@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.

 

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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.

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      • 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.

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    • 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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