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Old June 13 2014, 08:40 PM   #16
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

I burn through a ton of books (any money) with audible, I listen to books minimum 90 minutes a day while commuting. It really is the best way to spend the time for me. I certainly wish that Star Trek books were an option.
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Old June 14 2014, 02:47 AM   #17
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

While I'd prefer Trek actors do the readings, I'd happily accept non Trek readers.
I definitely prefer unabridged, to the point where I might not bother getting new abridged audiobooks.
I love Big Finish's audios - Doctor Who and Dark Shadows especially, but I get just about everything they put out, their quality is very very good.
I have gotten a lot of Graphic Audio books too.
I think Audible is an excellent potential to produce the audio books themselves.
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Old June 14 2014, 03:27 AM   #18
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

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Sadly, by that time, S&S had given up on Trek audio, and nobody's really tried to start it back up again.
Didn't Margaret Clark recently say in an interview that S&S Audioworks was looking into resurrecting the line?

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If a blind person purchases a book, do they have 'right' to have it read to them?
It's my understanding that some groups of vision-impaired people do this regularly with all kinds of books. MP3 files etc must have made sharing so much easier. I think there is some kind of copyright waiver they organise, but the resulting products cannot be shared beyond the group, of course.

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Nearly all of the audiobooks that are available are heavily abridged too, it's a very sad state of affairs.
Once upon a time, abridgments were preferred over full-length. Mainly because of the huge boxes required for commercial unabridged-books-on-cassette.
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Old June 15 2014, 02:10 AM   #19
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Don't know if the powers at be read any of this, but I'd purchase way more trek books if there were, and this is very important, UNABRIDGED trek books coming out on audio book!
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Old June 15 2014, 12:00 PM   #20
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

I think Trek actors would be a lot more lucrative. I wonder who would agree to do them now?

Could some books like Titan, Destiny, Typhon Pact etc be released as box sets? I guess you would need one-offs like Articles of the Federation and A Singular Destiny and the TNG Relaunch to fill plot gaps.

How far back would you go if commissioning this series? DS9/VOY Relaunch? A Time To...? I wonder if Shatner still wants to narrate his last book (The Academy one)

Enterprise would be quite popular possibly as it leans toward continuity of TOS, TOS seems to be the most popular market since Enterprise ended, and a fair few of them are put out annually.

I personally would be 10x more interested in the top stuff, going post-Nemesis and developing from there.
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Old June 16 2014, 01:07 AM   #21
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

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I think Trek actors would be a lot more lucrative.
It depends on how many copies they think they would sell vs. the price commanded by a known voice to read the book. So, would having Frakes read 'Titan' increase the predicted sales sufficiently to pay the price of having Frakes read it? I don't know, but probably not (since he probably commands a pretty high price by now- Sirtis would probably be affordable. But then most audiobooks are read by men).
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Old June 16 2014, 01:34 AM   #22
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

Tim Russ has been working quite a bit on fan films, and even came back to play Tuvok in a short Titan based scene that was used in some of the Exhibitions (or something along those lines). I would be more shocked if he wouldn't be willing to do some audio books, than if he wasn't. Marina Sirtis and Johnathan Frakes also seem pretty happy to still be related to Trek, so I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of them did them.
Not sure about Ent or other Voy cast members, but most of the TOS actors seem pretty active in fandom, so I wouldn't be surprised if at least one or two of them came back.
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Old June 16 2014, 11:19 AM   #23
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I'd purchase way more trek books if there were, and this is very important, UNABRIDGED trek books coming out on audio book!
Did you get the "Vulcan's Soul" trilogy (from Recorded Books, not S&S Audio)?

Book 1: Exodus" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe (aka Gul Evek), Recorded Books, 2004, 510 min.

Book 2: Exiles" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2006, 630 min.

Book 3: Epiphany" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2007, 694 min.
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Old June 17 2014, 08:51 PM   #24
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

I know it's not the same thing as an audiobook, but if you want your Trek fix, check out the Trek.fm podcast. I often listen to these on my way to work and they do have some great podcasts in the family.
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Old June 17 2014, 09:46 PM   #25
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Re: Lack of new Star Trek Audio Books

If you have any of the books as an ebook, on the iPhone there is a great text to voice reader that has a number of lifelike voices. I'd link, but I think that's against the rules. It's not great for great literature, but a computer voice seems appropriate for Trek books. I'm currently listen to the first Destiny book that way.

On the other hand, I always wished that Pocket Books would look the other way for something like a fan-sourced Librivox, where we'd read the out of print books for share. I know, fantasy.
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Old June 18 2014, 06:32 PM   #26
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^ Ooh... I never thought of that. That would be a great way to listen to some stuff that IO I don't particularly feel like reading - especially if I could turn it up to 1.5 speed.
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Old June 21 2014, 02:04 PM   #27
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https://www.facebook.com/highscoremu...68414786522760

Germany are getting an audio version of the first TNG Relaunch book Death In Winter - but it's a FULL CAST AUDIO DRAMA WITH OVER 40 ACTORS!!! So jealous! Those actors include the German dub voices of all the main TNG characters in the book too!

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Old June 21 2014, 02:13 PM   #28
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God I'm so jealous. I wish we could get English versions of those books. The full cast version of DiW sounds amazing.
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Old June 21 2014, 03:04 PM   #29
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God I'm so jealous. I wish we could get English versions of those books. The full cast version of DiW sounds amazing.
Someone needs to have words with CBS. Margaret Clark mentioned audio revival talks!
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