Audiobooks and Radio Drama

So I’ve gotten onto this thing call audiobooks and all I can say is wow…are they ever addicting. Now don’t get me wrong, nothing will ever replace my books, there is just something in that new book smell that keeps me coming back for more. I have quite the collection now! Most recently I’ve been listening to The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and are they ever well done. I enjoyed them so much I went out and bought all the paperback copies.

Book 4

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever.

There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get… interesting.

Magic. It can get a guy killed.

James Marsters is the voice behind Harry Dresden and all I can say is he was born for it. I for one know for a fact an audiobook is useless if you as a listener can’t stand the voice doing the reading. Needless to say all the Dresden audiobooks now reside on my iphone along with the BBC dramatization of The Lord of the Rings, Sexton Blake, & The Name of the Wind. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Next on the block of good listening came from a recommendation by Patrick Rothfuss and SSFAudio.

Sexton Blake

The name that spells hurtling adventure! The name that spells doom for villainy! In a series of thrilling adventures packed with incident and hilarity, Sexton Blake, (Simon Jones, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”) and his plucky assistant Tinker (Wayne Forester, “Captain Scarlet”), aided by Mrs Bardell (June Whitfield, “Absolutely Fabulous”) battle diabolical masterminds, bewitching thieves and sinister fiends, out-thinking them in the head and out-punching them in the jaw!

Think of it as Sherlock Holmes only much funnier. Same idea of solving mysteries no one else can solve. I guess he’s also known as “The ‘Other’ detective on Baker Street”.

And last but not least in radio drama land we have The Hazardous Players – Knighttime!

Knighttime

The kingdom of Udenland is populated with unique characters and bizarre creatures, all entwined in the ever growing story of good Sirs Cottington and Bratwurst. Here you can follow their adventures as they traverse the land and sea on various quests throughout the kingdom. 

The Hazardous Players will introduce you to some of the eccentric inhabitants of Udenland society, who our two moderately brave and occasionally noble knights often encounter on their continuing travels. Plus we will take you to the far corners of Udenland: deep in the Ragstag Mountains, across the Tempest Sea, to new and distant lands where undiscovered and extraordinary creatures can be found.  Creatures that even the extensive Henchwoods Guide to Magical Creatures has not catalogued.

This is quite a gem and thoroughly entertaining. Who doesn’t like bumbling knights and princess, dragons and fairies? If you get the chance I highly recommend you check them out. Each story is about 30-60 minutes each and you get a new episode usually every month.

That’s all I got for now so Later Dayz 😀

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