Having one or many people


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I'm talking about ebooks or books on tape. Would you hire one person or several people to read your books? I think if you had a couple of people reading different characters it might make it more interesting. I'm not one to just listen to one person reading to me.


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Oh yeah, the narration could improve with different people telling the story. I'd love to listen to an audiobook like that, but it seems like it's still not a thing.


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I recently started listening to an audiobook of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, and they have different actors reading the different characters. The only problem I ran into was that some of the actors are harder to understand than others, which took me out of the experience. But, overall, it's a nice change of pace to have multiple people read the story!


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I like having one person read the story the whole way through. It's easier for me to follow along if it's one voice. I do enjoy when the reader invents different voices for the characters, so I can see the appeal of having a different actor for each character.

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I'd go for having different people represent different voices, but I'd rather have one person read to me if it's a self-help genre book. I might lose focus if the reader keeps changing.

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