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Any Audiobooks or Podcasts recommendations?

Zorrena

Active Member
I have audible and have been listening to primarily Warhammer books but the most of the others I've tried tend to have narrarators that sound almost monotone.

The only nonwarhammer books I've listened to are the Morcster chef series, Legends &Lattes, The Kanti Cycle & the Final days of the white flower II series.

So with a few credits built up I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to try I don't mind as to what genre they are as I am ok with trying anything.
I know there's also a good few books/stories people have put in podcast form and those can be great as well so I'll take those as well. I tend to listen to these while I'm at work as I tend not to have much time to sit and read anymore.

Sorry if this was hard to read but if needed I can try and clear this up or explain better.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I got you.

I'm guessing you're sci-fi fan looking for good stories and emotive performances, so the first two audiobooks I'd recommend are Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth, which have some commonalities with Warhammer 40K.

The first book follows a necromancer and her swordswoman as they travel to a dead Earth to participate in a series of trials to become their God Emperor's most trusted servants, though a lot more than that is afoot. The setting is science fantasy space opera where a necromancer emperor who resurrected humanity from extinction presides over a massive galactic empire where necromancy is commonplace.

The prose is unique, there is ample humor along with touching moments, the characters are well-thought out with delectable dialogue, the plot is unpredictable, and the novel moves through several genres. I can't talk about the plot too much without spoilers, but the series has been one of the better ones I've read this year.

The voice acting is extremely strong as well too, so don't worry about that.



Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan has always been a favorite of mine since high school and I listened to the audiobook early on in the pandemic for nostalgia's sake. It's about a Takeshi Kovacs, a former special forces soldier who is hired by an immortal billionaire to solve his own murder in a future where mind uploading has rendered death mostly a thing of the past.

The novel is well-written all-around and it's a decent mystery in the noir style. The voice acting is high quality and adds to the story.


I have a few more recommendations, including that are cheap enough not to use credits for, if you're interested. I can recommend audiobooks from a few genres as well.
 

Zorrena

Active Member
I got you.

I'm guessing you're sci-fi fan looking for good stories and emotive performances, so the first two audiobooks I'd recommend are Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth, which have some commonalities with Warhammer 40K.

The first book follows a necromancer and her swordswoman as they travel to a dead Earth to participate in a series of trials to become their God Emperor's most trusted servants, though a lot more than that is afoot. The setting is science fantasy space opera where a necromancer emperor who resurrected humanity from extinction presides over a massive galactic empire where necromancy is commonplace.

The prose is unique, there is ample humor along with touching moments, the characters are well-thought out with delectable dialogue, the plot is unpredictable, and the novel moves through several genres. I can't talk about the plot too much without spoilers, but the series has been one of the better ones I've read this year.

The voice acting is extremely strong as well too, so don't worry about that.



Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan has always been a favorite of mine since high school and I listened to the audiobook early on in the pandemic for nostalgia's sake. It's about a Takeshi Kovacs, a former special forces soldier who is hired by an immortal billionaire to solve his own murder in a future where mind uploading has rendered death mostly a thing of the past.

The novel is well-written all-around and it's a decent mystery in the noir style. The voice acting is high quality and adds to the story.


I have a few more recommendations, including that are cheap enough not to use credits for, if you're interested. I can recommend audiobooks from a few genres as well.
Sure I'll take a look at those recommendations as I don't mind spending a bit especially if it's for a shorter story. Thanks for the ones you mentioned though I'll listen to the samples of them when I'm at work today to give them a try.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'll paste the links here and if you have any questions about the titles, I'll answer them when I can.

This is actually a fantasy story featuring anthropomorphic characters that could pass as a furry narrative.


Some other sci-fi short stories I've listened to that I've liked:





This is a longer Audible Original, but it's a hilarious sci-fi audiobook written by Bill Oakley, who used to write for the Simpsons.


These are nonfiction shorts that I liked:



I also finished and enjoyed this recently:


Also, it's nice to hear from you again. I hope everything is going well.
 
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