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text 2017-05-15 13:25
Under Wildwood. by Colin Meloy - Colin Meloy

abandoning this, I'm 58 pages in and I honestly don't care.

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text 2017-05-10 02:11
Norse Mythology - DNF
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

I've finally found a Gaiman book that just doesn't do it for me. This is the third time I've tried listening to this audio, performed by Himself, and just can't stick with it. My mind kept wandering. DNF after 30 minutes. 

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text 2017-05-08 15:32
What Boys Really Want - Pete Hautman  
What Boys Really Want - Pete Hautman

Bailed on account of both "skank" and "slut" early on. I have pretty much zero-tolerance for slut-shaming. I generally like Hautman, though, so I'm giving the benefit of the doubt that this is just a single tone-deaf book. Certainly the cover image of four girls with identical hair in four different colors looks cheesy and generic, racially "balanced" like a cover of the Babysitters Club, and that reinforces the tone-deaf vibe. So, I'm gonna pass.

Library copy

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text 2017-05-01 12:44
Anathem - DNF
Anathem - Neal Stephenson

Abandoned during the prologue, because a book that needs an explanation of place names and currencies and a glossary of terms before the story even starts is not going to be a good audio experience.

 

This came from the box of random audiobooks on CD that were loaned to me from a friend who loves audio but has very different tastes than I do. This is an odd choice, because it's not at all what she'd normally read. The synopsis sounded good, and this might very well be an enjoyable read, but clearly this would be best suited to a bound version, not audio. 

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review 2017-04-27 03:52
The Shadow of the Torturer (audiobook) abandoned at 34%
The Shadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe,Jonathan Davis

I'm abandoning this audiobook. I've read it before in print and although the narrator isn't bad, I'm bored by it. The print version was actually interesting. The audio one just doesn't work for me.

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