Drunken Idaho wrote:
Look at this:http://www.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2793
This is from the newest registered user at DN. It's his first and currently his only post on the board, and he's promoting the Dune prequel audiobooks. Sound like lame-ass marketing tactics to anyone else?
It's not marketing tactics. I'm just an over-zealous fan, I guess.
It was a genuine post about how much I liked the audiobooks.
I liked those three books because they were something completely "new" to me and it was set so far back in the past that I didn't really factor them in versus the regular Dune books.
Drunken Idaho wrote:And I just checked out that audiobook thread by this Kirklander character again. Now, he has a total of three posts and they take up most of the damned thread!
WHO COMES TO A DUNE BOARD SOLELY TO TALK ABOUT AUDIOBOOKS?!
I have failing eyesight due to diabetes (sugar build-up in the eyes, they say, among a few other problems), so Audiobooks have opened up a new world for me in terms of being able to experience works in a different way.
I can still see ok when I type on an LCD monitor where you can adjust the resolution, but as far as reading actually printed novels, I have a much harder time.
I live near Seattle Washington and the King County Library System has a pretty great audiobook catalog. I guess the high taxes up here are paying dividends.
I tried Large Print books but my eyes still get fatigued and I have trouble focusing. It's mainly the Up Close stuff I have trouble with. When it's daylight and I'm driving, I can see pretty well, but at home I need to sit under a pretty bright light-source in order to read.
So, audiobooks allow me to listen to books when I go to bed. Sometimes it takes a half-hour to an hour for me to fall asleep, and I get to listen to the books then and let my eyes rest.
As for the Legends Of Dune series, I only found out about it because I'm a big fan of Scott Brick as a narrator.
I found out about him when I listened to the Sword Of Shannara trilogy, and just typed his name into the search engine at the library and started listening to whatever books and series came up that he narrated and had subject matter I might be interested in. The Legends Of Dune series just happened to be listed as a fairly recent work, so I checked out the CD's, ripped 'em to MP3 and played the books on my MP3 player.
From his list of works, I found out about Clive Cussler books, Orson Scott Card (enders series) and a series of books about FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. I even rediscovered some Isaac Asimov books.
So, all this to say, I'm just a fan of good books, and I guess I got geeked up about how well that Legends Of Dune series turned out and did one of those "Tom Cruise Dancing On The Couch" types of deals.
I like audiobooks. I don't think I'd be able to experience many of the titles that I have in recent years without the audiobook option.
Anyway, I found this Jacurutu site when I was doing a Google Search for some stuff that was in Paul Of Dune, just like I did when I found that Dune Novels site when I did searches about the stuff in the Legends Of Dune series.
Then I saw some of the posts and was kind of surprised to see my login name mentioned on this site. So, I thought I'd reply.
So, there ya go. That's about it. Just wanted to sort of explain why I was posting the way I was over at that site in the hopes that it might help diffuse some of the hostility directed at me.
I was surprised that I got a hostile reception on that site, and even more surprised by comments here.
I'm not sure what up with all the mean-ness. Maybe I should change my nick or something. It could just be I've tapped into the "Anti-Beard" movement or something like that. Maybe some people think that having a beard gives me a bigger Carbon Footprint and resent me for it.
But, I look even dorkier without a beard, so I guess I'm at an impasse.
Anyway, happy reading.