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Anyone here ever listened to fantasy audiobooks?

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I've recently listed to audiobooks for the Novel Lightbringer by Brent weeks then Stormlight Archive, Warbreaker and currently Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Somewhere on Audible but then I found out about Graphic audio which has a different actor for each person with sound effects and music which is pretty cool.

At first listening to books sounded boring AF especially since I haven't touched a book in ages but surprisingly I've been enjoying it a lot, especially Stormlight Archive. I recommend you listen to it especially if you are generally interested in movies, anime and TV shows. The writing quality in these books is better than 99% of the entertainment on-screen and books can also give you different perspectives of the story by focusing on what goes on in each character's mind, Something I rarely found in movies or TV shows. For some reason, only anime also does that but I don't know why.
 
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I've recently listed to audiobooks for the Novel Lightbringer by Brent weeks then Stormlight Archive, Warbreaker and currently Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Somewhere on Audible but then I found out about Graphic audio which has a different actor for each person with sound effects and music which is pretty cool.

At first listening to books sounded boring AF especially since I haven't touched a book in ages but surprisingly I've been enjoying it a lot, especially Stormlight Archive. I recommend you listen to it especially if you are generally interested in movies, anime and TV shows. The writing quality in these books is better than 99% of the entertainment on-screen and books can also give you different perspectives of the story by focusing on what goes on in each character's mind, Something I rarely found in movies or TV shows. For some reason, only anime also does that but I don't know why.
I don't know never tried audiobooks, kind of liked reading from a physical copy, but I get why audio books are so popular. It is way easier to just listen while going commuting or doing something else. Wanted to start Fire and Blood by GRRM, but can't ever get the time with Uni and stuff. Maybe I'll pick an audio book and see for myself.
 

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I have never listened to audiobooks, I generally feel like Hawk, preffering physical books, but then again I haven't read in like ages.

Maybe I will also give it a try, who knows.
 

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I don't know never tried audiobooks, kind of liked reading from a physical copy, but I get why audio books are so popular. It is way easier to just listen while going commuting or doing something else. Wanted to start Fire and Blood by GRRM, but can't ever get the time with Uni and stuff. Maybe I'll pick an audio book and see for myself.
I used to read physical copies as well, the advantage of them is that it's easier to go at your own pace plus you can see the maps and pictures better. But then thing is now that I'm more busy it's a bit harder to use them. Good thing about audiobooks is that I can listen to them while driving or walking to somewhere or just listening to them for a bit while lying in bed before sleep.

Graphic audio books can also add more to immersion by having voices similar to characther's and the right accent etc while some sound effects help add to immersion too. For Fantasy books Graphic audio books do well but for some other genres papaerback is better.

If any of you are interested message me and I can send you Stormlight Archive or Mistborn of Graphic audio.
 

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I love audiobooks, before I used to read a lot but now that I am quite busy so I can't find free time to read books often. I mostly leave them in the background during free afternoons or for 2-3h car journeys (God bless technology like pendrives and tablets). It is actually difficult to find good ones, with good background music, good narrator, real feeling into it, etc. But when you do the are definitively addictive. So far I have only paid for 2 audiobooks and downloaded the rest whether its an audio or converted video. Although I like fantasy I have not been able to find good ones out there, my favourites are horror & scifi and I have been able to listen to really good masterpieces from Alan Moore, Arthur C. Clarke, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King or Bram Stoker among others.

Podcasts also do the trick, Ivoox in particular is quite good. Unfortunately majority of the material I listen to these days is in Spanish so far I barely have any good audiobooks to recommend in English.
 

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I'm currently listening to a series called 'The Riftwar Saga', by Raymond. E. Feist. I'm thoroughly enjoying this series, I think it spans around 10 books or so, there are a few available on Amazon's Audible app, book 1&2 are bundled together for the price of.. free if you register!

It covers a lot of different kinds of content, you get a good grasp of how the kingdom politics work and how the world is built. It has quite a good foreshadowing that wasn't obvious at first but it has a nice subtle feel to it. You feel the impact that the events of the book have on the world.

The book itself follows different characters in different chapters, although there is an emphasize on the main character.

Overall it's worth a listen!
 

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No, cause listening is for virgins, read like a chad.
 

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I love audio books and listen to them while doing artwork, but they are expensive! I subscribe to audio which is only £8 per month and that includes 1 free audio book, I don't usually get through anymore than 1 a month so its good for me. Some of the books can be £20 so good value to subscribe.

I'm currently listening to The Witcher books :)
 

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I love audio books and listen to them while doing artwork, but they are expensive! I subscribe to audio which is only £8 per month and that includes 1 free audio book, I don't usually get through anymore than 1 a month so its good for me. Some of the books can be £20 so good value to subscribe.

I'm currently listening to The Witcher books :)
Agreed, though I'd say they are still cheaper than paperback though in most cases unless maybe you are buying second hand. Graphic audio ones are even more expensive that's why I said if anyone is interested to let me know I can send them.

playing the witcher games atm, finally realized why the item in LTF's tower is called eye of nehaleni haha.
 

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Big fan of Brandon Sandrason I see! Im currently reading Words of Radiance (for the second time actually) and oh boy Its probably his best work out of everything he published.

Just like Hawk, I do prefer regular paper books, though I have never tried audiobooks before.
 
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