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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4590 on: May 23, 2014, 09:42:30 PM »
Finished Crimson Campaign. Currently reading Irenicon and really enjoying it, kind of surprised I haven't heard more talk about it (but I haven't finished yet, so we'll see how it goes). Just picked up the audiobook of The Three, going to start listening to that soon (really looking forward to it).

I think The Three will be a really challenging book to listen to - it's made up of fragments of diary entries, blog posts, Tweets, interview transcripts, IM chats and loads more besides - no idea how they will manage to get that across smoothly in audio form. Let me know how you get on because it is a stunning book.

Thanks for the heads up, after having issues following Mayhem, it sounds like it could go wrong, but since I already bought it, went ahead and listened to the first hour, and so far it is actually quite easy to follow. They have done a wonderful job with it actually (two narrators, both of which can chance their accents/voices enough that it sounds like more … and the newspaper/press releases have a more sterile sound to them than the others.) If there have been tweets or IM chats, I haven't noticed yet. Even though what I have heard so far has worked, still a little concerned if it will work as well in audiobook. But, nice thing about Audible, if it does stop working for me, I can return it, in which case, I'll definitely get the book because so far I am loving it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4591 on: May 24, 2014, 04:23:39 AM »
I'm still reading Ancillary Justice, which I'm thoroughly enjoying still - I'm reading it in bed at night, so it's not being read as quickly as it could have been.

Also reading Wonderland by Mark Chadbourn, a Dr Who novella.

And I've just finished Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4592 on: May 24, 2014, 03:02:34 PM »
Finished The Name of the Wind. Eh. That's going to be a quick review.

Back to Half a King by Joe Abercrombie.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4593 on: May 25, 2014, 01:17:41 AM »
King of Thorns; Tomorrow, The Killing; The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi; The Count of Monte Cristo and a handful of comic titles. :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4594 on: May 25, 2014, 12:46:29 PM »
Not fantasy or sci-fi, but geeky enough (and good enough) to deserve a mention here: Breathing Machine by Leigh Alexander.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4595 on: May 27, 2014, 01:51:39 AM »
Finally got around to reading The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. Starts a little slow, but it's growing on me.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4596 on: May 27, 2014, 02:58:30 AM »
Finished Half a King. Oh boy. That was amazing. Hell, amazing is an understatement.

Now I'm sliding into a self-pubbed work, A Thirst for Vengeance by Edward M. Knight. I have yet to figure out why self-pubbed authors love to use their middle initials. Anyway, it reminds me a lot of The Name of the Wind, but darker.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4597 on: May 27, 2014, 09:48:34 AM »
Finished with that disasterpiece The Red Knight the other evening and now launching into Words of Radiance... it's been sitting on the shelf (a rare hard copy purchase) just waiting for this time when I need a fantasy re invigoration. 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4598 on: May 27, 2014, 04:26:42 PM »
I finished The Daylight War (ugh) this weekend and finally just started Blood and Bone by Esslemont, feels good to be back in the Malazan world.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4599 on: May 27, 2014, 05:18:04 PM »
I finished The Daylight War (ugh) this weekend and finally just started Blood and Bone by Esslemont, feels good to be back in the Malazan world.

Ent tell  me you didn't love Renna the Bumpkin demon slayer  ;)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4600 on: May 27, 2014, 07:36:30 PM »
I finished The Daylight War (ugh) this weekend and finally just started Blood and Bone by Esslemont, feels good to be back in the Malazan world.

Ent tell  me you didn't love Renna the Bumpkin demon slayer  ;)

You mean the wannabe Vin?  Arlen's voice totally changed in this book, Inevera is not interesting to me, and I can't stand books that end in cliffhangers.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4601 on: May 27, 2014, 09:17:53 PM »
Just put aside Sworn in Steel, I reckon I'm going to have to reread Among Thieves before I start it again. But The Crimson Campaign just arrived in the post and that is seriously blowing my mind.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4602 on: May 29, 2014, 09:20:13 AM »
The Magicians Guild Book 1- Trudi Canavan
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4603 on: May 29, 2014, 08:48:02 PM »
Bit behind on my postings on here, so in no particular order covering the last few months.

In no particular order...

The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig
Road To Ruen by Ben Hatch (not fantasy but a bloody funny read, give it a go)
Unfettered by various
Dead Things by Stephen Blackmore
The Merchant Of Dreams by Anne Lyle
Murder by Sarah Pinborough
The Silver Skull by Mark Chadbourn
Hexed by Kevin Hearne

Currently reading London Falling by Paul Cornell
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4604 on: May 29, 2014, 09:07:18 PM »
I'm back from vacations. :) I read Ancillary Justice, the Hunger Games trilogy, Reaper's Gale and started Toll the Hounds. Expect some posts in the book club threads soon. :)
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