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Old 12-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #706
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #707
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Currently listening to The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer, read by Sarah Woodward. This is one of my "WhisperSync for Voice" ready books, so bought for a pittance, and that covered by my $10 credit from last month. I've just started it, so no strong opinion on the reader yet, but she seems OK.

I also used that credit to buy a couple of other Georgette Heyer books that I had Kindle versions of. Nice to stock up at reduced prices.

3/4ths of the way through, and this is one of my favourite Georgette Heyer books, which means it's very good indeed. Loving it!

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Old 12-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #708
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I'm 22% into 'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson and I'm debating whether to bail on it. It's so confusing, but also repetitive. I also have the ebook and have to keep reviewing what I've listened to, to clear up my confusion. It's just too much effort. I've had one friend tell me it wasn't worth finishing. Anyone here have an opinion?
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Sheepfarmer's Daughter (The Deed of Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon. Great narration by Jennifer Van Dyck. I will buy the rest of the series after this one.
I really liked the Sheepfarmer's Daughter. I also like whole series as ebooks (originally bought it in paper). I found that Divided Allegiance really bogged down for me as an audiobook. I found the "I'm not perfect, so I deserved to be beaten" sections kind of hard to listen to. I guess that I had gotten in the habit to skimming through those sections in ebook. Perhaps I just wasn't in the right mood at the time and it's time to go back again.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #710
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I'm listening to All the Little Live Things by Wallace Stegner, expertly narrated by Edward Hermann. Unfortunately, the protagonist is in "Old Man Yells at Cloud!" (curmudgeon) mode a lot of the time.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #711
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I haven't been listening to any audiobook-audiobooks lately because I've just done a huge catch-up on Welcome To Night Vale. It's great.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #712
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Currently listening to The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer, read by Sarah Woodward. This is one of my "WhisperSync for Voice" ready books, so bought for a pittance, and that covered by my $10 credit from last month. I've just started it, so no strong opinion on the reader yet, but she seems OK.

I also used that credit to buy a couple of other Georgette Heyer books that I had Kindle versions of. Nice to stock up at reduced prices.

3/4ths of the way through, and this is one of my favourite Georgette Heyer books, which means it's very good indeed. Loving it!
Finished, and loved it. Highly recommended. And the final climax is pure Heyer. Totally convoluted and hilarious. Even though you know how it all has to end, you're always amazed at how she pulls all the strings back together.
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My Recent Listening:
  • A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid - short, easy, feel-good Christmas story. Not bad, especially if you are a dog lover.
  • The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens - (Audible freebie) Bailed. Didn't keep my attention.
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - I don't usually like war stories but this was excellent. Great performance, too. Read and listened to the last 25% because I was so into it.
  • Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin - (a 28-hour monstrosity) Was getting so confused listening to it and my mind kept drifting, so switched to reading at about 40%. Finished it but wish I hadn't. Think I'll skip the movie, too. Had some nice moments, beautiful descriptions, and some funny bits, but ending was a let down for me.
  • The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley - Another fun Flavia de Luce mystery. Blew through it in a few days.
  • A Man of His Own by Susan Wilson - Just started today. Enjoyed her previous books with dogs. If you're a dog lover, try them.
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Red Seas Under Red Skies redeemed itself considerably in the last third. After that one I listened to Steelheart, which I would rate low among Sanderson's work but was still fun enough. Now I'm back into the Codex Alera and finding book 3 a tad uneven, enjoying the series protagonist's storyline but finding the rest often tedious.
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[*] Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin - (a 28-hour monstrosity) Was getting so confused listening to it and my mind kept drifting, so switched to reading at about 40%. Finished it but wish I hadn't. Think I'll skip the movie, too. Had some nice moments, beautiful descriptions, and some funny bits, but ending was a let down for me.
Borrowed this one from the library and abandoned it after listening for just a few hours.
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Listening to "Snuff" by Terry Pratchett. I borrowed it from the library and am enjoying it tremendously.

I usually listen to thrillers because I use them to pass the time on the rowing machine. I gave up on "The Hades Factor" by Ludlum, "Inferno" by Dan Brown, "The Undead Situation", and several others simply because they were pretty boring. I can handle boring in print, but not an audiobook. I can skip or skim with print, but tougher to do with audiobooks, especially when it's across the room from me.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:15 PM   #717
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Finished, and loved it. Highly recommended. And the final climax is pure Heyer. Totally convoluted and hilarious. Even though you know how it all has to end, you're always amazed at how she pulls all the strings back together.
Something completely different now. The latest in the Imager series by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. -- Rex Regis:Imager Portfolio, Book 8. Excellently read by William Dufris. This is a series that I only read in audio books - I tried reading Modesitt in eBook, but it just didn't work as well for me as it does in audio book. IAC, I enjoy the series quite a bit, and recommend it. The books are a good size - 16-19 hours - without being huge. If you haven't tried the series yet, give Imager, the first in the series, a try. Worth a credit to see what you think. Or get the Kindle version from Amazon for $2.99, and then you get the Audible version for $9.95.

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Something completely different now. The latest in the Imager series by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. -- [B]Rex Regis:Imager Portfolio, Book 8[//b]. Excellently read by William Dufris. This is a series that I only read in audio books - I tried reading Modesitt in eBook, but it just didn't work as well for me as it does in audio book. IAC, I enjoy the series quite a bit, and recommend it. The books are a good size - 16-19 hours - without being huge. If you haven't tried the series yet, give Imager, the first in the series, a try. Worth a credit to see what you think. Or get the Kindle version from Amazon for $2.99, and then you get the Audible version for $9.95.
I have Modesitt's first Recluce audiobook, and it's high on my TBL list. Depending on how I feel about going straight into the next Codex Alera book, it might be up next.
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I have Modesitt's first Recluce audiobook on my to be listened to list as well. Right now I'm in the middle of (actually getting to the end of) Joe Haldeman's The Forever War. A very good book, though I would say that it's a very 70's book in some of it's views.
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I have Modesitt's first Recluce audiobook on my to be listened to list as well. Right now I'm in the middle of (actually getting to the end of) Joe Haldeman's The Forever War. A very good book, though I would say that it's a very 70's book in some of it's views.
Haven't read that series. I'm not sure I'm up for it - I find I enjoy his books just about as often as they come out, but don't find myself rereading or looking for opportunities for more or earlier access. Though it might be interesting to try one of his other series, just to get a feel for which of his quirks are core to the author.
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