The SFFaudio Podcast #022 – Jesse and Scott are guestless so they decide to talk about themselves and audio in the third person.
Talked about on today’s show:
LibriVox’s releases 1, 2, Wonder Audio, Mark Douglas Nelson, Audible.com’s “first book in a series” offer, Mike Resnick’s Starship Mutiny, Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon, Robert J. Sawyer’s Hominids, the Science Fiction Book Review Podcast, Robert J. Sawyer, Wake, Golden Fleece, multiple voice recordings, Dune, Ted Chiang (“best short story writer ever”), Exhalation, Nightshade Books, Eclipse Two, British Science Fiction Awards, Tony Smith’s StarShipSofa, The Merchant And The Alchemist’s Gate by Ted Chiang; read by James Campanella |MP3|, Gene Wolfe, The Tree Is My Hat |MP3|, Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday, Wayne June‘s readings of Poe Into That Darkness Peering Vol. 1 |READ OUR REVIEW|, Mars, Usher II by Ray Bradbury, Leonard Nimoy, Tommorow’s Crimes by Donald E. Westlake, Anarchaos, Drukin Hayes, Nackles, Santa’s Twin by Dean Koontz, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps, The Green Hills Of Earth, Gentlemen Be Seated, psychedelic William Shatner readings, Mimsy Were The Borogroves, Star Trek: New Voyages (aka Phase II), Star Trek audiobooks, Star Wars: Millennium Falcon by James Luceno; read by Mark Thompson, Star Wars: Splinter In The Minds’s Eye by Alan Dean Foster, Jonathan Davis, radio drama: Slipsteam by Simon Bovey, WWII, Fallout 3, The Adventures Of Herbert Daring Dashwood, 1950s, The Republic of Dave, Agatha’s song.
Posted by Jesse Willis
2 thoughts to “The SFFaudio Podcast #022”
I really liked the Star Wars: Millennium Falcon I too was amazed on how much has happened in the Star Wars universe, and how they stayed in side of the other books. I think you hit the nail on the head with calling the reader Puddy, or Cronk. I am just glad that it was never a flying brothel, because it was about everything else.
Ha! The Millennium Falcon as a brothel? That movie must be on a different set of shelves… :)
Yes on the narrator of Millennium Falcon. I don’t want to turn people away from the audiobook because Mark Thompson IS a good narrator. I guess it comes down to the question – do you want your narrator doing impressions? It’s a fine line with these audiobooks that feature such well-known characters. It would probably be a big negative if the narrator did nothing to make Han Solo sound like Han Solo. With some lines, he sounds just like Harrison Ford.
For me, I just want the characters differentiated enough so that I know who is doing the speaking.