• December 31, 2018

    Top 3 Audiobook Picks of 2018

  • I spend a lot of time traveling either by car, plane or other means and audiobooks to me are a great way for me to get in my reading. I have the one book a month Audible subscription that works out great for 15 dollars a month. You can get audiobooks from places like library and Cracker Barrel if you’re interested. I have listened to more than 3 audiobooks this year but these are my top three of 2016. The Shining Written by: Stephen King Narrated By: Campbell Scott Description: Danny was only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control.  As winter closed in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seemed to develop a life of its own. It was meant to be empty, but who was the lady in Room 217, and who were the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why did the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow there was an evil force in the hotel – and that too had begun to shine… My Take: Despite seeing the movie which has little to no resemblance to the book. I found the book very entertaining with very too little action. The book kept my interest but did drag at points. I am glad I spent the 15 hours listening and it was a great way to make my plane ride go fast. Would I say it’s the best Stephen King I have ever listened to definably not but Campbell Scott does a great job narrating and bringing you into the story. Would I recommend it to someone else? I most defiantly would...
  • February 6, 2014

    Ice-T Records Dungeons & Dragons Audiobook

    Rapper and actor Ice-T is well known as a big gamer, but recently he tried something a bit different — recording an audiobook set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. As he recounts on his podcast, the fantasy book proved a daunting challenge for the Law & Order: SVU star. “Dungeons & Dragons is some of the most crazy, deep, deep, deep nerd shit ever invented,” he explains. “Every word you’re saying is made up. Motherfuckers talk like Yoda.” The language proved difficult enough that the recording was spread out over two days, as opposed to the single afternoon he expected — it took Ice-T three and half hours to get through 25 pages of material. “This shit is impossible to read,” he says. It’s unclear which book he was reading, or when the audiobook will be available, but it sounds like you’ll want to listen to the results either way. “Considering the way music is right now,” says Ice-T, “you’re better off listening to a book.”