212 Following

WhiskeyintheJar Romance

Romance book talk, reviews, recipes, and dog pictures

Blogger Site: WhiskeyintheJar Romance

Guest Reviewer at:  Reading Between the Wines book club

Currently reading

Heiress for Hire
Madeline Hunter
Doctor Sleep
Stephen King
Progress: 50%

Kyraryker’s quotes

"She thought it over, but couldn’t see any immediate loopholes other than the threat of her inner slut emerging, and she could darned well control that little bitch."— Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Audio for people who don't like audio

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: Full Cast Production (Audio) - Neil Gaiman, Daniel Oreskes, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron McLarty

I try to keep my blog romance genre but I have to talk about this audio. 


I've tried listening to audio books off and on throughout my life, any way to attack that big old tbr :)  They've just not been for me, I can't seem to concentrate enough to immerse myself into the story while listening and I always feel like I'm missing something. I've been trying to hit the gym harder the last couple months and I started to grow tired of my music playlist, so I tried some podcasts but while some have worked, I haven't found one that has been reliable for 45mins 3 days a week (well, I try to go 3 days a week ;). I have a couple friends on GRs who would die on the audio book hill, so I thought why not. I started off with a book I have already read to see if I could pay attention enough. It worked out pretty well but the one person doing different voices thing still kind of trips me up. 


I was hearing good things about the Starz's series American Gods and after blowing through all the episodes in three weeks, I knew I had to read the book. When I was looking for an edition, this tenth anniversary audio popped up. I am so glad I decided to give this a try! I am amazed how much the voice actors on here sound like the tv ones! It's crazy, lol. I think Laura's character is probably the weakest along with Mad Sweeney but they are also my favorites from the tv series, so maybe some bias :) 


I'm only probably around 15-20% into the audio but so far it has followed the tv series pretty closely. I think I may have outpaced the tv though or they've moved some scenes around. I haven't meet Easter yet in the audio but the gods have had their meeting. I love the little details you can catch that enhance the tv show.


Anyway, if you have previously disliked audio, this ensemble read is amazing and I love it. It was also super ummm, interesting to listen to the Coming to America Bilquis scene at the gym in public, lol.