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Need recommendation from fellow sd'ers - I have few credits from monthly membership and haven't had a chance to redeem and listen during the last 6 months. If I cancel the membership cab I hold on to my credits and can i listen to the books I bought?
If you cancel you'll lose your credits but keep the books you've purchased. You should spend all of your credits before canceling.
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I am on a trial but weirdly it says I am ineligible for this sale. I have never had that happen before during my multiple previous trial periods.
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Jim was also the narrator preferred by J. K. Rowling
Having listened to both, I find that bizarre. Is there a particular reason?
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Thanks, good info.
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If you cancel you'll lose your credits but keep the books you've purchased. You should spend all of your credits before canceling.
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Having listened to both, I find that bizarre. Is there a particular reason?
It's the delivery style, I prefer the UK versions. Jim Dale is talented, but Fry Narrates the book, Dale enacts the characters. It is the idea of would you rather read the book/ have it read to you, or would you rather have voices for the characters.

Then again with the JK Rolling hate out there, I'm surprised that anyone still likes the books in a non ironic way. I can separate the author from the works though usually myself.

I still don't think that Dumbledore is gay, not since I am against it or anything, she just wrote the character asexually since it wasn't relevant. If she had wanted to make him gay don't say in the the last book, 'Oh, by the way he's gay.' That is just hacky writing, Make a new book or spin off of the series, you literally (pun intended) created it, you can do more. I still feel that she was short sided with the ending, you don't tell of the future if you ever want to tell more stories with the same characters. It is like watching the end of a trilogy and saying I'm going to put a character's on the line in the prequel that was key to the ending of the trilogy.
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perfect for me!
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I think both narrator's are excellent tho quite diff. The comment about "reading vs enacting" is illustrative

I go back and forth.

Tho Dale does excellent narration of non-dialogue text also. Esp listen to final chapter of book 6 for that.

There are two narrators for this series because the text copy varies slightly.

She used a lot of British specific terminology and UK specific slang in the original published text in the UK and the Commonwealth

when scholastic won the bidding for the US and world markets they pressured her to make the slang less UK specific and she did make some small changes sort of under publishing duress

and then the books sold like they were the greatest books ever published and so the publishers could justify paying for the recording of two specific editions.

Which audio version can be sold in which national market is controlled by international publishing contracts.

I got my fry versions and my Jim Dale versions originally on CD as these weren't sold on audible and I didn't want to pirate them I bought the fry ones imported from the UK

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I'm glad this sale was reposted on Slickdeals

Audible initially announced the sale would run for many months past September

then audible started other promotions and other sales and started heavily pushing their "audible plus" option and they took this sale off the front page and made it hard to find

So many audible members thought the sale was simply done and over with because they couldn't find it on the site, so it's worth another link here since it's still active

There's some decent stuff in this sale. this week I've already bought four books here: two of the great courses and two other nonfiction


An audible CS rep told me that the books on this sale get changed out, a few at a time, every week or every other week, so it's worth checking once a week to see if they've got anything specificly wanted.
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I really enjoyed Sphere by Michael Crichton, narrated by Scott Brick

I also think the Harry Potter books are a great deal. I have all of them through various free deals. I like Jim Dale, but I know opinions are divided between him and Stephen Fry, still you really can't go wrong with these 2 for 1 Harry Potter books imho.
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Very true but the American Harry Potter audiobook has a narrator that never seemed to fit in my mind. Gotta get the UK 🇬🇧 version... So much better. Problem is that I don't know how to get the UK version 🤔 Anyone have any ideas?
I too like the Stephen Fry version much better than the American. The way I got it was to log out of the American store and when you go to log back into your app change it to the UK store. it was several years ago so I had to do some funny stuff to make it look like I was in the UK but once I bought them under that store if I ever want to listen to them I just log out of the US store and into the UK store download them to my phone and they will show up in your library if you log back into the US store as long as they are downloaded. Hope that makes sense but it was worth the headache.
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I too like the Stephen Fry version much better than the American. The way I got it was to log out of the American store and when you go to log back into your app change it to the UK store. it was several years ago so I had to do some funny stuff to make it look like I was in the UK but once I bought them under that store if I ever want to listen to them I just log out of the US store and into the UK store download them to my phone and they will show up in your library if you log back into the US store as long as they are downloaded. Hope that makes sense but it was worth the headache.
This is a violation of international publishing restrictions. So be careful. If amazon catches this scheme out, they will take away the books and possibly lock your accounts.

(It's said they've removed content from customers, and sometimes banned customers, for similar.)

I find these international restrictions infuriating, bit I don't wanna piss off the big corps over it.
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Sharp objects is really good, but what to pair it with?
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