Just finished listening to a couple more, both of the them are pretty good.
The first one is “Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie Vaughn; Read by Inna Korobkina. Its about a russian female aviator and her goal of being an ACE in the Russian Air Force during World War 2. It’s well read by Inna Korobkina and the story is interesting because its about a squad of women pilots and they are deployed on the front lines. It also deals with some Russian policies under Stalin in WW2: specifically there are no prisoners of war only traitors and the same for missing in action. How that policy stigmatized entire families and ruined a lot of career legacy’s because if you were declared MIA you were basically declared a deserter and a traitor. For context on women in combat, and for front line service, check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_combat#Specific_countries
“Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale; Read by Scott Brick is the second one I listened to. It’s about a 17 year old kid named Marvin who runs into a couple of bullies and his attempt to learn to fight and handle himself. He meets an old man who saves him twice from the bullies before agreeing to teach him how to defend himself. The old man is an old wrestler of some fame in underground matches. I am not sure exactly what kind of wrestling but to me it sounded a lot like Catch Wrestling.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_wrestling) There is more to the story then what I wrote here, but I don’t want to spoil it. Its also well read by Scott Brick and very well written by Lansdale, it was a very entertaining story and I enjoyed it very much.
So far this Dangerous Women Anthology audiobook was well worth it, and I haven’t got to the part of it I bought it for, namely the Princess and The Queen by GRRM read by Iain Glen. I also was inspired to look up the Dresden Files, and am definitely going to pick up those books on audible starting next month.
I think I will try to either listen to or read at least one book a month, I basically have since I got an Audible subscription, and really think on and appreciate it. I’ve read a Joe Hill tweet that he wants to read at least 39 books in 2014, that works out to at least 3 books a month. I am going to start slow but will try to read and listen to more books as well.
This also means I am probably going to get a kindle sometime this year as well, perhaps in march as a birthday present to myself.
2014 is looking good. I hope yours is good as well.
I wish you long days and pleasant nights, as they say on Roland Deschain’s level of the tower.