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== Is there a place for discussing audio adaptions of the books? ==
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'''Now On Sale''' in Britain; not in N. America until the end of October. Worse, it's ₤10.19 there and ₤12.40 in Canada! Usually I find the US cheapest, Canada more, but the UK even worse. Now we're getting screwed from both sides. --[[User:Old Dickens|Old Dickens]] 21:13, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
  
I ask, because I bought a copy of the "talking book" edition of {{T5E}} at the weekend. It is abridged onto two C90 audio cassettes, and read by Tony Robinson, a man best known for playing Blackadder's sidekick Baldrick.  This seems to be about the only release format of Pratchett's books that doesn't have its own seperate section in the bibliography. (As those books so far released all appear to be in the same format and are all audiotape editions read by Robinson, it's arguable that this doesn't need too much attention, over and above an acknowledgement that they exist?)
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Oh, bad luck.. Are the prices you quote in US or Canadian $ reconverted to £?  I ask because the cover price at Borders in Stockport was £17.99, with a footnote in smaller letters to say in Canada the RRP is $36.95. Although I did get a money-off deal that knocked what I paid down to £14.99. My copy of ''Nation'' was £16.99 on the cover, but the same discount got it for £13.99.  (The advantage of a late-August birthday is that you get book tokens, which may be saved up for an occassion like this happening not long afterwards)--[[User:AgProv|AgProv]] 22:32, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
  
As general comment on the audiotape edition of {{T5E}}, it makes for a nice undemanding listen whilst doing other things (As an Airfix-nerd and a bit of a [[Grinjer]], this was a pleasant way of combining Pratchett and plastic modelling on a laid-back Saturday evening). It helps if you already know the book, but the inevitable excisions that have to go, in order to streamline the text for recording, can bring a tear to the eye. (Gone is the lovely scene where Vetinari and Hughnon Ridcully are at total cross-purposes over prawns from Genua and the clacks, for instance)
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:Those prices were listed by Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk - --[[User:Old Dickens|Old Dickens]] 17:13, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
  
And Robinson's vocal characterisations just don't cut it, I'm afraid: he makes Lady Sybil sound like Tim-Brooke-Taylor doing Lady Bracknell. (the inneffectual snob in Oscar Wilde's ''Importance of being Earnest''). the Lady Bracknell voice gets in the way of our realisation that Sybil, though an aristocrat, is not at all snobbish and has a very good grasp of the ''really'' important things in life. Sybil, for a noble, is actually quite practical and sensible; Lady Bracknell is a condensation of all the worst things about aristicracy. The Bracknell voice pins all the wrong qualities to her, alas. and his Vetinari sounds bored and languid: it doesn't quite pin down this character either, alas.
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Thinking about it, what if we ask for a moratorium on anyone making Wiki entries on "Nation" or "Folklore" until the end of October, to give everyone who's interested a chance to buy and read the book? Feels a bit unfair (otherwise - and for the next six or seven weeks or so, people in your position are being bombarded with spoilers for a book they haven't read yet, with every tempatation to read them.... thinking about it, if the circumstances were reversed I'd be frustrated as Hell!
  
:Agreed, The abridged versions are awful. I think this is common to all books; I'm a Tony Robinson fan, but even he can't save the Readers' Digest versions. On the other hand, Stephen Briggs's unabridged readings are great; he knows the characters back to front and comes up with likely accents and voices for everybody. Even so, it's still the same book with someone reading it to you and I don't see why we'd get into criticism or anything more than listing them as publications. (What would be next - a discussion of Clarecraft collectibles?) --[[User:Old Dickens|Old Dickens]] 23:47, 15 January 2008 (CET)
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(Just for the record: have made three entries, including two about the book itself, solely relating to "Folklore" but none as yet to "Nation")--[[User:AgProv|AgProv]] 09:42, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
 
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Aha - we now have a category for these things!
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Now On Sale in Britain; not in N. America until the end of October. Worse, it's ₤10.19 there and ₤12.40 in Canada! Usually I find the US cheapest, Canada more, but the UK even worse. Now we're getting screwed from both sides. --Old Dickens 21:13, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Oh, bad luck.. Are the prices you quote in US or Canadian $ reconverted to £? I ask because the cover price at Borders in Stockport was £17.99, with a footnote in smaller letters to say in Canada the RRP is $36.95. Although I did get a money-off deal that knocked what I paid down to £14.99. My copy of Nation was £16.99 on the cover, but the same discount got it for £13.99. (The advantage of a late-August birthday is that you get book tokens, which may be saved up for an occassion like this happening not long afterwards)--AgProv 22:32, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Those prices were listed by Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk - --Old Dickens 17:13, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Thinking about it, what if we ask for a moratorium on anyone making Wiki entries on "Nation" or "Folklore" until the end of October, to give everyone who's interested a chance to buy and read the book? Feels a bit unfair (otherwise - and for the next six or seven weeks or so, people in your position are being bombarded with spoilers for a book they haven't read yet, with every tempatation to read them.... thinking about it, if the circumstances were reversed I'd be frustrated as Hell!

(Just for the record: have made three entries, including two about the book itself, solely relating to "Folklore" but none as yet to "Nation")--AgProv 09:42, 8 September 2008 (UTC)