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Murder by Death 10 years ago
I also both read and listened to this book and I loved the audio so much I ended up listening to the rest of the series, instead of buying the books. Emily Gray's narration just takes this already excellent story and improves it. I highly recommend the audio for all 5 books!
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
Good to know! Unfortuantly, I need to get more of the Mary Russell series, start serious getting the Honor Harrington series, and this. Too many series I love audiobooks of. I've got an odd one or two of the Russell ones later on but not sure which. I'm listening to Letter of Mary now (sorry I lied to you and said her training didn't really come in again. For some reason I always forget this one, which is weird cuz it's a good one.) and I have the Moor. We'll see after that.
Murder by Death 10 years ago
No worries - I'm actually quite enjoying the religious overtones of A Letter of Mary; I find religion from an academic standpoint really interesting. (I avoid "Christian Fiction" because it's preachy and imo, misses the point of faith entirely.) I've just gotten to book 4 of the audio; it's been going really fast because I've been stuck driving all over the place the last 10 days or so. It's really good.

I sort of wish I had your problem with too many audio books to listen to - I'm really picky about what I get on audio. I'm thrilled I have so many Mary Russell books to look forward to so I won't run out any time soon!
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
I'm picky too, I've just temporarily hit a mother-load. I'll agree with you on much of Christian Fiction; I've encountered a few good ones but most are very in your face about the Christian part and yes, I've seen far too many miss the point entirely. *sigh*

I personally love The Moor. I know others think of it as one of the lesser ones, but that is how I was introduced to the series and King captures the mystery and...essence of the place.

Btw, what do you think of S? It sounds intriguing.
Murder by Death 10 years ago
S is *incredibly* intriguing and it's been mooning at me from the shelf for weeks, because I picked it up, started reading it, then got completely distracted. It is no reflection on the book itself whatsoever. I really suck at reading multiple books at one time (audio excluded). I'm only about 1/4 of the way in, and I'm really just reading the story taking place in the margins of the book, with occasional glances at the 'book' itself but I'm really enjoying it. If you get a chance, take a look through it - it's so incredibly well done.

I need to just set aside all my other reading, hunker down and finish "S" and "50 Objects" or else I'm going to forget what I've read so far and have to start over again. But I'm reading "Written in Red" as I mentioned previously, so that's not going to happen soon. :D
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
I understand that! I picked it up late one day and simply couldn't put it down! I read it through to the end and can't remember when I crawled into bed but it was a shocking time, I do know that. She's a good writer.

I didn't know much about S but Quirk books posted a fascinating post on books that break the prose mold and it was mentioned. My husband has the House of Leaves but it's put in the horror category and that means I can't read it. Learned that lesson the hard way. I loved the idea though, so I'm thinking about trying S.

Reading multiple books at once is indeed hard to juggle at times. Some of languished on my Currently reading list forever but the fast books come and go quickly and the rest...remain the slow lane.

http://quirkbooks.booklikes.com/post/883411/ten-books-that-break-the-prose-mold
Murder by Death 10 years ago
Thanks for the link! Might have to start following them. They did get one small detail wrong about S. -- it's a college setting, not high school. One of the characters is a graduate student, the other a doctoral candidate that's just been kicked out of school. Small thing, really, but worth mentioning so it doesn't come across as YA.

My partner owns a printing company and he was fascinated by the book and the attention to detail. It really is almost a work of art.
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
I've read Hugo Cabret (I think that's the right spelling) and I felt it was like a work of art sometimes. It's amazing what people are doing with books and other media.
I'm amazed by the Nook enhanced books; don't have one yet but there's a making of Star Wars book about A New Hope I've had my eye on.
Murder by Death 10 years ago
Night Film sounds intriguing as well...
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
Wow! Yeah it does. I'd glanced through parts of it and must not have read the full one of that. I want to read To Be or Not to Be. I'm not a huge CYOI, but that one sounds cool.
Murder by Death 10 years ago
lol, I'm not a fan of it either, but I definitely want to hear your thoughts if you decide to give it a go! :D