After enjoying Lovecraft's Necronomicon (always makes me think of Evil Dead... Groovy), the next audible choice seemed obvious, and I chose another long audiobook. Unknowingly, Dreams of Terror and Death is a collection of shorter stories written over many years, about the Dreamlands, places people can visit when dreaming. Listening to them all in one go … Continue reading H.P. Lovecraft Dreams of Terror and Death – Audible review
Necronomicon, by H.P. LovecraftI'm going to start this on a good point, go through a couple of points that I didn't think were too good, and then end with a few more good points. I really liked this. As a compendium of short stories, each eerie and sinister, it was a fantastic listen, and it … Continue reading Audible – Necronomicon by H.P. Lovecraft
First off, I'll say this, I own a version of the book (I'll upload a picture of it when I get home late tonight) which I've read a couple of times, and I find it fascinating reading. So, with the Audible version only being a couple of quid, I thought 'why the hell not?' and … Continue reading Audible – The Art of War: The Stratagy of Sun Tzu
I've not been posting much about my reading and audible recently, primarily because I've been listening to Anthony Beevor's Second World War narrated by Sean Barrett, charting different aspects of the war from start to finish. While this is superb and incredibly interesting, it's effing huge, so the audible files (yes, it's that long) are … Continue reading Audible – The Second World War by Anthony Beevor
Another six gym days week, another audiobook down. I was recommended this one by our tutor (the magnificent James Friel) for the MA Creative Writing course late last year, when we were discussing different sci-fi via email. I'd not heard of it, and kept hold of the email until such time as I was able … Continue reading Audible – A Canticle for Leibowitz
Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, narrated by Peter Batchelor on Audible is the unabridged story of Samuel Pickwick, his servant, the amusing and witty Sam Weller, and a group of associates and friends (mainly Tupman, Snodgrass and Winkle), and the entertaining stories and tales that surround them. At 29 hours long, I initially found it a … Continue reading Audible – Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Let's make no mistake, the Audible Bladerunner narrated by Scott Brick, is actually the unabridged version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. If you're expecting the narrated version of the film, with moving speeches from Roy Batty and games of chess between Tyrell and Sebastian, you're in for a disappointment. Good news is, if … Continue reading Audible – Bladerunner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep)
This morning, after 29 pleasurable hours listening, I finished Charles Dickens' novel, Pickwick Papers on Audible. In the past I've tried reading Dickens, and found it hard going, it's not a style that I can read very well, and because of this, I've never managed more than a couple of chapters before moving on to … Continue reading Audible – reading books through your ears.