Monday, August 01, 2011

A Small Complaint About Audible

First off, I love I rarely listen to radio or music any more, I'm a complete Audible addict. However, when I go and search for a title (I'm currently working my way through P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves series), it doesn't filter the search results based on my library. Instead, I get the full list of Jeeves books, including the six or so titles I already own. What's the point of that? I'm not going to buy what I've already got and it just clutters up the search results, making it harder to find what I'm looking for and even making it harder for me to make an impulse buy.



tim eisele said...

Speaking of Wodehouse, have you seen the "Jeeves and Wooster" series from the 1990s, with Hugh Laurie as Wooster and Stephen Fry as Jeeves? They did an excellent job.

There's also a bunch of early Wodehouse available for free on Project Gutenberg.

K T Cat said...

Tim, we rented those with great anticipation, but were a bit disappointed. They did a fine job, but they chose the wrong format. In many episodes, they tried to cram a novel into 30 minutes and all they ended up with were a handful of cute lines that got lost because they were out of context.

Anonymous said...

that must be stress full--- with Hugh Laurie involved am definitely going to look for it.

tim eisele said...

Oh, yes, a Jeeves story shoehorned into a TV show format tends to suffer, if only because a lot of the more amusing parts are Bertie's asides to the reader. I prefer the books for that reason. But Laurie and Fry do make a very convincing Wooster and Jeeves.