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Old April 16 2010, 02:31 AM   #1
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Audio

Yummy, I found the unabridged audio of the Vulcan's Soul Trilogy on interlibrary loan, and am ripping it now. Can't wait to listen on my drives to school.

Too bad they didn't do more of these unabridged, other than the Nutrek audio.

Recently joined audible.com to get Trek audios for my recent trip. Listened to The 34th Rule, which I was underwhelmed by. But part of it was I swear the company digitized a recording at too slow a speed. Armin Shimmerman sounds way too basso.

Currently listening to the first New Frontier books on the same audible.com account. What's with Joe Morton's reading of Calhoun? Its. Like. A. Bad. Imitation. Of. Shatner. But only for that character.
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Old April 16 2010, 03:51 AM   #2
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Re: Audio

The unabridged titles are not from Simon & Schuster Audioworks:

"Star Trek Nemesis" by J.M. Dillard, read by Grover Gardner, Sound Library/BBC Audiobooks America, 2002, 347 min. (The abridged S&S version was read by Boyd Gaines.)

"Vulcan's Soul, Book 1: Exodus" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2004, 510 min.
"Vulcan's Soul, Book 2: Exiles" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2006, 630 min.
"Vulcan's Soul, Book 3: Epiphany" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, read by Richard Poe, Recorded Books, 2007, 694 min.

And yeah, Simon & Schuster's only unabridged novelization is "Star Trek" by Alan Dean Foster, read by Zachary Quinto, 2009, approx. 480 min.

Re: Calhoun.
You might prefer the version in:
"Gateways: What Lay Beyond" by Diane Carey, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Christie Golden, Robert Greenberger and Susan Wright, read by David Kaye, 2001, 240 min.

http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/20...ive-often.html
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Old April 24 2010, 03:09 AM   #3
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My take on Calhoun's voice was supposed to be an accent thing. I didn't mind it. Joe Morton does a good job overall as narrarator, he has a lovely voice.
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Old April 26 2010, 01:52 PM   #4
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IMO, Morton's Calhoun was terrible. He didn't do a bad job with the rest of the narrarration, but his Calhoun sounded ridiculous . It sounded like he couldn't stop drooling while reading Calhoun's lines...
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Old April 26 2010, 04:37 PM   #5
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What........IS WRONG...with..JOE....Morton's....CALHOUN?
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Old April 26 2010, 11:03 PM   #6
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Is that how he read it?
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Old April 26 2010, 11:31 PM   #7
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Is that how he read it?

With heavy E-NUN-CIA-TI-ONS and spit dripping from his lips.
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Old April 26 2010, 11:49 PM   #8
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Old April 26 2010, 11:57 PM   #9
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there's gottabe a sample on the interwebs out there...someone look! fast!
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Old April 27 2010, 12:59 AM   #10
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The iTunes sample just has a bunch of bagpipe music and then him saying "Book 1!"
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Old April 27 2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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I haven't bought any Star trek audia since they stopped getting Trek actors to read them. My favorites are Nimoy and Dioohan reading the Yesterday's Son/Time For Yesterday and DeLancie and Barret performing Q-in-Law.
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Old April 28 2010, 12:24 PM   #12
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^Nimoy reads the Spock "asides" in audios with both Doohan and Takei. Those are my favorites of the bunch, but I always found that Mr. Takei's Scotty sounded ridiculous...
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Old April 28 2010, 12:58 PM   #13
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^Nimoy reads the Spock "asides" in audios with both Doohan and Takei. Those are my favorites of the bunch, but I always found that Mr. Takei's Scotty sounded ridiculous...
In EVERY audiobook, i hated the Chekov and Scotty accent attempts, from Takei to Frakes in "Crossover," Leonard in "Federation" Shatner in his books and even Quinto in the "XI Novelization."
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Old May 3 2010, 04:27 AM   #14
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Re: Audio

I know this isn't the original plan for this thread but I'm hijacking it

Anyone know if the possibility has come up of the casts doing audio plays? I was thinking along the line of Doctor Who doing Big Finish plays. For the wilderness years there when there was no DW on tv it was a terrific way to get our fix. The other advantage is that for most of the cast they sound the same so you can place the story in any season you like. And because the recording only takes a couple days you can get big name actors easily
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Old May 3 2010, 07:16 AM   #15
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Anyone know if the possibility has come up of the casts doing audio plays?
Someone has to buy that license. According to John Ordover, years ago, the current Simon & Schuster Audioworks license covers adapted works only, not full dramatic productions. Even when they did three "Captain Sulu" original adventures, which had disappointing sales, IIRC, those were more like narrative readings than full interactive drama. Supposedly there was no audio production using the voices made for the "Starfleet Academy" CD-ROM (like "ST: Klingon" and ST: Borg") because S&S Audio had let that part of the license lapse.
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