@RCArmitage “Sounds” Like He’s Working on a New Audible Book

Interesting notion, and no one sounds better than he does. Plus, I like listening to his words much more than I like reading them – though his written words do tend to bring a certain emotion.

All snark aside, can’t wait to learn what he and Audible have in store for us next.  Audible really latched on to someone fabulous, and they know it.


11 thoughts on “@RCArmitage “Sounds” Like He’s Working on a New Audible Book

  1. I’m a HUGE Audible fan especially of Richard’s performances; (okay! I admit to listening to his voice *every* night before I go to sleep, on my iPhone ;)) So I can’t wait to see what his next project will be.
    I agree; Amazon know they’ve got a treasure in that voice! You can recognize it anywhere.

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    • I like to listen to something before I go to sleep also ( or to put me to sleep). I’ve been finding great lectures and courses on You Tube, and I have a nice library of favorite history books which I can listen to over and over and still enjoy – but very frequently, like you, I put one Richard Armitage’s narrations on – usually Hamlet and never David Copperfield.


      • I’m not a Dickens fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I absolutely *loved* David Copperfield – much to my amazement. His performance was nothing short of mind-blowing. How he managed to “voice” each one the extraordinary number of characters – both male and female – and make each one believable, I have no idea. Not to mention the number of hours it took him to do so! I doubt if I will ever read the book as he brought it to life in such a way that I don’t think I would ever want to.

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  2. I’ve always been an avid reader. Friends of mine “read” books as audio books because of dyslexia, and I used to make this connection, but Richard’s voice has converted me. I enjoy his reading, and like others here, I tend to listen before going to bed.
    I wonder about the nature of this research.


    • We know nothing about the research – it could involve the difference between lectures and reading the same material, theater, which, for me, is more emotional when I hear it rather than read it ( all dialogue) and so forth. I listen to a lot of audio books, and one thing I find with many readers, who are not actors, is that they read too slowly for me or they give a voice to a character that doesn’t fit with my mental view. Outlander is like that for me. I dislike the narrator intensely ( and have through three or four long books) Also, not all readers actually act the word, the way Armitage does. The only way I can figure they did the research is by questions or brain activity studies, but even with scientific studies, how do you determine how well the subject reads words?


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