I pre-ordered the Ghost Story audiobook (CDs) a while ago, and apparently missed all the news on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc. that would have brought the change of narrator to my attention. I had already ripped off the plastic when I saw the tiny tiny print on the front that said “Read by John Glover.” WHAT?! Who the #$%& is John Glover?
So there I was with an audiobook in my hands that wasn’t at all what I’d been expecting. I listened to the first chapter, and while I was immensely disappointed that it wasn’t James Marsters, John Glover wasn’t horrible to listen to, and I thought I could tolerate the whole book.
I went to the forum, to see how other people felt about the new narrator. As I saw more and more comments indicating that the book is quite emotional, and the new narrator doesn’t handle that part well, I decided to get the hardback to read first, letting my own imagination take care of the emotional bits. The book is very introspective and very pivotal, so I think it was the right decision.
I plan to listen to the audiobook as well, and maybe do a comparison review of the book and the audiobook. But not right away. I still need to let the book marinate, and maybe re-read it before I can do the kind of review it deserves.
But I do want to address the uproar over the change of narrator. So come again tomorrow for some thoughts on that situation.
- Dresden Files: Ghost Story – Audiobook Issues
- Audiobook Review: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
- Dresden Files: Ghost Story – Audiobook Narrator
- James Marsters Live
- Does the Reader of an Audiobook Matter?
- Urban Fantasy Nerd Crush: Harry Dresden