[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] queensthief
Something else to be excited about on May 16th! Harper Collins is re-releasing the audiobooks for the QT series in digital format and CD! The list price for the audio file is $21.99 for TT and CoK but $24.99 for all the other books and the CDs look like they are going to be $39.99 per book. Who knows if those listed prices are accurate. We shall see...

They will also be available on Audible, if you have that. It looks like the audiobook for Thick as Thieves will also be released on May 16, so we won't have to wait!

Previously, the audiobooks were narrated by Jeff Woodman, but I'm guessing he maybe isn't available anymore? The narrator is now listed as Steve West. He is listed as the narrator for all five books. I don't think that's a mistake, since I also found him listed as the narrator on the Barnes and Noble site, and he recently tweeted about recording all the books. He is a UK actor, who has narrated over 150 books and has eleven voice awards! You can listen to clips of him narrating on his website.

Guys! We're getting brand new versions of the audiobooks! I'm so excited to listen to Thick as Thieves!

PS: Hopefully, he does a better Eddisian accent. XD Sorry, Jeff Woodman...I loved your narrations too!

PSS: More excuses to give MWT my money. Yay!

Date: 4/23/17 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
Re-recordings, mmm. That's quite interesting. A significant investment, when they could have just remastered the previous recordings.

Date: 4/23/17 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
Definitely a night owl! Plus, I have sounis on email alert for all new posts. :)

I'm most glad that it'll be on Audible, so that it can link with kindle purchases. The CDs are gorgeous, but I don't think they'll be easily available except online...and if you're buying them online, why not buy the digital files so your devices can have it everywhere?

Date: 4/23/17 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
I've already re-bought the hard copies of the books, so I'm on the fence about buying the kindle and audio versions (since reading the words is my ultimate goal ;).

I'm not quite an expert, but I know that if the Audible book has the "whispersync" option, you can read along with your audiobook, or you can read, and then hop in the car and your audiobook will know where you are as you drive. "Whispersync" also sometimes has special deals for kindle and audible book buyers (do not have to have a subscription for this, as I haven't had one in years, but still got the deals). It's really handy for classics lovers - I got the Rosamund Pike Pride and Prejudice audiobook for 2 dollars after getting the free Kindle edition. :)

Date: 4/23/17 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
No, just the new paperbacks. I bought the "old" paperbacks last year, and the new ones this year.

I've never tried Kindle Unlimited - I read in intense spurts, so I'm not sure a steady subscription plan would be my best plan, so I don't know how it works, really. I don't think the Audible subscription works the same way, though - I think it's more like a book a month club.

Date: 4/23/17 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
I've still only read the first one of those. It was nice, but didn't have ready access to the others (also possible the others didn't exist when I first read them :)

Date: 4/23/17 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
Maybe that's what I was thinking about. The book I read had a knight sitting backwards on a horse (I've never been able to figure that out).

Date: 4/23/17 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
Ah! I enjoyed the first one, though not quite as much as Rosemary Sutcliff (though it had a stronger moral center than Sutcliff's did) or Gillian Bradshaw (but that's the trilogy that actually converted me from an Arthurian anti-fan to a fan, so probably not fair :). How many are there?

Date: 4/23/17 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibmiller.livejournal.com
I've read all of The Once and Future King. There's one section (Bedivere murdering his wife) that horrifies me to this day, but on the whole, it's an incredibly haunting and lovely book about the League of Nations. :)

White had a strong sense of the tragic beauty of Arthur's story, though I think I somewhat prefer Malory (except for length - Malory is REALLY long).

Date: 4/23/17 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiegirl.livejournal.com
Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!! My dream come true!

Date: 4/23/17 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smallsotong.livejournal.com
LOL @ the Eddisian accent comment. There were many sections that I thought he did a great job on, the Aulus and Boagus scene was not one of them XD

A lot of my 'aha' and 'howdidInotnoticethatbefore' moments have come from listening to the audiobooks on long drives, so I'm excited for this!
Edited Date: 4/23/17 07:21 pm (UTC)

Date: 4/23/17 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] checkers65477.livejournal.com
I did like the Drunk!Gen part in KoA. He did a nice job on that. Really looking forward to these new recordings!
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