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Old Yesterday, 07:08 AM   #3526
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A mini rant: I used occasionally to buy Downpour's deals when there was one a week. Now that they're daily, it's the same type of junk that Audible offers every day. I really would like to give Downpour more business, but they make it very hard. I bought nothing in the last sale because it was too hard to find books.
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A mini rant: I used occasionally to buy Downpour's deals when there was one a week. Now that they're daily, it's the same type of junk that Audible offers every day. I really would like to give Downpour more business, but they make it very hard. I bought nothing in the last sale because it was too hard to find books.
Issy I totally agree. I have almost completely stopped buying audiobooks because of this. I am using the public library and work library more than buying books.
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Week 13 -- Our final week of the 2018 SYNC season brings a couple of special audiobook treats. Both are likely to surprise you and offer good reminders that, when we’re open to making discoveries, both adventure and insight are going to follow.
FREE -- Monstrous Beauty -- Elizabeth Fama/ K Kellgren --> 8.0 hrs --> fiction
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Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra's help, Hester investigates her family's strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.
FREE -- The Lost World -- Sir Arthur C Doyle/ G McCready --> 8.7 hrs --> classic
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The Lost World was written fairly late in Conan Doyle’s career (1912), and stands as a work of early science fiction, fitting comfortably next to the likes of Wells, Haggard, Verne and Burroughs. It is also a book that uses Darwinian evolutionary theory as a thread in the narrative (although there are occasions where the science dips into early 20th-century prejudice). It was the inspiration for many other books and films that took its central premise as their starting point. And it is peopled with characters that are as brimful of energy and determination as Doyle himself – as well as some surprising political references and far more humor than readers of the Sherlock Holmes stories have much right to expect.

The basis of the story is the possibility that there might be dinosaurs still living on the earth, unaffected by the usual evolutionary forces at work elsewhere. Dinosaurs have long exercised a peculiar fascination for the public, from those who still hunt Loch Ness monsters to those who finance huge-budget (and huge audience) films, but this was one of the first books to use them as a central part of the story. The other factor gripping the public of the time was the very existence of unknown parts of the globe and what they might contain – travelers were returning from previously unknown places (especially Africa and South America, where The Lost World is set) with astonishing stories. At the same time, paleontology was becoming extremely popular – Doyle himself found some dinosaur footprints in Sussex, something that may well have inspired the book. Uniting these popular themes (and using his own scientific understanding and his many contacts in the world of science and exploration to give them credibility), Doyle then introduced his cast of characters – the love-struck journalist Edward Malone, who does what any self-respecting Edwardian would do to impress his beloved: ask to go on a life-threatening assignment. This is exactly the kind of get-up-and-go that Doyle himself possessed, and he seems to think any lack of it is indicative of a failing of moral fiber. Then there is Professor Summerlee, a rather meticulous scientist; Lord John Roxton, an adventurer; and finally, the simply extraordinary Professor Challenger – vast, booming, powerful, utterly convinced of his own rightness, and prepared to take on the establishment with his fists if need be.

All of these characters are drawn with a freshness and brio that suggests Doyle was enjoying himself; but he was also making a few veiled political statements. While Challenger was (loosely) based on William Rutherford, and Summerlee on another professor Doyle had studied with at Edinburgh, the people who inspired Roxton and Malone were based on more contentious figures, two of whom ended up being arrested for treason during WWI, and one of whom went missing searching for a lost city in Brazil. Edmund Morel was one of the bases for Malone. Morel had campaigned against the appalling treatment of the people in the Congo, and Doyle had lectured with him on the slavery that resulted from colonial trading. But he was a pacifist (which Doyle was not), and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment after the publication of some leaflets. One of Roxton’s originals was the British diplomat, Roger Casement. Again, Doyle approved of Casement’s work against the slavery associated with rubber plantations; but Casement was also an Irish nationalist, and his attempts to get the Germans to free any Irish prisoners of war in return for German assistance to fight the British were discovered, and Casement was executed. Colonel Percy Fawcett, a surveyor, archaeologist and explorer, was also an inspiration for Roxton – and he and his son both disappeared in 1925 (The Lost City of Z).

But the fact that such people existed and were public figures, the science underlying the Boy’s Own adventure genre, the thrill of the unknown being discovered - all these fueled the public passion for such adventurous imaginings. And if there was ever a man to feed a passion for adventurous imaginings, Arthur Conan Doyle was he. ~ Roy McMillan

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Issy I totally agree. I have almost completely stopped buying audiobooks because of this. I am using the public library and work library more than buying books.
My primary source for audiobooks is the public library. The only books I buy are those in series that I want to keep, and then I limit my spending to no more than $3 per book (think Audible promos $0.00~$2.99 per month for x months).
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Today's offering from Downpour, The Liar's Girl, is pretty good if you like the suspense genre; I listened to it when it came out earlier this year.

Seems like too often the daily offerings from Audible and Downpour are either SF/fantasy or self-help, which I won't touch. And, in Audible's case, there seem to be a lot of KU Whispersync titles, a few of which I've listened to for free when I had a KU membership.

I'm using my libraries more than ever, with my Audible credits going only for certain favorite authors, or when books aren't available in Overdrive. I like the fact that Audible is now adding a little banner on the cover images indicating Audible exclusives; it saves me the time of checking elsewhere.
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