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Old Jun 24th 2009, 07:57 AM
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Depends on the book and who's reading it. Generally I prefer doing my own reading (though obviously not while driving), and a lousy reader can really ruin a good book.
On the other hand, I've read a number of Bill Bryson's books and then later listened to the audio version (Bryson does his own readings), and I have to say that the listening is actually better since he knows just what tone he meant to have and just where he meant to pause for dramatic effect.
I love Bill Bryson's books. A Walk in the Woods just plain cracks me up. I've listened to a couple of books on CD -- Tony Bourdain does a great job and Maureen Dowd is enjoyable. Now, that you've mentioned Mr. Bryson, I think I'll have to give his audio versions a listen. Thanks!
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I love Bill Bryson's books. A Walk in the Woods just plain cracks me up. I've listened to a couple of books on CD -- Tony Bourdain does a great job and Maureen Dowd is enjoyable. Now, that you've mentioned Mr. Bryson, I think I'll have to give his audio versions a listen. Thanks!
I'd recommend I'm a Stranger Here Myself; it's good stuff.
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Wonderful read! I'll give it a listen. Thanks.
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