nearly done listening to Doctor Sleep, and the narrator on that one does a perfect, perfect job. He focuses more on the inflection and tone rather than gender, and it is not distracting at all, IMO. It's Will Patton, by the way.
I agree; I think it would be way too distracting.
I listen to doctors and residents through my headset all day at work. If I am lucky I get a good one, with a well modulated voice. The worst ones are the ones who rush through the transcription without any pauses.
There is one female doctor who dictates (or drones) in a monotone without changing her voice at all.
It makes you appreciate it more when you get a good one. (and it is nice if they say thank you at the end, rather than just abruptly stopping).