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TOPIC: What audio books are you listening to?

What audio books are you listening to? 17 Jun 2017 13:52 #250059

About half way through

Walkaway By Cory Doctorow

Each chapter is from a different character's point of view and they have different readers for each character so part of the fun is seeing how the different readers portray the same character. Very enjoyable so far.
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What audio books are you listening to? 17 Jun 2017 16:12 #250067

Just got done listening to the Kingkiller Chronicles books 1 and 2, pretty decent.

Currently listening to The Redshirts.

American Gods is up next.
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What audio books are you listening to? 17 Jun 2017 23:52 #250086

I'm super excited to listen to our own F:AT author Kevin Sands (Bullwinkle), Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2. A few years ago we went on a family vacation and had a blast listening to Blackhorn Key. On Monday, me, QueenPut and Spawns are packing up and driving 6 1/2 hours to Cedar Point in Ohio. Mark of the Plague is listed as 9 1/2 hours so that should be perfect for the 13+ hours in the car.

I was telling my daughter today that I ranked Blackhorn Key just below Harry Porter 1,3 and 5 and but as better than Harry Porter 2,4,6,7 and 8. Note bad for Bullwinkle's first book. The time period is awesome because there really is much family fiction that takes place during the English restoration period. My youngest daughter has been itching to listen to book 2 but I've been holding out until the big family vacation car ride.
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What audio books are you listening to? 20 Jun 2017 09:59 #250171

I just wrapped up two:
1) The Death of Expertise, by Tom Nichols. It's a pretentious examination of how and why we treat each other like crap. It's a bit eye opening, and pretty depressing.
2) The Fold, by Peter Clines. I had a long road trip to Origins, and many people recommended this title. I don't feel it reached the hype. I thought it was a poor man's Michael Crichton, and about as "hard sci-fi" as any of Crichton's lesser works. It was entertaining, that I won't deny. But I wouldn't put it much past a pulply genre offering.

Prior to these two middling affairs, I re-"read" the Dark Tower series on audio. I read the first three twenty years ago. I stopped half way through Wizard and Glass. Last summer, I committed to all seven (ahem, eight) books via audio. It took ten months, and it was a pretty dumb commitment, IMO. I enjoyed books one and four the most. Most of King's work post-accident has been rubbish, though a few stand out (shitty pun). Dark Tower books 5-"8" are not among the positives. I don't know if I'd say they're as diminishing in return as Herbert's Dune sequels - but they're not far off. Wind Through the Keyhole was just a lame money grab. Not as bad as Doctor Sleep, but that ain't saying much.
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What audio books are you listening to? 22 Sep 2017 05:59 #254588

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and read by Ray Bradbury

I love Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 is a marvelous book. I think it is also suited to audio however it's read by Ray Bradbury who is not a dramatist. He is not a voice actor. He is an author and one of my most favorite but after the novelty of having him read his own story wears off you will be left wishing that somebody more suited to the task had read the book.

Night Soldiers by Alan Furst and read by George Guidall

Absolutely great. The story is about a young Bulgarian who gets recruited by the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) in the early 30's and what happens to him over the next 15 years or so. The story is exciting and entertaining and takes many twists and turns but never feels contrived in the "twist for sake of twist" sense. The reader is perhaps the best I've heard yet.

I found myself looking forward to my commute just so I could find out what happens to Kristo next! Highly recommended.


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