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What audiobooks are you listening to?

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: What audiobooks are you listening to?

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 15th, 2017, 5:36 am

Vanessa wrote:I wish they'd put Gone with the Wind on audio! Keep checking without success.

I have an audio version of GWTW. Quite good in fact. The narrator does a nice job with the various southern accents. It's in my audible library.
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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Re: What audiobooks are you listening to?

Postby Ludmilla » Wed February 1st, 2017, 6:00 pm

I finished News of the World by Paulette Jiles yesterday. The audio is read by Grover Gardner whose voice is perfect for Westerns.

I've just started Is Paris Burning, which is non-fiction about the liberation of Paris. I picked it up because I'm trying to read one NF per month and this was available at the library. I had no idea until after I started reading it and did a little research on the book that it was written in the 60s and had been made into a movie. The history is interesting, but I don't care for the narrator's voice. I may have to look for the movie.

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Wolfshead
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Location: Outskirts of Glasgow

Re: What audiobooks are you listening to?

Postby Wolfshead » Sun June 11th, 2017, 12:46 pm

SGM wrote:Second Patrick Rothfuss (UK narration). I'm about two-thirds of the way through. There has been criticism that, as with the GRR Martin novels, it shows the lack of editorial control and therefore suffers from 'bloat', but it's not too bad. There was a fairly long over-blown section that seems to have gone nowhere but I am now past that and, hopefully, back on track. Of course, there has been a long wait for the final novel. This runs to some 40 hours which is useful because I am spending a lot of time on handicraft projects at the moment and I have not been able to train myself to read a Kindle-version effectively whilst completing these projects although I am getting better and might achieve it in a couple of months.

I have made some very bad choices with the Great Courses series and as therefore very unlikely to risk them again.


I loved the two Rothfuss books on Audible. He's an excellent writer (although, yes, a bit bloated) and the narrator is the best I've ever heard. Wish they'd get that third book out and hopefully our hero is a bit less Godlike in it.
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession by Alison Weir
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What audiobooks are you listening to?

Postby Vanessa » Sun June 11th, 2017, 3:26 pm

MLE (Emily Cotton) wrote:
Vanessa wrote:I wish they'd put Gone with the Wind on audio! Keep checking without success.

I have an audio version of GWTW. Quite good in fact. The narrator does a nice job with the various southern accents. It's in my audible library.


Just noticed your reply, Emily! :oops: Audible UK don't seem to have it, but perhaps one day hopefully...... I wish there was a way of wishing for a book on Audible, too.
currently reading: Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession by Alison Weir

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Re: What audiobooks are you listening to?

Postby Ludmilla » Wed June 14th, 2017, 1:20 pm

I've just started The Sleepwalkers, NF about events leading up to WW1. It's long, so I'll be listening to this one for a while.

SGM
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Re: What audiobooks are you listening to?

Postby SGM » Sat June 17th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Wolfshead wrote:I loved the two Rothfuss books on Audible. He's an excellent writer (although, yes, a bit bloated) and the narrator is the best I've ever heard. Wish they'd get that third book out and hopefully our hero is a bit less Godlike in it.


i agree about the narrator, his voice has a touch of Richard Burton in it. I thought this was one of those audiobooks that had a different narrator for the UK and US markets, but not so. I must have been thinking about a different book. Rothfuss's bloat is nowhere near as bad as GRR's
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith


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