Hi! Does anyone like the audiobooks?
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Powderman
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1/14/2014 9:17 PM

    First post here...I don't read the novels, although I might well start.  I listen to the audiobooks--I have a 1 1/2 hour drive to work each day.  I have every audio book from #0: Encounter up to the current one.  Let me tell you, the audiobooks ROCK!!!

    Which brings me to my question:  When are we going to hear from Dean again?  Does anyone have any idea?

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    1/14/2014 9:46 PM
    Welcome Powderman, yeah I've listened to a few and they are really good especially the newer ones. I think J.B's voice is a bit odd tho.
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    1/16/2014 2:25 PM
    I have thought a couple of times about the audio books but always thought they were done with just one person reading them. Am I to understand they have different people doing the characters?
    That might be a whole different ball game.
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    1/16/2014 2:28 PM
    The original audio books by DH Audio were simple read aloud, but the ones that Graphic Audio has been doing for several years now are full audio productions. They are more like radio play adaptations than audio books, with multiple voice actors, sound effects, and music. Graphic Audio really does put out a superior product.
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    1/18/2014 9:08 PM

    Shaun, the audio books have a prelude that says, "Graphic Audio--a movie in your mind".  This is VERY true.  You can actually picture the action in your mind's eye as it goes along.  Again, I highly recommend them. 

    Here's an idea: If you read the novels, pick an episode you like.  Now, go on line with GraphicAudio and buy the audio book.  The first time you listen to it, you'll see the difference.

    The very best way to do it is to get an MP3 version, if you have an MP3 player.  That way, you don't have to worry about changing the CD's.

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    1/22/2014 1:12 AM

    Bro you need to find a job thats not an hr and a half drive.....then you can have the time to sit and read the books.......

     

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    1/22/2014 6:20 AM
    Now here is a question I've wondered about for quite some time. When you read the books do you, depending where you live, read the text and imagine the characters with an American accent or do you "hear" them in your head with an English -or scotish accent?
    Reason I ask is the single GA book I have listened to I didn't like because they all had crazy American accents and I have always "heard" them as being English, especially Doc.

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    1/22/2014 11:38 AM
    Why would American characters living in the ruins of post-holocaust America have English accents? They should all have very thick American accents.
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    1/22/2014 12:11 PM

    Baz, do the vehicles in DL have the steering wheel on the left or the right side in your imagination?  

     

     

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    1/23/2014 10:05 AM

    Posted By The Phantom on 1/22/2014 12:11:18 PM

    Baz, do the vehicles in DL have the steering wheel on the left or the right side in your imagination?




    On the right, where else would they be

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    1/23/2014 10:27 AM
    Posted By Ron Miles on 1/22/2014 11:38:11 AM
    Why would American characters living in the ruins of post-holocaust America have English accents? They should all have very thick American accents.


    Who is to say that us Brits didn't invade what was left of the US during the nuclear winter and once more take control? This would explain the whole Ville and Baron situation -which is a quasi Medieval European way of living 

    Your question as to why I would think that a book set in the US should have characters with American accents reminds me of the original release of Mad Max in the US. Called "Road Warrior" this film, set in Australia with Australian actors was over dubbed into "American" for export  to the USA why, it was after all set in Australia and they should therefore have thick Australian accents?

     Seriously though, what I was asking was aimed at those none American folk who frequent the board, I wondered if they to like me substituted English accents in there own heads when reading. If YOU read an English book set in England where, say, two characters were described as having a thick Devonian accents would you "hear" them speaking this way in your head -even if you had no idea what a Devonian accent sounded like, or would you substitute some sort of American one in its place?

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    1/23/2014 10:41 AM
    Re: Road Warrior - the American english dub is awful, and always has been. It's like watching a bad chop-socky film, or a Godzilla movie with terrified Japanese people running and screaming, "Look out! It's Godziller!!"

    But yeah, if I am reading something british the best I can do is hear extremely broad accents in my head. I can tell a posh accent, probably a very bad idea of a Cockney one, and some degree of Irish and Scottish brogues. Devonian? No idea. I recognize that as a geologic period of time, not so much an accent. So my brain would probably pick Eliza Doolittle's accent from My Fair Lady and go with it.
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    1/23/2014 10:43 AM
    The accent I hear are those off Graphic Audio I.E American. The only one I think is wrong is J.B.
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    1/23/2014 10:45 AM
    All I think about Devon is Custard, maybe that is why I'm so rotund.
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    1/23/2014 12:31 PM

    Well, one of the reasons JB might sound a little off is because the same actors do a multitude of voices.  Most are done quite well--but if you listen closely you can pick them out.  Terrence Aselford (JB) does a whole bunch of different voices.

     Still, the question remains--does anyone have any idea when Dean (Ryan's son) will appear again?  I mean, come on...#100 was left quite open ended.  I won't say anymore, just in case anyone is not familiar with the episode.

