[LMB] Narrator of Curse of Chalion audio book

Tony Zbaraschuk tonyz at eskimo.com
Wed Jan 12 22:59:37 GMT 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:30:18PM -0800, Hilary Powers wrote:
> On 1/12/2011 11:32 AM, Ed Burkhead wrote:
> > Lloyd James, narrator of "Curse of Chalion," was also narrator of my
> > first book from audible.com. That was Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" and
> > his narration certainly turned it sour for me. I wasn't sure if I ever
> > wanted any of audible's audio books after that one.
> >
> > James certainly improved between that early "Starship Troopers" and
> > "Curse of Chalion" but I'll ask that he never again be allowed to
> > narrate any of Lois's books. (I am reluctant to buy any book narrated by
> > him.)
> I'm always surprised at the positive rating CoC gets at Audible. Gotta 
> be a triumph of book over voice, 'cuz the reading is painful. The places 
> where it's actually pretty good just make it worse for me, highlighting 
> the bad bits as not just awful but unnecessarily awful. One thing a 
> reader shouldn't sound is bored....

Speaking as someone who regularly listens to his own tape of CoC, I
must say that I haven't noticed anything bad or painful about the
reading at all.

Tony Z

Christmas Day is being spent in a Hobbittean state of nature.
Barefoot, well-fed and vaguely contemplative, in other words.
Much preferable to that nasty, brutish and short stuff.
--Wirelizard, on Making Light

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