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01-29-2015 01:57 PM
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Who else listens to them? I was rather reluctant myself at first, since I just like having a solid book that I can read through in complete silence free to use erry bit of mai imagination, but listening to the shit is actually quite pleasant. Maybe even preferable. 's relatively easy to listen to a book nd develop my drawing hans at the same time.

Shit I listened to/am on so far:

Bartimaeus: The Golem’s Eye

Bartimaeus: Ptolemy’s Gate

Bartimaeus: Ring of Solomon

Ender’s Game



in that order

didnt bother with the first Bart book since I have a copy myself. currently on Ender’s Game

Edited 01-29-2015 01:59 PM by Helly The God
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01-29-2015 01:59 PM
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Never tried audio books. I prefer to read and absorb the material myself. Then have someone else read it to me.

Btw those bart books how are they? Mini synopsis if you aren’t too busy atm.

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01-29-2015 02:04 PM
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Black Dragon wrote: Never tried audio books. I prefer to read and absorb the material myself. Then have someone else read it to me.

Btw those bart books how are they? Mini synopsis if you aren’t too busy atm.



I was of the same mind myself before trying them, but it’s not so bad at all, particularly if you can’t afford the luxury of purchasing a large library of reading material.

They’re pretty good. It’s about magicians and demons, politics and stuff. The third one feels pretty aimless for, like, the first 3 quarters, though.

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01-29-2015 02:16 PM
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MeIvin wrote:

Black Dragon wrote: Never tried audio books. I prefer to read and absorb the material myself. Then have someone else read it to me.

Btw those bart books how are they? Mini synopsis if you aren’t too busy atm.



I was of the same mind myself before trying them, but it’s not so bad at all, particularly if you can’t afford the luxury of purchasing a large library of reading material.

Depends can you get a Morgan Freemn, or Clint Eastwood, voice reader? Then I might be enticed. I don’t want to hear someone reading that sounds well lame.

But even then the feeling of reading in a comfy seat by the fireplace & hot coca is hard to beat for any audio book even if its voiced by Clint himself.

I personally have a lack of space due to my rigs, textbooks, & stuff in my apartment.

And even if I download books on my computer I still read them over my phone, latop, etc.

So portability isn’t an issue for me.

What voice readers are available? All or do you have to pay fees for better ones?

They’re pretty good. It’s about magicians and demons, politics and stuff.

That sounds interesting. So fantasy.

Btw how intensive are the politics? Like in the wheel of time series they play a major role or game of thrones.

But in loamhedge, redwall, or mossflower they play a lesser role to on field strategy.

CoD is pretty much even in politics (the main source of plot lines), & strategies being employed.

So basically what’s the balance between politics & strategy (whether its is financial oriented, battle, psychological, etc.)?

The third one feels pretty aimless for, like, the first 3 quarters, though.

Isn’t that pretty bad. I mean if 75% of the book is nearly aimless *cough* the deadly hallows*cough*.

Does its quality plummet that much to its predecessors?

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01-29-2015 02:34 PM
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Black Dragon wrote: Depends can you get a Morgan Freemn, or Clint Eastwood, voice reader? Then I might be enticed. I don’t want to hear someone reading that sounds well lame.

But even then the feeling of reading in a comfy seat by the fireplace & hot coca is hard to beat for any audio book even if its voiced by Clint himself.

I personally have a lack of space due to my rigs, textbooks, & stuff in my apartment.

And even if I download books on my computer I still read them over my phone, latop, etc.

So portability isn’t an issue for me.

What voice readers are available? All or do you have to pay fees for better ones?



You can sometimes get some pretty good readers. It’s just a matter of searching around the webs. Free of price when u look hard enough, if u kno what i mean ;0

eh well if you don’t mind reading it from a glowing screen then I guess that might be better. I myself can’t really stand the light for that long.

That sounds interesting. So fantasy.

Btw how intensive are the politics? Like in the wheel of time series they play a major role or game of thrones.

