Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it. You said you could listen to your favorite narrators read the phone book, bookcase assembly instructions, or a restaurant menu. With this production we've proven that a truly talented narrator can, in fact, take any work and make it extraordinary. Enjoy!
The full list of narrators includes:
Nick Podehl - AUDIENCE
CJ Critt - BLACKBALL
Kaleo Griffith - BLACKMAIL
Katherine Kellgren - BLUNDERBUSS
Kevin Pariseau - CHAOS
Tom Stechschulte - CHAPERON
Sebastian York - CHEESE
Cassandra Campbell - CHIC
Victor Bevine - COB
Eric Michael Summerer - DECOY
John Lee - ELIXIR
Sophie Eastlake - ENTHUSIASM
Therese Plummer - EPHEBEUM
Zachary Webber - EPISTAXIS
Peter Ganim - GERBIL
Luke Daniels - IMAGINATION
Eric Dove - IMITATION
Scott Brick - JEALOUSY
Gregory Salinas - LITERATURE
Please Note: This recording of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was Audible's 2016 April Fool's Joke.
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"Amazing cast that kept me riveted to my seat!"
This was an unexpected, but amazing listen that was really brought together by the cast
Sebastian York was definitely one of the standouts in this cast. His delivery of cheese made me so hungry!
They literally read excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica.
*The best of the best*
This is definitely the #1 must listen of 2016!
"This audiobook made my deaf friend hear"
Absolutely, this book was INCREDIBLE. I was listening to it this morning over coffee with my friend who has been deaf his entire life. My friend was reading his newspaper when suddenly he leapt up shouting "I CAN HEAR, I CAN HEAR! THAT IS THE MOST GLORIOUS RENDITION OF THE WORD 'COB' IMAGINABLE!" He spilled his hot coffee on my hand, but it was worth it!
I suppose the closest thing I can compare it to would be The Odyssey. It was an epic listen with trials and tribulations, and I had no idea where it was going next! I was on the edge of my seat during Tom Stechschulte's "Chaperon."
I've never listened to any before, but I can't wait for their next book! It's going on my audible wait list.
"Magic for your Ears"
Audible, why have you kept a masterpiece like this from us for so long?! I am going to listen to this over and over and over again. I had so many favorites I can't even choose one, but I think Cassandra Campbell's reading of "Chic" really stood out as a winner. Oh, but then there was "Gerbil" by Peter Ganim, and "Imagination" by Luke Daniels! I guess I just need to listen to it again... Will update later.
"Elation Becomes Disappointment"
I was overjoyed when I saw that Audible had finally added the Encyclopedia Brittanica to their library, but that quickly turned to crushing despair when I began to listen. The book is ABRIDGED!!! They destroyed its beautiful and compelling story in order to condense it for easy consumption by those unwilling to dedicate a few short weeks to one of the greatest literary works ever created.
I have listened to this masterpiece several times already (I think 11 or 12? Losing count...) It has increased my IQ at least 20 points. I now know pi to 200 digits and expect to know more soon.
"A Thunder Box or Gun"
I can't read, so I actually got the story this way.
"The Infinite Empty Space" -Chaos
I can't believe audible is giving this masterpiece away for free. Best deal of the year, perhaps the decade.
"All Star Narration Cast"
This one is close, but to be read to by some of my favourite narrators makes this experience one of the best encyclopaedic experiences I've had in recent memory.
I'm a personal fan of 'Chaperon' and I think Tom did a brilliant job with it.
Several of the cast, in fact. In comparison they are all on their A-Game, Nick Podehl (Narrator for Black Hills) does one of his best performances yet.
I look forward to excerpts from the 16th edition!
"Best production of the Encyclopedia I have heard"
This is the best book I have ever had an opportunity to listen to by far.
The 10th edition of the Encyclopedia was good but the 11th edition blows it away with the great narrators
the narrator that did audience was the best
It made me laugh an cry at the same time. I plan on listening to this book at least once a month.
I can not express how much I LOVE this book.
"A total blunderbuss"
Thank you Audible, for listening to the customers that listen to you. I'm only sorry Jim Dale and George Guidall didn't make the cut.
"New favorite audiobook!!!"
My new favorite audiobook, and probably among the most striking piece of literature to be released in 2016. hopefully they release a sequel!
I figured this was an April Fool's Joke - guessing that it would wind up being some sort of laughing with a 'did you really think we'd have our reader's read from the encyclopedia?' However -it really is expert readers reading portions of encyclopedia entries. Would I recommend this to a friend? It depends if that friend was really bored and had never heard of Wikipedia... It is however in and of itself hilarious and does give one a chance to listen to a very large number of readers in a concentrated form.
"Missing several thousand entries, but well read"
While informative, the narrative loses much of its gusto and power in this abridged format.
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