Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Audio Book Stephen Fry 11
Great review! I first heard the radio show when my British brother-in-law brought it to me on a series of cassette tapes. Laughed myself silly. He gave me the book, but for some reason I never got around to reading it. I also watched some of the TV series at a later point and enjoyed it well enough. I love the audio drama genre, but really good ones are so rare. Alas, as my first, this one may have set the bar too high.Congrats on your 100th post! Looking forward to 100 more.
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Audio Book Stephen Fry 11
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I have recently inducted my fourteen-year-old daughter in to the joys of the book and was delighted to hear her laughing out loud during the same audio version I have just listened to. I must have been around the same age when I first discovered it, and I have been in love with the books ever since, and I will never get tired of them. They make me laugh, and their comedy fills me with joy. They are the perfect eternal companion on my desert island.
The audio version (of the reading of the book, not the original radio shows) is very well done. Stephen Fry is always a delight to listen to, although he is forever associated in my mind with Harry Potter now when I listen to him. I have only made it through the first audiobook so far, but I have The Restaurant at the End of the Universe ready to go and plan to get through them all again this year. These books make my heart happy, what more can I say?
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Stephen Fry is a familiar figure among cinephiles and bibliophiles. The British actor has worked as a comedian, writer, presenter and film director. His voice has been heard in many audiobooks. Fry has narrated books of authors such as George Orwell, Roald Dahl and many more!
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Radio producer Dirk Maggs had consulted with Adams, first in 1993, and later in 1997 and 2000 about creating a third radio series, based on the third novel in the Hitchhiker's series. They also discussed the possibilities of radio adaptations of the final two novels in the five-book "trilogy". As with the movie, this project was realised only after Adams's death. The third series, The Tertiary Phase, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004 and was subsequently released on audio CD. With the aid of a recording of his reading of Life, the Universe and Everything and editing, Adams can be heard playing the part of Agrajag posthumously. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless made up the fourth and fifth radio series, respectively (on radio they were titled The Quandary Phase and The Quintessential Phase) and these were broadcast in May and June 2005, and also subsequently released on Audio CD. The last episode in the last series (with a new, "more upbeat" ending) concluded with, "The very final episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is affectionately dedicated to its author."
Adams was also an environmental activist who campaigned on behalf of endangered species. This activism included the production of the non-fiction radio series Last Chance to See, in which he and naturalist Mark Carwardine visited rare species such as the kakapo and baiji, and the publication of a tie-in book of the same name. In 1992 this was made into a CD-ROM combination of audiobook, e-book and picture slide show.
BBC Radio 4 also commissioned a third Dirk Gently radio series based on the incomplete chapters of The Salmon of Doubt, and written by Kim Fuller; but this was dropped in favour of a BBC TV series based on the two completed novels. A sixth Hitchhiker novel, And Another Thing..., by Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer, was released on 12 October 2009 (the 30th anniversary of the first book), published with the support of Adams's estate. A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime adaptation and an audio book soon followed.
Neil Gaiman's enthusiasm for audiobooks is no secret. The best-selling author has narrated many of his own titles, including "The Graveyard Book," which won the Audiobook of the Year award (from the Audio Publishers Association) in 2009. He's even narrated books by other authors on occasion.
Recently, Gaiman kicked his advocacy up a notch by agreeing to hand-select and produce a line of audiobooks in partnership with the audio download retailer Audible.com. Neil Gaiman Presents released its first five titles last month; they include the novel "Land of Laughs" by Jonathan Carroll and "You Must Go and Win" by musician-turned-essayist Aline Simone. Future releases will include books by the early 20th-century American author James Branch Cabell (the target of a once-notorious censorship suit for writing an "offensive, lewd, lascivious and indecent book") and "Dimension of Miracles" by Robert Sheckley, a work Gaiman likens to "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and which will be narrated by television personality John Hodgman.
Most omnivorous audiobook consumers have been frustrated by the relatively limited selection of available books (especially if you're looking for something besides best sellers). Neil Gaiman Presents is part of a larger enterprise by Audible.com, called ACX (for Audiobook Creation Exchange). It aims to bring new titles to the public by hosting a service through which authors (and other rights holders) can connect with professional narrators.
"The short-term reason I got involved with ACX," Gaiman told me, "is that there are books I love that I want to bring to the world. The long-term reason I signed up is because I want to live in a world where every book that exists has a great audiobook." I telephoned him to find out more about Neil Gaiman Presents and why it's been so difficult to get a wider variety of audiobooks to the ears of America's readers.
In 2003, I was told by an audiobook publisher I'd met that they probably had at most a year until the audiobook division of this publisher would be closed down for good. The economics didn't work. The tragedy was that the packaging was what was killing them. Then I saw my first iPod and thought: You know, I don't think it's as dead as they think.
Then there's "Anansi Boys," my favorite audiobook of all of my stuff, partly because I imagined [actor] Lenny Henry reading it while I was writing it. And partly because there is no way on God's green earth that I'm going to do an audiobook that has four little old Jamaican ladies in it. I still tell people that if they like "Anansi Boys," the real version of it is Lenny reading it. That's the author's preferred text.
For me, the tragedy of audiobooks is that the physical limitations and impossibilities of putting out complete novels as audiobooks in the days of LPs and then pretty much in the days of cassettes, meant that the costs and the odds were always against you. Most books aren't out as audiobooks. If you like a book, it's probably not been done as an audiobook. 350c69d7ab