BBC Thursday – 6th of April

BBC_Radio_logoHave you missed BBC radio? Have you discovered any good dramas while I was gone?

I haven’t done much listening during that time so I might’ve missed a few things, but there are always new stories waiting :).

1. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne’s novel adapted by Moya O’Shea

Renowned professor, Otto Lidenbrock, discovers a mysterious, runic cryptogram in a rare manuscript he has bought. It is his nephew, Axel, who accidentally cracks the message which is by a sixteenth century alchemist who claims to have found a pathway to the centre of the earth! “Descend, bold traveller into the crater of the Jokul of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the kalends of July and you will attain the centre of the earth.”

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Goodreads | Day left: 18 | Duration: 2 x 60 min 

Let’s start today’s  stories with a classic adventure. One of the fantastic voyages Verne created. You have to admit he had quite an imagination, I might not appreciate his writing style completely, but I do love the stories.
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Dwarves and dinosaurs – two unlikely graphic novels you might like

It’s another Monday! The last one this month, so it shouldn’t be too bad, right? Well, mine isn’t bad, so I’m quite satisfied :D.

Today I’ve got for you two graphic novels I’ve read… let’s say within last month. Both have something that I found different and maybe a bit unusual. Brigada’s specialty is the curious graphic style – forget about your usually lovely-looking elves, meet a bunch of dwarves on a mission. And “Love: The Dinosaur” is yet another of the wordless novels that prove you don’t need text to understand the meaning.

I received both of these novels from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for honest reviews. 

brigadaBrigada by Enrique Fernández

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A rather enjoyable story that gets better and better with every page. I admit I needed a moment to get used to this graphic, but I really like it. It’s original and feels fresh among all those other look-alike graphics out there. Continue reading “Dwarves and dinosaurs – two unlikely graphic novels you might like”

BBC Thursday – Janury 19th 2017

BBC_Radio_logoHello again!
Another week of January had passed by and I’ve got only three more dramatizations I’d like to point out, one of which I must’ve linked at some point already, but I’ll do it anyway because it’s awesome :D.

1. The World in Peril [Journey Into Space #3] by Charles Chilton

April 15th 1972: After their disastrous expedition to Mars, Jet Morgan’s Discovery crew return to Earth – but their problems are only just beginning…

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5
Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10
Episode 11 | Episode 12 | Episode 13 | Episode 14 | Goodreads
episodes 15-20 will be available later

Day left: 20
Duration: 30 min | 20 episodes

They are back! Yet again you have an occasion to listen to these fantastic adventures. I really like Journey Into Space series and I probably won’t hold myself from listening to it yet again ;).
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Audio Thursday 15th of December

Another Thursday and another week closer to Christmas :D. And surprisingly, I haven’t heard “Last Christmas” playing yet… strange. No matter, it will be going through my head now anyway.

But I was going to write a bit about my last audio finds – the books from Playster and the BBC dramas I’ll be listening to soon.

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – DNF at ~40%

a-natural-history-of-dragonsI really hoped this one will be good, or interesting or maybe exciting, but the truth is it wasn’t. The idea was great – memoirs of a woman learning about dragons, tracking them, documenting her story. But I have few issues with this book. Continue reading “Audio Thursday 15th of December”