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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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Zorrena

Active Member
Ok im back so had a trip to chicago and didnt spend much time online during it. However I listened to the gideon the ninth book and it seems somewhat interesting but the plot left me confused for a good chunk of it. I did try the other stories well the free ones for now and so far though they are only an hour at most long they've been pretty good. I'll probably be trying some of the other paid ones next.

As for me ya things are going well for the most part. I'm trying to save up money for a trip to comicon in LA in december but not sure if I'll be able to so I may instead just go to midwest furfest but am not sure if I should go as I've no idea what to expect to happen there.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Ok im back so had a trip to chicago and didnt spend much time online during it. However I listened to the gideon the ninth book and it seems somewhat interesting but the plot left me confused for a good chunk of it. I did try the other stories well the free ones for now and so far though they are only an hour at most long they've been pretty good. I'll probably be trying some of the other paid ones next.

As for me ya things are going well for the most part. I'm trying to save up money for a trip to comicon in LA in december but not sure if I'll be able to so I may instead just go to midwest furfest but am not sure if I should go as I've no idea what to expect to happen there.
As weird as it may seem, the second book may clear up the confusion, though there are fictional glossaries in both books that provide some context.

I can give more recommendations, if you want.

I'm glad things are mostly going smoothly for you. I've been to LA, but never the CC there, so I can only speak to the city, which is alright though it can be a hassle to get around if it's you're first time. Or transportation system here has spoiled me, lol. But I hope you have a safe and fun trip if you decide to travel.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
A few more I've listened to you might like:



 

Zorrena

Active Member
Ooh nice since im working tomorrow and its somewhat slow paced at the hospital I'll see about checking trying at least one of these thanks for all the recomendations as well. Honestly when it comes to going to LA im intimidated as I've only been to what I would consider 2 big cities chicago and D.C. where I was there for more than a few hours or a day. As I've been to San Antonio, Austin, and Houston but thats kinda it in Texas. As it sucks for me to leave the state as its about an 8+hour drive from my house to the state border. I live extremely close to the bottom of Texas right near the border and the little towns/cities here have nothing on Chicago or D.C.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Ooh nice since im working tomorrow and its somewhat slow paced at the hospital I'll see about checking trying at least one of these thanks for all the recomendations as well. Honestly when it comes to going to LA im intimidated as I've only been to what I would consider 2 big cities chicago and D.C. where I was there for more than a few hours or a day. As I've been to San Antonio, Austin, and Houston but thats kinda it in Texas. As it sucks for me to leave the state as its about an 8+hour drive from my house to the state border. I live extremely close to the bottom of Texas right near the border and the little towns/cities here have nothing on Chicago or D.C.
Eh, Texas has its charms. I've been to Dallas and Austin for work and had a good time in those places. (I did some line dancing with a few coworkers, lmao.) Houston was alright, though I wasn't there under the best circumstances.

I'd definitely prefer to going LA over DC; the weather is generally nicer, the pace is more relaxed there, and there is more to do there. LA was probably one of better places stateside I've worked. My sister lived out there for a few years before coming back to East Coast, but she liked in out there.

Like, don't mess with your finances to go, but you might find some stuff to love about LA.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Haven't been on too much, but I listened to these podcasts:




These audiobooks were also funny and moving:


I forgot to mention this awhile back, but this is one of my favorites and the narration is done by Nathan Fillion.

 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Much of the reading I've done has been for work or ongoing editing, but I've been listening to audiobooks and podcast in lieu of music for a few months now and got into a few things:




 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
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