To me The Art of War is a must in any library, I have several E-book versions and three Audiobooks (narrated by different people, two in English and one in Spanish).
This month I went out to walk by the city and decided to listen to the version narrated by Aidan Gillen and it didn’t disappointed me.
The length of this audiobook is just over an hour, which makes if perfect to listen during commute or while at the gym.
Aidan Gillen’s voice is perfect for this kind of book and, while I was listening I could see him in my mind as “Littlefinger” from Game of Thrones while imparting this pearls of wisdom (I’m a Game of Thrones fan and I loved it).
I haven’t listen to the other audiobook versions yet, but I think it will me hard to top this one.
I frequently visit the Google Play Store to see the movies and books that are on sale and also because occasionally they offer coupons or special discounts to be applied in some book purchases or movie rents.
Today I found out that now they are selling Audiobooks (competing with Audible from Amazon and Apple iBooks among other retailers) and you can buy them and listen to them using the Google Play Books App (I have it installed in my iPads Pro and my iPhone).
Best part about this is that they are offering special prices in some Audiobooks like After the Game by Abbi Glines, The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and others.
Google is also offering a 50% discount on the first audiobook a customer purchase and who knows how long is it going to last. To get it you first have to enter and click in the offer on the Google Play Store so it can be applied to your account and after that you can choose the audiobook you want, is important you make sure the discount is applied at the moment of the check out.
I spent a long time looking at the available audiobooks and at the end I bought “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black. Many people recommends Holly Black’s book and I really wanted to read it this year, after listening a sample I loved the narrator, so now “The Cruel Prince is in my Google library 🙂 .
Do you enjoy audiobooks? What are your favorites audiobooks? What audiobooks are you looking forward to listen this year?
“Just because sandcastles are temporary, it never stopped me from making them as beautiful as possible.”
– A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest
I posted my review of the Kindle edition of A Shade Of Blood in 2013 in this Blog but it wasn’t until years later that I bought the audiobook and it was this week when I finally started listening to it (using my Amazon Echo Dot while I was doing things around my apartment).
It was nice to go back to the story of Derek and Sofia and I’m planning on resume reading the A Shade of Vampire Series.
It was enjoyable listening to this Audiobook and I especially liked the chapters narrated by males, my favorites being the ones in Derek’s POV.
The choice in narrator for Derek Novak was spot on and it made me look for more books narrated by him (I truly loved his taking on the character and his voice, and I think he makes a perfect Derek). Searching in Audible I found out his name is Zachary Webber, and he’s also Christian Grey in the Audiobook version of Grey and Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian) and a narrator in Maybe Someday and November 9 by Colleen Hoover, among other books (I have these other four Audiobooks in my Audible library and I plan on listening to them this year).
If you like Fantasy, YA and Paranormal Romance books the A Shade of Vampire series is a good option for you to explore.
Rating: 5 of 5.
One of my Favorite Quotes: “Two weeks, I answered in a vaguely seductive but official tone.”
Comments: Fred Armisen as Candace is one of my favorite characters from Portlandia and I was really excited to find this Audiobook.
I love how Candace describes everything in great detail (people, herself..) and how she keeps true to her demanding and kind of bossy attitude.
Would I recommend it?: Yes (specially if you are a Portlandia’s fan). I would definitely enjoy listening to more Audiobooks like this one.