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Reading Between The Lines Audiobook

Reading Between The Lines: From Page to Production

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Publisher's Summary

Bath-based BBC Audiobooks hosted a sell-out event for the Bath Literature Festival. Reading Between the Lines: From Page to Production featured Rula Lenska, Lynne Truss, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Lorelei King in an entertaining and lively discussion about the art of the audiobook. They were joined by Sunday Times audio critic Karen Robinson, BBC Audiobooks' Publishing Director Jan Paterson, and Senior Producer Kate Thomas.

The panel discussed all aspects of what makes a good audiobook. Topics debated ranged from casting, production, recording, accents, pronunciation, translation, and editing. Rula Lenska, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Lorelei King are all highly respected readers having recorded numerous titles for BBC Audiobooks and other publishers. Lynne Truss appears in the audiobook versions of her two best sellers Eats, Shoots and Leaves and Talk to the Hand.

© and (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

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    Woolmark 20/08/2006
    Woolmark 20/08/2006 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting - but beware"

    I've just listened to this and found some of it quite interesting and several times wanted to butt in myself and comment but I was dismayed that a member of the panel was allowed to give away the ending of the book 'Gentlemen and Players' by Joanne Harris. I was currently reading (not listening to) this book and there was no warning that the twist in the tale would be revealed. I suppose I will finish reading but the fact that the ending has been revealed has spoiled it for me.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 17/04/2007 Member Since 2015

    i did

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    "A freebie that's really worth your time"

    This free download features a fascinating discussion and Q & A session about the production of audio books. The panel feature a producer, a director, an actor and a critic and they offer offer up some very interesting insight into the process a book goes through before it gets to our ears. The panel features staff from the BBC who have produced some brilliant and best selling productions between them.
    This download is the nearest thing I've come across to a DVD style 'making of' or 'special feature' for audio books and I really enjoyed it.
    I recommend it to anyone who enjoys spoken word productions enough to have an audible subscription.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstine 15/04/2008
    Kirstine 15/04/2008
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    "Entertaining and interesting"

    I strongly recommend audio book fans to listens to this panel discussion involving the readers, editor and producers. It reminds us how much we owe to the diligence and hard-work put in by the people who take pains to study the texts so that they can make the books come alive for us to enjoy. I am constantly amazed by the skills of the readers in differentiating the various characters by employing different accents and tones of voice. I have long realized that a lot of preparation must be involved. But this recording of the discussion is not just interesting, but is also very lively and entertaining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ian S. 29/07/2006
    Ian S. 29/07/2006 Listener Since 2006

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    "Interesting Insight"

    Radio 4 listeners and ilk are likely to enjoy the insights offered by this track.

    It reveals the considerations from a publishing, editing, and performance perspective of audio book publishing. What about page-turns? Do you rehearse? Whether to use mood sounds and background music? How many performers should there be? How long from decision to publish a book in audio format to final 'cut'?

    Presented as a discussion panel with an audience - true overview of the medium.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mirium 18/02/2008
    Mirium 18/02/2008
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    "Well worth listening to"

    This was very good for a freebie! It was entertaining, and gave some informative insights into how audio books are produced.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan WatfordUnited Kingdom 24/08/2007
    Joan WatfordUnited Kingdom 24/08/2007
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    "How it's done!"

    This is wonderfully entertaining and a must for everyone who enjoys listening to audiobooks and has wondered how the slick finished article is achieved. It will give you a new appreciation of the talents of all those involved, and it's free! Do listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rogayah 12/09/2016
    Rogayah 12/09/2016

    Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try

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    "Behind every good audio book"

    There is more to it than a good listen. This gives a glimpse of what production goes into each story. It is like putting on a play. There is a lot of hard work that has to happen before the smooth, seamless story unfolds and we settle down to a good read.

    Great to have a glimpse behind the curtain.

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    30/11/06
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    "fascinating!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this explanation of how audiobooks are recorded. Very understandable and well-edited to keep your attention.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Robin A. Gower
    Point Pleasant, NJ USA
    13/09/06
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    "Behind the Scenes at BBC audiobooks"

    This is a fascinating panel discussion by producers and performers of BBC audiobooks. The observations of the performers have opened my ears to nuances in the readings, but the real revelation is the role of the producer in coordinating and giving coherence to the recording sessions.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Christina
    Germantown, MD, USA
    23/03/07
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    "Interesting and Entertaining"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this audio. It was interesting to hear about the production aspects, but the best part were the stories that both the producers and readers had to tell.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Janina
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    15/06/12
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    "Fascinating behind the scenes"
    If you could sum up Reading Between The Lines in three words, what would they be?

    This is a great overview of the work done behind the scenes to record audiobooks by some of the best in the field. Highly enjoyable. Funny and entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It sounded like a lot of fun.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    not applicable


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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