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”

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BBC Thursday – 25th of August

BBC_Radio_logoWelcome back to BBC Thursday. After two weeks without drama’s, I’m very tempted to list up all that I’m going to listen to you. But I think I can stop myself… just a bit…

Unfortunately, my lack of posts shortened the amount of days left for these titles to stay online, but I hope it’s not a problem.

1. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

Captain Sam Vimes confronts his past in a rather direct manner. Stars Ben Onwukwe and Philip Jackson.

BBC Episode 1Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Goodreads

Day left: 11
Duration: 30 min | 5 episodes aired weekly on Saturday
Rating: ★★★★★

Do I still need to introduce Pratchett to anyone? Yes, the books are fantastic and yes, the drama’s are also pretty good. I think I’ve heard this one twice already. So worth it if you have no time for the full book.
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Funny Friday – end of the worlds and immortal bounty hunters

It’s been two weeks since my last Funny Friday, but for some reason, I couldn’t get into writing. But here we are again with two novels. Yes, only two single books. I thought I’d add one more, but somehow it didn’t fit. It’s not going to be a long post [I think].

Let’s start with a two-author story. Two fantastic authors that made an amazing job writing this book. The one and only…

Good Omens

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

And try to tell me that book’s no good, I dare you!

The lazy or super busy ones had an occasion to listen to the adaptation of this story on BBC Radio. It was a rather good adaptation, so if you’ll ever have another chance just listen to it.

I’m not going to write a review, mostly because I just found some really nice ones on GR and I feel mine wouldn’t be as good, I mean, check out the first paragraph of this one: Jeremy Zerbe’s Reviews.

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Funny Friday – Discworld mania

YES! The day had come to finally praise Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. There are one of the books I wish EVERYONE to read. At least some of them! And at least once ;).

In all, there are 41 books in this series plus several shorter stories and some companion books (like The Science of Discworld). I know, it’s a lot to handle, but they swallow you so easily you won’t even know when you’re reading the next story!

If you’ll check on my Goodreads page you’ll see I’ve marked only 17 books as “read” but it’s only because I’ve read some of them before I even knew Internet was fun :P. Well, just kidding, but It certainly was a while ago and since I don’t remember each and every story so well I’ve decided to only mark the ones I do.

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