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    Finished "The Dead Zone" read by James Franco. Been over 25 years since I had read it and it still holds up. Was unsure of Franco as a narrator but he did a great job.

    Started "The Traveling Vampire Show". Love the story but am so far unimpressed with the narrator (Bob Barnes.) Only about five chapters in so hopefully he will grow on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Finished "The Dead Zone" read by James Franco. Been over 25 years since I had read it and it still holds up. Was unsure of Franco as a narrator but he did a great job.

    Started "The Traveling Vampire Show". Love the story but am so far unimpressed with the narrator (Bob Barnes.) Only about five chapters in so hopefully he will grow on me.
    I figured out why the narration for "The Traveling Vampire Show" is not working for me. The cadence and voice of the narrator sounds like the narration for "Christmas Story", I still love the story but the narration is distracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Finished "The Dead Zone" read by James Franco. Been over 25 years since I had read it and it still holds up. Was unsure of Franco as a narrator but he did a great job.

    Started "The Traveling Vampire Show". Love the story but am so far unimpressed with the narrator (Bob Barnes.) Only about five chapters in so hopefully he will grow on me.
    Huge fan of Franco's. I'll have to check that out. I'm currently listening to 11/22/63 and really enjoying it.

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    Decided on a new read rather than a re-read for my next book.

    For whatever reason I have not read the Hodges Trilogy yet so I jumped into Mr. Mercedes. The narration is done by Will Patton and he is doing great so far. Love the story so far.

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    First-time post so go easy on me.

    I am an avid audiobook listener and usually, my enjoyment of them is heavily influenced by the reader. I save my favourite authors/narrators to listen to, and I read other novels in the traditional way.
    The Fireman by Joe Hill is the first of his books that I've listened to rather than read. I am not yet halfway through, and don't like the reader much. The story is starting to grow on me after a fairly flat section.
    I'll keep going...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumphreyBear View Post
    First-time post so go easy on me.

    I am an avid audiobook listener and usually, my enjoyment of them is heavily influenced by the reader. I save my favourite authors/narrators to listen to, and I read other novels in the traditional way.
    The Fireman by Joe Hill is the first of his books that I've listened to rather than read. I am not yet halfway through, and don't like the reader much. The story is starting to grow on me after a fairly flat section.
    I'll keep going...
    Welcome! I didn't care for the narrator nor the story The Fireman at all. I'm currently listening to Heart Shaped Box and it isn't doing a whole lot for me either. I'm an avid collector of Hill. Beginning to wonder if I'm only that vs. a fan. Horns and Locke & Key were outstanding though. But those were reads and not listens. Maybe it's the audio that's not working for me and I'd actually enjoy the books more if I read 'em myself. There is just so little time, if any, for me to read anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumphreyBear View Post
    First-time post so go easy on me.

    I am an avid audiobook listener and usually, my enjoyment of them is heavily influenced by the reader. I save my favourite authors/narrators to listen to, and I read other novels in the traditional way.
    The Fireman by Joe Hill is the first of his books that I've listened to rather than read. I am not yet halfway through, and don't like the reader much. The story is starting to grow on me after a fairly flat section.
    I'll keep going...
    Welcome to the board. I have listened to audios periodically over the years, primarily short stories. I recently purchased a subscription to Audible and am loving it. I started with some old books I wanted to re-read and have moved on to stories on my To-Be-Read list.

    I completely agree that the person doing the reading greatly influences how much I enjoy the story. I have not listened to any of Joe Hill's audiobooks yet but I did hear Mr. Hill state in an interview that he was hoping to read one of the stories. Unfortunately it does not appear to have happened as he is only listed as reading the afterword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Welcome to the board. I have listened to audios periodically over the years, primarily short stories. I recently purchased a subscription to Audible and am loving it. I started with some old books I wanted to re-read and have moved on to stories on my To-Be-Read list.

    I completely agree that the person doing the reading greatly influences how much I enjoy the story. I have not listened to any of Joe Hill's audiobooks yet but I did hear Mr. Hill state in an interview that he was hoping to read one of the stories. Unfortunately it does not appear to have happened as he is only listed as reading the afterword.
    I have the Strange Weather disc on order as well. We'll see how that one goes. And I'm going to listen to 20th Century Ghost once I'm done with Heart Shaped Box. His Little Silver Book was a good read though. I did manage to squeeze that one in. But it's well, a Little Book

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    Thanks for the welcomes.
    Since my previous post, I have finished listening to The Fireman. My opinion of it waxed and waned as the tale continued. Still didn't like the narrator much, but in the end, I liked the story a lot.
    I've moved on to one of my favourite authors - Adrian McKinty - and the sixth book in the Sean Duffy series. The writing is a joy, and the narration by Gerard Doyle is top notch.
    Not really the subject matter that this board focuses on though!

