A Good Marriage

Discussion in 'Full Dark, No Stars' started by jarvi, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I fall asleep if I am listening to audio books - it's a danger for me to even try it while driving. I like listening to the voices in my head. BTW- I don't recall a thread specifically about Audiobooks. But I don't catch them all.
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  2. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Yes it does - there is a great pleasure in entering a new world in a book, even if only for a short time.
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  3. NightShifter
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    I will listen to non-fiction audiobooks, but I prefer to read fiction. I introduced audiobooks to my commute because there were simply too many books on my to-read list that I knew I wouldn't get to.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    This is the only short story (novella, whatever) to have ever given me a nightmare. That was the first time I read it. The second time (just a month or so ago), I couldn't sleep afterward. Really, the most deeply disturbing story I've ever read--the only ones that even come close are Best New Horror (Joe Hill) and Gotcha! (Bradbury)
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  5. skimom2
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    The only audio that have ever held my attention (and I haven't heard Mr. King read any of his) are stories by Neil Gaiman, read by the author. He has a wonderful voice, and as the author knows exactly what needs emphasis, when to speed up, slow down... he's really, really good.
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  6. HollyGolightly
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    Yikes - I haven't read either of those, but Joe Hill and Bradbury do scare me often.

    Just the thought of the hands that have touched you, the genes that your children carry, all sullied now by criminal insanity and the horror he brought to those women and that little boy - omg - and yes, the possibility of not really knowing who you've been married to for so many years. Freaks.me.out.

    I never gave much thought about the families whose lives have been upended by the horrible crimes someone they loved committed. Leave it to Sai King to go there. He so often writes about the difficult things - and with such vivid detail and real empathy. He's deeply talented.
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  7. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    If you haven't listened to Neil read The Graveyard Book, you are missing out on a wonderful experience. I loved it.
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  8. skimom2
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    Right! I think it's only the illusion/feeling that we 'know' someone that allows us to sleep beside them...and then you read this story and are forced to acknowledge that no one knows ANYONE, not really. Hell, I don't even know why I do things sometimes, much less understand the ins and outs of someone else's head. *shudder*
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  9. skimom2
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    I need to try this, then :) I've only listened to short stories so far, but I LOVE his voice. I'd actually like to hear him read The Ocean at the End of the Lane, since that was my absolute favorite read last year--no lie, I think I read it three times in a single weekend. It was astonishing, and lovely, and luminescent *happy sigh*
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  10. Sunlight Gardener
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    I'm an audiobook addict. I have about 25 SK stories and I listen to them to and from work just about every day. I have a 40 minute drive and they pass the time beautifully. Even the ones that I have listened to them so many times I can quote almost every word never fail to give me pleasure when I listen.
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    This was amazing...and (SPOILER ALERT!)
    the end sequence was just breathtaking in the way that it brought such tremendous, and poetic, closure for Darcy!
    Leave to the King to scare me so badly in the first two thirds of the story that I couldn't sleep, and then--as it the story came into the home stretch--to touch me so deeply that I literally wept. This is the real deal--THIS is the kind of journey that wordsmithing should take a reader on.
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