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Ninebelow [userpic]
Books: January 2010

I am taking a leaf out of coalescent's book and doing these on a monthly basis now. Films listed here.

#1 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I devoured this in a day. However, as well as being highly readable, it is also highly manipulative. I recommend this piece by Abigail Nussbaum which compares the novel to The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

#2 Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (read by Tony Robinson)

I listened to this in the car on a particularly tedious journey and it was a life saver. I am not massively keen on the story itself though, it is very much late Pratchett.

The only other audio book I've listened to was The Colour Of Magic which Tony Robinson also narrated so I imagine he must have done the whole series which is quite impressive. I don't massively rate him though. His range is fairly limited and I'm not at all convinced by some of his voices.

#3 If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi

I found myself curiously unmoved by this.

#4 The Secret History Of Science Fiction, edited James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel

Reviewed for SF Site.

Oh, and I haven't forgotten about this.


I prefer Stephen Briggs (who's done the last ten or a dozen unabridged Pratchetts), but any of these guys, after four or five books you realize they've only got so many voices.