Re-Read WoT. Outloud.

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Mathias Vielfrass, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Mathias Vielfrass

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    I am re-reading the series and have just finished reading outloud my third book. I started with A New Spring, Eye of the World and now Great Hunt. I am reading these out-loud to my wife, a chapter a day. Originally I read them when she had brain surgery a decade ago.

    I pick up so much more reading out loud.

    Unlike many, I have not done the audiobooks, so my characterizations are limited to 1) voices I can do, and 2) my own interpretations.

    So far, I give Rand a British RP accent. He is going to rule someday. Perrin gets a hard Appalachian (West Virginia) mountain accent. Mat gets a twangy country (think Hee-Haw) accent. I give Nynaeve and Egwene both a genteel north Georgian Drawl. Most of the Aes Sedai get a prim British RP. Ba'azalmaan I try to make sound like Voldemort.

    The Seanchan I imagine as Asian. Domon and his crew as the stereotyped pirates. Hurin, for want of anything else, an Irish west coast accent (Galway?).

    I am at a loss as to what to do with Min. I just do a harsh mid-American.

    I am amazed at how much is foreshadowed in these early books. Of course, having read them all once before, I now know what to look for. It is difficult not giving away the spoilers. On the other hand, it helps in clarifying confusing events.

    Well, the Dragon Reborn is next. Between vacations coming up and all I expect to finish re-reading it in October.
     
  2. Wil Cambrae

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    Min's a city girl, you could always do a New York or Chicago style accent.
     
  3. Narysse a'Jahar

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    Brooklyn or Boston might be a good choice for Min, in that case. Possibly even a Pittsburgh accent if you're going Southern with the other main characters.

    :cheese
     
  4. Wil Cambrae

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    You might be right, just don't give her a Jersey accent lol
     
  5. Analiese Sinclaer

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    Hey! What's wrong with Jersey accents?
     
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    :cheese
    Sorry, too much Jersey Shore :look
     
  7. Mathias Vielfrass

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    Thanks! I like the idea of a Brooklyn accent. It suggests a touch of attitude. The others are fine ideas too.
     
  8. Analiese Sinclaer

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    Those people aren't even from New Jersey, Wil