Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Everything Audiobooks > Audiobook Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-2019, 06:04 PM   #2551
ApK
Award-Winning Participant
ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 6,430
Karma: 53583438
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ, USA
Device: Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
A fact is a fact, and a false "fact" isn't a factoid, it's a falsehood.
Perhaps Mailer coined the term to allow for the possibility that some of the items printed may happen to have been true....
Nonetheless, I doubt the researchers who collected the data the term was applied to in the book would appreciate their work being classed the same as the gossip pieces Mailer was referring to.

It's a good word. A lot of import. It's wrong to relegate it to just another synonym for fact.

Last edited by ApK; 04-30-2019 at 06:09 PM.
ApK is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2019, 02:13 PM   #2552
sun surfer
languorous autodidact ✦
sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sun surfer's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,505
Karma: 40212234
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: past the near meadows, over the still stream
Device: kindle voyage
In the Heart of the Sea was fantastic. One of the best nonfiction historical books I've ever read. It was right up my alley to begin with since I like adventures, ocean/sea/sailing stories, survival stories and desert island stories, but wow was this impressive and all the more so since it's a true story. I can't believe I'd never even heard of the story until the last few years, and I can't believe it took me this long to finally read it. It does get macabre near the end but hey, that's what really happened, and the book warns of it from the beginning. And now I want to visit Nantucket, as well as Henderson Island, heh. It's a shame I hear the film version isn't so good.

Next up is A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz and translated by Nicholas de Lange, with narration by Stefan Rudnicki who has quite a deep voice and an accent that sounds appropriate. The book is basically the memoir of the author as he grows up in Israel just as it's been formed, with very cultured but now lower-middle-class parents who relocated there from their home countries. The audiobook is only a blink-and-you'll-miss-it 23 hours and 52 minutes.

Last edited by sun surfer; 05-05-2019 at 02:19 PM.
sun surfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2019, 03:22 PM   #2553
Sweetpea
Grand Sorcerer
Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sweetpea's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,426
Karma: 28957780
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Krewerd
Device: Dell V8Pro; Asus Zenpad S8; Onyx Boox T68; Kobo Aura One
Quote:
Originally Posted by pwalker8 View Post
For some reason, neither Mythos nor Heroes is available in the US Kindle or audible store. Major bummer. It really seems odd that they haven't made it to the US yet.
They are available on Storytel. But I did buy the kindle books too... (couldn't add the audible book cheaply, so I didn't buy those).

I started Sunstorm (the second book of the Time Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter). Narrated by John Lee.
Sweetpea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #2554
pwalker8
Grand Sorcerer
pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 5,122
Karma: 20319884
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Device: iPad Pro, iPad mini, Kobo Aura, Amazon paperwhite, Sony PRS-T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApK View Post
Perhaps Mailer coined the term to allow for the possibility that some of the items printed may happen to have been true....
Nonetheless, I doubt the researchers who collected the data the term was applied to in the book would appreciate their work being classed the same as the gossip pieces Mailer was referring to.

It's a good word. A lot of import. It's wrong to relegate it to just another synonym for fact.
I've seen factoid used to imply trivia, i.e. something that is true and perhaps interesting, but not particularly important. I have also seen it used to mean something that is not actually true, but is repeated so much that most accept it as truth, for example, various quotes attributed to famous people that probably were not said by them. Fake news tends to imply something that either is known to be false, or can easily be shown as false, but it reported as truth.
pwalker8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2019, 06:33 PM   #2555
pwalker8
Grand Sorcerer
pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 5,122
Karma: 20319884
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Device: iPad Pro, iPad mini, Kobo Aura, Amazon paperwhite, Sony PRS-T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweetpea View Post
They are available on Storytel. But I did buy the kindle books too... (couldn't add the audible book cheaply, so I didn't buy those).

I started Sunstorm (the second book of the Time Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter). Narrated by John Lee.
Storytel doesn't sell in the US. Both books are available in the UK kindle store and likely UK audible store. I apparently can buy the CD's on Amazon from third party stores in the UK. I'll just wait until it shows up on audible or iTunes.
pwalker8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2019, 12:41 AM   #2556
CRussel
Grand Sorcerer
CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
CRussel's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,031
Karma: 58383568
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
Device: 10th Gen Paperwhite, Oasis, Voyage, original Paperwhite, Fire HD 8
Neither is available in the UK Audible store. If either were, I'd see if I could help. But sadly, the only version there is Mythos in German.

Last edited by CRussel; 05-06-2019 at 05:03 PM.
CRussel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2019, 03:40 PM   #2557
pwalker8
Grand Sorcerer
pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 5,122
Karma: 20319884
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Device: iPad Pro, iPad mini, Kobo Aura, Amazon paperwhite, Sony PRS-T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRussel View Post
Neither is not available in the UK Audible store. If either were, I'd see if I could help. But sadly, the only version there is Mythos in German.
That is weird. Like I said, I can buy the CD set.
pwalker8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2019, 03:45 PM   #2558
pwalker8
Grand Sorcerer
pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pwalker8 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 5,122
Karma: 20319884
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Device: iPad Pro, iPad mini, Kobo Aura, Amazon paperwhite, Sony PRS-T2
Finished up Quarter Share. A pleasant enough listen. The narrator was a bit on the dry side for my taste, but not bad by any stretch. The book was only 6 hours long, then they include the first hour of Half Share. I skipped that.

Next up The Crown Tower by Michael J Sullivan, read by Tim Gerard Reynolds, whom I can't say that I've heard before. I like Sullivan's Rythiua series. Hopefully, the narrator does it justice.
pwalker8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 07:36 PM   #2559
FizzyWater
You kids get off my lawn!
FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
FizzyWater's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,065
Karma: 71535452
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Device: Dell Axim, PRS350/650, PB Touch Lux 623, Paperwhite, Voyage, Oasis
Well, holy cow, I'm not listening to anything at the moment, but I'd better get started!

I just got my monthly "reminder" from Audible telling me how many credits I have left and when my next one will be coming.

I didn't notice last month if it had the total number of "Titles in your library" - but this month it does, and it say I have 1,002 titles!

I had no idea!
FizzyWater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 09:40 PM   #2560
SeaBookGuy
Can one read too much?
SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SeaBookGuy's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,785
Karma: 2064957
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Seattle, USA
Device: Kindle PW 3, Sony 350 and 650
If you look under My Account, you can also see the expiration dates of each credit now. I can vouch that when you return a book for a refund, the new credit is good for one year thereafter, not the underlying, original purchase date.
SeaBookGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 04:24 AM   #2561
taosaur
intelligent posterior
taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
taosaur's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,445
Karma: 14902820
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohiopolis
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, Samsung S8, Lenovo Tab 3 Pro
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweetpea View Post
I started Sunstorm (the second book of the Time Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter). Narrated by John Lee.
I really enjoyed that series. Clarke's ideas often fare better in someone else's hands.

I just finished up Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson, and it was a lot of fun. YA is usually not my thing, including Sanderson's other YA work, but this one had solid characters, a world you want to learn more about, and real-feeling stakes. The sci-fi is decidedly soft - basically the technology is magic. Not indistinguishable from magic: just magic. Still, the result is more of a fun Saturday-morning-cartoons vibe, rather than a "You're lazy and don't understand what people like about science fiction" vibe (*cough* Star Trek Discovery *cough*). There are strong echoes of Ender's Game, though things turn out very differently.

I'm also most of the way through The Quantum Magician, which I started on audio and ended up switching to print. I can't say there's anything wrong with the narration - I just found myself zoning out and losing track of the story. Maybe it will wow me with the ending, but so far it's a 3-star read/listen. It seems strongly influenced by both Seveneves and The Culture, which should be good news, but the result seems like less than the sum of its parts.
taosaur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #2562
haertig
Fanatic
haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.haertig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 575
Karma: 3163552
Join Date: Sep 2017
Device: PaperWhite 3, Fire HD8 Gen7, Sansa Clip v2 Rockbox (audiobooks)
Just started into "Good Omens", a BBC radio play of the Pratchett/Gaiman book.

Not sure if I'm going to like it. I'll have to dedicate a little more listening time before deciding. So far the voice actors are witty, but the whole thing seems a bit disconnected and difficult to follow. Jumping around a little too much for me to keep up perfectly.
haertig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2019, 11:53 AM   #2563
CRussel
Grand Sorcerer
CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CRussel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
CRussel's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,031
Karma: 58383568
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
Device: 10th Gen Paperwhite, Oasis, Voyage, original Paperwhite, Fire HD 8
Currently reading/listening to Command a King's Ship by Alexander Kent. This is #8 in the Richard Bolitho series of British naval adventures, and is read by Michael Jayston. A perfect book to listen to while swimming, and Jayston's narration is good, though not up to Patrick Tull's narration of the O'Brian books. But then, Kent isn't really up to O'Brian either. Still, a good read.
CRussel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2019, 07:14 PM   #2564
taosaur
intelligent posterior
taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taosaur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
taosaur's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,445
Karma: 14902820
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohiopolis
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, Samsung S8, Lenovo Tab 3 Pro
The Quantum Magician did finish strong, so I'll bump it up to four stars, but I never did return to the narration - just finished it in text. Now I'm listening to the Fables novel Peter and Max, which is a satisfying bit of light meta-fiction so far. I'm eager to get into the new Adrian Tchaikovsky, but I started Peter and Max the day before it released, and now I'm hooked.
taosaur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 03:55 PM   #2565
Catlady
Grand Sorcerer
Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Catlady's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,212
Karma: 30366652
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: Kindle Fire, AGPTek Bluetooth Clip, jetBook Lite
I listened to two novels about Hitler's food tasters--women whose job it was to sample Hitler's food in case it was poisoned: The Taster by V. S. Alexander, narrated by Carol Monda, and At the Wolf's Table by Rosella Postorino, narrated by Polly Stone.

These two novels offered divergent depictions of the tasters; both apparently drew on the experiences of Margot Woelk, though each used different elements of her story and adjusted different details for dramatic effect. Alexander's book invents more scenarios and is more melodramatic and exciting than Postorino's; Postorino's book is melancholic and seems to hew closer to the reality of the tasters' experience.

I wish I'd read these in reverse order--Alexander's novel created certain expectations that weren't part of Postorino's focus. But I liked both books.
Catlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
audible, audiobooks, recommendations

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Are You Listening to Right Now? RWood Lounge 9383 05-18-2019 10:57 AM
Publishers are listening... davidhburton General Discussions 34 07-27-2010 09:47 AM
PRS-900 Sony, if you're listening chiefwili Sony Reader 22 01-02-2010 11:17 AM
Reading or listening? I need both! jetreader Ectaco jetBook 9 09-02-2009 10:27 AM
Listening to Music ??? Stu Segal Sony Reader 7 10-14-2007 12:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:48 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.