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#6181  tubemonkey 11-15-2019, 11:52 PM
Audible UK -- Daily Deal -- exp 16 Nov @ 11:59 PM GMT
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#6182  FizzyWater 11-16-2019, 12:43 AM
Quote GtrsRGr8
Not one to listen to when you go nighty-night.
Why do you say that? Or are you being sarcastic? I listed to a minute of the sample and started nodding off....that narrator is a big snooze! He sounds like a voice-over to the school movies I saw in the 60s.
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#6183  GtrsRGr8 11-16-2019, 02:39 AM
Quote FizzyWater
Why do you say that? Or are you being sarcastic? I listed to a minute of the sample and started nodding off....that narrator is a big snooze! He sounds like a voice-over to the school movies I saw in the 60s.
Not sarcastic.

I based what I said upon the description of the content, which I read completely. I forgot that I was dealing with an audio book, though, and not a book! I suppose that some narrators could make even books like Helter Skelter (a book about Charles Manson and his "family," and the horrendous, gruesome Tate-LaBianca murders that they committed) seem dry and boring.

But that prompts the question, "why would the author, or publisher, or whoever choose a dry narrator for an audio book such as the one that is the subject of our discussion?"

Lesson learned--as far as an audio book is concerned, I've got to remember to base my opinion on the narration as well as the content.

Still, I'm that sure that I'd fall asleep faster to some audio book, or even podcast, about Aristotle, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Hume, or Ayn Rynd, than our audio book under discussion, regardless of how good the narrator might be. And Anne of Green Gables is guaranteed to do it even faster, no matter how good the narrator might be.

Thanks for the lesson learned.
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#6184  tubemonkey 11-16-2019, 12:43 PM
Daily Deals -- exp 16 Nov @ 11:59 PM PT
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#6185  tubemonkey 11-17-2019, 09:52 AM
Audible UK -- Daily Deal -- exp 17 Nov @ 11:59 PM GMT
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#6186  tubemonkey 11-17-2019, 09:58 AM
Daily Deals -- exp 17 Nov @ 11:59 PM PT

* Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works
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#6187  tubemonkey 11-18-2019, 11:02 AM
Audible UK -- Daily Deal -- exp 18 Nov @ 11:59 PM GMT
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#6188  tubemonkey 11-18-2019, 11:08 AM
Daily Deals -- exp 18 Nov @ 11:59 PM PT

* Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
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#6189  Catlady 11-18-2019, 12:06 PM
Through December 9, Audible is offering members a deal on a one-year gift membership: $120 (which works out to $10/credit). Recipient can be an existing member; there's nothing to indicate whether one can or can't gift oneself.
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#6190  issybird 11-18-2019, 12:19 PM
Quote Catlady
Through December 9, Audible is offering members a deal on a one-year gift membership: $120 (which works out to $10/credit). Recipient can be an existing member; there's nothing to indicate whether one can or can't gift oneself.
I noticed that if it's to an existing member, all the credits load at once and the membership term isn't extended.

The gift membership deal for non-members is for $150, which is still a decent discount.
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