Sunday, September 21, 2008

When audiobook casting goes terribly wrong


Now here is one GREAT article on audiobooks! I have never read a better examination of audiobook evaluation, chock full of so many fantastic lines I can't even begin to list my favorite quotes. So no matter if you are an audiobook aficionado, reviewer, voice talent, or sideline spectator, you MUST bookmark this: Read Me a Story, Brad Pitt: When Audiobook Casting Goes Terribly Wrong by Nate DiMeo posted on Slate.com on September 18, 2008.

Photograph of Brad Pitt by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. From www.slate.com

1 comment:

TableRappers audiobook- ndixon said...

I happened to chance upon this Brad Pitt recording and was astonished how bad the reading was. He's a great actor, of course, but it just goes to show how different mediums require different skills.

As an audiobook producer myself, what pains me the most is that many might have bought that book because of Pitt's involvement, only to be disappointed, possibly enough to be put off audiobooks altogether.