But in loamhedge, redwall, or mossflower they play a lesser role to on field strategy.

CoD is pretty much even in politics (the main source of plot lines), & strategies being employed.

So basically what’s the balance between politics & strategy (whether its is financial oriented, battle, psychological, etc.)?



It’s pretty basic political stuff. I had read the first three when I was a freshman in HS and had found out there was a fourth only recently. It’s the MC (Bartimaeus), who really makes the series worth it tho, imo, but I really read it more for nostalgia than anything + the fourth. It might not be as good if you didn’t have that attachment to the character from a younger age, but the series was a best seller

Isn’t that pretty bad. I mean if 75% of the book is nearly aimless *cough* the deadly hallows*cough*.

Does its quality plummet that much to its predecessors?



Well, like I said, It’s the MC that kept me in the books, mostly, so his antics made the book worth it for me. I say the 3rd was aimless because no real threat or antagonist presented itself until very late, and alot of it was backstory to two other characters, but it wasn’t necessarily terrible.

Edited 01-29-2015 02:37 PM by Helly The God
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01-29-2015 02:35 PM
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Can I get Morgan Freeman to read them to me?

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01-29-2015 02:39 PM
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Karna wrote: Can I get Morgan Freeman to read them to me?



Depends on how hard you look, meng

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01-29-2015 04:02 PM
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Just what I expected from someone like you. The purpose of reading a book out-loud or in-your-head, is to think, while you read.

If you have someone else read it for you, then you don’t pay-attention to what the content. And only children get books read to them. Pick-up a book and read it like an adult.

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01-29-2015 09:12 PM
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MeIvin wrote: You can sometimes get some pretty good readers. It’s just a matter of searching around the webs. Free of price when u look hard enough, if u kno what i mean ;0



I see. Torrenting & haxr0z are a hav3n.

MeIvin wrote: eh well if you don’t mind reading it from a glowing screen then I guess that might be better. I myself can’t really stand the light for that long.



I don’t enjoy it particularly either. But are you going to get an e-textbook when the hardcopy costs at its cheapest cost from 150 to 500+? I mean you can get a print copy only from “book & print bootleg” stores I call them bookleg.; for about 20 bucks. But they only last a semester if you are careful with them. If not then they get wrecked. Besides I don’t even have that much space left anymore; being taken up by harry potter, gay of thrones, wheel of time, red wall, etc.

MeIvin wrote: It’s pretty basic political stuff. I had read the first three when I was a freshman in HS and had found out there was a fourth only recently. It’s the MC (Bartimaeus), who really makes the series worth it tho, imo, but I really read it more for nostalgia than anything + the fourth. It might not be as good if you didn’t have that attachment to the character from a younger age, but the series was a best seller



Yeah that’s fine. A teen oriented fantasy I have different expectations of it than more adult fantasy (no not the dirty kind). So that’s a given. There will be more emphasis on action than various characters psyche.

So is it similar to the hairy pot series?


MeIvin wrote: Well, like I said, It’s the MC that kept me in the books, mostly, so his antics made the book worth it for me. I say the 3rd was aimless because no real threat or antagonist presented itself until very late, and alot of it was backstory to two other characters, but it wasn’t necessarily terrible.



That’s fine too. Sometimes side characters can be more interesting than the MC.


Thanks a lot though. This has been interesting.


MeIvin wrote:

Karna wrote: Can I get Morgan Freeman to read them to me?



Depends on how hard you look, meng



How difficult is it you estimate? If its relatively easy then I wouldn’t mind getting some audio books asap. But if not then I can bookmark this thread for later use.



El Matas wrote: Just what I expected from someone like you. The purpose of reading a book out-loud or in-your-head, is to think, while you read.



“Just what I expected from someone like you." Quite a loaded sentence we got here. Why do you post that?

Well yes your 2nd sentence is right.


El Matas wrote: If you have someone else read it for you, then you don’t pay-attention to what the content is.



Fixed. Not exactly. Its just that you don’t absorb as much in your brain. The audio books are basically just like a radio channel that reads books instead of news. Or playing music.

