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Elantris Audio Sample
« on: May 24, 2007, 10:26:17 PM »
I just posted a sample of a reading a man named Lance Meibos did of Elantris.  Thoughts?

http://www.brandonsanderson.com/drafts/warbreaker/Elantris--lance.meibos.sample.mp3
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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 10:31:34 PM »
we should probably add a flash based player for this to the site so people don't have to download it if they don't want it and could just stream it instead.
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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 10:55:25 PM »
It streams for me when I click the link.  It goes into quicktime.
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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007, 11:01:35 PM »
I refuse to allow quicktime to do that same with WMP, I don't like things from the web being loaded on click like that.  My set up only allows for it to be downloaded when you click.
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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 04:04:09 AM »
I like the audio a lot; I'm a fan of audio books...but most likely this is because I am a fan of long car rides...

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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 05:38:40 AM »
I am sorry, but I really couldn't listen to more than the first couple of minutes. :( I don't know if it is because I am so used to the fella who does the HP books that I was expecting something else, or if it was because I felt the reader had over dramatized the first part that I heard, or something else entirely. But, I just wasn't able to give him the chance he deserved, I suppose, to win me over.

And he may be totally to someone else's liking, just not to mine.  I will try again a little later, and now that the shock of it is past, maybe I will be able to give him more of a chance and listen to the whole sample and perhaps have a more informed opinion. Give me a day or so, I will come back with another thought or two.

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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 07:11:55 AM »
I find that when I listen to a new reader for the first time that they never seem quite the way I thought they would.  They do, however, usually grow on me.  The thing that hit me right off was his pronunciation of Elantris.  Now, I'm not saying that the way I say it to myself is right its just different and that kind of throws me and will continue to until I get used it.  Just my two cents.

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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 11:57:29 PM »
I, too, am a fan of audiobooks, and so I have listened to a lot of books that I have already read.  Each reader has their own style, it does take me a while to get used to them.  But, I also agree with dawncawley.  I liked this guy's reading, but it was a bit over-dramatic with his reading.  If he could tone it down a bit, I think he would be great.

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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007, 06:44:50 PM »
I listened to it all the way through this time. And I stand by my previous statement, with a minor change. I don't think it is his voice I dislike, but the way he reads the book. I understand that the person narrating an audiobook needs to show the emotion of the story, but I feel that while his voice seems to have grown on me, the rest of it has become more glaringly bad.

That sounds awful. Let me see if  I can clarify a bit. Enthusiasm and emotion are a good thing for a narrator to have, but at the appropriate time, in appropriate measure. I think that, for my taste, Lance is a bit too enthusiastic in his portrayal of emotion. And somewhat off in what goes where. Maybe it is because I read it and see it a certain way in my own head and this is different, and more somehow, than my own imagination makes it.

As I said before, his voice seems to have grown on me and I think with a bit of polish on the style, I hope that is the right word, of his reading that it could be really good.

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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007, 09:18:49 PM »
I finally got a chance to listen to that, and I have to agree that he seems to emphases things I don't think I would.  Still, I really like the idea of an audio book, since I love to listen to them as I work.  I agree with what someone on the blog said, and making it so that there's a diffrent person for each of the main povs.
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Re: Elantris Audio Sample
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 10:04:49 PM »
I listened to a bit of it, and I also agree with Dawncawley. His voice is good, but something about the enthusiasm sort of turns me off to what he's saying.  :-\