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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War | Max Brooks
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the blockbuster movie, is the only record of the plague years.
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Megabooks
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Mail call!! 📭📦 #oop #outofprint #botm

Starting with WWZ for something totally different!

Scochrane26 I love out of print merch. 2w
Megabooks @Scochrane26 me too! I feel like half the shirts I wear just to hang out and run errands are oop or bookish! 2w
Scochrane26 You should check out teeturtle also. They have really cute book shirts. I have one of belle reading. They have sales sometimes where shirts are $12. 2w
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Megabooks @Scochrane26 oooo!! Thanks for the heads up! I got these on two for one day so they were $15 each, which is about as good as oop gets. 2w
Reggie I loved World War Z!!!!!! That book is wonderful!! Hope you like it! 2w
britt_brooke Love the Velocireader shirt! 2w
Megabooks @Reggie So far, so good!! 2w
Megabooks @britt_brooke Thanks! I was very tempted to get the “fight evil, read books” one you have, but I was ultimately swayed by the blue! Favorite color. 😁 2w
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atla
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This may be my first DNF for #24in48. This audiobook legit put me to sleep. Another litsy reviewer called it World War ZzzZzZzzzz (an unpopular opinion) and I concur so far. #24in48readathon

twohectobooks Interesting! I‘ve heard tons of great things about this audiobook. I read this one in paperback and liked it pretty well though found the voices blended together too much. The audio was supposed to solve that problem. 2mo
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RavenLovelyReads
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I couldn‘t wait til Halloween to break out the creepy! 😳

wanderinglynn Great mug! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Creepy knows no season 😄 3mo
RavenLovelyReads @Clare-Dragonfly I couldn‘t agree more! 3mo
RavenLovelyReads @wanderinglynn Thank you! My only complaint is that it is too small- I like big mugs (and I cannot lie 😉) 3mo
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wanderinglynn
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This popped up in my Facebook memories this morning. 💜 From 2013, when I adopted TeddyCat, he clearly endorses World War Z & shows that books ARE better with friends. 😹 #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 5mo
rretzler Adorable 😻 5mo
RiverKScottWrites Aww 🥰 🐈 5mo
AlaMich 😻 5mo
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RamsFan1963
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📖 World War Z
🎥 Night of the Living Dead
🎶 Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo

#manicmonday @joscho

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 6mo
Pricel101 World War Z might be my FAVE audiobook ever 🎧🧟‍♀️🖤 6mo
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AnansiGirl
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📖 World War Z

🎥Shaun of the Dead

🎼 The Walking Dead theme song ~ Bear McCreary

#grrargh #manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 6mo
AnansiGirl @JoScho 🧟‍♀️🍩☕️☕️☕️☕️👩🏻 6mo
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Megabooks
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📚 World War Z
🎞 Night of the Living Dead (I‘ve never seen it!)
🎶 Monster Mash

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 6mo
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Bkwrm7
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Book: World War Z
Movie: Warm Bodies - the only zombie movie I've really enjoyed; I'm not much for horror
Song: Dragula - I don't think it has anything to do with zombies lyric-wise, but it *sounds* like a zombie song to me
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Great song and I think a perfect choice! 6mo
flying_monkeys Have you watched Fido (2006)? It‘s more about the social commentary/ satire than horror. 6mo
Bkwrm7 @flying_monkeys I have not! I will have to look for that one. Thanks for the rec! 6mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I'm a couple days late with my January #roundup.
January was a good reading month for me. I enjoyed all of these very much.
Which was my favorite? It's a surprise to me, but World War Z edged the others out; especially with having the full cast #Audiobook going as well as reading the physical book.
I'm hoping that February is just as good.
#LitsyPartyofOne

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great start to 2019! 📚💕 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Why did it take me so long to read this book?!?!?
I loved it. My only complaint is that it is over. It was so much more interesting than I expected it to be. Full review on #Goodreads.
I recommend listening to the full cast audiobook. I did that while reading along with a paperback copy.
And now, for something totally different...Crazy Rich Asians for my #IRL #bookclub Thursday. I hope I can finish in time.

