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Publisher's Summary

Bath-based BBC Audiobooks hosted a sell-out event for the Bath Literature Festival. Reading Between the Lines: From Page to Production featured Rula Lenska, Lynne Truss, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Lorelei King in an entertaining and lively discussion about the art of the audiobook. They were joined by Sunday Times audio critic Karen Robinson, BBC Audiobooks' Publishing Director Jan Paterson, and Senior Producer Kate Thomas.The panel discussed all aspects of what makes a good audiobook. Topics debated ranged from casting, production, recording, accents, pronunciation, translation, and editing. Rula Lenska, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Lorelei King are all highly respected readers having recorded numerous titles for BBC Audiobooks and other publishers. Lynne Truss appears in the audiobook versions of her two best sellers Eats, Shoots and Leaves and Talk to the Hand.
© and (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD
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By Rio Delta Wild on 11-30-06

fascinating!

I thoroughly enjoyed this explanation of how audiobooks are recorded. Very understandable and well-edited to keep your attention.

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By Robin A. Gower on 09-13-06

Behind the Scenes at BBC audiobooks

This is a fascinating panel discussion by producers and performers of BBC audiobooks. The observations of the performers have opened my ears to nuances in the readings, but the real revelation is the role of the producer in coordinating and giving coherence to the recording sessions.

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By Woolmark on 08-20-06

Interesting - but beware

I've just listened to this and found some of it quite interesting and several times wanted to butt in myself and comment but I was dismayed that a member of the panel was allowed to give away the ending of the book 'Gentlemen and Players' by Joanne Harris. I was currently reading (not listening to) this book and there was no warning that the twist in the tale would be revealed. I suppose I will finish reading but the fact that the ending has been revealed has spoiled it for me.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-17-07

A freebie that's really worth your time

This free download features a fascinating discussion and Q & A session about the production of audio books. The panel feature a producer, a director, an actor and a critic and they offer offer up some very interesting insight into the process a book goes through before it gets to our ears. The panel features staff from the BBC who have produced some brilliant and best selling productions between them.
This download is the nearest thing I've come across to a DVD style 'making of' or 'special feature' for audio books and I really enjoyed it.
I recommend it to anyone who enjoys spoken word productions enough to have an audible subscription.

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