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becks

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I think I'm now addicted to graphic audio lol, for me it's just has so much more theater than the other ones, and other words the others are just boring, not all but almost all lol
 

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I think I'm gravitating towards graphic audio as
well, it's just really fun to listen too.
 

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I'm with both of you guys when it comes to graphic audio, for me it's just a lot more entertaining than the others.
 

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I do enjoy a lot of the Graphic Audio versions of books, especially the William Johnstone novels; however, there was one series -- I forget which, some fantasy one -- which I didn't care for. It was too over-the-top theatrical, and too quickly-paced. Also, I didn't much care for the story itself, which no doubt was part of the problem as well.

One thing I don't care for in such productions is when there is a lot of background sound -- like boisterous customers in an inn, or street noise. I think it gets in the way and detracts from the story telling.
 

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One thing I don't care for in such productions is when there is a lot of background sound -- like boisterous customers in an inn, or street noise. I think it gets in the way and detracts from the story telling.
See I'm the opposite, I think with the background noise to me it makes it more realistic it gives it more depth where other stories if it's just someone talking to me that's just boring, but of course the sound has to blend in and not overtake the narrator.
 

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I understand the notion of theatrical productions, and making things come to life for the listener. I do like old-time radio shows after all. It's just that sometimes the additional audio sounds can become a distraction for me. Vive la difference. :Smile3:


Off the subject, I just tried out the emoticon button here for the first time, and I must say that I am quite impressed with all the choices.
 

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Okay, so I was just listening to the beginning of one G.A. book, and it had an initial preview chapter of a Mark Dalton Owner/Operator book, which I now realize I heard once before as a preview chapter in some other G.A. book. It is such a hoot that I searched here and found a couple books from the series. And yeah, in this series, I am all for the theatric sound effects -- air breaks and all. As usual, the reading/acting cast are very good. i guess it is just that for some more serious novels, some of the theatrical effects can be a bit distracting. But I did want to make it clear that G.A. productions can be heads above conventional versions of audiobooks. I can't believe I'm so drawn into a book about some truck-drivin' man, but on account of G.A. i am.
 

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I must admit my love graphic audio. It kinda crept up on me. One minute I was enjoying normal audio books then I suddenly found myself looking for more and more graphic audio. I am now at the stage where I can recognise the different narrators. I find myself looking for books where my favourite narrators are the main charactors. It is sad I need to get a life or at least find out what to do with the thousands of audiobooks (that are not graphic audio) I have on disks. :eek-2x::eek-2x::eek-2x::eek-2x::eek-2x::eek-2x::eek-2x:
 
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