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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 269): Talking about Audio Books with Rachel Cordasco, Paul Weimer, Sarah Chorn and Fred Kiesche

In episode 269 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester talks audio books with Rachel Cordasco, Paul Weimer, Sarah Chorn and Fred Kiesche.

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Patrick Hester is a writer, blogger, podcasting dude, Denver transplant and all around Functional Nerd. Don't hate him cuz he has a cool hat.

11 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 269): Talking about Audio Books with Rachel Cordasco, Paul Weimer, Sarah Chorn and Fred Kiesche

  1. Hello,

    I just wanted to add a little tip for audiobook listening – Audible’s app and some other apps specifically for audiobooks have a feature where you can speed up (or slow down) the narration without it sounding like a chipmunk. It only speeds up the overall pace. Some narrators can read a bit slowly and deliberately, this can really help move the story along. So if a book is coming across as a bit boring, it may just be the voice actor’s reading speed and if you try the x1.25 or x1.5 speeds that can make a difference.

    Love the show!

    • I listen at 1.5 or 2.0 speeds. Windows Media Player also has that option if you right click on the play button. It doesn’t always work (some podcasts are distorted but closing then reopening WMP will fix it sometimes) but I’ve used it so often that now I’m used to it and it’s hard to listen to podcasts at normal speed.

  2. Actually, I have trouble with audiobooks in the car. It seems if you miss one little detail it can throw off the whole book. They need to build reentrancy into these things.

    Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) was in Voyager not Deep Space 9, Sarah *nerd rage*!!! They were probably talking about Joe Hill’s NOS4A2.

    • I’m just glad I got the show in vaguely the same genre as the one she was actually in. If you realized how little I actually pay attention to TV, you’d realize that is one hell of an accomplishment. 😉

      And yes, I was thinking of NOS4A2, but my brain totally blanked (obviously).

  3. Hey Patrick, maybe you need “skin probiotics” to prevent the earbud infections!

  4. Really interested in checking out the “Big River Books” that was mentioned, however cannot find any website. Can you lead me to it?

      • No they definitely meant big River books I’m familiar with big finish audio this was in reference to purchasing e-books and then getting the audiobook at a discounted price

        • Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // November 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm //

          That was a apparently too subtle way to refer to Amazon, Dustin. If you buy an ebook at Amazon, you can often get the audiobook at a seriously discounted price ($5 or less sometimes) Fred Kiesche and I do this a lot.

          • Haha I get it now. I never knew tht due to having a nook ( vs kindle ). I’ll have to check that out. Thanks so much. You all are awesome.

  5. Joerg Grau // November 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm //

    I love audio books and there are a lot of great narrator. However, whenever Scott Brigg reads it I can’t take it…

    One of my favorite reader of all time is Neil Gaiman reading his own novels and Malcolm Gladwell reading his own books. Absolutely priceless…

    And audible works best for me…

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