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.
Reading Challenge Category: A book at least 100 years older than you.
Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Format: Kindle and Audiobook
Rating: 5 of 5.
One of my Favorite Quotes: “How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
This book is a Classic and a most read, I found the narration by Rosamund Pike very engaging and I especially enjoyed it in the parts of Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet and Jane Bennet.
While listening the Audiobook I couldn’t help compare the book with the 2005 Movie adaptation (the one starring Keira Knightley), and to be honest even when I think the character of Lizzy is really well written, she wasn’t my favorite. There are some things that I found myself questioning about Lizzy after finishing the book (particularly some of her attitudes towards people like Darcy and even sometimes her friend Charlotte).
Overall I enjoyed this book a lot, I love how Jane Austen portrayed the characters and I would recommend it (specially this Audiobook version).
I have a big collection of Kindle books and I’m always looking for good offers on the Audiobook version (so I can I switch between reading and listening to the book).
Yesterday I found in Audible a version of Pride and Prejudice narrated by Rosamund Pike, currently I’m on chapter 7 and loving it.
Originally, Pride and Prejudice wasn’t included on my Reading Challenge, but I decided to make it part of the Book List.
Here’s a video from Audible about this Audiobook:
Enjoy your saturday!
Book Description (from Goodreads):
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?(
I read Sweet Evil (Book 1 in the Trilogy) last February and it became one of my favorite books, this week I decided to listen the Audiobook and I loved too. The narration by Erin Mallon was really good and I liked the different voices she made for the characters (especially Anna and Kaidan).
After finishing the Audiobook I searched for Sweet Peril in my Kindle, I found it and I couldn’t help but start reading it, I needed to know what was going to happen with Anna, Kai and Kop. From page one I was engaged to the story, I loved the writing and how things started to take its place.
In this book we learn more about the story between the Nephilim and the Dukes, and also about Anna’s role.
I like how well developed and interesting are the characters in this and the previous book (Sweet Evil), and I particularly enjoyed reading about the relationship between Anna and the rest of the Neph (especially Kai, Kop and Marna), and the interactions she has with her father Belial.
To me, the story has it all to be an enjoyable reading, is exciting, there’s romance, intrigue, some twists and best of all, I was satisfied with the way this sequel ended (I won’t give any spoilers here).
This was another great book by Wendy Higgins and I really recommend it (as well as Sweet Evil, Book 1), I’ll definitely be reading Sweet Reckoning as soon as is released (I already pre-order the book and the release date is April 2014, sniff sniff).
Ahhh and to deal with months of waiting until Book 3 is released… well I think I’ll be buying and listening the Audiobook of Sweet Peril.