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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I enjoyed The Outsider but felt it could have been shorter.
    I felt that way about Sleeping Beauties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I felt that way about Sleeping Beauties.
    So did I.

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    I just finished listening to Roger Zelazny narrate A Night In The Lonesome October. I was glad I got to hear him perform his book, but I was somewhat disappointed. It was a bare bones affair with no music or dramatization of the material or voices. It's such an exciting book and it came across very flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    I just finished listening to Roger Zelazny narrate A Night In The Lonesome October. I was glad I got to hear him perform his book, but I was somewhat disappointed. It was a bare bones affair with no music or dramatization of the material or voices. It's such an exciting book and it came across very flat.
    Yea that happens a lot when authors narrate their own work. I've said it before, but the best ones are the Star Wars books, they're basically audio plays with the music and sound effects from the movies, and usually really good voice talent. In general though the best ones outside of that tend to be the titles narrated by professional voice actors. They're just better at it.
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    I have high hopes that someone will do something like that in the future!!

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    Currently listening to The Girl Next Door from Jack Ketchum. Not quite half way through but am absolutely loving it. Ketchum never disappoints!

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    Finished up The Outsider recently and enjoyed it for the most part. Now picking up where I left off on the Body Snatchers. Really enjoying it about halfway through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Finished up The Outsider recently and enjoyed it for the most part. Now picking up where I left off on the Body Snatchers. Really enjoying it about halfway through.
    I thought The Outsider was pretty good but not great.

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    I thought The Outsider was up and down. Some parts I really enjoyed but some parts dragged.
    I have just finished The Last Colony (Scalzi), Elevation (King) and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Neil deGrasse Tyson). All terrific - I particularly like listening to Neil d T speak. He could read a shopping list and make it fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumphreyBear View Post
    I thought The Outsider was up and down. Some parts I really enjoyed but some parts dragged.
    I have just finished The Last Colony (Scalzi), Elevation (King) and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Neil deGrasse Tyson). All terrific - I particularly like listening to Neil d T speak. He could read a shopping list and make it fascinating.
    I enjoyed The Last Colony. The only Old Man's War story I have left if The End of All Things.

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    Currently listening to my first Cormac McCarthy read with No Country for Old Men. Really enjoying it. About half way in and I am actually surprised how closely the movie follows the story. I just assumed because it was a Cohen Brothers film it would take great liberties.

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    Currently listening to Elevation and Flight or Fright. Elevation is getting better for me while Flight or Fright is pretty hit and miss. I do enjoy King's intro to each story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Currently listening to Elevation and Flight or Fright. Elevation is getting better for me while Flight or Fright is pretty hit and miss. I do enjoy King's intro to each story.
    I enjoyed Elevation but wanted more. While Flight or Fright was hit and miss for me the hits made it all worth the ride.
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    Agreed. He's got a natural great tone for narration (not to mention a first-class intellect!).

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    Currently listening to The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz. I have a beat up old paperback that I have read several times. This is easily my most read Non-Fiction story. Saw they had an inexpensive audio version on Audible and I had a $5.00 credit so I added it. The narrator is doing a great job. If you are unfamiliar this is a true story of a Polish soldier captured by the Soviets and sentenced to 25 years at a labor camp in Siberia. With the help of the prison guards wife he and several others escape and walk to India crossing through Siberia, the Gobi desert and the Himalayas. It is a fascinating story.

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    Currently listening to something a little different. It's titled Misquoting Jesus. It deals with how folks take the bible literally word for word and that it's actually a book written by humans that is full of errors from the original text. While I'm not a religious person, religious topics and history have always fascinated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Currently listening to something a little different. It's titled Misquoting Jesus. It deals with how folks take the bible literally word for word and that it's actually a book written by humans that is full of errors from the original text. While I'm not a religious person, religious topics and history have always fascinated me.
    That sound interesting. Please provide your thoughts on the book when you finish.

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    No Country for Old Men was a real piece of work! I'm about halfway through director David Cronenberg's first (and, so far, only) novel, Consumed. Read by actor William Hurt (Altered States and many others), the book's cold horror is relentless, proving Cronenberg could probably do quite well as a novelist.

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    Currently listening to "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI".
    This is non-fiction chronicling a key piece of American history and is told in three acts. Each act has a different narrator and I am just about through act two. The audio of this is a perfect example of how the narrator makes a difference in the story. Act one is narrated by Ann Marie Lee and while important information is being delivered she reads the tale with a complete monotone and at times it was difficult to keep my attention on the story even with the content. Act two is read by Will Patton and he tells the story evoking the correct emotions with the story he is telling. I did have to adjust to being told a non-fiction story by Bill Hodges but I truly believe he is a great narrator and this books displays his skills perfectly.

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    I'm listening to an audio lecture course Empire of Gold: A History of the Byzantine Empire by and narrated by Prof. Thomas F Madden. I'm up to Segment 3. There are 7 segments total. Prof. Madden has become a favorite of mine. I've listened to I believe 6 of his audio lectures. At Gryphon Editions a signed book by Prof. Madden is available to purchase.


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