Best Audio Book Reader?

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Best Audio Book Reader?

  • Nigel Planer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Celia Imrie

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Stephen Briggs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tony Robinson

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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Ezekiel000

Lance-Constable
Oct 7, 2008
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#1
I like Nigel Planer & Steven Briggs readings, but I'm interested in what other people think.

Abridged or Unabridged is not really a factor in this poll, it's more to do with favourite interpretations of voices and reading style.
 

Tiffany

Sergeant
Oct 13, 2008
2,096
1
2,600
Devon
#2
I can't really vote as the only audio books I have are by Tony Robinson. I haven't heard anyone elses versions.
 

Tonyblack

Super Moderator
City Watch
Jul 25, 2008
28,465
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3,325
Cardiff, Wales
#3
I've voted Stephen Briggs, but I've only heard him and Tony Robinson and really didn't care too much for Tony Robinson.
 

windle poons

Lance-Constable
Sep 15, 2008
25
0
1,650
Hertford
#4
I just voted for Steven Briggs but It was very close between him and Nigel Planer
 

Dotsie

Sergeant-at-Arms
Jul 28, 2008
8,771
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2,850
#5
I too have only heard Tony Robinson, & he gets up my nose. What's with the characters whispering (specifically Angua)? I have to turn the volume up!

Can't afford the others so I couldn't comment.
 

silverstreak

Lance-Corporal
Aug 1, 2008
182
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1,775
Llanelli,Wales
#6
I can't possibly comment as I've never actually listened to an audio book of any description.Can anyone tell me if I'm missing out on one of life's great experiences?
 

chris.ph

Sergeant-at-Arms
Aug 12, 2008
7,987
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2,300
swansea south wales
#7
they r actually quite good if youve got time to listen i tend to have audio books in the car :)
 

Dotsie

Sergeant-at-Arms
Jul 28, 2008
8,771
62
2,850
#9
They're good company at the gym as well. You almost forget you're doing something unpleasant.
 

Annebn

Constable
Jul 25, 2008
74
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2,150
Germany
#11
I voted for Briggs, but I can only compare to Tony Robinson, as I've not heard the others. In fact, I've only heard two of the audiobooks. Both were good, but I prefered the un-abridged one.
 

windle poons

Lance-Constable
Sep 15, 2008
25
0
1,650
Hertford
#12
I recently heard a really bad version of Thief of Time published by Fantastic Audio in the US with different readers for each of the storylines.of the 3 readers only one makes any atempt at charecterisation the other 2 just read the words,I did not find it at all gripping and much prefer even Tony Robinson I havent heard the Isis version yet .
Bob
 

FatRat

New Member
Jun 4, 2009
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#14
RE

I love Tony Robinson, but i don't like the fact that he gives dwarves high squeay voices
 

Tonyblack

Super Moderator
City Watch
Jul 25, 2008
28,465
82
3,325
Cardiff, Wales
#15
Re: RE

FatRat said:
I love Tony Robinson, but i don't like the fact that he gives dwarves high squeay voices
Welcome to the site FatRat! :laugh:
 

Dotsie

Sergeant-at-Arms
Jul 28, 2008
8,771
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#16
Hi FatRat :)
 

Foul ole Ron

Lance-Constable
Jun 5, 2009
18
0
2,150
#18
Difficult to choose between Planer & Briggs IMO.

I prefer some of the voices of Planer (Death & Colon particularly) but Briggs is excellent too.

Poor old Celia, I dont want to diss her but I just had to give up listening to her efforts in the end, just couldn't keep my interest at all.
 

Tonyblack

Super Moderator
City Watch
Jul 25, 2008
28,465
82
3,325
Cardiff, Wales
#19
Foul ole Ron said:
Difficult to choose between Planer & Briggs IMO.

I prefer some of the voices of Planer (Death & Colon particularly) but Briggs is excellent too.

Poor old Celia, I dont want to diss her but I just had to give up listening to her efforts in the end, just couldn't keep my interest at all.
Welcome to the site Ron! :laugh:
 

bogieman

Constable
Jul 26, 2008
79
0
1,650
#20
My choice in order of preferance,
Possibly not being fair to Toni as he reads all the abridged versions.

Stephen Briggs then Nigel Planer then Celia Imrie then Tony Robinson

and then Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison who did a version of thief of time.
 

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