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  • Martin
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    Finished Malorie on audio book yesterday. Malerman is hit and miss for me and I though Bird Box was good but not great. Was in no hurry to get to this one but it was on sale at Audible so I went for it. The story is a true sequel to Bird Box. If you had not read Bird Box you would probably miss a lot of the story in Malorie. I did enjoy this one more than Bird Box. Picking up the story 10 years after the Bird Box ends Malorie tells a compelling story. The are significant plot holes but overall it is a good experience. 4 Stars.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Good deal on Later arriving unscathed. Water Street sent a really nice note with my last order thanking me for the Hill orders over the years. So I thought I should throw some more business their way.
    They have always been fantastic to deal with. Ordering other items from them just never occurred to me.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have never thought to order a non Hill title from Waterstreet. I may do that. My Night Worms package arrived and fortunately the other book was a hardbound. Because it was a larger book it protected the copy of Later so it is pristine. The hardbound is damaged but I really do not care about that one. I was also hoping some of the 'extras' would be King related but it is just random dreck. I can now say I tried Night Worms, can't see myself trying it again.
    Good deal on Later arriving unscathed. Water Street sent a really nice note with my last order thanking me for the Hill orders over the years. So I thought I should throw some more business their way.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    I use Water Street Books primarily for all my Hill orders so have decided to use them for other titles as well. My indie stores around here are hit and miss on the trade stuff. I usually order any King trades from CD along with the slipcase. It's for the shelf as you have stated due to it arriving long after I've read it.
    I have never thought to order a non Hill title from Waterstreet. I may do that. My Night Worms package arrived and fortunately the other book was a hardbound. Because it was a larger book it protected the copy of Later so it is pristine. The hardbound is damaged but I really do not care about that one. I was also hoping some of the 'extras' would be King related but it is just random dreck. I can now say I tried Night Worms, can't see myself trying it again.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have one coming from Night Worms today. Decided to give them a try. Since they ship in a bag I will not be surprised if it arrives dinged. I will use that one as a reading copy. I will get another from CD and that will go on the shelf.
    I use Water Street Books primarily for all my Hill orders so have decided to use them for other titles as well. My indie stores around here are hit and miss on the trade stuff. I usually order any King trades from CD along with the slipcase. It's for the shelf as you have stated due to it arriving long after I've read it.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Ordered my copy via CD so it will be awhile before mine shows up. I've read of orders from Amazon showing up a day prior to release. I'm trying to be better about ordering more from indie bookstores these days. There is a UK 1st PB as well that I'm going to try and get a hold of. The the only difference is the CP it appears.
    I have one coming from Night Worms today. Decided to give them a try. Since they ship in a bag I will not be surprised if it arrives dinged. I will use that one as a reading copy. I will get another from CD and that will go on the shelf.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Thought the narrator was perfect for the story. The stories connections to King's other works and King himself are fantastic as well. Side note: I ran out to Barnes and Noble on release day to pick up a copy. Even though I have one coming by mail picking one up on release day is something I have done for so long I just had to do it. Barnes & Noble had not received them for release day which I found odd. Then this weekend I was in Costco and they did not have copies. Wondering if the print run is reduced for this one.
    Ordered my copy via CD so it will be awhile before mine shows up. I've read of orders from Amazon showing up a day prior to release. I'm trying to be better about ordering more from indie bookstores these days. There is a UK 1st PB as well that I'm going to try and get a hold of. The the only difference is the CP it appears.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Listening to it as well and loving it so far. The narrator is excellent.
    Thought the narrator was perfect for the story. The stories connections to King's other works and King himself are fantastic as well. Side note: I ran out to Barnes and Noble on release day to pick up a copy. Even though I have one coming by mail picking one up on release day is something I have done for so long I just had to do it. Barnes & Noble had not received them for release day which I found odd. Then this weekend I was in Costco and they did not have copies. Wondering if the print run is reduced for this one.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Started Later yesterday and had to finish it today. Fantastic story! For some reason I felt a Colorado Kid vibe early on but is closer to vintage King than it is his Hard Case books.
    Listening to it as well and loving it so far. The narrator is excellent.

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  • Martin
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    Started Later yesterday and had to finish it today. Fantastic story! For some reason I felt a Colorado Kid vibe early on but is closer to vintage King than it is his Hard Case books.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    So I am about 1/3 of the way through the Audible Sandman radio play. Enjoying it, but not loving it so far. I think some of the impact of the visuals are lost in an audio version. The time Dream spent in hell would have been great with illustrations. There are several references to Justice League/Justice League America/Justice League International. For I while I was wondering what the differences were but they eventually explained things. At least one character from the comics has been mentioned (The Joker) possibly more as several characters have been mentioned that I do not recognize. All these characters and Justice League are mentioned in passing and are not critical to the story. There has been one mention of Gotham, I believe this is a comic reference. There have been several mentions of Arkham Asylum which I take as a nod to Lovecraft. Intrigued to see where the story goes. Probably my best Gaiman story so far.
    I really enjoyed the first part and it's starting to pick up again near the back 1/3. Most of it has just been ok for me.

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  • Martin
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    So I am about 1/3 of the way through the Audible Sandman radio play. Enjoying it, but not loving it so far. I think some of the impact of the visuals are lost in an audio version. The time Dream spent in hell would have been great with illustrations. There are several references to Justice League/Justice League America/Justice League International. For I while I was wondering what the differences were but they eventually explained things. At least one character from the comics has been mentioned (The Joker) possibly more as several characters have been mentioned that I do not recognize. All these characters and Justice League are mentioned in passing and are not critical to the story. There has been one mention of Gotham, I believe this is a comic reference. There have been several mentions of Arkham Asylum which I take as a nod to Lovecraft. Intrigued to see where the story goes. Probably my best Gaiman story so far.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    So I am not sure if you need to be an Audible subscriber for watch this. Yesterday John Scalzi did an Audible live interview. I was working at the time and missed it but I noticed it was up on Audibles website and watched it today. It is about a half an hour and pretty interesting. He actually talked about how he has modified his writing with audio listening in mind. I actually noticed the change as I listened to his entire library in just a little over a year. I noticed and liked the change and wondered about it, interesting to hear him address it.
    I saw that. Might need to check it out.

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  • Martin
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    So I am not sure if you need to be an Audible subscriber for watch this. Yesterday John Scalzi did an Audible live interview. I was working at the time and missed it but I noticed it was up on Audibles website and watched it today. It is about a half an hour and pretty interesting. He actually talked about how he has modified his writing with audio listening in mind. I actually noticed the change as I listened to his entire library in just a little over a year. I noticed and liked the change and wondered about it, interesting to hear him address it.

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  • Martin
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    Max Brooks new novel Devolution. Absolutely love this story! I hope CD does a limited to match World War Z.

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