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.. recommend me a good 'The Hobbit' audiobook? Recently discovered how awesome audiobooks really are, and need a new one. Been listening to the 'Harry Potter' audiobooks read by Jim Dale lately, but coming to an end much too soon! :cry: I've really fallen in love with audioboks now, can't really imagine myself taking the bus or washing the dishes or fetching some firewood without listening to one! They sort of make all the dull stuff you do every day very enjoyable. Wouldn't mind recommendations on good LotR audiobooks either <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> What matters is, basically, that the voice is comfortable to listen to.
Love an audio book myself Ringdrotten- I usually stick on one in the background when I'm on the pc instead of music, I must be getting old but I don't care, I love 'em. There's a good reading of TH unabridged read by Rob Inglis. He also reads LotR unabridged. Children of Hurin read by Christopher Lee. The Silmarillion read by Martin Shaw is excellent, he does immaculately with the plethora of names and places without loosing the drama. And I also have an audio book of Unfinished Tales- this is not such a pro production and seems to have been done solely for a library for the blind. But the American women who reads it gives it a good go. However I found it tricky to listen to as any sections of narrative are consistently interrupted by authors and editors notes. There's also the BBC radio adaptations of TH and LotR both very good. When it comes to nonTolkien I can recommend A Clockwork Orange read by Phil Daniels, a chilling and brilliant reading. I just finished listening to it recently. In a blast from my youth I also recently listened to Stephen Kings Christine (along with Misery the only King book I really enjoyed once I got old enough to spot his devices). Its narrated by Bob Askey who I didn't know before but reads it superbly. Sadly its a recording from the 1980's and the sound quality is occasionally variable but otherwise its very good (well except it suffers from King needing a good editor and could lose about 200 pages from the middle, but that goes for most King I find). I also have Orwells's 1984, I was suprised by how well its read as it was an American narrator and I was unsure that would work given the book is set in London. However its very good, offhand I can't remember the name of the reader though. I don't know if you have any interest in Star Trek Ringdrotten but Ive a few of them too. Spocks World read by George Takei and Leonard Nemoy. Emissary read by Nana Vistor. And a few more but I can't remember offhand which ones. And somewhere I've got a disc or two of audio books with a lot of the classics on them- Odyssey, Plato's Republic and the like. Any of the above catch your fancy Ringrotten? Pm me if you can't otherwise find them.
Nice list there, Petty, thanks! Will definitely get TH, LotR, Children of Hurin and The Silmarillion, and probably A Clockwork Orange too when I get through all those as I've heard it's supposed to be a great book. Never read Stephen King though, but that could be an idea too. Any good Sherlock Holmes audiobooks?
I've never found a Sherlock Homes audio book that worked for me. Possibly because I find it hard to see passed Jeremy Brett's Holmes and I've never found a reading done by him (surely there must have been?- if not what a missed opportunity!)
Well, Jeremy Brett has become the ultimate Sherlock Holmes for me too <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> (I suppose you and GB are to blame for that!) But I imagine the short stories would be very nice for bus rides, dishes etc, so I'll do some research on that I think <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
Do let us know if you turn up anything good- but preferably in English until I've mastered Norwegian (which may take some time!)
I prefer the English versions of Sherlock Holmes, as I haven't come across a translation that does Doyle's excellent language any justice <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> I'll tell you if I find something good <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_ ... audio+book Try this Ringdrotten, i got the one read by Martin Shaw. Abridged version, but still 6hrs long.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_ ... dged+audio I have the one with Rob Inglis, its very good.