Reggie I love the story about the woman who parachutes into the swamp because the plane explodes and she‘s talking to the woman who doesn‘t exist but is her own voice. Mets. 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Reggie Yes, that was a great one. I loved (and was a little saddened by) the one about the dogs. 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Is it wrong that I am reading this in a hospital while waiting to get blood work done? 😏

gradcat No, it‘s perfect 👌🏻 👩🏼‍⚕️🙂 8mo
iread2much This is a great book to read anytime and anywhere! 8mo
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My weekend plans include a charity drag brunch/show and some of #audiocrocheting to WWZ.
I now have to figure out what I can attempt next. Am I ready for a granny square? This is just a small sampling of the crocheting books I've collected lately. Persephone is helping me decide.😸
#hookersoflitsy #catsoflitsy

AlaMich I think you should do a bookmark!!😊 8mo
Grrlbrarian I am super duper jealous that you get to go to a drag brunch! Sounds amazing ❤️ 8mo
Soubhiville The drag brunch sounds like so much fun! 8mo
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Silvertongue I‘ve just gotten into crochet myself!! Need to get some audiobooks lined up because it‘ll be the perfect activity! What‘s been your favorite thing you‘ve made so far? 8mo
LauraJ Dusty Boxx is THE best name 😹 8mo
saresmoore Okay, I‘m jealous of your drag brunch! Sounds great! Also, how is the Geek Chic book? 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @saresmoore I like it a lot. Most of the projects are still too advanced for me, but I'll get there. 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Silvertongue I made sone tree ornaments this year. They were really fun to do and fast. I gave a bunch away as gifts. 8mo
Silvertongue @MaleficentBookDragon omg that‘s such a great idea!!! I‘ll definitely have to remember that for later this year! 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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#ChampagneThursday is prosecco with Sweet Revenge. It is also time for WWZ #Audiobook while packing up some #LitsyMail

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I am totally digging the full cast #audiobook for World War Z. But, I like having the physical book too so I can read along. I'm a weirdo.

ofbooksandme See? It's awesome how much it brings to the story. 8mo
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And now a nice zombie bedtime story read to me by a great cast. I can't wait to hear who Simon Peggy is (geeky fangirl moment).
Sweet dreams my awesome Littens.

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First book of 2019. What a great idea to have chosen the audiobook. The All-star cast is amazing, but it also adds flavor and a key element to the story. I'm not sure how much I would have liked if I had just read it.
The writing is good. I loved how it's not your typical American zombie story. It's at a global scale and that reflects on the different stories, ways of survival, characters' traits and so on.
My W pick for #LitsyAtoZ!
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HotMessJess Such a great read!! I really enjoyed this one! 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm going to try this on audio. Thanks for the review. 9mo
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World War Z
Bill Willingham
WALL-E
Wonton Soup

#manicmonday #letterw @JoScho

Guess I'm having wonton soup for dinner now. :)

JoScho 😊🖤 9mo
Erofan WALL-E ❤ 🤖 9mo
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Kimberlone
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Airport reading with my bf. We have a LONG layover (~7 hours!) at LAX before our last flight back to AK. He finally started reading the tagged book that I had passed onto him when we first started dating (2.5 years ago). He keeps commenting on my underlining and marginalia (yes, I am one of those heathens who writes in their books!).

TheBookHippie Wait...we aren't supposed to write in them 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣oops 10mo
Skyrimir I write in my books too! 10mo
CoffeeNBooks I almost always write in my books! 10mo
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Kimberlone @TheBookHippie @Skyrimir @CoffeeNBooks happy to know I‘m not the only one! Seems like a lot of people on litsy view it as blasphemy. 10mo
CoffeeNBooks @Kimberlone It always surprises me when people think it's blasphemous- it's not like I'm ripping the covers off the books, people! 🤣 I'm an English teacher, and I encourage my AP Literature students to buy their own copies of books if possible, so they can write in them. How else are you supposed to go back and find all of the great quotes or insights you had when you were reading?! 😊 10mo
Kimberlone @CoffeeNBooks 100% agreed! As an English major in college, I couldn‘t read for class without writing in my books! 10 years later, and I never got out of the habit. When I buy books, I always try to pick up cheap used paperbacks. Then I don‘t have to feel bad about marking in them at all! 10mo
monalyisha I‘m with you! Books change us; we should change them a little, too! 🖤 10mo
merelybookish Is that considered blasphemy? I thought it's what engaged readers do! 10mo
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#WriterNerds challenge day 3. If you could meet any character who would you choose?

I thought about this a TON. Ultimately, I have to go with one of the MCs in my zombie series. Lucky Bailey is decisive, intelligent, caring, protective, and funny. I'm pretty sure I could spend hours just talking with him. Maybe go horseback riding. He's been at the top of my favorite characters list for 6 years now. I love him!

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Eos462
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1. WALL-E - I dragged my sick mother to the opening midnight showing, because I knew it was going to be my favorite thing ever.
2. No, but I would like too.
3. World War Z. It would have been a fine movie, its just not anything like the book.
4. Making muffins, visiting a friend, and gaming/reading

#friyayintro @howjessreads

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 10mo
Eos462 @BookwormAHN Thank you! So far, its been pretty fun! 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 10mo
Eos462 Thank you all. Are there any xmas exchanges still open? 10mo
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Andrew65
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Not greatly into Zombie‘s but this book intrigued me. Has anyone read it? Would you recommend it?.

