The day has arrived and, as promised, here is Chapter One of The War of Wind and Moon. Thank you for joining me! I'm still so excited to be writing this story and to be sharing it with you. You've probably guessed from the "Season One" in the title that it's a long, juicy story … Continue reading The War of Wind and Moon, Chapter 1
The Australian audio book industry lost one of its pioneers and favourite voices, on the 30th of December. Stephanie Daniel was best known for being the voice of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher audio books, but she recorded many, many more. I was lucky enough to sit in the production booth opposite Steph many times, and … Continue reading Vale Stephanie Daniel
Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon StewartMy rating: 1 of 5 stars **Audio Book Review** While the rest of the cast did a superb job, if he's going to keep doing these, someone needs to teach Jon how to sparkle on audio as much as he does when he … Continue reading Review: The Daily Show Presents: Earth (The Audio Book)
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon StewartMy rating: 2 of 5 stars **Review for Audio Book** What a disappointment! That this book is credited with audio awards is proof that those awards are decided on the text and the celebrity of the reader, not the audio elements. I don't know … Continue reading Review: The Daily Show Presents America (The Book), The Audio Book.
Disneywar by James B. Stewart My rating: 2 of 5 stars I listened to this on audiobook, so I'll discuss the content and the production separately. Content: Maybe it's because I'm a trained historian, but I found myself mumbling, sometimes shouting at my kindle: "according to who?" "says who?" "you can't know that was what … Continue reading Review: Disney War, by James B. Stewart, narrated by Patrick Lawlor
Storm Front by Jim ButcherMy rating: 3 of 5 stars A friend recommended these books (by way of bringing all but book 1 and putting them on my table) and I tried to read them but I found I just couldn't get into the writing. I felt I should give it a go, though and, … Continue reading Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack WeatherfordMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Utterly engrossing, and filled with information we should all know to combat all of the disinformation about Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire which still passes for common knowledge. I honestly believe that this book should be a … Continue reading Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World