El Matas wrote: And only children get books read to them. Pick-up a book and read it like an adult.



I believe what type of book that is being read to you is more indicative of, if you’re a child or not. Rather than simply having one read to you.


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01-29-2015 09:14 PM
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I tried, but I hate the voice of ppl even my own so no. I rather read.


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01-29-2015 10:28 PM
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@Aizen: Take a guess.

Exactly my point. If you listen to a radio nor audio book, I then you won’t pick up mostly, anything. You’re easily distracted and you wonder off in consciousness instead of paying attention.

That’s not the point.

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01-29-2015 11:07 PM
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MeIvin wrote:
Ender’s Game


Currently my favorite book.


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01-29-2015 11:50 PM
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El Matas wrote: Just what I expected from someone like you. The purpose of reading a book out-loud or in-your-head, is to think, while you read.

If you have someone else read it for you, then you don’t pay-attention to what the content. And only children get books read to them. Pick-up a book and read it like an adult.



Sounds like you’re just trying to apply your own inferior experiences to me, tbh. I can take in information whilst reflecting on it and manage another task without any problem, a wholly useful ability that I suppose I may take for granted at times, since not all of us can be as brilliant as I am wink

@Aizen, nope, nothing like Harry Potter. That series was tame af especially compared to Bartimaeus

Edited 01-29-2015 11:59 PM by HelIy
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01-30-2015 01:03 AM
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HelIy wrote:

El Matas wrote: Just what I expected from someone like you. The purpose of reading a book out-loud or in-your-head, is to think, while you read.

If you have someone else read it for you, then you don’t pay-attention to what the content. And only children get books read to them. Pick-up a book and read it like an adult.



Sounds like you’re just trying to apply your own inferior experiences to me, tbh. I can take in information whilst reflecting on it and manage another task without any problem, a wholly useful ability that I suppose I may take for granted at times, since not all of us can be as brilliant as I am wink

@Aizen, nope, nothing like Harry Potter. That series was tame af especially compared to Bartimaeus



Hell F teacher:" this nigga for real? Bitch couldn’t even compute kid books."

Whom, are you trying to fool? Yourself?

If you need someone else to read you:
Bartimaeus and Enderís Game, then you need a new brain.

Ender’s Game, bitch please, lol.

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01-30-2015 01:06 AM
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Uh ok dude I can understand that you’re trying really hard to come off as being smart or whatever, but at least have the intelligence to look up the correct usage of “whom”, lmao

You’re a dipshit, dude.....

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01-30-2015 01:22 AM
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HelIy wrote: Uh ok dude I can understand that you’re trying really hard to come off as being smart or whatever, but at least have the intelligence to look up the correct usage of “whom”, lmao

You’re a dipshit, dude.....


Lmao, I’m literally lmao. Go read some more “Clifford the Big Red Dog” lmao.

Whom, is subjective; stupid.
Who, is objective.

Rofl, if you keep reading those kid books, you’ll never learn anything.

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01-30-2015 01:26 AM
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Took you quite awhile to write that weak-ass (and untrue) comeback, lol. I rest my case. You’re a pseudo-intellectual forever doomed to be more food for Helly DA GOD cool

Edited 01-30-2015 01:26 AM by HelIy
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01-30-2015 01:32 AM
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HelIy wrote: Took you quite awhile to write that weak-ass (and untrue) comeback, lol. I rest my case. You’re a pseudo-intellectual forever doomed to be more food for Helly DA GOD cool


I’m owning you and Tez, at the same time.
Bam bam, a stupid nigga, is the shit I don’t like.

What’s untrue? Your lack of understanding of the English language or the fact you read kid level material?

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01-30-2015 01:36 AM
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Tez is owning u too huh

nice

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01-30-2015 01:39 AM
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HelIy wrote: Tez is owning u too huh

nice


Isn’t it your bedtime? Your mom must be waiting for you right now. And remember your on page two, Clifford just got a new bone.

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