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    I have been bequeathed a copy of The Drawing of the Three read by Frank Muller that is on cassette. I either have to dig up a cassette player or find someone that can put it on CD for me.
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    The Dexter books are nicely done as well.
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    I'm listening to Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson. This book is very good! I highly recommend it.

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    I've started UR (Stephen King). I new it was an Amazon Kindle related book, but Wow! It's a commercial. So far the story is fairly good, but it is ridiculous the amount of Kindle references.

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    Just finished my 3rd go around of the DT series. So good.
    I'm about 2 discs into Peter Straub's Ghost Story, kind of boring so far. Hope it gets better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I'm listening to Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson. This book is very good! I highly recommend it.
    His collection Nightmare at 30, 000 feet was excellent! I think there is 12 stories read by 3 different people. Great stuff.

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    Finally getting round to the Dresden Files. A series about a "wizard detective" didn't have much appeal to me for the longest time - as I've said before, it takes a lot for a fantasy novel to appeal to me, really - but then I found out that James Marsters aka Spike aka Brainiac aka Captain John Hart read the audiobooks, and I downloaded Storm Front immediately. Been listening to it for an hour and a half - a first for proper audio readings of novels for me, as I'm usually a full-cast, original audio drama kind of listener - but this has been fantastic listening. One thing I like is that it's not just fantasy - it's very, very film noir inspired, something that really surprised me - a down on his luck PI who just happens to specialise in supernatural cases, a missing husband, and a horrific murder. Not nearly as light-hearted or as fantasy focused as I had expected. (Bear in mind, the impressions I had gotten from the look of the tv series didn't exactly appeal to me much.) Marsters's voice adds to the atmosphere even more, he's really got the PI voice down really well. Really hoping this series keeps it up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDodge View Post
    Finally getting round to the Dresden Files. A series about a "wizard detective" didn't have much appeal to me for the longest time - as I've said before, it takes a lot for a fantasy novel to appeal to me, really - but then I found out that James Marsters aka Spike aka Brainiac aka Captain John Hart read the audiobooks, and I downloaded Storm Front immediately. Been listening to it for an hour and a half - a first for proper audio readings of novels for me, as I'm usually a full-cast, original audio drama kind of listener - but this has been fantastic listening. One thing I like is that it's not just fantasy - it's very, very film noir inspired, something that really surprised me - a down on his luck PI who just happens to specialise in supernatural cases, a missing husband, and a horrific murder. Not nearly as light-hearted or as fantasy focused as I had expected. (Bear in mind, the impressions I had gotten from the look of the tv series didn't exactly appeal to me much.) Marsters's voice adds to the atmosphere even more, he's really got the PI voice down really well. Really hoping this series keeps it up.
    He does a great job with them. Unfortunateky, he didn't do all of them.

    I love those books, though. My favorite line from Storm Front is
    Spoiler:
    "Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face."


    If you get through those and feel the desire for more urban fantasy, I highly recommend The Iron Druid Chronicles:
    http://www.kevinhearne.com/books

    The audiobooks of them are also pretty well done.
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    Just finished listening to Ghost Story. It was great. One of the few books though that I wish I had read instead of listened to. Not that the reader was bad but it might have had more impact on me as far as the scares.

    Started Anansi Boys this week. The narrator is great and I love the story so far. Very funny.

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    I read The Passage back in May 2012, but decided I wanted to do a reread. I have started the audiobook. I will then move onto The Twelve, which I read a couple months ago.

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    If you listen to an audiobook, is it allowable for you to say in a conversation that you've read the book. I find myself often saying, "Yeah, I read that, well I listened to the audiobook." Can't I just say, "Yeah, I read that."
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    Yes, I believe so. I don't hide the fact that I listened and didn't flip through a book, but in casual conversation I would say it's perfectly fine.

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    I actually gave up on a book for the first time in years.
    Koontz' Strangers. I remember liking this book when I was young and I couldn't stand it recently. I guess while reading you can skim things like....a description of a heart bypass surgery that goes on and on and on...that you can't while listening to.
    The reader, although not awful, didn't really help the whole experience.
    Oh well, onto American Gods read by George Guidell!

    I loved Anansai's Boys, that was a great book AND Lenny Henry was AWESOME.

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    Fuck, that sounds worth getting: loved reading Anansi Boys, and I love a lot of Lenny Henry's stuff, so that'll be worth a listen.


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    Was recently listening to audio disc of "The Langoliers" and found it interesting hearing this passage:

    " All right" Bob said. "The bottom line, Let's suppose there are such things as time-rips, and we have gone through one. I think
    we've gone into the past and discovered the unlovely truth of time-travel: you can't appear in Texas State School Book Depository
    on November 22,1963, and put a stop to the Kennedy assasination; you can't watch the building of the pyramids or the
    sack of Rome, you can't investigate the Age of Dinosaurs at first hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXPLORER View Post
    Was recently listening to audio disc of "The Langoliers" and found it interesting hearing this passage:

    " All right" Bob said. "The bottom line, Let's suppose there are such things as time-rips, and we have gone through one. I think
    we've gone into the past and discovered the unlovely truth of time-travel: you can't appear in Texas State School Book Depository
    on November 22,1963, and put a stop to the Kennedy assasination; you can't watch the building of the pyramids or the
    sack of Rome, you can't investigate the Age of Dinosaurs at first hand.
    Interesting that King had in his mind 11/22/63 back in 1990 or before

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    Default Worl War Z full version

    I loved World War Z, I liked the audio book too which had a cast, but it was abridged.
    It looks like they will be releasing a full version with more cast members and will be unabridged. An extra 5 hours! woohoo!
    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/books...udiobook-cast/

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    Just finished The Wind Through The Keyhole. Pretty good story, nothing amazing. The bonus first chapter of Doctor Sleep though ... I loved it!

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    I read The strain, and the fall, now im going to listen to night eternal and see if its any different. Plus I already have faces for the characters in the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXPLORER View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EXPLORER View Post
    Was recently listening to audio disc of "The Langoliers" and found it interesting hearing this passage:

    " All right" Bob said. "The bottom line, Let's suppose there are such things as time-rips, and we have gone through one. I think
    we've gone into the past and discovered the unlovely truth of time-travel: you can't appear in Texas State School Book Depository
    on November 22,1963, and put a stop to the Kennedy assasination; you can't watch the building of the pyramids or the
    sack of Rome, you can't investigate the Age of Dinosaurs at first hand.
    Interesting that King had in his mind 11/22/63 back in 1990 or before
    Yes, that is interesting. Maybe that's when he started thinking about the idea...?
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    Kate Mulgrew (Cpt. Janeway!) will be reading Joe Hill's new one. I'll read the book and then listen to her read it.

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    Lisey's Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stebbins View Post
    Lisey's Story
    Mare Winningham is excellent.

    I finished American Gods, it was really good. Trying to pick a book that will be about 30 hours to get me through the rest of the month until Joe Hill's next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stebbins View Post
    Lisey's Story
    Mare Winningham is excellent.

    I finished American Gods, it was really good. Trying to pick a book that will be about 30 hours to get me through the rest of the month until Joe Hill's next one.
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