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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.