Audiobookish

S3E7 - British Book Awards Special 1: The Night She Disappeared Lisa Jewell, and, The Man Who Died Twice Richard Osman.

Book of the Year - Audiobook: Fiction review

Episode Notes

Here is the first of our special episodes breaking down the titles on the shortlist for Book of the Year - Audiobook: Fiction.

We discuss The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell, narrated by Joanne Froggatt from CORNERSTONE DIGITAL and The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman, narrated by Lesley Manville from PENGUIN AUDIO.

To find out more about these titles and the other books on the shortlist head over to: https://www.thebookseller.com/awards/the-british-book-awards?tab=book-of-the-year---audiobook-fiction

Thanks to Chloe and the team at the Bookseller for giving us the opportunity to talk about the shortlist.

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S3E6 - Unfortunate Stars: A Wartime Confession by Susan Lanigan

WW2, romance, and quality narration

Episode Notes

We review Unfortunate Stars: A Wartime Confession by Susan Lanigan. Thanks to Susan for the ARC. You can learn more about her books here: https://susanlanigan.com/

About the book:

Czechoslovakia, 1938 - Friedrich Pflommer, a married man with two children, has fallen hopelessly in love with the most unsuitable person possible - the young, volatile Kai, an exchange student living under his own roof. As Nazi forces gather on the border, Friedrich is playing a high-stakes game and risks losing everything.

France, 1915 - as a young lieutenant in wartime, Friedrich is badly injured during a failed counterattack, but a meeting with an Englishman during battle changes everything.

Unfortunate Stars is a short story of romantic love and deep friendship between men, of what it is to surrender to our own truth, and to live it even in the hardest of circumstances.

It is narrated by Greg Patmore

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S3E5 - Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Star Wars, Drink, Drugs, and mental health

Episode Notes

We discuss Carrie Fisher's autobiographical audiobook Wishful Drinking.

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher told the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit.

Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression.

It's an incredible tale: from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

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S3E4 - A chat with Pippin Eira Major

We talk to Hanging Sloth Studio's very own Pipin Eira Major!

Episode Notes

We chat to Pippin Eira Major about Spirit Box Radio, their favourite audiobooks, and how Hanging Sloth Studios came into existence.

Find more about Hanging Sloth Studios here: https://hangingslothstudios.com/ or support them via their Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hangingslothstudios

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S3E3 - Spirit Box Radio

AN IMMERSIVE HORROR AUDIODRAMA

Episode Notes

We review season one of the award-winning and very spooky and very nice supernatural horror audio drama Spirit Box Radio from Hanging Sloth Studios.

It is created Pippin Eira Major and episodes are released every Thursday at 15:00 UK Time.

To find out more visit: https://hangingslothstudios.com/spirit-box-radio/

Or visit their discord: https://discord.com/invite/FfqkjjKx7B

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Our next episode is an interview with Pippin Eira Major.

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S3E2 - The Audiobooks of Jill Tomlinson

Episode Notes

We chat about the audiobooks of Jill Tomlinson as narrated by Maureen Lipman.

Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories are much-loved and have been best-selling children’s books for nearly four decades. We discuss The Penguin Who Wanted To Find Out, The Gorilla That Wanted To Grow Up, and The Cat That Wanted To Go Home.

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S3E1 - The Best of Audiobooks (that we listened to in) 2021

We talk about the best audiobooks we listened to in 2021

Episode Notes

We ramble in no particular order about the best audiobooks and podcasts we listened to in 2021. We also announce our audiobook of the year.

Keep an eye on our social media for an announcement about a giveaway!

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New Year's Special: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Happy New Year! We discuss the a new production of the 20th Discworld book

Episode Notes

Happy New Year! We hope you all have a kickass 2022.

In a special episode, we discuss one of Poppy's favourite Discworld books Hogfather.

The Discworld books are receiving new audiobook versions and we believe that this is the first one to be released. It is read by Sian Clifford, Bill Nighy (doing the footnotes), and, Peter Serafinowicz (as DEATH).

We had a great time chatting about it.

The Blurb: 'Twas the night before Hogswatch and all through the house...something was missing.

The stockings are hanging ready, the sherry and pies are waiting by the fireplace - but where is the jolly fat man with his sack? It's not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho - but someone's got to bring the little kiddies their presents. Or else they might stop believing. Belief is important in Discworld, particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning. If the real man in the red suit isn't found by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again...

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Hogfather is the fourth book in the Death series; a festive feast of darkness (but with jolly robots and tinsel too).

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Thanks for listening we will be back soon with season 3!

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S2E10 - Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi

A lyrical coming of age story

Episode Notes

Our last episode of season two! We review the lyrically written coming of age story Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi. It's about Ruby's struggles to fit in against the backdrop of racism, and, her mother's bouts with mental illness.

Thank you all for listening. We will be back in the new year.

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About the author: Mona Arshi was born in West London, where she still lives. She worked as a human rights lawyer with Liberty for a decade before receiving a master’s in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. Her debut poetry collection Small Hands was published in 2015, winning the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Mona Arshi regularly appears on BBC Radio 4. Her poems have been published in The Sunday TimesThe Guardian and the Times of India and most recently the London Underground.

About the book :

A teacher asked me a question, and I opened my mouth as a sort of formality but closed it softly, knowing with perfect certainty that nothing would ever come out again. Ruby gives up talking at a young age. Her mother isn’t always there to notice; she comes and goes and goes and comes, until, one day, she doesn’t. Silence becomes Ruby’s refuge, sheltering her from the weather of her mother’s mental illness and a pressurized suburban atmosphere. Plangent, deft, and sparkling with wry humour, Somebody Loves You is a moving exploration of how we choose or refuse to tell the stories that shape us.

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S2E9 - A chat with Dr Imran Lasker

We chat podcasts, medical training, and Back To The Future

Episode Notes

We chat with Dr Imran Lasker about his favourite audiobooks. Imran is a consultant radiologist and co-host of the Two Medics Podcast (www.twomedics.com). We discuss his favourite audiobooks, why he started a podcast about medical Twitter and of course Back To The Future.

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