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Old 01-31-2019, 10:40 AM   #2446
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Oh, good. I've got that on my short list.

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Old 01-31-2019, 04:12 PM   #2447
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Tom Sharpe is an old favorite of mine, but this is the first time I've listened to him on audio; Blott on the Landscape read by David Suchet. Most enjoyable; the dialogue in particular translates well. As funny as I remember it and an excellent listen.
I'm a big fan of the Tom Sharpe books, and recently reread all of the Wilt series. I'm sure you are aware that David Suchet played Blott in the BBC TV adaptation.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:11 PM   #2448
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I'm a big fan of the Tom Sharpe books, and recently reread all of the Wilt series. I'm sure you are aware that David Suchet played Blott in the BBC TV adaptation.
Hah! I had no clue. I wasn't even aware there were BBC shows of Sharpe's novels. Most things can be accessed these days; what did you think of the television presentation?
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They don't appear to be available here in Canada.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:52 AM   #2450
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Hah! I had no clue. I wasn't even aware there were BBC shows of Sharpe's novels. Most things can be accessed these days; what did you think of the television presentation?
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They don't appear to be available here in Canada.
It's some years since I watched it, but remember it as being very good, with a great cast. Don't know if you can access the link below, this looks to have all the episodes from season one (there was only one season) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ha5we.

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Old 02-01-2019, 01:47 PM   #2451
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It's some years since I watched it, but remember it as being very good, with a great cast. Don't know if you can access the link below, this looks to have all the episodes from season one (there was only one season) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ha5we.
Cool, thanks! (And yes, it appears it will allow me to watch them.)
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Finished up Quest for Lost Heroes. Highly recommended as I've said in the past, the combination of story and narrator really matches each other nicely.

Next up is Revenge of the Damned, book 5 in the Sten series by Alan Cole and Chris Bunch. This is a series that I really liked and book 5 is probably my favorite of the series. Oddly, I had worked my way through the first four books several years ago, then the rest of the series disappeared from audible for a number of years. I'm not sure why, but when I noticed this book was available again, I bought it and it's finally percolated it's way back up to the top of my to be listened to list.
Well, I figured out why the series disappeared and then reappeared with a new narrator. The original narrator is pretty bad. The new narrator (Jerry Sciarrio) is much better.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:19 AM   #2453
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Tom Sharpe is an old favorite of mine, but this is the first time I've listened to him on audio; Blott on the Landscape read by David Suchet. Most enjoyable; the dialogue in particular translates well. As funny as I remember it and an excellent listen.
This was hilarious; high marks. I wish Suchet had a larger audiography; he is wonderful, made for humorous books, I'd say. I'm not interested in Christie.

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It's some years since I watched it, but remember it as being very good, with a great cast. Don't know if you can access the link below, this looks to have all the episodes from season one (there was only one season) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ha5we.
I'm definitely going to look at this; I'll wait a bit to let my immediate memory of the book subside. Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:48 AM   #2454
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Currently listening to First King of Shannara (nearly done). Excellent book. I'm going through the whole series this year in anticipation of Terry Brooks' planned completion of the series in 2020. Once done with this book, I'll be back with the 87th Precinct series by Ed McBain (up to Ax). I have Kindle Unlimited until near the end of March (.99 for the entire 3 months) and the audiobooks come along with them!
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:43 PM   #2455
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I'm enjoying Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, both for its descriptions of life in New Orleans, and the "gritty" narration that fits perfectly! You gotta be into "quirky" for this one though.
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I listened to The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, already anointed as the big thriller of the year. It doesn't quite live up to the hype--at least not for a devout (and jaded) reader of suspense thrillers like me--but it comes close, and it's quite satisfying and well crafted.

This is a dual narration--the patient (who inexplicably murders her husband and subsequently refuses to speak--her POV sections are her diary entries) and her therapist (who wants to know why). I recommend it.
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I've just finished Summer Lightning, one of Wodehouse's Blandings novels, read by John Wells. Not one of the better Wodehouse novels as nothing much happened; I also wasn't crazy about Wells. I ended up listening to him at 1.25X speed, which did wonders for the dialogue.

I've started Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, his travel book about seeing America with his poodle. It's read by Gary Sinise and so far it's delightful. ,

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That's been on my TBR for ages, but somehow never bubbled up to the top. I'll be curious to hear what you think.
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I have Kindle Unlimited until near the end of March (.99 for the entire 3 months)...
I had that 3 months for 99 cents KU deal. Expired in October. Then I went for a month without KU, then found another identical offer so I signed up for that one. This second one expires in four days. I see you have one of those deals that expires in March. So they must be quite frequent.

So my question is, "Is there ever a time when you can't find one of these KU deals? And, does Amazon ever limit you in how many you can take advantage of?" I've had two deals, not quite back to back, but only separated by a month. I guess I should start looking for the next deal.

KU for 99 cents for 3 months is worthwhile. I don't think it would be worthwhile at full price however. Not for me with my slower reading speed.
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