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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:So i've just gotten into the idea of spoken word books.

Right now im dowloading Tao te Tsing on Mp3

Is anybody else interested in this? I reall like the idea of being able to listen to a good book while im in work...

Check this place out

http://librivox.org/
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And that led me to this

http://www.gutenberg.org/
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Which is soooo amazing... Im going to downlaod the iso for the dvd as soon as i can.


Love is the law.

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ma'tina
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

ma'tina

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Location: somewhere..., Germany

Total posts: 611
Posted:TAo te Tsing or Daodejing (Laotzi) is a wonderful choice my dear adan, it kept me busy for at least half a year....have fun!!!! hug

take care,
tina


- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

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Posted:aiden you totally rock hug

thank-you so much for these links!

audio books are great for long car journeys (as is bbc radio four comedy as it goes) smile


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Man, when I read that title I was completely confused!
We have spoken word poetry nights, which means they are made up off the head and said in front of an audience.
So to have a book of it would be pointless.
No really, I was lost.

And yes, audio books are great if you can focus on them. I can't. My thoughts tend to drown them out to the point where they are background noise and I miss important stuff. Which means I have to actually sit and listen to them whilst doing nothing else, at which point I should just read.

Crazy stupid I know.

Those links are great and I think I know someone who will be interested in them tremendously.
Thanks!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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coleman
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coleman

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Posted:spoken word poetry doesn't have to be freestyle though miss pele - it refers to all poetry written specifically for reading out loud smile



i like saul williams me.

he's a slam poet turned hip hop mc (tis' a blurry line between those arts anyway).



one of my favourite spoken word poems is mike myer's 'woman', which, like pele has said, doesn't really work unless you've heard it being read:



woman... woe-man... whoooa-man.

she was a thief, you got to belief, she stole my heart and my cat.

betty, judy, josie and those hot pussycats...

they make me horny, on saturday morny...

girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins...

i want to to be betty's barney.

hey jane... get me off this crazy thing...

called love.



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cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Pele
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Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

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Posted:I had to explain to my apprentice this morning why spoken word in a book doesn't work.
It just seems....silly...when written out.

Here at our cafe where there is "Art Night" (spoken word and original works on disply) it is required to be freestyle, which is why I said it the way I did...so NYAH! tongue

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Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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ma'tina
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

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Posted: Written by: coleman



one of my favourite spoken word poems is mike myer's 'woman', which doesn't really work unless you've heard it being read:

woman... woe-man... whoooa-man.
she was a thief, you got to belief, she stole my heart and my cat.
betty, judy, josie and those hot pussycats...
they make me horny, on saturday morny...
girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins...
i want to to be betty's barney.
hey jane... get me off this crazy thing...
called love.

biggrin
cole. x



I still like it though, even if i just read it, but i read it out loud to myself as well! thx for that cole hug

tina


- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

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NOn


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Posted:I've used this one in the past, it's not free but it's got a lot of BBC radio shows on there as well as books.

http://www.spokennetwork.com/
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I'm generally finding though i prefer to read stories from books, but i do like radio plays. I think having just one voice narrating and being characters doesn't really work well in a lot of novels, i'd prefer it if there was a narrator and a seperate voice for each character...

There's one i downloaded written specifically for audio, (although not listened to it yet) by Neil Gaiman called "two plays for voices". I also downloaded the League of Gentlemen which is great biggrin

I don't know how you can listen to them whilst working though?? I find they take a fair amount of concentration or i completely lose track of what's going on, but then my mind tends to wander quite a lot...


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Patriarch917
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Patriarch917

I make my own people.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Total posts: 607
Posted:Audible.com is giving away a free ipod shuffle if you subscribe to their audiobook service. If you were planning to buy an ipod and wanted to listen to a bunch of audiobooks for the next six months, it's a good deal. I did it, and was pretty well satisfied.

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NYC


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Posted: Written by: coleman





woman... woe-man... whoooa-man.



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cole. x







I'm pretty sure that's Mike Meyers from "So I Married an Axe Murderer."





It's even in the trailer for the movie.



He does the whole poem and in the film and is quoted just about everywhere on the internet as it's author.



The internet doesn't lie Cole. The internet is never wrong.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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coleman
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coleman

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Posted:oh yeah, thanks nyc rolleyes



that's probably what i meant to say when i credited the poem to mike myers in my post.



but i can see how my spelling his name right might have confused the issue somewhat so thanks for the 'correction'...



i like this feeling i get from having someone follow me around proving that i'm right - this must be a bit like what galileo would have felt like if he were immortal and had lived to see everyone finally agreeing with just about everything he ever said.



tongue





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Posted:offtopic

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Spoken Word Books... Online...Pretty cool stuff...

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Love is the law.

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

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Posted:ok...possibly slack silly question but what other names are spoken books called. I want to look up more kids titles.

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Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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coleman
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Posted: Written by: coleman


audio books



smile hug


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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