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    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007 edited
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    I'm keen to get a hold of Crooked Little Vein, but I'm not sure if I should get it via audible so I can listen to it at work, or if I should wait until I knock out a few more things from my pile o' books and get the printed version.

    Thoughts?
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
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    I'm personally a huge fan of audiobooks, but something like this would have to have a very particular kind of reader. Somebody with a gravelly voice who preferably smoke(d)s a lot of cigarettes.

    The main advantage to audiobooks is you can read while doing something else - driving, drawing, house repair, mowing the lawn, you name it. So yeah, I'd say the audiobook is a definite option to consider.
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    I tend to think audio books work best when what only matters is the story, and maybe the occasional turn of a phrase. Warren's prose strikes me as meant to be read, to appreciate the words in place and something might be lost to the ear.
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    We're not talking Nabokov here, though.
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    A little tired of every post I find from you being generally negative, snarky and somewhat up yourself. Come back tomorrow.
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    Go for the book. The story is very engaging. You'll end up finishing it in a day or two.
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
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    How's the audiobook by the way ? Never heard any of Todd MacLaren's reading, and I would like to introduce warren ellis to a couple of blind friends of mine.
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
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    something like this would have to have a very particular kind of reader. Somebody with a gravelly voice who preferably smoke(d)s a lot of cigarettes.
    I'd want to hear some whiskey being consumed and perhaps a little ad lib profanity, that could work.

    The closest thing I have to a book on tape is some Kerouac as read by Kerouac himself, and it is quite amazing. If Warren was doing the reading, I would get a copy. Otherwise I'd just stick with the book, it can be finished in a couple of hours anyway.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
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    I like physical books much better than audiobooks. Something to read while lunching at work. Make sure not to read while drinking something, though. There's plenty of liquid-sprayed-out-nose opportunities there. Heheheh.....
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      CommentAuthorTelecart
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2007
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    It's an adorable little black book. You want it on your shelf.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2007
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    Looks like it'll be the bound version then. Thanks all. Unfortunately, that means I have to wait a while until I finish my pile, and still need to figure out what to listen to after I finish Cormac McCarthy's The Road (which is some pretty badass post-apocalyptic stuff, btw).
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2007
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    I cheated. I bought the book for my brother in law so I can borrow it when he's done.
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    ah, santa brought me my copy which i had finished by the time eastenders had finished. a fine book. one to go on the shelf next to the sex lives of savages and sabath's theatre
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2007
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    My substance - addled memory sometimes has a good side. Forgot I'd even asked my sister for this for christmas, and did a little jig when I unwrapped it and remembered that I had. Quality stuff, and it's a quick enough read that one shouldn't let the perceived convenience of the audio version enter into things. Plus, there are a couple of 'wtf' moments that you're going to want to read more than once, so even if you go for the audio version chances are you'll find yourself wandering back to your stereo/computer/whatever and hitting rewind.
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    by strange coincidence I found myself listening to the music from godzilla. never again will i think in the same way about that music.
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    Hmmm. I don't think I would enjoy a audiobook for CLV... but then I don't really like audiobooks in general. Maybe something about the narrators's voice never sounding as good as the one in my head when I read... But if someone interesting enough was reading it I may be persuaded... I will have to admit that I did enjoy America: The Audiobook But that is something completely different. CLV is badass, however. I ended up buying it for myself, burned through it in a day, then gave it away as a gift to someone that I thought would enjoy it as much as I did. It seemed like a great idea at the time, spreading the wealth and all that, but now I wish I had kept it for myself. Guess that's another trip to the book dealer...