Audiobook recommendations

More or less because of the narrator (Tim Gerard Reynolds) the Threadbare series.

It's a world where the characters human or otherwise level up like in an RPG. Focuses on a toy bear (a golem) who was animated to life by his creator for his daughter. Can get a bit tedious with the constant level up alerts but the narrator handles this well.
 

Saikotic

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More or less because of the narrator (Tim Gerard Reynolds) the Threadbare series.

It's a world where the characters human or otherwise level up like in an RPG. Focuses on a toy bear (a golem) who was animated to life by his creator for his daughter. Can get a bit tedious with the constant level up alerts but the narrator handles this well.
I might check it out. Anonymouse likely has it
 

Jacuzzi Billy

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@Jacuzzi Billy have you noticed that a new Red Rising book is out, Iron Gold?

Don't like the change in that there are 3 other narrators (4 POVs this time instead of all Darrow like the first 3 books). Still think Tim Gerard Reynolds narration of these characters is why I liked the first three books so much. Not saying the other 3 are no good, just no where near as good as his voices for the series.

I'm about 90% through the fourth book and it's been a pretty good followup which is set 10 years after the events of the 3rd book.
I'll start with the positive. Brown is for real. This book confirms he is the most talented writer in sci-fi today. TGR is also fantastic. It's amazing how good he is compared to the other narrators.

Having said that, Brown has made me livid with the "ending" of this book. There was no god damn ending or anything resembling an ending. Ya can't do that! A book has to have an ending even if it's part of a series.
 
I'll start with the positive. Brown is for real. This book confirms he is the most talented writer in sci-fi today. TGR is also fantastic. It's amazing how good he is compared to the other narrators.

Having said that, Brown has made me livid with the "ending" of this book. There was no god damn ending or anything resembling an ending. Ya can't do that! A book has to have an ending even if it's part of a series.
Hmm, can't say I remember an ending as much as a pause for the next installment. Notice Goodreads has book 5 coming out this July.

TGR delivery of many of the Gold characters is unmatched even in other books/characters he's done.
 

Saikotic

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I'll start with the positive. Brown is for real. This book confirms he is the most talented writer in sci-fi today. TGR is also fantastic. It's amazing how good he is compared to the other narrators.

Having said that, Brown has made me livid with the "ending" of this book. There was no god damn ending or anything resembling an ending. Ya can't do that! A book has to have an ending even if it's part of a series.
I've hit upon a few of those, thankfully having downloaded them as a part of a series. The First Law reminds me of this. To me that trilogy is just one long book.
 

Saikotic

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Alan Cumming is a pretty decent narrator. I'm in a YA Steampunk novel called Leviathan, the first in a trilogy.

 

Falldog

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Recently finished Blood, Sweat, and Pixels. A bunch of stories about game development that deal more with the business side of things than the engineering perspective.

Narration is solid, and at 8 hours, is makes for a great driving listen. Definitely recommend.
 

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Guess what. I can finally recommend something by John fucking Scalzi. The Dispatcher is a two hour audio book through Audible. Simple and well done short story.

Tagging @Neon because I know he needs a good recommendation.

In addition, I need some recommendations myself. Help me out you hack fucks.
 

Saikotic

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Hrm the new Expanse novel is out. I'm in the middle of that historical(ish) YA steampunk fantasy trilogy but I don't think a lot of you would like it.
 

Saikotic

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New Joe Abercrombie novel, "A Little Hatred" releases next month, the beginning of a new trilogy in The First Law universe.


The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.​
On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments.​
Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.​
The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another....​
 

DiggerNick

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New Joe Abercrombie novel, "A Little Hatred" releases next month, the beginning of a new trilogy in The First Law universe.


The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.​
On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments.​
Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.​
The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another....​
Fuck, yeah!! So would Savine dan Glokta be Ardee West's daughter as well?
 

Saikotic

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Fuck, yeah!! So would Savine dan Glokta be Ardee West's daughter as well?
I'd bet Abercrombie would keep that a cute secret, hinting at it or letting us believe that until it's revealed that Sand knocked up some whore on a bender.
 

DiggerNick

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I'd bet Abercrombie would keep that a cute secret, hinting at it or letting us believe that until it's revealed that Sand knocked up some whore on a bender.
Hard to imagine Glokta getting anywhere near a bitch. He displays no libido whatsoever. He left that in the Gurkish prison that mangled him. Actually, when I first read the books I just assumed Glokta was in his 50s. Turns out he's only in his mid-to-late 30s.

My memory is foggy, but I seem to recall Ardee saying that she would fuck him, even though theirs was merely a show marriage of convenience. Maybe she actually softened the bitter, broken lunatic enough to get knocked up.
 
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