Great Debate 4 - AudioGo

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Mary from AudioGo gives us a breakdown of the current range and the background to what was formerly BBC Audiobooks.

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Great Debate 4 - AudioGo

  1. 1. www.facebook.com/saveundershawAudioGo
  2. 2. www.facebook.com/saveundershawAudio Collections• ‘The Home of BBC Audio Books’BBC Radio CollectionBBC Audio BooksAudioGo
  3. 3. www.facebook.com/saveundershaw• 123 titles and growing• Range includes the original canon• BBC Radio collections• Major actors like Derek Jacobi andBenedict Cumberbatch• Heavy move to download with many new titles downloadonlyAudio Range
  4. 4. www.facebook.com/saveundershawAudio RangeOriginal Stories plus selective new pastiches
  5. 5. www.facebook.com/saveundershawA good contributionto the Holmesian legacy?FOR AGAINST• Vehicle for everything from the originalSherlock Holmes stories through to newadaptations• Atmospheric• High quality audio voiced by actors• Acts as a filter for pastiches – i.e. onlytake x% of submitted published books• Enables many fans who are unable toread books to enjoy Sherlock Holmesstories• Limited reach of audio format• English language only [conversion toother languages challenging]• High production costs meanselectiveness may miss some ‘gems’
  6. 6. www.facebook.com/saveundershawTo sum up...• High quality, traditional versionsof Sherlock Holmes stories plusselected new adaptations• Wider distribution would bebetter, but growing• Language adaption would reachmore fans
  7. 7. www.facebook.com/saveundershawTo sum up...• High quality, traditional versionsof Sherlock Holmes stories plusselected new adaptations• Wider distribution would bebetter, but growing• Language adaption would reachmore fans

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