Reading Between The Lines

  • by BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by Lynne Truss, Rula Lenska, Lorelei King, Derek Derek Jacobi
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

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.


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I thoroughly enjoyed this explanation of how audiobooks are recorded. Very understandable and well-edited to keep your attention.
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- Rio Delta Wild "I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling."

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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- Robin A. Gower "Robin"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited