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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 21:41 
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I'm about halfway through Ready Player One, as read by Will Wheaton. It's the most amazingly geeky, fantasy wish fulfilment, pile of nonsense I've ever 'read'.

Very enjoyable.

Also, when Wheaton does a 'grown up' voice, he sounds just like Tim Allen.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 15:15 
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Yeah it's undemanding but really good fun.

Currently listening to Doug Stanhope's "Digging Up Mother" which is fucking brilliant as an audiobook.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 15:21 
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markg wrote:
Yeah it's undemanding but really good fun.

Currently listening to Doug Stanhope's "Digging Up Mother" which is fucking brilliant as an audiobook.


I tired a little of it by the end. His dull-voiced mates were doing too much of the narration as he was too sozzled to carry on.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 15:33 
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Yeah, a bit maybe, I'm nearly at the end and really enjoyed it, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:37 
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Talking books that have accompanied me on my ramblings and runnings lately have been, Children Of Time and We Are Legion (We Are Bob). Children Of Time was a space opera and a good one at that, definitely worth the time. I'm about halfway through We Are Legion which is more of a romp and loads of fun so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:28 
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Ended up listening to all three of these "Bobiverse" books. They started off strong but each one was better than the last and I actually loved them by the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 16:23 
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markg wrote:
Talking books that have accompanied me on my ramblings and runnings lately have been, Children Of Time and We Are Legion (We Are Bob). Children Of Time was a space opera and a good one at that, definitely worth the time. I'm about halfway through We Are Legion which is more of a romp and loads of fun so far.


Loved Children of Time when I read it. So, very good!

Bought We are Legion a while back, but never got round to listenting to it. Started because of your recommendation and I'm really enjoying it.

I was put off because I'm wary of the somewhat new trend of[i] 'science fiction geek authors, writing science fiction that only references science fiction because they've only read science fiction, and all their characters are science fiction geeks that keep talking" and it boggles my mind it's getting big directors adapting it all*.

But half way through Bobiverse 1 and it's managed to side step (most of) that. It's just great fun. Addictive and I'm enjoying every second.


* e.g. The Martian, Ready Player One etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 16:25 
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Ok, I'm a bit new to this audiobook game.

I loved the Alan Partridge books because they're read by Alan.

I enjoyed the Vic Reeves autobiography because it's read by Vic.

I enjoyed the Narnia books because they're recordings of BBC radio play versions of the books, with a full cast and other trappings.

Now, what I'm having trouble with is fiction. Is it typical for the reader to "do" the voices for all the characters? Because I started listening to Shantaram the other day, and while I found the aussie guy doing an Indian accent a little off-putting, I found him putting on a sultry female voice for the protagonist's love-interest absolutely ludicrous, and I had to stop listening and delete it. No way am I listening to 48 hours of that nonsense.

Is that normal? Or is it more common for voices to be read flatly, in a he said, she said, kind of way?


The unabridged His Dark Materials Books have Pullman as the narrator and a cast for the main parts. It's brilliant.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 16:28 
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Clearly pulpy military scifi with a teenager's sense of humour is where it's at.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 17:17 
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Dr Lave wrote:
markg wrote:
Talking books that have accompanied me on my ramblings and runnings lately have been, Children Of Time and We Are Legion (We Are Bob). Children Of Time was a space opera and a good one at that, definitely worth the time. I'm about halfway through We Are Legion which is more of a romp and loads of fun so far.


Loved Children of Time when I read it. So, very good!

Bought We are Legion a while back, but never got round to listenting to it. Started because of your recommendation and I'm really enjoying it.

I was put off because I'm wary of the somewhat new trend of[i] 'science fiction geek authors, writing science fiction that only references science fiction because they've only read science fiction, and all their characters are science fiction geeks that keep talking" and it boggles my mind it's getting big directors adapting it all*.

But half way through Bobiverse 1 and it's managed to side step (most of) that. It's just great fun. Addictive and I'm enjoying every second.

Yeah there are occasional nerdy references but they're only really ever asides, jokes about naming things etc. I loved all the hard scifi stuff about these space battles sometimes over in less than the blink of an eye having occurred at relativistic speeds, the time dilation, "frame-jacking". I just thought it was all pretty clever but not in your face clever. There's some pretty deep stuff in there but it somehow never felt contrived.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:10 
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Currently listening to Enlightenment: Now. I've found myself getting increasingly morose about the state of the world, especially since having a daughter. But in a rational way this book lays out a compelling series of counterpoints to the gloomy intuitions about the trajectory of humanity that it can be hard not to acquire from years of following the news. And there's just some really interesting facts along the way. Definitely the book I needed right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:07 
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I have 2 credits on Audiable.

I already have the chimp paradox and the dev ops handbook.

Any books in a similar vain to to listen to?

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:14 
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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:20 
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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:55 
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Thanks, those will fit the bill.

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 13:50 
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I did not know you could pause audible.. will give me chance to listen to the books

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 13:54 
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KovacsC wrote:
I did not know you could pause audible.. will give me chance to listen to the books


Yep, you can also rewind 30 seconds or skip forward 30 seconds. It's a well put together player.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 14:16 
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I meant my membership :)

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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 14:21 
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I meant my membership :)

Oh thank god for that. I thought you'd gone simple.


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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 14:28 
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 Post subject: Re: Audiobooks RMD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 14:31 
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I meant my membership :)


I know, was just joshing :)


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