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I ain’t got time to read dammit! I’m currently listening to Dune and it’s fucking bizarre in so much as that it’s split between one man narrating everything and a small voice cast doing the reading too. So Baron Harkonnen sounds like Christopher Judge one minute then Donald Sumpter the next (but not those actual people).

Anyway, discuss you audio literature here and any and all opinions from you eye readers are welcome, but you should stick to your own god damn thread really.
 

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Fucking Houchen. 

Yeah, it's like Yowk. He mentions it a couple of times in some of their songs. @johnnyboyI saw Brian Blessed touring that book in Clitheroe. I sat near the middle, and he pretty much spent the wh

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Toast On Toast and I Partridge as audiobooks, I consider gifts from God. Not ones for “serious book people” but for fans of the appropriate telly, unbelievable entertainment.

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Im on Brian Blessed's biography "Absolute Pandemonium". It's a good yarn. I can see it not being if you're not a fan of him, but it's still a fascinating story. 

I've also got Stephen Fry reading the complete Sherlock Holmes, some philosophy lectures, and an HG Wells anthology to be cracking on with at some point. 

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I gotten through a lot of audiobooks at the start of the year as my ADD brain can struggle to keep focus when I read a physical book. One audiobook that stuck out was David Mitchell's audiobook. It's like a 10 hour Peep Show monologue. Highly recommended to anyone who's a fan of him or his style of comedy in general. 

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11 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Im on Brian Blessed's biography "Absolute Pandemonium". It's a good yarn. I can see it not being if you're not a fan of him, but it's still a fascinating story. 

 

I've got that on the go at the moment, i find it hard to believe a word of it but its a very entertaining listen. 

Doug Stanhope's ones are good, the first two have sections at the end of each chapter where he basically goes "well that's how i remember it, what do you think?" and talks to people that were in the chapter. His latest one focuses on the disaster of a year that he had in 2016 and like the other two it's bleak in parts but laugh out loud funny.

Both Partridge ones are great as they're read in character, like Toast and Count Arthur Strong.

I couldn't get on with the Beastie Boys one, I really liked the sound of it and there's loads of great guest readers but any time Mike D is reading a chapter it's like nails down a  blackboard. Although it did blow my mind when i readlised i'd been saying Adam Yauch's name wrong all these years.

oh, the Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing one is good too, like Stanhope there are sections where they go "off page" which adds to the experience.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Bellenda Carlisle said:

How do you say it? Does it not rhyme with ouch?

i think it was "Yawk" with a  hard k.  it blew my mind. 


*EDIT* or Yowk, it was a hard K for sure, Yawk or Yowk,  not the way you'd think it would be.

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12 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Im on Brian Blessed's biography "Absolute Pandemonium". It's a good yarn. I can see it not being if you're not a fan of him, but it's still a fascinating story. 

It's all true, every word :D I had the pleasure of meeting him at one of the events on the book tour supporting its release.  I have no idea how he has the energy he does.

Everywhere I go they ask me to say it.  Oh say it won't you, please say it...

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"Gordon's Alive!!"

13 hours ago, air_raid said:

Toast On Toast and I Partridge as audiobooks, I consider gifts from God. Not ones for “serious book people” but for fans of the appropriate telly, unbelievable entertainment.

Novelty books are an area where audiobooks excel.  Chabuddy G's "How to Be a Man" is infinitely better with him reading it - although you miss out on the leopard print pages.

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Yeah, it's like Yowk. He mentions it a couple of times in some of their songs.

@johnnyboyI saw Brian Blessed touring that book in Clitheroe. I sat near the middle, and he pretty much spent the whole night stood close enough that he kept putting his hand on my shoulder, and it was almost like he was only talking to me. He's a heck of an orator. His commentary on the 25th anniversary Flash Gordon DVD is incredible as well. It's like he's never seen the move, even though he's in it. 

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I've never been arsed with audiobooks, but with temptations like Toast, Brian Blessed and Alan Partridge, I'm signing up!  Cheers guys.

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