For the past two weeks, I’ve been in double studio sessions and as a result my ears are blasted out. I haven’t been listening to my audiobooks (or music either. In point of fact, I’ve been glaring at people who are talking and silently wishing they would STFU; but that would be rude to say out loud as it isn’t their fault I find noises painful.) I have hyper acute hearing which works well in the audiobook industry for the most part; but it’s days like these when it kinda works against ya
Anyway, I’ve still got the rambling, discursive audio that is Dispatches on my iPod, ready to resume when I am. Dispatches is a perfect example of what happens when you give a typewriter to a stoner. Or maybe some hash to a journalist. I haven’t quite made up my mid about it yet. I left off just when the impressionist bits of imagery were coalescing into the picture of Khe Sanh that Michael Herring is portraying. Ray Porter is a bit too… earnest for my taste in this book and I’m pretty sure the word is “artillery,” not “artilerary;” but he does okay overall.
I’m continuing my reading of Atwood with The Blind Assassin. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it’s pleasantly engrossing. Its about Laura and Iris Chase, two sisters born before WWI and who are women of their times. There’s a story within a story; but I think maybe there’s another layer of story on top of all that. We’ll see.
- Dispatches (by Michael Herr; narrated by Ray Porter)
- The Blind Assassin (by Margaret Atwood)
- Duchess in Love (The Duchess Quartet, Book #1; by Eloisa James; narrated by Justine Eyre)
- Quantum of Solace (Bond Novel #8; by Ian Fleming; narrated by Simon Vance)
- Alias Grace (by Margaret Atwood)
- The Ghosts of Belfast (Jack Lennon Novels, Book #1; by Stuart Neville; narrated by Gerard Doyle)
- Emma (by Jane Austen)
- Enough About Love (by Herve LeTellier)
- Something Borrowed (by Emily Griffin)
- The Kite Runner (by Khaled Hosseini)
Basically, I’ve just shuffled a couple things around on the list, no big deal; but the thing that may blow all of this out of the water is The Stand (by Stephen King; narrated by Grover Gardner.) It was just released today and I’m having a hard time not blowing all of this off and listening to that instead! Audio-wise, I think all bets will be off after The Quantum of Solace 🙂
Print-wise, I’m hearing something about a SoHo Crime Fiction Read-Along. I won’t know the details until later tonight; but that could also upset the apple cart!