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What it’s like to record an audiobook with Jesse Eisenberg

News from Entertainment Weekly: Jesse Eisenberg has a dilemma. He’s in the studio recording the audiobook for his short-story collection, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, and a particularly footnote-laden story isn’t quite working. “My Roommate Stole My Ramen,” which makes up a significant chunk of the book, follows college freshman Harper Jablonski as she writes effusive—and unwanted—letters to her high school guidance counselor. “Do you think it would work better if we didn’t say ‘footnote’ every time?” Eisenberg asks from the glass-walled booth. Darren Vermaas, the audiobook’s director, weighs in: “To me, the repetitiveness of that is funny. But that’s one man’s opinion.” Eisenberg buzzes through the line under his breath, like he’s fast-forwarding that already rapid-fire voice — “I know we haven’t spoken since junior year of high school. Footnote: So technically you’re … Read entire article »

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Friday Freebies: Audio book, ad-free Pandora, WI badger window cling

News from KARE: 7:48 a.m. EDT September 4, 2015 Friday Freebies(Photo: KARE) CONNECT >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Macworld: A grab bag of iTunes questions from Macworld readers. Kirk McElhearn | @mcelhearn Senior Contributor, Macworld In this week’s column, I look at a grab bag of questions. Readers have asked how to check or uncheck all the songs in their iTunes library. Will Apple Music music ever disappear? Why can’t they enter a year for their audiobooks in iTunes? And how can they keep their daughter from spending too much money on the iTunes Store? >>> Read the full article … Read entire article »

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Scribd Changes Audiobook Model

News from GalleyCat: Scribd has updated its e-book subscription service for audiobooks. Beginning on September 20, the company will begin offering a rotating catalog of audiobooks available for unlimited listening made available through special publishing partnerships. These titles will be updated on a monthly basis. In addition, Scribd is moving to a credit-based system that offers monthly subscribers access to one free audiobook a month to access audiobooks that are not part of these promotions. “This change will not only allow us to continue to grow our audiobook catalog in a sustainable way, but will also allow us to focus on even more content deals and offerings we know you’ll love,” explained Scribd CEO Trip Adler in a blog post. ……………. continues on GalleyCat >>> Read the full article Related News: News … Read entire article »

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Bringing the jungle audiobook to life

News from Telegraph.co.uk: Richard E Grant is just one of the famous names who lends his distinctive voice to the Audible audiobook version of The Jungle Book Credit: Disney/ audible Sound designer Matt Thompson explains how he overcame some beastly problems in adapting The Jungle Book for radio Celia Imrie leans into the microphone, her voice soft and maternal as she offers consoling words to the lost child Mowgli. “Is that a man cub?” she says. “How bold! Lie still, lie still little furless one.” I knew, as I listened to Imrie perform, that we’d found the right person to play Mother Wolf. Imrie was just one of a star-studded cast who had assembled for a new adaptation of The Jungle Book, made by the Wireless Theatre Company for Audible, the audiobook arm … Read entire article »

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