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    1/23/2014 1:02 PM

    With my exposure to British accents limited pretty much to what I've heard on television, I usually hear american accent in my head after a few lines of dialogue of a British character. Occasional inserted words like "mate", "bloody", or "sodding" or whatever will remind me that the characters accent is British, but what I hear in my head reverts back to American before long. 

     

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    1/23/2014 1:13 PM
    Hopefully Dean will be back fulltime with the gang soon, or as I've said a million times leading his own little gang in a spin off series or maybe Ryan goes six feet under and Dean takes over.
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    1/25/2014 6:27 AM

    Posted By silentalbino on 1/23/2014 10:45:30 AM
    All I think about Devon is Custard, maybe that is why I'm so rotund.


    Its a bit of a piss take but this is the only devonian accent I can find on the web

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnEXtGpsKf8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    its awful!!! Nowhere as awful as good old scouse

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfIAoF8gEc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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    1/25/2014 6:41 AM
    Unless the book is written in an accent like Irvine welsh's Trainspotting or the accent is emphasised or an integral part of the story I only hear the queens English. As things should be.
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    1/25/2014 6:45 AM

    Posted By McPlop on 1/25/2014 6:41:20 AM I only hear the queens English. As things should be.

     

     God bless her...

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    1/25/2014 6:51 AM

    And all who sail in her

     

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    1/25/2014 6:57 AM
    The best accent is Aberdonian, I'm only 100 miles away but when you have someone with a really thick accent God only knows what they are talking about.
    Love the Scouse accent, miss good ol Brookie. "MiiiCk"
    Trying to understand Trainspotting etc was a nightmare for me and I'm a bloody Jock.
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    1/25/2014 6:58 AM
    Do you get to vote in the referendum McPlop????
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    1/25/2014 7:10 AM

    Apparently not silent. And I must say I'm more than a little miffed on that point. Whilst I may live in Kent I'm as proud a member of the jockanese race than any kilt wearing, blue face painted, haggis muncher. I was in Scotland for a week in November and nipped down to the parliament building to enquire as to my ability to vote. The lovely Polish person I spoke to told me no-ski. Where do you stand on independence?? I think its a bad move myself.

     

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    1/25/2014 7:20 AM
    90% against it. I'm first and foremost a Scot but I'm also proud to be a Brit. I think we would be weaker splitting up with the rest of the U.K and Alex Salmond to me is a bit of a clown.
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    2/16/2014 3:55 PM
    what's pissing me off about the Audio Books is that since book 100, they've been shrinking the storylines.. 5 hours and even a couple have gone down to 4 hours now.

    I've tried to ask them at Graphic Audio about why this is and... nothing.
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    3/2/2014 1:42 AM
    wow,I never though that they would have nothing but an American accent.Granted Jak bein from the south doesn't talk like Doc does bein from Vermont,nor did DonPhil talk like Ryan.But to think that the UK invaded or reinvaded the US after the war is kinda funny.I don't think Alan or Mark ever saw a Ryan Longbottom runnin around killin shit
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    3/2/2014 8:24 PM
    I have listened to every one of the Death Lands Audio Books. I love them all. I use to have a long commute to work everyday as well, this gave me plenty of time to put on my headphones and zone out on the train as I listened to Ryan and the crew.

    I have truly enjoyed all of the characters. How many books in total are there?
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    3/3/2014 12:19 PM
    I tried the audio books a few years ago, but prefer reading them. J.B. sounded like a hick.
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    3/11/2014 6:20 PM

    Oh they responded back to me.. Said that there is "less words in the books now, so hence why they are so short".

     

    I wanted to call BS (because they left a Sh*t ton out of Hell Road Warriors) but I bit my tongue.  

     

    What a PC answer.

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    3/14/2014 3:58 PM
    I love the graphic audio Deathlands.
    It's a bit off putting when they need to get a fill in actor to do a voice I have grown accustomed to, but it's not bad. I have listened to every book up to the one that was just released this month. (I start it next week).
    The audio books are well worth it.
    It's also fun when I recognize the voice actors in other products. Colleen Delany, who does Kristy's voice is also a in the game Skyrim quite a bit.
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    3/15/2014 9:17 PM

    I think J.B. should sound somewhat a hick. He is from Cripple Creek Colorado. Which would probably be cattle or sheep ranching town. I imagine all the ski resorts are gone. By the way Terrance Aselford also does the voice of Doc. Is the Narrator of The Outlanders  and the voice of Kane in that Series.

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    3/16/2014 11:53 AM
    Although your point rings true and makes sense about what J. B. should sound like, the original author, nor any of the others, have described J. B. having a twang or redneck syllables coming from his mouth. Just sayin'...
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    3/27/2014 12:42 PM
    I like the audio books, but then that's been the only way I have been involved with this series.

    I actually started off with the later numbers in the 100's and have slowly worked backwards but I have recently found the first 5

    JB and Ryan are about the only ones who hasn't had a different voice (at least in any of the issues I have)

    I like most of the VA's they use especially those in the later issues


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