#Zombie #BlackCatChallenge

Soubhiville I actually didn‘t like it that much. It‘s a series of reports and short glimpses of different people‘s experiences of the zombie apocalypse. I prefer straight up novels. 11mo
mdm139 I liked it alot even though the format was very different. 11mo
Dragon I liked this one. The book is much better than the movie. Zombie 🧟‍♂️ apocalypse books are a favourite. 11mo
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Geeklet I love it! The movie is straight garbage but the book is phenomenal. It‘s set up like a report based on interviews from around the world. Some stories are so memorable that I‘m not sure I‘ll ever forget them. The audiobook is also excellent. 11mo
Morr_Books Yessss! I'm not a zombie book person, but this was hauntingly intelligent. Loved it! 11mo
Addison_Reads I enjoyed this one, although not as much as his other book, The Zombie Survival Guide. 11mo
Andrew65 This certainly appears a mainly popular book. Thanks everyone for your feedback. @Soubhiville @mdm139 @Dragon @Geeklet @Morr_Books @Addison_Reads 🙌👍😊 11mo
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Unpopular opinion but this book bored the crap out of me. Since all the stories are told by survivors, except for a handful of stories, there‘s no tension or suspense. No character development, no story arc. All the characters have the same voice even though they‘re from different parts of the globe. And there is so much military & weaponry jargon that it required 90+ footnotes to explain what it all meant.
For me, this was World War Zzzzzzzzzz!

Sabrinamw This is what I was concerned about reading the paper/digital version. You should try listening to the audio edition. I am about 1/3 into the story and I am enjoying all the different voices and the journalistic style. (edited) 12mo
DavidDiamond @Sabrinamw I‘m not really an audiobook listener, but if there is any book that would be improved by this format, it would be this one! Happy listening! 12mo
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My next audiobook. I decided to donate my print copy because the idea of listening to a full cast read it sounds pretty awesome! Thanks, OverDrive.

#horror

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Tristhetramp
Pickpick

Great!

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I have some books on Audible that I never got around to

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Egleason

Not one of those West Point, war college, medals-up-the-ass, four-star fart bags said, “Hey we got plenty of fancy weapons, we got enough shit for them to shoot?” 😂🤣

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Zombies don‘t sparkle, they don‘t seduce, they don‘t love—except, perhaps those in Warm Bodies—they don‘t do much except chomp brains & die...eventually...hopefully. The best zombie stories speak to how humanity overcomes itself, and the zombies of course, to find a way to survive. The tagged book does this well. I loved the format & while I thought the first half was more interesting than the second, I enjoyed the book. A good zombie read. (2/50)

trioxin_sematary You should check this out, if you haven't already. ☺ 13mo
TracyReadsBooks @trioxin_sematary Ohh, it sounds excellent! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. The Reapers are the Angels is added to my list! 13mo
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Having blown past this year‘s reading challenge with unseemly haste (I‘ve read 207 of 150 books), I‘ve decided to add to the challenge. All credit to a perusal of my absolutely HUGE TBR pile this afternoon. My new goal is to read at least 50 of the books currently in my TBR pile before the end of the year. I bought them for a reason, right? Right. Time to read the TBR pile! The Crypt Thief was 1/50, the tagged book is the second.

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clairehaye
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This one took me a while just because life kept getting the way of reading. World War Z the movie is one of my favourite films so I loved this book supposedly written during and after telling accounts of different people from the war. It's fairly graphic in places but not overly ghoulish. Brilliant read for anyone who loves a good Zombie tale

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Egleason
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I don‘t know why but I love survival scenario books. The more mundanely detailed the better. Please more paragraphs about scrounging for canned goods 🤣 #apocalypse #survival

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚 13mo
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BookishGamer87
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I'm one of those people that read the book after watching (and loving) the movie, and...I'm just really underwhelmed. I love the format of the book, but it just got so long and drawn out, that by the end, I was just glad it was over.

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Chemisecure
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Alexander Meowilton helping me read World War Z. I hope it doesn't give him nightmares.

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Schlinkles
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This month‘s sci-fi/fantasy book club pick

theresidentromantic The audio book for this is amazing, but it's not the whole book, just certain stories. But it's acted by big names for each story like Alan Alda and Nathan Fillion. 1y
Schlinkles @theresidentromantic My husband listened to it and loved it. I have trouble with audiobooks unless I‘ve read the book previously. I‘ll definitely give it a go once I finish reading. 1y
theresidentromantic Haha I have the opposite trouble! It's so hard for me to pick up a book once the characters have been otherwise brought to life. Still haven't actually read this book, for example 🤣🤣 Happy reading! 1y
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RuthyBux
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I didn't think this would be my cup of tea....but it's amazing 😍 #sundayreading #currentread #wwz

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I probably liked this movie better than the book. But the audio book was very cool in that it had a lot of famous people narrating.

