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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Edge of the Abyss
Emily Skrutskie
Progress: 51/281 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 190/473 minutes
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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 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.