Audio addiction

Since my last ode to audiobooks, my listening has been fairly on/off. I’ve listened to a lot of Desert Island Discs and A Good Read. Another series of Lunch was on Women’s Hour, which if you haven’t listened to you really should.

In fact that then lead to me re-watching Green Wing, which then lead to me listening to various audio narrations by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Fun story for you there….

Anywho, I wanted to share three wonderful books I have and am listening too.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt, read by Donna Tart.
Her Bunny voice is amazing, just, amazing. Each character is so distinct.

Girl Walks into a Bar.. by Rachel Dratch
Dratch, the underrated, but utterly wonderful SNL woman.
As I couldn’t find an extract (I didn’t look that hard) here she is talking to Randy Cohen on Person Place Thing.

Backstory by David Mitchel
I melted when he began talking about Victoria Coren.

What are you listening to at the moment?

6 thoughts on “Audio addiction

  1. Well, damn, I had no idea Donna Tartt had done her own audiobook, and if I had known that, I would have further had no idea that she did voices for each character. Damn damn. I don’t care about audiobooks but you are forcing me to care about audiobooks! I love The Secret History SO MUCH.

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    1. Bunny is the only ‘voice’ voice, but you can tell the difference of personality between all characters, it’s so good. I’m listening to it now.

      Go on, Jenny, listen to it. Just embrace this one audiobook šŸ˜‰

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  2. I usually listen to random youtube videos about games, reviews on games, or anything I can get. I don’t like to listen to books, I rather read them, because my pace is a little faster than most people. šŸ˜€

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    1. Yeah, I can see that they must be very frustrating for a speedy reader.

      I feel similarly, so I only listen to books I have read or will never read (The Hobbit, for example).

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  3. I’m a big fan of Desert Island Discs and womans hour podcasts but haven’t listened to many audio books. Although I did listen to Captain Correllis Mandolin and loved it, even though I couldn’t get into it at all when I tried to read it!

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    1. It’s one of those novels that seems like it would be better read than to read. I have a few books like that, The Hobbit & LotR especially. I don’t want to read them, but I would like to hear them read.

      It’s my secret (well, not so secret now) dream to one day be on Desert Island Discs. Which probably says a lot about my need to talk about myself….

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