Quick Thoughts – Audio Edition

Hello I have another round of Quick Thoughts for you today, this time on some audiobooks.

Good Omens

I loved this, I listen to it in preparation for the tv show and it was just brilliant so witty and funny. I love the relationship between Aziraphale and Crowley they were just too good. Absolutely loved the show then after.

“According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .”

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

This was just beautiful, so very engaging I couldn’t stop listening to it. It’s one that will stick to me and I will read and listen to again and again.

“It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed – within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.

His only defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac – as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly’s wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.”

The Graveyard Book

I found this one a bit slower and I think I would be better off just reading it, I think I took too long between chapters. I still really liked it but I think maybe Abigail would enjoy it more.

“After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family…”

I’m sure you’re sensing a theme here I went on a bit of a Neil Gaiman binge and it was very enjoyable! Have you any similar recommendations for me?

7 thoughts on “Quick Thoughts – Audio Edition

  1. I approve of your Gaiman binge! And I’m so glad you liked Ocean! It’s my all time fave. Have you read Skellig? Other Gaiman books that are good – Neverwhere and Stardust. His retelling of the Norse Myths are worth a listen to. And you may like the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. They are shorter novellas, and share a similar sense of whimsy and darkness as the Gaiman stories. 🙂

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    1. Ocean was just stunning! I really must try Neverwhere and I liked the Stardust movie so I can only imagine the book is much better. I have a few of Seanans books there so I must give them a go 😁 thanks for the recommendations 🤗

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      1. I felt like the Stardust movie and book had a different feel to them. On this occasion, I would say that the book is better, overall (which isn’t always the case for me). The book lacks a cross dressing Robert De Niro, though, so it loses points there! XD

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