All posts tagged: audiobooks

Book Review: The Humans by Matt Haig

“This book, this actual book, is set right here on Earth. It is about the meaning of life and nothing at all. It is about what it takes to kill somebody, and save them. It is about love and dead poets and wholenut peanut butter. It is about matter and antimatter, everything and nothing, hope and hate. It is about a forty-one-year-old female historian called Isobel and her fifteen year old son named Gulliver and the cleverest mathematician in the world. It is, in short, about how to become a human.” Isn’t that just a fantastic start to a book? I got this book after hearing Becki (or thebooker) from A Word Shaker rave about it. “Men are not from Mars. Women are not from Venus. Do not fall for categories. Everyone is everything. Every ingredient inside a star is inside you, and every personality that ever existed competes in the theatre of your mind for the main role.” What’s it about: Andrew Martin is not Andrew Martin. What Andrew Martin is is an alien inhabiting …

Book Review: A Game of Thrones

So, I tried to read this book (unsuccessfully) for a long, long time. I just couldn’t get through it. Every time I got to a chapter of a character I wasn’t particularly fond of I would put it down and not touch it for months. So I tried the audiobook, and low and behold, SUCCESS! We all know what A Game of Thrones is about. It’s about a group of families doing awful things to each other while claiming it’s got something to do with ‘honour’ while they fight over a fancy chair. As for the actual story, I ended up loving it, despite hating so many of the characters in it. How did one person think up so many nasty people!?! And this is only the first book! But there are also good, honourable people in there too. I thought before I embarked on this little adventure that I would love some character’s chapters, and then groan my way through the others (or just stop listening, like I stopped reading so many times before) …