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Another perspective on recorded books

In his latest Entertainment Weekly column, in which he test drives amazon.com's new Kindle device, Stephen King offers this observation on books on CD:

"I have never been able to understand the prejudice some people seem to feel about recorded Jking books, for instance. Not only are good stories better when they are told out loud; bad stories declare themselves almost at once, because the spoken word is merciless. You cannot, for instance, listen to one of the later Patricia Cornwell novels without realizing how little feel she has for the language, or to a Sue Grafton without appreciating her divine eye for the minutiae of ordinary life."

King goes on to explain that he kinda likes the Kindle, but it won't replace actual books in his heart. Read the entire column here.


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