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#41 Carole

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:19 PM

I finished Jayne Ann Krentz's "Lost and Found" yesterday, and this morning I started the audio of "The Villa." I know a lot of people don't like that one, but I put it on the middle of my Nora list--don't love it but don't hate it.
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 07:05 PM

I've finished The Villa and now I'm on Hidden Riches. This one is in Bookcassette format, it's my first.

According to Brilliance Audio:

Bookcassette brand audiobooks puts three hours of listening on each tape -- twice the normal amount! Since we record the story separately on the right and left tracks of stereo tape, you must give your tapeplayer's headphones the ability to isolate each speaker through the use of the Bookcassette Adapter.

The Bookcassette Adapter gives you balance control on your headphones and is so easy to use -- plug it into the stereo jack of your personal tapeplayer and then plug your headphones into the other side. The Bookcassette Adapter Works ONLY on Stereo Tapeplayers.


Which I think sounds more complicated than it is. Basically, I have an unabridged book on five cassettes instead of ten (The Villa was ten cassettes) and I had to use this little adaptor that plugs into my walkman and my headphones plug into it. I start with the adaptor on "A" and this morning I listened to side one of the first tape, and then turned it over for side two. When I finish side two, I re-plug my headphones into the "B" side of the adaptor and listen to side one again.

I thought I would be hearing sound only in one ear but it's not, the sound is stereo. There is sometimes a little background noise, I guess from the other side of the cassette, if the volume is higher, and I had to turn off the 'mega bass' setting on the walkman to make it work. Otherwise, I haven't noticed a difference in this and a 'regular' cassette. One difference, though, bookcassette formats are usually cheaper. I got my adaptor from Brilliance Audio's website, it cost about five bucks.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 04:33 PM

Saw "The Crush" by Sandra Brown on cassette tape yesterday at TJ Max for $2.99.

Too bad I don't have a tape recorder so I can listen to it. :cry_1: My car doesn't even have it either.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 05:20 PM

I just got The Crush on eBay. I held off on it for a long time cause I'm just not sure about Tom Wopat doing the reading. But I got five books from one seller, good prices and reduced shipping. Now I'll have enough audios till Christmas probably!

Right now I'm on Grand Passion by Jayne Ann Krentz. I gave up on Hidden Riches, I liked the book but the audio was a dull thud, probably more to do with my own mood than the reader, who didn't annoy me and seemed to be doing an ok job.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 08:08 PM

I have all of the InD books that have been recorded on MP3 CD's. They are all unabridged on one CD. You have to have an MP3 player. Unfortunately the CD's will not play on ordinary CD players, including the ones in cars - I know mine doesn't work because I tried to play it and got an error message. I like them because you have the entire book on one disc. I listen to the books while cleaning, or commuting. I get Eve and Roarke I way I can. . .
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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:43 PM

I started the Quinn brothers this weekend.

These are on bookcassettes--the kind that are double-sided and need the adaptor. First tape of Sea Swept went fine, listened to "A" side one then side two and then changed to the other speaker and did the "B" side one and side two again. On the "A" of the second tape, the sound kept kind of coming in and out, it would be ok, then go quieter, then get louder. Annoying but bearable. Then I got to the second "A" side of the tape and although I could hear what I should have been hearing as an undertone, I was getting what seemed like it should be the "B" side. I tried switching the speakers thinking maybe it had been taped wrong but it didn't help, I still had the undertone and then it turned out that both "B" sides of the tape were the same. Very odd. I finally gave up and put on the third cassette. Since I've already read the book, I know what's going on even with skipping ahead. But it is annoying!

When I got to work, I went to Audiobookstand.com and ordered a fresh copy, non-Bookcassette version, fortunately on sale, and I also picked up a cassette version of Chesapeake Blue. My current audio on that is CDs but this way the series will match and I can go straight through without having to switch players. And that was on sale, too, so I guess that's kind of the silver lining to the cloud. But still-aauugghhh!!! :lol:
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Posted 19 October 2005 - 04:57 PM

I'm currently on The Hobbit, but I'm almost finished. I'm going to start listening to Barbara Taylor Bradford after. :eka: :roarkerules: :cheers:
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 06:51 PM

Well, the third tape of Sea Swept was also corrupted, so I gave up and switched to the Key trilogy today cause I couldn't decide on one of the new ones I got from the books on tape sale. But I love the Key trilogy so it's not a hardship. :P
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 03:13 AM

I'm currently listening to Portrait in Death.
I hate that not all the In Death books are on CD's and UAB.
I really didn't like the abridged version of Conspiracy In Death.
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 01:44 AM

I'm making my way thru Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. All the books are big, so the audios are around 20 CD's long. I put off getting the first book because they're a little pricey - about $60. But because they last for so long, it's like getting two books, so it all comes out in the end. And I'm worth it! :cheer:

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:49 PM

I've just finished the Quinn trilogy and this morning started Chesapeake Blue. It's disconcerting--the first two books were read, and very well, by David Stuart. Then the third was done by Guy Lemonier, who was good but not as good as Stuart plus I got used to the voices the way Stuart did them. And now this one is done by James Daniels so it's yet another voice to get used to. That happens of course whenever I go from one book to another but for a trilogy or series, I like the same narrator throughout. Like Simon Prebble who does the Cynster books, he's got a great voice.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:05 PM

I'm still listening to Holiday In Death. I haven't finished it yet! :eka: :roarkerules:
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 06:39 PM

I'm listening to Kathy Reichs Death Du Jour. It's on cassette and the only cassette player I own is in my car so it's taking me a while to get through it, lol.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:02 PM

Imitation in Death. This is probably the 8th or 9th ID book I've done on tape/CD, all from Brilliance. I am continually impressed by Susan Erickson. She does a stand-up job as Eve, et al.

Eve: "Man. God. Roarke."
Roarke: "An interesting and flattering line-up."
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:14 PM

I have all 6 Harry Potters that I keep handy. At night, the twins, the baby and I cuddle up and listen to a couple 'chapters'. The only problem we have with them is we have four read by an American (don't know who) and the other two by a woman from England. The accent is tricky for the boys sometimes. I don't really mind, because when I read the books I tend to forget the characters are British and really would speak in those accents. Hearing someone speak it brings it back. (Plus, the British woman does a wicked McGonagall, almost as good as Maggie Smith in the movies)
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 04:22 PM

Huh. I thought Jim Dale, who is English, had done all the Harry Potter books.
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:49 AM

I'm still listening to Holiday In Death. I haven't finished it yet! :eka: :roarkerules:



I'm listening to Holiday In Death now, too!
I'm on leave now, for the next 2 months and plan to listen to all the In Death audiobooks that I own.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:42 PM

I'm on Chesapeake Blue now and already dreading when I come to the end of the Quinns. :cry_1:
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

I've been listening to Joseph Campbell's "Power of Myth". I love his stuff, loved "Mythology and the Individual" and "Inward Journey: East and West". But I've been eyeing my old InDeath books on tape, and will probably start listening to them again -- after I finish reading Memory...

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:55 PM

Huh. I thought Jim Dale, who is English, had done all the Harry Potter books.


My brother bought ones done by Dale, and I've only heard snippets of them. My mom got ours on eBay, so I have no clue where they came from. Like I said, the American ones are just okay, but the British woman has a voice that makes it really hard to stop listening.
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