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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Harry Potter

I went by the library yesterday to pick up the unabridged audio cd of the latest Harry Potter book. I'm pretty excited about this because I "heard" the first two books and thought the reader, Jim Dale, was amazing the way he brought the book to life, giving each character a distinctive voice building up excitement, etc...
I got into listening to books when I used to work an hour away, in Knoxville. For five years I drove two hours a day, and in that time I listened to almost every thing the library had to offer. Many of the readers were good, some not so good, and I had my favorites that I would pick from, which I think is funny in retrospect. Picking a book to listen to based on the reader instead of the author!
I know a lot of you folks have read it already so don't spoil it!
Anybody else like audio books?

9 comments:

susan said...

My grandma used to get records of stories in the mail because she was legally blind. So listening to audio books just brings me right back to her. I usually will listen to them on those rare times that I am alone in the house working on some project or on long driving vacations.

Heart Of Darkness said...

LOl I love the picture of DV reading HP!

Don't love HP, though... and I hate audio books! I didn't even like being read to as a child! LOL Yeah, I know, what's wrong with me? The first words I learned were "Do it myself!"... :D

BarnGoddess said...

yes! I used to listen to all the latest books on audio when I worked.


how cool, let me know what you think of the book....

Diesel said...

I'd like to hear Darth Vader reading it.

Trish said...

I have only listened to a few audio books but had to stop because the voices of the readers were SO annoying!

I can completely relate to picking them by reader instead of author, it makes or breaks the story.

Meow Meow said...

I use some audio books in my classroom for my lower reading students. I want the one's who struggle to be able to see and hear what is going on!

I like motivation stuff when I have a long drive and good old rock and roll!

Pavel said...

Susan: Oh, I forgot about a blind friend who would get those.
I take it you're not often alone, huh?

Heart of Darknes: I guess DV gets his evil ideas from reading HP!
"Do it yourself" isn't a terrible philosophy that I wished my parents employed with me more often when I was growing up. (smile)

bg: I will!

Diesel: Now that would be something! rofl!

Trish: I'm with you. You know who are the worst readers? Occasionally the authors themselves read their own book and I haven't heard a single one who hadn't put me to sleep!

meow meow: You sound like a great teacher who uses creative methods to help your students learn. I wish you had been my math teacher. (smile)

Dorky Dad said...

I like audio books but I wouldn't like spending all that money on gas just to listen to a book.

Pavel said...

dorky dad: Good one!!!