Delving into a re-listen

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Seaghan Hama, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Seaghan Hama

    Seaghan Hama

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    Just started listening to tEotW; my first time listening to an audio book. I really like it so far, but audio books are crazy expensive. I get a little sad now whenever they first start to leave Emonds Field, and Rand is thinking that he'll come back one day. I always flash forward to the fact that he never does get to return. Also realizing that I have mispronounced a ton of stuff for over 20 years! =)
     
  2. Devonna Harren

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    A lot of the words get pronounced differently over time too. Aram's name is pronounced "A-ram" vs "Ar-am" in the first few books, for example.

    I'm also listening to the same book in the car (leaving Baerlon), and I cry constantly for my dear sweet children. They think everything is the worst possible thing. I want to protect them and there's not a thing I can do. But they do take care of themselves well enough, I suppose.

    So far my most poignant moment was Rand and Egwene promising to look after each other as they left Emond's Field. Just...... *gross sobbing*
     
  3. Aloren Tarabutton

    Aloren Tarabutton Aes Sedai

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    I am listening to the audiobooks myself. I am on book 7. But I am also an avid audiobook fan so I know how to really get immersed. I had never known how to pronounce Faile and used to just not say any name for her in my head. So now atleast I know that. :lol
     
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    Fern Al'Thorn Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah

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    I have never actually listened to an audio book... ever....
    is that bad? :look
     
  5. Aloren Tarabutton

    Aloren Tarabutton Aes Sedai

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    No some people turn their noses up at them say oh its not really reading. Some cant get immersed in a story that way. I think they take a bit of getting used to.

    I just really never have the time to sit and open a book for pleasure these days. I will again I am sure but for now I can still enjoy stories while physically doing other tasks. It can definitely make cleaning the house or other menial task a more enjoyable experience.

    Plus there are are amazing narrators and then some not so talented ones that can really make or break a book. Sometimes a well done audiobook can make a story better than it originally was.

    Occasionally you might jist run into a reader whos voice you just cant stand. I dont really have this issue but others have.

    I can recommend some really well done audiobooks for first timers. I also have a vast audiobook library now that if you message me I can send you a few to try out.
     
  6. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    I usually start my audio books in the beginning of the day... It is a lovely peaceful way to start the day.
    The problem is, I tend to just sit and listen, sometimes almost an hour before getting my clothes on :look
     
  7. Aloren Tarabutton

    Aloren Tarabutton Aes Sedai

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    Aduiavas sometimes during really intense parts I find myself standing still in the middle of a room staring off into space. Mostly though I can do anything while listening to an audio book now. In fact I can not stand cooking or cleaning without something to listen to. I also listen to podcasts for news, politics and current events.
     
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    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Yeah, I would not recommend listening to Towers of Midnight in the morning if you have an appointment... :look
     
  9. Fern Al'Thorn

    Fern Al'Thorn Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah

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    I have always been a movie in my head reader, and I will do a lot while reading. but I am deff willing to try it out. so yay! I thank you for the offer Alroen Sedai!
     
  10. Ilverin Matriam

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    I was sceptic about listening to the audiobooks, but now I love it :D Everytime I have to do some work (either at work or at home) I just go to autopilot and listen to the story, and the work is finished so fast :D
    I do not like how some names are pronounced though, and as Devonna said some names are pronounced differently in different books - I remember Moghedien was pronounced one way in book 4(5) and the another way in book 5(6) and then back to the first way in the next book :cheese

    yesterday I finished book 10 and I didn't have book 11 to listen to, so I just re-listened to some chapters from book 6, when Egwene meets Gawyn in Cairhien in book 6. They are just so cute :look :D <3
     
  11. Aloren Tarabutton

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    I actually find all or most of the books couples nauseating. I mean ok I am exaggerating. Plus I dont feel so romantic these days. Maybe another time I would feel differently.
     
  12. Seaghan Hama

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    I haven't had as much opportunity to read the past couple years, and I had never done audio books before; they have let me get a lot more reading done considering I have an hour long commute each day, and I can listen in the car. I have only done audio books for books that I had read previously though.