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Audiobooks?

I was contacted recently by someone who’s interested in helping us turn some 33 1/3s into audiobooks. Either they’d be straight readings by the authors (or an actor, I guess), or we’d mix it up with actual interviews with band members, etc. Any interest, if these were downloadable for $5 or $10?

15 thoughts on “Audiobooks?”

  1. Great idea, great for the ride to work and podcast junkies alike.I can easily see where a certain tunefully fruity online music retailer might package the audio books with the album for download.From my own experience, I’d say that I fully enjoy having my butler read me the books while I listen to album on my solid gold stereo (real gold, not like a stereo from the Solid Gold Tv show, with like an 8 track and quadraphonic). Now others could share my joy.

  2. i don’t understand the appeal of audiobooks in general, but that may be because i don’t drive a car. my feeling is that if you do it, they would have to be done right… it might be a chance to salvage some of the great albums whose books were less than stellar, but then again, you run the risk of messing up a wonderful book with a poor audio companion.i’d start with the novellas.

  3. I’m also interested. I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of books in the series but I have so little time to read. On the other hand, at $5 a download, I would be glad to listen on my iPod during the commute etc.

  4. This could be a major revelation, … of course straight readings of the books/copy are a nice, and increasingly more relevant option, but considering the theme of the series itself there’s a lot of experimental upside that comes from delving into audio-presentations. Find the right person, maybe you can do a podcast. Find the right artists, maybe you can add music in the background or as interludes. Could be a lot of new ways to find new readers/listeners …

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