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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
Vintage: A Ghost Story
Berman, Steve, Steve Berman
Progress: 75/154 pages
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages

Reading progress update: I've listened 187 out of 634 minutes.

The Android's Dream - John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton

I usually try to wait and post at longer intervals than this, but I couldn't help myself. I think Wheaton is the only male narrator I've listened to in recent memory that makes zero effort to change his voice to differentiate between male and female characters. Robin Baker sounds exactly like everybody else.

 

Wheaton's narration leaves me feeling torn. On the one hand, like I said, he's got an easy-to-listen-to voice. On the other hand, he seems to have a range of maybe three or four different kinds of voices (blander and gentler voice, craggy voice, government guy voice, and normal voice), and the cast definitely includes more than three characters.