Audio books for my posturing phase. Head down I will find it difficult enough to try to do things that I need to do, never mind hold a book.
I am hoping that audio books might distract me from the discomfort and keep frustration at bay. Not quite War and Peace – I am not expecting to be hanging down for that long, and Uselesses (Ulysses) 😉 might just put me to sleep!
I need a story that will draw me into it and the voice of the narrator is quite important to my ear. There have been a few recently that were spoiled by the drone of the reader’s voice.
I do have a few ideas so far:
Daft Wee Stories
Written & Narrated by: Limmy
The Tent, The Bucket and Me
Written & Narrated by: Emma Kennedy
The End of the Affair
Written by: Graham Greene Narrated by: Colin Firth
One Small Act of Kindness
Written by: Lucy Dillon Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Do you have any suggestions that I might try?
Anyone from John Grisham, Maggie Makepiece to Joanna Trollope and more….
Couldn’t agree more on the Grisham suggestion.
I have read a few of them but it might be nice to hear them in another voice. I do have Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas at the ready it is a BBC Radio full cast drama with Richard Burton as narrator… what a voice, it is like dark melted chocolate!!
Blast. You beat me to it. When I read your penchant for voices I thought to myself “Richard Burton – Under Milk Wood that’ll be right up her streak”.
Another story I can’t recommend enough, and I will send it to you if you email me your address, is the wonderful “The Owl who was afraid of the Dark”, read by Maureen Lipman. It’s full of wisdom, laughter and sadness.
Take care. Wishing you all the best. I read up on your “condition”. Bloody hell.
Ursula, I do love Maureen Lipman’s voice and I know just who to borrow “The Owl who was afraid of the Dark” from right here at home. Thanks for jogging my memory and for the good wishes. Like everything else in life…. this stage will pass.
Love that you have Under Milk Wood . It is my favourite piece of literature of all time. I will get thinking for you. Do you have your date yet?
Just thought – Chocolat by Joanne Harris might be good to listen to. I wonder too, if the Cormoran Strike thrillers are available? They are fun, written by J K Rowling in her other guise as Robert Galbraith.
I have just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – another good read.
I will keep thinking.
All the best, Sally
Thank you Sally,some more to check out. My date in Thursday 27th August, You will be home and well on the way by then, you can think of me when you are hobbling about. I am smiling… you will not be allowed to bend more than 90°, while I will have to stay like that even if the wind does not change!!
Together we will make a good pair! All the very best for your op and recovery as we may not be in touch beforehand. 🙂
And to you Sally. Chat on the other side!
I have some, but I don’t think they would appeal… My daughter loved the whole Outlander series of audio books.
I’ll check them out, Brighid.
You might enjoy The Painted House by John Grisham . I love The Ciderhouse Rules by John Irving or Life according to Garp, or Until We meet again. Good luck and speedy recovery.
Thanks Gerlinde, I have added them to my list.
You want some thing worthwhile but not too serious nor too funny that you will laugh too much. A book that meets these requirements, and available on audio format is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. http://www.amazon.com/Catch-22/dp/B000NJXF8W
Thank you Ramana, I will add it to my list.
Sorry, I can’t help. I don’t listen to audio books. But your idea is a good one.
Nancy, my list is growing and all I need now is to sort the ones I want to begin with.
Any of the Robert B Parker Spenser series narratd by Joe Mantegna are good if you like Amerixan hard-boiled detectives; Touch of Frost narrated by Davis Jason – he played Frost in the great BBC TV series
Thanks shackman, I do have access to both Frost and Morse ( John Thaw) both voices I am familiar with, but Robert B Parker Spenser is new to me…. On the list it goes.
Hoping all goes well today Grannymar. Hope Elly will have time to pop into the Farmy to let us all know how you both are doing 🙂 Laura
Sorry GM, don’t know about audio books, yet I do know ’bout heartfelt prayers. Big Hugs!!
blessings ~ maxi
Hi, all. Mum is out of surgery and home resting. Operation went well. She is to go back for a checkup at 8.30am tomorrow, we will know more then. Elly
Thank you for your Report, Elly. Please tell her my very best wishes for the recovery.
All the best for you two, too! Have a nice Sunday.