Friday, July 9, 2010

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

Listening to a book is the same as reading it. So I'm wondering, does it also count as reading a book if you listen to the BBC radio production of it?

I got to wondering about this because when my family travels we like to listen to audio books. This time, however, we've been listening to BBC's radio version of Tolkien's "The Hobbit." I want to say that it's the same as reading the book, but I remember one scene being slightly different when I read the book years ago. I want to check that scene, but of course my hard copy of "The Hobbit" is at home, where I'm not. So I'll have to look at that when I get home, and maybe report back here.

Either way...

In this radio show a whole cast is used. There is also music and sound effects which aren't generally found in audio books. It is really good and really fun. :)





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2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I think listening to an audio book is closer to "reading" it than watching a movie made from a book. Audio books may be condensed, but they are still the actual words of the book. A movie may veer wildly from the original book.

Sarita Rucker said...

Very true.

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