Friday, April 1, 2016

"The Best Audio Book You Will Listen To All Year!"

Excerpts from the 11th Edition of 
The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Performed by Your Favorite Narrators

~ Audible ~  Free download from Audible

Publisher's Summary From Audible:
Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it. You said you could listen to your favorite narrators read the phone book, bookcase assembly instructions, or a restaurant menu. With this production we've proven that a truly talented narrator can, in fact, take any work and make it extraordinary. Enjoy!

Narrators include:
Nick Podehl - AUDIENCE
Kaleo Griffith - BLACKMAIL
Katherine Kellgren - BLUNDERBUSS and LEGERDEMAIN
Kevin Pariseau - CHAOS
Tom Stechschulte - CHAPERON
Sebastian York - CHEESE
Cassandra Campbell - CHIC
Victor Bevine - COB
Eric Michael Summerer - DECOY
John Lee - ELIXIR
Sophie Eastlake - ENTHUSIASM
Therese Plummer - EPHEBEUM and FIDUCIARY
Zachary Webber - EPISTAXIS
Peter Ganim - GERBIL
Luke Daniels - IMAGINATION
Scott Brick - JEALOUSY
Gregory Salinas - LITERATURE

My Thoughts:
I'm not even sure whether or not to count this as a book read for this year.  Technically, it's really just ear candy for audio book lovers who have claimed the words "I could listen to such and such narrator read anything!"  And so I guess Audible decided to take them up on that challenge.

I am only familiar with three narrators on this list and am only slightly disappointed that some of my other favorite narrators were not included.  :P

It's a hilarious idea for April Fool's Day, I'll give them that.  And fortunately it's only $0.00 at Audible right now.  I don't know if this is just for today or if they'll keep the book up for some time, but I just sat through 13 minutes of this audio book without really listening, though I have now learned what a 'blunderbuss' is, even if I'm still not sure I really know.

The narration is quite hilarious in that I had no idea you could put so much emotion behind the encyclopedia's definition of 'cheese'.

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