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Re: book recommendations
« Reply #1975 on: October 15, 2020, 11:34:30 AM »
i've been trying to grind through the classic War and Peace on audible. I could never read something like this. It is still a grind. the war parts are pretty dope, but the peace parts are snooze central station. 40 ish hours to go, prayers requested.

Just started the exact same thing, but I just can’t pay enough attention to the Old British narrator’s voice. It’s too soothing and I doze off. Will prob have to try actually reading it.
Wowzer. How many hours total is that audiobook?

I started reading Les Miserables about 16 months ago. I've got just 40 pages (out of 1200) left. Victor Hugo goes into some insanely long digressions  about culture and politics that do nothing to move the plot of the book forward. I guess you are allowed to do that when you write one of the greatest novels of all time. The translation (by Julie Rose) is amazing.

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« Reply #1976 on: October 15, 2020, 12:18:49 PM »
30 hours for volume 1
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« Reply #1977 on: October 15, 2020, 01:12:29 PM »
It's hard for me to stay focused on audiobooks. It sounds appealing because you can do it while multitasking, but I really can't. I'd rather just read.

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« Reply #1978 on: October 15, 2020, 01:23:21 PM »
30 hours for volume 1
That's amazing.


It's hard for me to stay focused on audiobooks. It sounds appealing because you can do it while multitasking, but I really can't. I'd rather just read.
I enjoy them while I'm driving but I can't focus on them if I'm working in the office.

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« Reply #1979 on: October 15, 2020, 01:49:41 PM »
Yeah, they are great if you're driving. I made it through like 5 Cormac Mccarthy books driving to California and back.
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« Reply #1980 on: October 15, 2020, 01:52:02 PM »
30 hours for volume 1

Wow. Storm of swords is like 47 hours total, took me over a year to get through it.
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« Reply #1981 on: October 15, 2020, 02:19:43 PM »
Yeah, they are great if you're driving. I made it through like 5 Cormac Mccarthy books driving to California and back.
The No Country For Old Men audiobook was scarier than the movie.

Sounds like plans to turn Blood Meridian into a movie have stalled.

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« Reply #1982 on: October 15, 2020, 02:52:25 PM »
I don't think Blood Meridian would make a good movie.

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« Reply #1983 on: October 15, 2020, 03:29:51 PM »
I listen to audio books while running.  A good book distracts me more from the miles still to go than music does.  I need distraction because running is the worst.
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