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jlhammar
Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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A Hamlet retelling from the POV of a fetus? Sounds bizarre, and it is, but really good and so funny. Great audiobook.

#Hilarious #MayMoms
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great choice 🤗 4mo
BeeMagical This sounds so interesting!! 4mo
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Jess_Franzino
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Pickpick

Absolutely stunning & a work of artistry. This is DEFINITELY not a MG or YA book, despite the narrator being 11. It‘s a retelling of ‘Hamlet‘ (not a single beat or character missed), with some hints of “The Oresteia” in it, but set in modern times. It‘s narrated by an 11-year-old boy whose father (a ghost) wants him to avenge his murder. The writing is kinda weird, but it‘s meant to sound like a young boy is narrating. (Con‘t in comments)

Jess_Franzino It‘s extremely haunting, especially if you listen to it on Audible, which uses a young boy as the narrator. I‘ve seen a lot of bad reviews about this book, but it seems that it‘s from people who didn‘t know what to expect. But, just stunning as a whole. 5mo
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canbku
King of Infinite Space | Lyndsay Faye
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Reading this one to meet a reading challenge, but it's out of my wheel house. Looking forward to trying something new, trying some Shakespeare!

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Hamlet

Klou Perfect! 7mo
TheSpineView @Klou 👍📖 7mo
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Tera66
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#SundaySoapbox
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌻

The tagged book had a twist ending that really knocked my socks off🧦. But if I had been a good reader and read my Shakespeare I wouldn't have been so surprised, this is a retelling of Hamlet. I loved it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 👏🏻📚 8mo
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batsy
Kill Shakespeare Volume 1 | Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
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Mehso-so

I liked the conceit of this, which imagines Shakespeare as a kind of powerful, divine force/wizard-y being within a magical realist setting with factions wanting to kill him or save him. Within these factions are Shakespeare's very own characters. It's clever, but it's pretty rudimentary—felt like it could be much more imaginative & exciting. Also, the art is ugly 😅 My library only had the first volume available, & I'm not fussed to not continue.

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Jezebelsk
Dead Fathers Club | Matt Haig
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Panpan

Contemp Hamlet retelling. Dad dies, appears to son. Dad blames brother, Uncle Alan. Dad seeks revenge for murder; needs son to be weapon.
Might have worked as physical, not audio. Found it tough to like any character. MC's stream of consciousness seemed random, out of whack. Positive: some humor in book.
BLUE - Wicked Words challenge hosted by @AsYouWish .
Hamlet - FFS Retelling Bingo
Shan Yu (retelling) - FFS' main game.

AsYouWish Sorry you didn‘t like it, but yay for it counting for all the challenges!!!!💙💙💙💙 9mo
Jezebelsk @AsYouWish it was short, so I didn't suffer long. I really think I might have enjoyed it more as a physical. :) 9mo
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Magpiegem
Dead Fathers Club | Matt Haig
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Mehso-so

Book 35 - 2021 The plan worked- tidy clothes and finished my penultimate book for #booked2021 at it was ok. If I‘m honest I really didn‘t like the audio narrators voice which never helps! I liked the idea of the book but it just didn‘t quite grab me. It hasn‘t put me off reading other books by Haig though. Which is lucky as I have some in my shelves! ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Tidy clothes is a win either way! 9mo
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Magpiegem
Dead Fathers Club | Matt Haig
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Just had breakfast and made a Plan for today- wade through the pile of toys and clothes and try to get the house back in order whilst finishing the above audiobook for #booked2021 #blackjack21. I‘m about half way through and I‘m not sure it was the best introduction to Haig as I‘m not enjoying it that much but care enough about the MC to finish it.

Cinfhen Sounds like a good plan/ too bad that book isn‘t working out for you. 9mo
Dodi Hi @Magpiegem, I've never used audiobooks as I'm not sure they'd work for me. What platform do you use? Do you listen to books while doing something else that doesn't required mental engagement? Thanks 9mo
Magpiegem @Dodi I use audible and also two different library apps (I live in a place where I have access to two different library systems) Libby and BorrowBox. So basically I listen to everything on my phone. It‘s great for when I‘m out walking the dog or the baby to sleep. Or when I‘m at home doing chores or the rare occasions I‘m in the car alone and can listen to what I chose. For me it‘s all about the audio narrator, that‘s makes it breaks it xx 9mo
Dodi Ah thank you! Yes, I guess the narrator makes the difference, I'll try perhaps oh my walk and see how it goes xx 9mo
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