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Re: Alcatraz audiobook
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2007, 06:21:53 PM »
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Re: Alcatraz audiobook
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2007, 06:36:42 PM »
I told EUOL this a long time ago, but the only way to make the Alcatraz audio book uber-cool would be to get the totally awesome reader of the Harry Potter auidobooks to read it--Jim Dale. But since EUOL has no say, my recommendation has even less influence. It is being published by Scholastic, who chose Jim Dale for HP, so hopefully they will make a similar excellent selection for Alcatraz.

It's probably a good thing that EUOL isn't reading it. Because, even though I'm sure he'd do a good job, Jim Dale proves that having a professional voice actor makes all the difference. Leave the writing to EUOL, and the reading to the pros.  ;)
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Re: Alcatraz audiobook
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2007, 06:43:04 PM »
Gemm needs to do it.
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Re: Alcatraz audiobook
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2007, 01:12:42 AM »
Chimera, I totally agree about Jim Dale. I was totally prepared not to like the HP audio books, I really just like to read and was afraid the visualization(SP???) wouldn't be there for me, but I was blown away. I wound up getting the other five, so I have all six of them. I will undoubtedly get the seventh when it is available on audio as well. I like to have the complete sets of things. lol

I hope that they find someone equally as wonderful for Alcatraz, if they can't get Jim Dale. I have faith though, Scholastic is usually really good about that sort of thing.


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Re: Alcatraz audiobook
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2007, 04:39:32 AM »
I just got done listening to His Dark Materials audiobook, and I wouldn't mind seeing them do something alone the lines of what was done there and do a full dramatization type thing.  It would be really cool, although unlikely.

Still, I shall have to try it out (after, of course, my book copy is nearly dead.)
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Re: Alcatraz audiobook
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2007, 11:56:05 PM »
the library edition thing just means the library pays more for it initially. Then they can get replacements for free in the first year and then only have to pay about $7 for replacements later. i asked the woman who orders them for the library I work at and she said she liked the idea of having to make the librarians seem more stylish and punish people who reshelve the books.  I think most people in the library world would...
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