The Devourer of Books Audiobook Week, Wednesday: A short meme.

Quoth The Devourer: “Here’s something quick and easy for the middle of the week, just a short meme. Just copy and paste to your own post (and, you know, obviously change the answers so they’re yours and not mine).”

Here’s something quick and easy for the middle of the week, just a short meme. Just copy and paste to your own post (and, you know, obviously change the answers so they’re yours and not mine).

Current/most recent audiobook:

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, narrated by David Colacci for Brilliance Audio. (Yeah, I haven’t updated the sidebar yet…)

Impressions:

It’s hard to believe that until very recently there was only the “abridged” version, which stood at about one-third (eight hours vs. 26 hours) of the full book. This is a Pulitzer-winning novel which is fun to read and let yourself be carried away by, and Colacci’s accents — both Brooklyn and Czech, and beyond — add a lovely layer of flavor to it all.

Current/most recent favorite audiobook:

Whew. That’s a hard one, but for most recent I will go with Last Dragon by J. M. McDermott, read by Cori Samuel for Iambik Audio, which I listened to in May, by just a hair over Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312 which I finished in early June. Last Dragon gets pretty darned close to cracking my all-time favorite audiobooks list (The Magicians, Finch, The Road, …), but I’ll need a little more time in the rearview to decide on that.

Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently:

Hard to believe, maybe, but I only recently listened to my first Simon Vance audiobooks. Needless to say, more will be listened to in the near future.

One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist:

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon and Iron Council by China Mieville. If either were available at Audible (US), I’d have already listened to both. I will break down fairly soon and order the CD set of the Chabon.

Your audio dream team (what book or author would you LOVE to see paired with a certain narrator, can already exist or not):

It already exists: Stefan Rudnicki reading Lewis Shiner’s Glimpses.

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