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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

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

The Android's Dream - Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi

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.