Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WFMW: books on tape

Today's edition of Works for me Wednesday is a "doesn't work for me Wednesday!" So, here you go. Books on tape do NOT work for me. I know people who ADORE them but I can't stand them. Something about the pace of having to listen to someone else read outloud when I know I could be reading it faster drives me insane.

HOWEVER, audio dramatiazations of books, such as the audio dramatazation of the The Chronicles of Narnia done by Focus on the FamilyI immensly enjoy. I also highly recommend that series. While I was in Arkansas this past month visiting my family we went to a Christian discount store and I was able to pick up the dramatization of Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, A Horse and His Boy, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle for a whopping four bucks apiece. SCORE! :) It looks like Amazon has the radio theatre productions for pretty cheap as well, although as I was finding all of the ones I just listened the prices vary between 5 and 10 dollars. I need to get The Magican's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to complete my set.

We listened to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on our four hour journey from my Grandpa's house to my friend Marlene's, it was the perfect ammount of time and the book was wonderfully executed. They do not say that they are unabridged however my boyfriend, my mom, nor I could find anything that they had left out. The voices for the characters, the sounds, everything was really nice.

What doesn't work for you? How do you feel about books on tape? How do you feel about radio dramatazations? Let me know!


  1. I dont always like books on tape either. really depends on the story but i feel they take away with what i get out of a book. i want to have it in my hand and enjoy it.

    i have never heard a radio dramatization at all, will have to check it out!

  2. Ohh, you should check out a radio dramatization. It makes everything so real and so much fun to listen to. :)