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Date: Jun 23 10:15 PM, 2013
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Thanks Bella

I will just have to keep searching! As for converting to mp3, as its for personal use and any one who wanted a copy would be given it rather than sold it copywrite wouldn't be a problem! It's a great bit of kit I bought as its a tape player you attach to the computer but you can also use it as a Walkman! Been years since I had one of those! I have been converting my old tapes as there is that old worry that soon tape players will be obsolete and the tapes will be no use anymore! Plus it means I have a backup in case things get broken!

Ned

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Date: Jun 23 9:35 PM, 2013
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Hi Ned, welcome to the forum, it's always nice to meet and greet new members. Yes I do have the complete collection, it took over 15 years to collect....keep your eye out on eBay and Amazon, they do turn up now again....as to converting them to mp3 I cannot advise you on that as I would be concerned about the Copyright. Good luck with your search!

Bella :)



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Date: Jun 23 5:07 PM, 2013
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Hi Ned, welcome to our merry little band.  I really hope that the new production will spark off an interest in the books again, hopefully the audio versions too.  I would love to get my hands on them like you.  Bella has a near complete set I think, although, and she will tell you I'm sure, it has taken her a very long time to collect them.  

Such an exciting time for all of us Poldark enthusiasts isn't it?  Can't wait to hear who has been cast to play the main characters!

Have fun browsing and enjoy!



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Date: Jun 23 4:39 PM, 2013
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Lol ! Thanks Ned quite an unusual name for a lady ! smile  They sound very interesting indeed especially the unabridged versions. I'd also heard they were good for helping to get to sleep too though I know they're hard to find unfortunately....



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Ross I am a big fan of the audio book! Of course I love reading an actual book! (Yes I have read all the books and watched the tv shows!) but sometimes an audio book is really helpful, I started using them about 4 years ago, I had a long drive to work and really wanted to read Birdsong so I listened to the audio book, (I was a wreck by the time I got to work as its such an emotional book!) and then when I changed jobs for a while I had a job where not much thinking was required but we were aloud to listen to mp3 and iPods, in fact they preferred it as it stopped us chatting! Audio books were fantastic for me as it made the day go quicker and I got to 'read' lot of books that I had prevously not had time to! I'm not so keen on Abridged books, its a bit like watching a film adaption when they cut bits out! Who decides which bits can be left out? Not the author! I like unabridged books so it is word for word! I highly recommend them, though the big thing is the narrator, if the narrator is good then they can make a book come alive, a bad one is just awful and I won't listen, I bought a Jane Austin collection once and put the cd in to find it was read by an American lady with a strong accent, I just couldn't concentrate it really put me off! There are some fabulous narrators out there though! Samuel West and Martin Shaw to name just 2 are very good. I have heard clips of the Poldark audiobooks and they sound really good so I would love to get copies, especially as I am going on holiday next year these would be great for the flights! I have got the abridged version of the first book and it is good but as said it is abridged! I also think they are great for when you are tired and can't keep your eyes open to read but can't quite get to sleep, I suppose its the adult version of a bedtime story! (Though beware what you listen to at night you can have some very strange dreams!as I discovered listening to Bernard Cornwell's Saxon novels!)

Demelza

I hope you are right, the new tv show may make them think about some rereleases! They will repackage and sell the old tv shows for sure! Though as exciting as the prospect of a new show is there is always the worry about who they will cast! What if its someone not right for the roles! (Like they did in the Hollywood version of pride and prejudice!) I heard rumours of Matt Smith I hope that is not so! He isn't right for that part!

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Hi Ned interesting that you like the audiobooks as I still don't know very much about them at all. Presumably you've read the books so do they follow them word for word or are they for example abridged ?

Ross smile



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Thank you Mrs G!

I'm sure I will enjoy chatting!

And hopefully I will be able to find some audiobooks!

Ned

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Welcome! I feel your pain - I'm in Australia and they are almost impossible to find here. However I have a feeling that the new tv series may change that!

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Date: Jun 23 10:09 AM, 2013
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Good Morning Mr Numpty!

Welcome to the Poldark world.  Bella is the person to tell you all about audiobooks.  She has a number of them but I think they are quite rare now.

Hope you enjoy 'chatting' to us all here.

Mrs G



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Thanks Ross


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Hi and a warm welcome to the Forum Ned ! Lots of info available on the audio books from our specialist Bella who I think has all or nearly all of them. Hope you enjoy it all !

Ross



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Date: Jun 22 4:27 PM, 2013
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Hello all

I wonder if anyone can help, I am trying to get hold of the audio versions of the Poldark books, I know they are hard to come by and wondered if anyone had any ideas how I could get hold of them? I have recently bought this fab bit of kit which means I can convert them to mp3 files so they can be listened to on computer, iPod, phone, or where ever! But getting hold of them is a nightmare! If anyone has any advice please let me know, if I can get hold of them I will convert the tapes and will be happy to share if people wanted them! I love using audio books they are great at work for me, but they are also great for the elderly lady my mother looks after!

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