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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 86/270 pages
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

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.