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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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  • Brian861
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    If It Bleeds. Loved the first story but kinda wondering what the point is for the second one. Still need to finish it and the remaining stories.

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  • Martin
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    So one of the Audible freebies this month was called Henrietta & Eleanor with one of the authors being Robert Louis Stevenson. There was some mention of Jekyll and Hyde so I was intrigued. Well it was actually a modern retelling of Jekyll & Hyde set in modern times with the Doctor being a female. Not what I was expecting but I enjoyed it.

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  • Martin
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    I may have mentioned elsewhere on the forum that I really liked to upcoming book Midnight Under The Big Top. Even with the big name authors contained within the story that has stuck with me was one by author Tananarive Due. I decided to see what else she has done. In my research I discovered she was the Executive Producer of the documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror which is on Shudder and I really enjoyed. I also found that both her parents were heavily in the civil rights movement and she co-wrote a book with her mother about civil the civil rights movement. Turns out this is available on Audible. So I am four chapters in and it is fantastic! The chapters alternate between mother and daughter each explaining their experiences.

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  • topazann
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    Hyperion by Dan Simmons. It's about travellers travelling to Hyperion and each traveller is individually narrated. They tell their stories as they make their way there.

    That and Ender's Game. The one that has multiple narrators.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Currently listening to Hearts in Atlantis. Nearing the end of Low Men in Yellow Coats. I remember enjoying this back when I read but I am surprised at how much I am enjoying it. Just a fantastic story on so many levels!
    I listened to it as well and loved it.

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  • Martin
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    Currently listening to Hearts in Atlantis. Nearing the end of Low Men in Yellow Coats. I remember enjoying this back when I read but I am surprised at how much I am enjoying it. Just a fantastic story on so many levels!

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  • Brian861
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    Red Dragon and I'm really enjoying.

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  • topazann
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    Currently listening to Plum Island by Nelson DeMille and narrated by Scott Brick. He's doing a great job. Good story. For those interested, there is a lot of interior dialogue, something some people just hate.
    Last edited by topazann; 05-24-2020, 10:08 PM.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I enjoyed 'If She Wakes' as much as 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'. I initially had concerns that it was too close to 'Those' but it was a unique story. While it is not a direct sequel it takes place in the same universe. This one is set up for a sequel. We will see if that happens. Overall a very good story.
    Glad to hear that. I'll have to give it a read. I really liked Those Who Wish Me Dead.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Cemetery Dance introduced me to Michael Koryta with 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'. Looking for more from this author I found 'If She Wakes' on Audible. Early on this one felt a lot like 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'. In Chapter three a direct link between the stories was revealed. I am not sure if this is a sequel or a stand alone story taking place in the same universe. I am enjoying it so far.
    I enjoyed 'If She Wakes' as much as 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'. I initially had concerns that it was too close to 'Those' but it was a unique story. While it is not a direct sequel it takes place in the same universe. This one is set up for a sequel. We will see if that happens. Overall a very good story.

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