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CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:41 pm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kate-Atkinson-C ... 13&sr=1-33

available from Amazon UK June 9th...and it's cheap!!

the audio versions (abridged) of Jason reading Case Histories, One Good Turn
and When will there be good news....packaged together with a pic from
the tv series on the carton.

So far, Case Histories and When will there be good news have Jason's pic on
the front cover...again thru Amazon UK

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Re: CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by Helen8 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:07 am

Abridged, huh? Wonder what the postage from the UK will do to the price.

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Re: CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by kjshd05 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:41 am

Helen, usually the postage to the US isn't that bad...

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Re: CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by Helen8 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:58 am

Well, that's good to know. The abridged thing is a concern tho'. I want all of the book read by Jason.

But will settle for less.

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Re: CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by catloveyes » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:27 pm

I am over the moon since Jason is now on the cover of the books...I want them all. I do have a bit of concern, as you do Helen, about the audios being abridge but there is Jason again so I will probably want them. ;-) And as Kj said postage isn't too much.

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Re: CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by Hilary the Touched » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:56 pm

I think it's pretty typical for audio versions of books to be slightly abridged--I wouldn't worry about that too much. Has anyone compared the length of the recordings with the previous editions?
You've also now made me curious about the U.S. editions of these: was the abridgement different? Why was it felt necessary to use a different actor for the U.S.--legal or union stipulations? Because Jason is certainly easy to understand, even when he's doing the many regional accents of the novels.



(*I just have to say that I wasn't fantastically impressed with his Canadian accent. It was only a couple of lines, and appeared out of nowhere and in contrast to other speakers, but I didn't think it was all that good. Wonder what the Missus thought?*)

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Re: CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by Helen8 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:05 pm

Why was it felt necessary to use a different actor for the U.S.

The American audio versions of all the HP books were done by Jim Dale vs. Stephen Frye on the British ones. Never understood the reason . . . insert one Brit for another. They were unabridged. GHT if they weren't. :bat

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Re: CD Box set audio by Jason

Post by fruitbat » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:41 pm

I thought there was another thread for this. Oh well.

This box set, which has previously been tremendously $$$$, can now be bought USED from amazon uk for £39.99 + £2.80 UK delivery. They won't ship to Canada (I tried) so I thought I would post here in case anyone else wants to take a chance on second hand goods.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listin ... dition=all

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