Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The kinds of things that automatically eliminate audiobooks from consideration

1. Improper pronunciation. I want to go back and listen again to Samurai Shortstop because I think that the narrators of that and of House of the Red Fish are pronoucing the word katana (Samurai sword) differently. Of course, then I have to figure out which is correct.

2. Historic inaccuracies (this one I'm not so sure is an automatic elimination, but there's a strong argument). In House, one of Tomi's friends wants to join the Navy so he can land jets on aircraft carriers. Were there aircraft carriers in World War II? Ah, more library research.

I'll report back ...

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