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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.

You can follow Doc Lasker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DocLasker and find him TikTok!

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S2E8 - Wyrd Gods by Susana Imaginário

A fantasy epic that remixes Norse and Greek myths

Episode Notes

We discuss Susana Imaginário debut novel Wyrd Gods. It is a fantasy epic that mixes Norse and Greek myths. Sex, violence and intrigue a plenty! Thanks to Susana for the review copy.

Here is the blurb:

The God of Time wants to destroy Eternity.

A mysterious immortal seeks vengeance.

And a reclusive deity does what no god should ever do: she answers a prayer. As punishment, she is stripped of her powers and trapped in a mortal's body. Now a Wyrd – a fated god – she is haunted by the memories and thoughts of her host and must hide her true identity in order to survive in Niflheim, the rival Norse Underworld. There she discovers the afterlife is not quite what it used to be. Niflheim's new ruler threatens the precarious balance of a world overrun with outcast deities and mortals alike. To save her own sanity and find her way back to the stars, she must help the other Wyrd overcome their grievances to defeat this enemy, but those who would be her allies appear to have motives as hidden as her fragmented consciousness. And yet it seems the greatest threat to her freedom comes from within, and the prize it seeks is her immortal soul...

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S2E7 - Small by Claire Lynch

This one will get you in the feels

Episode Notes

We discuss Claire Lynch's memoir Small. No spoilers but this one hit us both in the feels for very different reasons. Thank you to Claire for providing the review copy.

Here is the blurb:

"Babies who are this small, he says, have a good chance of survival. Small is not good for babies. It is not whimsical or cute or the cause of admiration. It is the first time it occurs to us that they might not survive. Babies die from smallness."

Claire Lynch knew that having children with her wife would be complicated but she could never have anticipated the extent to which her life would be redrawn by the process.

This dazzling debut begins with the smallest of life's substances, the microscopic cells subdividing in a petri dish in a fertility treatment centre. She moves through her story in incremental yet ever-growing steps, from the fingernail-sized pregnancy test result screen which bears two affirmative lines to the premature arrival of her children who have to wear scale-model oxygen masks in their life-saving incubators. Devastatingly poignant and profoundly observant - and funny against the odds - Claire considers whether it is our smallness that makes our lives so big.

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S2E6 - A chat with Kelly Urgan

We chat editing, William Shakespeare, and much more

Episode Notes

We chat with editor Kelly Urgan about her favourite audiobooks. We also touch on her career as an editor, her work with the Society of Young Publishers (SYP), and, how to find work as a freelancer.

You can find Kelly at: https://www.editegrity.com/

https://twitter.com/editegrity

We also touch on David Crystal's work on Shakespeare: https://www.britannica.com/video/187707/David-Crystal-pronunciation-Ben-Elizabethan-English-British

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S2E5 - A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Episode Notes

We discuss the latest thriller from smash-hit author Paula Hawkins. Thanks to Penguin for the ARC.

Here is the blurb.

When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim's home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbour clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are - for different reasons - simmering with resentment. Who are, whether they know it or not, burning to right the wrongs done to them. When it comes to revenge, even good people might be capable of terrible deeds. How far might any one of them go to find peace? How long can secrets smoulder before they explode into flame?

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S2E4 - The Carpet People

Episode Notes

We chat about The Carpet People. We had some harsh words for it.

About the book:

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet… That’s the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there’s a new story in the making.

The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls – and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It’s a story that will come to a terrible end – if someone doesn’t do something about it. If everyone doesn’t do something about it…

Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

Sir Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Sir Terry Pratchett died on 12th March 2015 

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S2E3 - True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

An ingenious take on true crime

Episode Notes

We had a blast discussing this thrilling and innovative take on true crime. It is a surprising and strange story of family dysfunction, coming of age, and, how difficult it is to get to the truth of things. Thanks to Penguin for the ARC.

Blurb:

What happens to those girls who go missing? What happens to the Zoe Nolans of the world? In the early hours of Saturday, December 17th, 2011, Zoe Nolan, a 19-year-old Manchester University student, walked out of a party taking place in the shared accommodation where she had been living for three months.

She was never seen again.

Blending fact and fiction in his first stand-alone novel, Joseph Knox delivers a thrilling true crime story like no other.

Cast: Joseph Knox, Sarah Parks, Ciara Baxendale, David John, Chris Thompson, Louis Bernard, Drew Dillon, Shane Zaza, Caitlin Griffiths, Conor McLeod, Dolly Webb, Grace Cooper, Isla Lee, Levi Brown, Noah Marullo and Tara Tijani.

If you have any comments about the episode, have any recommendations or would just like to get in touch our email is: [email protected] Our next book is The Carpet People by Terry Pratchet

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S2E2 - His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

We review The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and, The Amber Spyglass.

Episode Notes

We review the classic fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman. All three audiobooks were advance review copies provided by Penguin Random House.

This is our longest episode to date. The His Dark Materials Trilogy is one of Poppy's favourites as mentioned in our pilot episode. With a review this long our discussion of The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and, The Amber Spyglass covers does contain spoilers!

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Our next book is True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

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S2E1 - Gudrun by Lucy Catherine

BBC Radio 4 Norse Epic

Episode Notes

It is finally here! Season 2!

We discuss Gudrun by Lucy Catherine. It is a Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

It is a bit of a departure for us. Gudrun is a BBC Radio 4 drama, and it is also available through Penguin audiobooks. You can listen to all 7 seasons of Gudrun on BBC Sounds.

As a young woman growing up in 11th century Iceland, Gudrun must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. The tale begins in her youth, with her childhood friends Kjartan and Bolli – but the love the two boys have for Gudrun causes a deathly enmity between them that leaves her reeling.

Gudrun is based on the famous Icelanders' saga known as The Laxdoela Saga. Written in the 13th century, it tells of people in the Breiðafjörður area of Iceland from the late 9th century to the early 11th century.

The cast features Kate Phillips and Samantha Dakin. It was directed by Sasha Yevtushenko, Gemma Jenkins, and Jessica Dromgoole

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S1E8 - Slaine: The Horned God by Pat Mills & Simon Bisley

The Classic 2000 AD Graphic Novel, in Full-Cast Audio for the First Time

Episode Notes

We review the audiobook adaptation of the 2000 AD classic graphic novel. We chat about Celtic myths, feminism, and the advantages of shorter audiobooks.

This is the last episode of season one. We will be back soon. Thank you all for listening and sharing.

Description For too long the people of Tír na nÓg have suffered under the dominion of the drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future. Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tir-Nan-Og and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war! Featuring Colin Morgan, Gerry O'Brien, Ayoola Smart, Gemma Whelan, Stephen Hogan and a full cast, fans of Sláine and newcomers to the famed barbarian's world will be transported to a world of Celtic mythology and fantasy for an immersive listening experience like no other.

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