Audiobookish

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.

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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.

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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.

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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