Playing Catchup

Well, my very much neglected blog, I figured the time was right for me to write. There has been a lot going on this summer and it seems as though a post catching everyone up is in order. I’m not taking these events in chronological order or even order of importance, just laying it all out.

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Podcast Plus: Harmon Cooper and Jeff Hays interview

Season 3 of Talking Audiobooks is back and a lot has changed. For one thing we have a newly redesigned website which you can check out at the link provided. We also have a new app which you can use to listen to the podcast and register to join our community and to have your name automatically entered into every giveaway we make available.

Our first episode features a chat with LitRPG author Harmon Cooper and audiobook narrator Jeff Hays for an in depth chat about all things Proxima Galaxy and audiobook narration.

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Hello everyone. I’m taking a bracket break to update my blog for the first time in way too long. My reasons for not having written sooner are many but can best be summed up as laziness. At least I’m honest, right?
Let us see if I can’t catch you all up on the “happenings” in my life. This shouldn’t take too long but probably will take longer than it should.

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New Discoveries

We reside comfortably in the information age. And quite frankly, more often than not, the too much information age. It is true that even for topics that we are really interested in following there can be too much to keep up with and it can be hard to prioritize what is most important to you and what you can let pass by unnoticed.

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Catching You Up

Hello, all. I hope this post finds you all doing well. Obviously, it has been awhile since I have written anything and probably longer since I wrote anything worth reading. I hope to start reversing that trend soon but make no guarantees. I did think it would be a good time to catch everyone up on what has been happening or what will be happening in my life.

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Details of Fifth Annual Star Wars Reads Day Announced

I love Star Wars and I love reading. I’ve even reviewed a Star Wars audiobook or two…or five…or ten…or more.

Today, the folks at have announced details of the fifth annual event which will take place the entire month of October. Check the link for details on all sorts of events and participants around the world.

What Makes for a Good Audiobook?

As someone who periodically writes audiobook reviews, I often have to consider the question:

What makes for a good audiobook?

It is a question that is more complicated than it might sound. The audiobook comes in many different forms. Some are read by a single narrator and some are read by more than one or a full cast. Some feature a lot of acting on the part of the narrator and some are quite dry. Some contain music and background sound effects and some feature no background noise whatsoever. Individual preference is a huge factor in how a person goes about picking their next listen.

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My “Booket List”

On Sunday, I was chatting with I Like the Remix about all of the books on my wishlist. My wishlist currently stands at 425 Audiobooks and both she and I will be monitoring how it rises and falls over the year 2016.
She noticed that I have a lot of Tom Clancy novels on that list and wondered if I had actually read on of his books. I pointed out that I read my first Tom Clancy novel in December of 2015. The comment I made next is the genesis of this post.
I said that I felt like Tom Clancy was one of those authors that I should read once. There are some authors and even a few specific books that I want to read at some point in my life. You know about the “bucket list” and I consider this to be my “booket list” because the idea is the same.
In truth, most of my audible wishlist is comprised of series. If I’ve read the first book in a series, chances are the rest of the books in that series are on my wishlist. However, there are also recent releases, classics and multiple books that cover similar subjects that just happen to fascinate me.

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Voice Post: ‘The Faithful Spy’ and Hitting a Wall

This post contains a brief overview (and may contain mild spoiler information) of Alex Berenson’s ‘The Faithful Spy’ which I am currently reading. After that, I discuss how I’m feeling today and conclude with more book talk about my recent purchase of ‘A Fatal Thaw’ the second Kate Shugak novel by Dana Stabenow.

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