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Written by Cathy Allen
(3/20/2009 8:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Listening has its own demands, penned by Anselm
I completely agree about creativity being "squished" by movies and television. What we get from those is the director's view. This is SO evident in the two movie adaptations of NA! I had NO IDEA of so many things happening in JA's story, because until now I had only seen THEM.
I disagree with what you said about radio, though. That's why I've bought the audio books: if well done, they (and radio broadcasts) bring the stories to life, in just the same way as JA's family did in reading to each other.
I don't know about anyone else's car, but my car CD player has the ability to rewind just a few lines of the book, in the same manner as I used to do on cassette tapes. SO, if I miss a few lines, or a word, I can back it up to re-hear it, I'm happy to say. I don't have to go back a full chapter, as I do with my portable CD player.
(Just to give you a laugh, this is the newest "used" car I ever had, got it 3 years ago, and the first one with a CD player. Here comes the laugh: when I got it, it was so pretty, I named it "Jane Austen!") :)
P.S. I'd be interested in the MP audio book recommendation, too!
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