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Summer listening and reading

Another update on books.

I just finished Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins on audiobook from Audible. That was forty hours or so of unabridged listening.

Laurence got me into Jasper Fforde – so far three down on that side.

There has been a lot more – but I’m trying hard to remember everything.


I dug out a few old books that I want to re-read in the coming weeks:

253 – Geoff Ryman – here online.
Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Peter Høeg
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

I can’t find my copy of Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaardner – I’m trying to think who I lent it to..

Most of these books are from about ten years ago 🙂 I must be getting nostalgic.
The other thing I noticed – Amazon US has a very strange idea about books originally published in the UK. The dates and covers are all wrong!

Audible redux

I rejoined Audible a few months ago.

I first tried it out about three years ago when I got my first iPod (wow! three years!) and found it – somewhat clunky. Audible support was patchy on my old iPod, the software didn’t work too well – and the content was somewhat sparse.

Things have changed dramatically in the last couple of years. I am now listening to several books a month; mainly on plane journeys, also on my commute into the office.

I am currently listening to Michael Palins “Around the World in Eighty Days” – I first read this at University many years ago (1992!). Turns out the whole book is now available online.