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review 2018-08-15 07:14
Witches Abroad (Discworld)
Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett,Nigel Planer
Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett

An excellent riff on fairy tales.  I'm not actually sure what to say about it beyond that.  If you've read any of the discworld books, this one won't disappoint you.  

 

I listened to the audiobook, and Nigel Planer did an excellent job, though I disliked his Magrat and Ella choices; his voices for them both made them sound dull and stupid. On the other hand, I've also listened to other Pratchett books narrated by Celia Imrie and I really disliked her Granny Weatherwax voice; Planer gets Granny just right - she's the crone without hurting your ear drums. 

 

The plays on words are always my favorite part of Pratchett books and Witches Abroad did not disappoint (Emberella = Cinderella).  I also loved the we finally saw Granny's magic in a very decisive show; I hope it won't be the only time we see it.

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review 2018-08-06 00:24
(Audiobook) Their Lost Daughters
Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis,Richard Armitage

I think if you'd seen any of my previous updates, then you'd know I was going to rate this book highly.

 

I listened to the Audible Studios production which featured Richard Armitage as narrator. I've said it before about other audiobooks he's narrated, but he's an absolutely fantastic narrator. He has a wide variety of accents and voices and he lends the right amount of gravitas to the non-dialogue parts of the prose. I could honestly listen to him narrate the phone book.

 

As to the writing itself, it was excellent. This book read like a really good British tv crime drama. In fact, it would make a really good British tv crime drama.

 

A teenage girl is found wandering the fens, and another teenage girl is found murdered. DI Jackman, DS Evans, and their team begin to investigate, while also investigating a cold case from nearly a decade ago involving a missing little girl.

 

As Jackman, Evans, and team investigate they have to navigate through many twists and turns as the cases uncover secrets bigger than anyone could have possibly imagined.

 

The characters are compelling, well written, and likeable, and I loved the Fenlands as a setting.

 

I highly recommend this book if you like British Crime books.

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text 2018-08-05 23:48
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis,Richard Armitage
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text 2018-07-30 00:03
Reading progress update: I've read 91%.
Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis,Richard Armitage

Holy crap...this is sooooo good!

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text 2018-07-27 02:01
Reading progress update: I've read 0 out of 342 pages.
The Star-Touched Queen - Roshani Chokshi

As usual, I didn't get started on An Ember in the Ashes until it was due back in 7 hours, and it wouldn't let renew the loan. So I added a new hold to it and checked this one out. I will begin this in the morning. It's only supposed to be 9 hours long so hopefully I can blow it out in a day, maybe a day and half.

 

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