Saturday, October 20, 2007

Audio Books...


I don't know about you, but I've found that one of the best things in this studio is the unabridged Moby Dick Audiobook (read by William Hootkins). It's long enough that listening to all of it easily takes me through the production a whole book's worth of artwork. And it's absolutely brilliant, vast and wonderful, and I wouldn't want to miss one chapter...
I want more audiobooks in the studio, and man they are EXPENSIVE. Except... on tape, from charity shops. But do I have a tape player? No. Do old tapes tangle up and fade the day after I buy them? Yes. So here's my latest studio investment... a tape-deck that's also got an USB out and comes with software that's supposed to easily convert tapes into MP3's. Now I'm shifting all the music I hardly ever listen to off my hard-drive to make space. Hooray!! :) Am looking forward to this in a big way!

2 comments:

Stephanie Roth said...

I listen to tons of books on cd and audio downloads, etc....our local library caries loads of them and then the library has free downloads available online- maye yours has a similar thing? The free downloads self destruct in 3 weeks.

Some recent favorite books on cd that I've listened to are FRAGILE THINGS -Neil Gaiman, GOD IS NOT GREAT- Christopher Hitchens, and A SINGLE SHARD - LInda Sue Park (who is one of the most personalble, down to earth authors I've met- by the way).

Viviane Schwarz said...

I haven't managed to download much yet, probably due to the macintosh-ness of it all... I'll check if they do though! Good idea!!

The tape-deck arrived this afternoon, I set it up already and started to get to work retrieving some hissy old tapes of lovely Sherlock Holmes stories... it's lovely and shiny and suddenly I got TONS of stuff to listen to, all tehse wonderful old tapes that were stacked up on the high shelf...