#Readingresolutions @Jess7 #booktomovie

Nute 🤔These were two very different experiences. I don‘t even feel like that movie was based on this book. 1y
Swe_Eva @Nute I‘d agree with that - vaguely related, but very much not the same. 1y
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Melwilk
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I had my own little readathon today and was able to knock out this book. Overall, it was intriguing. I have read many zombie apocalypse books, and this one is unique. I like the way it is presented in little vignettes from the various participants. If you like zombie lit, I suggest you give this one a try. #MountTBR #192019

callielafleur This is really wonderful on audio. A full cast, lots of famous voices. I really enjoyed it! 1y
Melwilk @callielafleur I bet this is good on audio. It sounds interesting. 1y
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siekmang

Really good job setting an atmosphere of how the world changed from the family relationships all the way up to national security levels. I enjoy that!

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Bookworm54
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I have been reading this on and off during my snow days this week.

I loved the interview format of the book, and although it was very different to the film, it was so good!

A comprehensive history of the zombie war. What I found particularly interesting (like with Feed) is that technology is still a major part of war and postwar life, not only for those fighting the living dead, but for the civilians.

readinginthedark I‘ve been wondering how this one would be on audio because of the format. Haven‘t read it yet. 2y
Bookworm54 @readinginthedark I only had the paper version, but have heard the audio is really good 2y
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Mehso-so

I liked it. Too many stories and characters to remember but some do stand out. The resolution is a bit anticlimactic given that we already know that humanity won the war. I especially liked the cultural and social aspects that defined people's behaviour. Very vivid, very quick, an enjoyable read all in all.

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My second ever audiobook and, man, did this blow me away. I absolutely loved this grounded take on the zombie apocalypse that has a greater focus on geo-political turmoil that allowed the virus to spread than the virus itself. The varying stories from different survivors all around the world creates a full and convincing picture of an apocalyptic alternative reality. I also can't recommend the audiobook enough, a full cast with great performances.

readordierachel I love the concept but struggled with this in print. Glad to hear the audio is good! I'll give it a try. 2y
Thorex @ReadOrDieRachel you totally should! Granted I haven't given the text a try but I feel like the performances added a lot and makes the whole situation much more believable. 2y
CherryPie Love this book! Had no idea the audiobook has a cast of thousands. Thanks. Going to check it out. 2y
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I just finished the Audio book and man alive was it good. I love all the different actors. Also, I can really see why fans of the book weren‘t to keen on the film. But honestly I love both. #zombies #maxbrooks #audiobooks #bookout

howjessreads I agree, I liked both! 2y
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I normally have a hard time with audiobooks. It‘s always so hard for me to stay focused. But this was great. I think the cast of readers helped. This also left me questioning why they didn‘t make a better movie. It was much better and very different from the movie.

Reagan-reads I don‘t listen to a lot of audiobooks, but I have been considering this for a while. I loved it, and I loved the movie. No way they could have done justice to the book, glad they used it as inspiration for a pretty cool standalone film. 2y
BekahB I haven‘t listened to the audiobook but I love the book! 2y
UrsulaMonarch Nice! I have the same issue with audiobooks and often stick to non fiction & memoirs. Have you found fiction audiobooks in addition to this one that work for you? ☺️ 2y
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JacqMac @UrsulaMonarch I love anything read by Neil Gaiman. His voice is magical. 2y
UrsulaMonarch @JacqMac interesting, thanks! That might be a good way for me to explore his work because (#unpopularopinion) I didn't like ! 2y
JacqMac @UrsulaMonarch That wasn‘t my favorite. Start with The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Norse Mythology is also very good. My kids loved it. And The Graveyard Book. View From the Cheap Seats was great. It‘s just snippets, so it‘s great on audio. Neverwhere is still on my TBR, but I have heard good things. 2y
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JacqMac
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#AudioCrocheting I have a bit of a #readathon hangover. #24in48

Tamra Beautiful! Love the color & texture. 2y
UrsulaMonarch ME TOO! Looking forward to catching up on podcasts 😄 2y
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KKimber
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Heading into book #2 of #24in48. Friends talked me into seeing the movie version a while back... and I was pleasantly surprised.

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JacqMac
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Found one! Yay for libraries!! Now I can #audiocook some breakfast and #audioshower #24in48

UrsulaMonarch Loved reading this - how's the audiobook? 😄 2y
JacqMac @UrsulaMonarch It takes a lot for an audiobook to hold my attention, but I love this one. It‘s really good. 2y
UrsulaMonarch @JacqMac nice! I'll keep an eye out for this- it'd be a fun way to "reread" it! ? 2y
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KKimber
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Gearing up for #24in48. Some new reads, and some re-reads.