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    I'm listening to music. Yesterday, I got a wonderful sampler CD that had been on my Wish List at SwapACD. It is Global Voyage from Global Pacific Records from 1988. This sampler was really well put together and the music still holds up today. GPR is gone now, but their music had a huge influence on me. It led me to other artists and eventually to my all time favorite artist-Tom Grant. I play CDs in my vehicle when driving and I always, and I do mean it, usually have a Tom Grant CD with me. For me, his music is a part of me. I find it hard to believe Tom is 71 now.


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    Just about to finish up Strange Weather. Really enjoyed the first two stories and thought the narration was great. The third story was just plain silly to me and the last is read by the same woman that read The Fireman. Not a fan of her readings but the story is so-so. Great news is that Snapshot and Loaded are two of the best stories from Joe in quite awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Just about to finish up Strange Weather. Really enjoyed the first two stories and thought the narration was great. The third story was just plain silly to me and the last is read by the same woman that read The Fireman. Not a fan of her readings but the story is so-so. Great news is that Snapshot and Loaded are two of the best stories from Joe in quite awhile.
    I read Strange Weather and then listened to the audio as a re-read. I have heard others say they did not like Kate Mulgrew's reading of Fireman or Rain. I have not listened to Fireman so can't offer an opinion. I will say that I had trouble linking her voice the narrator I envisioned when reading it. She seamed older and gentler than I thought she should. With that said I still enjoyed the story and her narration was not a distraction from the story for me.

    I will finish listening to The Exorcist 40th Anniversary edition today. It is read by the author and he does a real good job with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I read Strange Weather and then listened to the audio as a re-read. I have heard others say they did not like Kate Mulgrew's reading of Fireman or Rain. I have not listened to Fireman so can't offer an opinion. I will say that I had trouble linking her voice the narrator I envisioned when reading it. She seamed older and gentler than I thought she should. With that said I still enjoyed the story and her narration was not a distraction from the story for me.

    I will finish listening to The Exorcist 40th Anniversary edition today. It is read by the author and he does a real good job with it.
    Recently listened to The Fireman by Joe Hill, narrated by Kate Mulgrew. Although I did not care for her narration of Rain I thought she did a real good job with The Fireman. Still really enjoy the story but remains one of my least favorite Hill novels.

    Also listened to Wool by Hugh Howey and really enjoyed it. Very interested in seeing were the trilogy leads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Recently listened to The Fireman by Joe Hill, narrated by Kate Mulgrew. Although I did not care for her narration of Rain I thought she did a real good job with The Fireman. Still really enjoy the story but remains one of my least favorite Hill novels.

    Also listened to Wool by Hugh Howey and really enjoyed it. Very interested in seeing were the trilogy leads.
    We'll continue to disagree on The Fireman and it's narrator. We can agree on Rain though.

    Recently finished SK's Blaze and it was wonderfully read. I couldn't finish the book a few years back but I couldn't get enough of the audio. Good stuff.

    I'm now listening to Danse Macabre. This one is going to be a huge struggle has the narrator is pretty monotone. Feels more like listening to a lecture on the subject matter. On disc 4 of 15. I'm not one to quit things often but this might be the exception to the rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    We'll continue to disagree on The Fireman and it's narrator. We can agree on Rain though.

    Recently finished SK's Blaze and it was wonderfully read. I couldn't finish the book a few years back but I couldn't get enough of the audio. Good stuff.

    I'm now listening to Danse Macabre. This one is going to be a huge struggle has the narrator is pretty monotone. Feels more like listening to a lecture on the subject matter. On disc 4 of 15. I'm not one to quit things often but this might be the exception to the rule.
    I have Danse Macabre in my Audible library but have not started it yet. I may have to add Blaze, I remember thinking the novel was just OK when I read it. I may have a different view of the Audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I have Danse Macabre in my Audible library but have not started it yet. I may have to add Blaze, I remember thinking the novel was just OK when I read it. I may have a different view of the Audio.
    Hopefully I don't fall asleep in traffic while listening to Danse.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Hopefully I don't fall asleep in traffic while listening to Danse.....
    Listens like that do not put me to sleep but sometimes it dawns on me that I have a book playing and I have completely tuned it out. That means I have to find what I last remember and listen again to something that bored me enough to tune out. I hate it when that happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Listens like that do not put me to sleep but sometimes it dawns on me that I have a book playing and I have completely tuned it out. That means I have to find what I last remember and listen again to something that bored me enough to tune out. I hate it when that happens!
    I've done that too LOL. Or a pretty girl pulls up next to me at a light

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    Just finished listening to Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts. Really enjoyed it.

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    I finished listening to How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. I Liked it a lot. A riff on the man who lives a long time idea, but very well told and nicely read. I then re-listened to Matheson-Duel, Hill/King - Throttle packaged together as Road Rage. Duel was better!
    Now I'm back onto The Wolf's Hour by Robert McCammon. I started listening to a Graphic Audio version but I don't really like that format, so I grabbed the audible version, read by Simon Prebble, and I'm enjoying it much more.
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