tenoko1: (GW:Zechs- rofl He's reading Twilight)
[personal profile] tenoko1
Okay, so I'm currently listening to the audiobook for Twilight. First off, I loved the book, I know it's not for everyone. I hate Stephen King. It happens. The audiobook is quite bad, imo. She's killing the story. She's a really terrible narrator, I mean, so many podficcers are so much better. Bella is funny, has a temper, and fairly sarcastic. When Bella is using dry, sarcastic humor that is HYSTERICAL... the narrator just makes her sound bitchy. When Edward is being cocky and teasing, it comes out uncertain and confused. I'm like, "Did she READ the book before she narrated it?! You're suppose to READ the story FIRST!!"

But I digress, as my disappointment with the audiobook is not the point of this entry. I'm wondering when Twilight came out in accordance to Supernatural. Because in the first quarter of the book alone there have been a Dean, Sam, Rachel, Jessica, Mike (Michael), and Becky. And I'm going "hunter, hunter, angel, dead, archangel, fangirl". It has to be a coincidence, they are fairly basic names, I guess, but that's SIX characters from my show in the first quarter of this book. How often do you read a book that one character is the same as your favorite show or something, but SIX?!

Third, I'm about to put in an audio audition, does anyone here do it professionally or have they in the past? I have some questions. Secondly, I have to read a "gender appropriate" book for my reading and I'm trying to decide which book. I'm female, btw. Granted, all the reading I've done until now has dealt with a mostly male cast (Supernatural) and I think we as poddficcers do a wonderful job, regardless of our genders or the characters, I never think "Oh hey, why is a girl reading playful banter between these two brothers? That's not gender appropriate."

Date: 2012-10-16 08:29 pm (UTC)
heartsick: (VG; ff7 bloody strife)
From: [personal profile] heartsick
Both came out in 2005. I'm not sure it's much more than a coincidence considering Twilight would have been fully written and being edited well before Supernatural started.

Terrible audio can really kill a book. :\ Not to mention, I read ten times faster than someone can talk, so I'd rather not listen and waste the time. I've never had an audio audtion but I've always wanted to do voice acting! Good luck.

Date: 2012-10-17 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenoko1.livejournal.com
While I, too, read much faster than an audiobook, I listen to them while at work, so that I'm both reading and working, which I can't do otherwise. I got into by listening to podfics, that is audiobooks of fanfiction, which is fabulous. Then is tarted listening to audiobooks becuase life is so chaotic right now I don't have time to read, so I'm having to multitask it. lol

Date: 2012-10-17 01:31 pm (UTC)
heartsick: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heartsick
Ahh, I wish I could listen at work! I read at the gym, but my machines have little pedestals for books so it all works out. :D

Date: 2012-10-16 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-llbedammned.livejournal.com
I believe Supernatural came out first, but I am not sure.

Date: 2012-10-17 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenoko1.livejournal.com
Yeah, I thought so too, but WOW what a coincidence.

Date: 2012-10-17 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amethyst-hunter.livejournal.com
The only Stephen King I have ever liked was Misery - and that was the movie. I haven't even touched the book. (The movie was skeevy enough for me)

Also, I do like his book On Writing, if only because the way he writes that one is pretty damn funny.

But the rest of his stuff? Wouldn't touch it. I tried reading Gerald's Game and some other book (don't remember the name of it), and by the time I got to the assweasels part I was like, ummmm....yeeeeaaaaahhhhh. Ooookaaaaaay.

He's a skilled writer, for sure, but his stuff just ain't to my taste. :/

Date: 2012-10-17 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] star-ocean-fan.livejournal.com
I love Stephen King. :) I found it hilarious when Twilight fans were saying he was jealous because Stephanie was so successful with her series, not realizing the man's been writing for longer than I've been alive (I'm 35 years old), and has out earned her in book sales alone.

As for Twilight, I probably won't ever read it, mainly because the concept behind it doesn't appeal to me. I like vampires to an extent, but I don't feel the need to read everything vampire.

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