Who knew it would take a hundred billion years?
So I decided that, yes, I'll go ahead and read them, why not? But as I looked at that biiiig book sitting on the shelf, and then thought about all the other books I needed to read, I shied away.
And then I thought: ...audiobook.
I had been wanting to listen to an audiobook, so there was my opportunity. I got the HP1 audiobook, downloaded the CD's, and listened to Harry Potter.
-The reader was fantastic. It wasn't like someone reading you a story, it was like someone was telling you a story.
-The voices were perfect, and actually very similar to the movie (I've been meaning to look at which came first...)
-Oh, voices were good with the exclusion of Hermoine--she always sounded very quiet and whiny and slow. (i.e. my favorite was: "Oooooooooh, Haaaaaarrrrrryyyyyy"
And no kidding. Sound that out, and that's what she sounded like)
-But I have to forgive the reader, because Hermoine is a girl, and our reader is a guy.
-It didn't lose any emotion that I would have gotten from reading the book.
-As a story, it was fantastic XD just thought I'd add that
-Everything was still very exciting
-I didn't tire of the voice of the storyteller, and am now listening to HP2, told by the same guy.
So if you haven't tried an audiobook, I really suggest anything by Jim Dale--this was wonderful!